Next week is Growing Healthy Schools Week, a celebration of school gardens and farm to school programs throughout DC. To help kick it off and get the community involved, the EatWell DC Restaurant Group is running a restaurant fundraiser for DC Greens and the DC Farm to School Network on Monday, October 15. Through their GiveWell DC initiative, EatWell DC will donate 15% of all purchases made between 4pm and 10pm at any of their five restaurants: Commissary, Logan Tavern, The Pig, The Heights, and Grillfish.
And along with a good cause and good food, you can come meet a few of us DC bloggers, if you’re so inclined. I’ll be at The Heights along with Rebecca from Not-So-SAHM, Darcy from No Monsters in My Bed, and Shannon from But I Do Have a Law Degree. Join us for a cocktail or just stop by to say hi — we’ll be arriving around 7:30pm.
Of course, you can do dinner, too. Make your reservations here.
Hope to see you there!
Who’s up for happy hour this weekend? The Heights, a neighborhood restaurant in Columbia Heights, is hosting a few hours of fun for kiddos on Sunday, May 1, and they’re doing it with an emphasis on healthy eating.
Guests can look forward to mocktails and smoothies along with carnival-style fun, including face painting, balloons, game and prizes, and snow cones. Healthy fare will be served as well as a few fun treats that kids will dig — worms and dirt, chocolate pudding with chocolate cookies on top sounds like it will be quite a crowd-pleaser.
The event comes as part of the restaurant’s effort to revamp the product offered to customers. EatWellDC, owners of The Heights and several other DC eateries, recently purchased a farm and have plans to eventually serve all locally grown food. Sunday’s event is a family-friendly way to get started, and they hope to make the weekend happy hours a regular activity during the summer.
More information about The Heights and other EatWellDC restaurants is available on their website.