Presented by WeDc

From Political Capital to Culinary Powerhouse

Mar 12, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

If you had asked anyone five years ago what to eat and drink in Washington, DC, you might have received a shoulder shrug and tips to check out some longstanding classics for steak and seafood. Ask today and you’ll get a very different & surprising answer. The Nation’s Capital was named the top “Restaurant City of the Year” in 2016 by both Bon Appétit magazine and ZAGAT, has over 70 craft breweries in the metropolitan area, and its own Michelin Guide.

Hear from top DC chefs about what is cooking, brewing, shaking, distilling, and thrilling residents and visitors to this political town, and how the right mix of social, political, and economic ingredients combined to give birth to a new creative economy for DC.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Laura Hayes

Washington City Paper

Tim Ma

Kyirisan and Chase the Submarine

Michael Schlow

Schlow Restaurant Group

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