Open to the Public
The State of Restaurants: a don’t-miss Zoom panel moderated by new member Charissa Benjamin, founder of Savor PR. Member panelists will include Kathy Hollinger, president and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and Micheline Mendelsohn, deputy chief executive officer of The Sunnyside Restaurant Group. All have been on the front lines of holding the restaurant industry together during the pandemic and will discuss what’s ahead for our region. Thursday, September 30, 7 p.m. More details to follow.
Sunday Afternoon at a Veteran’s Farm: Dames, their families and friends are invited to spend an afternoon at Fields 4 Valor, a small farm in Brandywine, Maryland, run by veteran and trained chef/butcher/cheesemaker Peter Scott, a graduate of a program associated with Rebecca Clerget, Dog Tag Bakery, and Georgetown University. Established as a not-for-profit CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, it provides 30 financially stressed veterans and their families with fresh food every week. Come help build box frames for bees, rake leaves, prepare the vegetable patch for spring, catch pests, spread fertilizer and more. Sunday, October 10, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. More details to follow. Sponsored by Green Tables Committee.
Outdoor brunch at Gunther & Co: Join us in the lovely private courtyard of Nancy Hart Trice’s Baltimore restaurant, Gunther & Co. at 3650 Toone Street. Cost is $39, which includes a menu of modern American, locally sourced brunch fare, mimosas and a specialty drink, courtesy of Nancy. We’d love to see you there! Sunday, September 12 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jill Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or buy tickets here.
Dames Who Read: “The Mistress of Spices” by Chitra Divakruni. This bestselling novel follows the adventures of Tilo, a mysterious figure who runs a grocery store in Oakland and uses her knowledge of spices to help her customers overcome difficulties. Discussion moderated by Susan Barocas.
Monday, September 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81120056889
Member Forum: Join us to discuss the importance of sensible governance and best practices, as well as the ongoing process of revising our chapter’s bylaws. For links to more information, see What’s on Board (below). Friday, September 24, noon. Zoom link to come.
Reel Tasty: “Sweet Bean,” a film about the manager of a pancake stall who finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade red bean paste convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food. Discussion moderated by Gail Forman.
Monday, October 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81639649735