How It Works

In A Nutshell

Check in, get your wristband, and start eating!

You’ll grab your wristband at your starting restaurant and enjoy unlimited food and drink at all participating restaurants until you’re full, or the event ends — whichever comes first!

With 5 to 8 dishes and 4 drinks at each restaurant, you won’t go hungry. Roaming waitstaff and food stations at each location will keep traffic moving, so no need to worry about lines, wait times, or ordering.


Step By Step

  1. Buy your ticket and choose the restaurant you want to start Dine-N-Dash at (we eliminate lines by having our guests check-in at the participating restaurants!);
  2. Arrive at your check-in restaurant at 6:00 pm on the night of the event and receive a wristband;
  3. Your wristband gives you access to all participating restaurants in all neighborhoods (you never have to open your wallet!);
  4. Enjoy unlimited specialty plates and craft drinks at the restaurants until 10:00 pm;
  5. At 9:30 pm, VIP will join José Andrés, Andrew Zimmern and Ted Allen at an exclusive after party at Studio Theater on 14th street

VIP Benefits

  • Pre-reception from 5:30pm-7:00pm with José Andrés, Andrew Zimmern, Ted Allen, and Bryan Voltaggio at MGM National Harbor’s pop-up in Penn Quarter at 918 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Pedicab transportation throughout the night
  • Access to four VIP only restaurants
  • Exclusive VIP after party from 9:30pm – 11:30pm with José, Andrew, and Ted with pop-ups, craft cocktails, dessert, and live music at Studio Theater on 14th street


Chairs: José Andrés, Rachel Howell & Tom Greiner