Written by: Amber McDonald Filed under: Animals, COK, DC Vegan Drinks, Events, Food

On Monday, word of Meat Week reached a few of DC’s vegetarians and vegans. Given the proven links between meat and high cholesterol, heart attacks, cancer and even…ahem, poor sexual performance, we became very concerned for the health of our beloved District.

Photo by Gracy Obuchowicz houndstoothphotography.com

We decided the only solution was to immediately offer Washingtonians the chance to experience amazing greens from some of DC’s most exciting restaurants during a Meat-Free Week.

The schedule is an impressive one! The restaurants participating in DC’s inaugural Meat-Free Week include RAMMY Award Winners, America’s first certified organic restaurant, the 2009 OpenTable.com Diner’s Choice Winner, and Washington City Paper’s 2009 Best Bakery and Best Vegan Restaurant. One restaurant boasts 32 secret doors. The First Lady has dined at two of the restaurants on the list, and the President even joined her at one.

Two of the restaurants are debuting new vegan menus, and one is offering discounted rates off their regular prices. Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder, will be attending dinner one night. And two of the events are fundraisers, including one with all profits donated to Haitian relief.


Saturday, February 6th
*New Vegan Menu!*
Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, MD
Gene Baur dinner moved to Saturday, February 27th.
Regular dinner option moved to Saturday, February 13th.

Sunday, February 7th
*New Vegan Menu!*
353 Cedar St., NW
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. — No Reservations Needed

DC Vegan Bake Sale to benefit the victims of Haiti – RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
Falls Plaza Giant, 1230 W. Broad St., Falls Church
Stay tuned for further details!

Monday, February 8th
The Mansion on O Street – *$5 Off Lunch or O’Dinnertini for Meat-Free Week Participants!*
2020 O St., NW
12 p.m. – 2 p.m — Lunch Reservations required at http://www.omansion.com/lunch
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. — O’Dinnertini Reservations required at http://www.omansion.com/martini
**To receive the discount note “$5 Off Meat-Free Special” in Additional Comments of Reservation**

Tuesday, February 9th
Sticky Fingers Bakery to benefit Compassion Over Killing
1370 Park Rd., NW
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. — No Reservations Needed

Wednesday, February 10th
Busboys & Poets
All Locations!
8 a.m. – Midnight — No Reservations Needed
*Updated hours!*

Thursday, February 11th
The Source
575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
5:30-10:30 — Reservations Recommended

Friday, February 12th
Restaurant Nora
2132 Florida Ave., NW
5:30-10:30 — Reservations Recommended

Saturday, February 13th
Great Sage – *New Vegan Menu!*
Clarksville Square Drive, Clarksville, MD
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Reservations Recommended

Sunday, February 14th
Science Club
*Bonus Week End Celebration!*
1136 19th Street, NW
6 p.m. – 3 a.m. — No Reservations Needed
Featuring DJ Meegs vs. Video Killers from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.