Thursday, July 29, 2010

Charity in the city

We are a true DC establishment over here at Equinox Restaurant. Our location alone puts us in the heart of the movers and shakers and it doesn’t hurt to have the White House as your neighbor. But more than that we take pride in being part of this great city and love being actively involved in our community. Besides signing on to actively participate in Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program and establishing an edible garden at Murch Elementary School, Equinox partakes in many outside events that benefit different charities or aimed at educating people on responsible eating/buying habits.

Just last week we set up shop at the Washingtonian Magazine “Best of” party which contained a plethora of different restaurants and vendors who all put together amazing dishes. And while everyone was having fun noshing, socializing, and seeing a couple past Top Chef contestants it was good to know that a portion of the ticket money was going to support charity.

Our tomato-watermelon gazapacho was hit with the masses on such a hot night. The spicy concoction with a fruity twist even turned some gazpacho haters into lovers. The atmosphere of the evening was just plain happy and as we joked around with out table partners, Charlie Palmer Steak, and snuck over to Georgetown Cupcake to sneak over a few to try, I was reminded of how lucky I am to be in this place, in this city, and surrounded by some of the best people that I have met in my time here.

It has been a busy summer for everyone in the Equinox family; and the likelihood of it slowing down is nil to none, and we really wouldn’t want it any other way.


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