Networking Dinner Participation Instructions

On Monday evening, May 19th, we have organized several optional networking dinners to take place at local restaurants.  Because of the high demand for participation, we stopped taking registrations at 50 and made reservations for groups of ten at five restaurants.  However, there is a way that those who did not register can still participate in the networking:

If you registered for a Networking Dinner…

You should have received your restaurant assignment by email on Friday afternoon.  (If you think you are registered, but did not receive a restaurant assignment, please email  It is important that you go to your assigned restaurant because our reservations are maxed out each restaurant. If, for whatever reason, you have decided not to participate in the Networking Dinner, please let us know so that we can take someone off the waitlist. Thank you!

If you are not registered for a Networking Dinner…

You are welcome to go to any of the networking dinner locations at 6:30pm and join the group for the first half hour of mingling at the bar. When seating takes place at 7:00pm, you may find an extra seat if someone doesn’t show up, or, you can request a table with other attendees who also dropped by.

Networking Dinner Locations (by distance)

Four out of our five Networking Dinner locations are REAL Certified ( restaurants. The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) developed Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) Certification to be the trusted, nationally recognized mark of excellence for food and foodservice operators committed to holistic nutrition and environmental stewardship.

Brasserie Beck (0.3 miles)
1101 K St NW

La Tasca* (0.3 miles)
722 7th St NW
(202) 347-9190

Founding Farmers (1.4 miles)
1924 Penn. Ave NW

Meridian Pint (2.2 miles)
3400 11th St NW

The Heights (2.4 miles)
3115 14th St NW

* La Tasca is not REAL Certified