APPETITE™ at the Count Basie Theatre includes headliners ANDREW ZIMMERN on Friday, August 1st and the legendary GIADA DE LAURENTIIS on Saturday, August 2nd! Plus, APPETITE™ Afternoon “Wine And Dine” events on Saturday with gourmet food demos, wine and beer tastings / pairings, chef instruction and tastings, an Italian wine tasting curated by Vic Rallo, and demos from some of the area’s most skilled epicurean types! On Sunday, August 3rd, the theme is “Blues And Brews,” where we’ll feature the best in craft and artisnal beers, BBQ, tastings, demos and more. Additionally, the APPETITE™ Marketplace will be open both days, featuring some of the region’s best culinary vendors offering everything from gadgets to edible goods — with a percentage of sales being donated to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen. Plus, each APPETITE™ Afternoon kicks off with the infamous Basie “Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar” at noon and includes live music and the area’s best food trucks.


APPETITE™ at the Strathmore won’t just be celebrity chefs GIADA DE LAURENTIIS on Friday, August 1st and ANDREW ZIMMERN on Saturday, August 2nd — it’ll be a daylong opportunity to taste, sip, and celebrate! APPETITE™ Afternoon at the Strathmore begins at 11am on Saturday, August 2nd, and features some of DC’s most loved chefs as they show off and share the foods that made them famous. Learn about everything from cheese to chocolate and indulge in samples from dozens of local eateries, plus a huge variety of the DC area’s most creative food trucks. Food will be available for purchase, and live music will fill the air around the Backyard Theater stage – everything you need to come make a day of it! Evening events kick off on both Friday and Saturday with an APPETITE™ at 5pm.