Friday, February 5, 2016

Steak Off 2016: It Goes To 11

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending (and photographing) the eleventh annual Steak Off, a glorious gathering of gastronomy, gluttony and general great-timesmanship. It was quite a fashionable exhibition, as seven chefs in various degrees of Spinal Tap-inspired (un)dress worked feverishly to prepare their culinary masterpieces. To win the ultimate prize package - the Hecklinger Cup, a shit-load of wine and, most importantly, bragging rights - each contestant had to dig deep, sharpen his knives and turn his skills up to 11.

Below are some of my favorite photos of the evening, while the complete set can be found over on Flickr.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

DC's first annual Funk Parade

This weekend, my dSLR saw action for the first time in a long time. The occasion? DC's first (hopefully) annual Funk Parade. What was scheduled to be a short route along V Street turned into full-blown party by the time it wrapped through Ben Ali Way, effectively shutting down two blocks of U Street on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Led by the Ballou High School marching band, the parade was a participatory event much like New Orleans' famous Second Line parades. Hundreds of people joined the fun(k) while even more ogled from the sidelines, smiling and dancing along to a number of performers both scheduled and non.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Virginia Coalition @ the 9:30 Club

Virginia Coalition rocked the 9:30 Club on Saturday night to celebrate the fact that the world did not end, as the Mayans predicted, on Friday. It was fun, and I was there to document it. That is all.