Since 1988, the Carpenter’s Shelter is the largest homeless shelter in Northern Virginia. They serve over 1000 men, women and children and help them from giving them the basic needs of food and clothes to more structural programs and educational opportunities.
The Carpenter’s Cook-Off not only brings together participating restaurants but foodies who came to partake in the bounty. For $40 (which goes towards helping the shelter), guests can come and try foods from nearby restaurants. I was lucky enough to not only photograph the participants, but to also taste the food! They were all delicious and in the end I was stuffed!
A La Lucia, Bittersweet, Tempo, Brabo, Pork Barrel BBQ, Dishes of India, Fireflies, Del Ray Pizzeria, Bread & Chocolate, Geranio, Jackson 20, The Majestic, Overwood, Southside 815, Asian Bistro, T.J. Stone’s, Union Street Public House, Fish Market, The Light Horse, Bigg Riggs Farm, Gaylord National, Misha’s, Rustico