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Our Events

An easy overview of our past and upcoming events!


Friday 11/20 at 6:30pm

DIY Arepa Cooking Class with Rock Recovery

Gather around the (virtual) table in partnership with Rock Recovery as we lead them in a live virtual cooking class on how to make traditional Venezuelan arepas with our Head of Kitchen, Mile Montezuma, and Director of Communications and Outreach, Téa Ivanovic. Enjoy a fun night of cooking and community all from home!


Saturday 10/24 at 5pm

Solo Salsa Saturday

A fun dance workout class on our socially distanced patio with renowned salsa instructor Luz Rodriguez-Mercier, co-founder/director/lead instructor of DC Style Salsa. The class was solo dancing (so no partners!)

Thursday 10/8 at 5:30pm

Domestic Violence: How Does It Affect Immigrants?

A discussion with Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, author and consultant to the United Nations for women and conflict, and Erin Larkin, Associate Director of Ayuda’s Domestic Violence/Family Law program. They spoke on how domestic violence and how it disproportionately affects immigrants.

Friday 8/21 at 6:30pm

DC Comedy Night: Immigrant Stories

This Friday, August 21st at 6:30pm, we’re hosting DC Comedy Night: Immigrant Stories! Our performers are four well-known, local, immigrant comedians telling their stories as immigrants in the United States: Kasha Patel, Erick Acuña, Maher Matta, and Rahmein Mostafavi. The event will take place on our socially-distant outside patio and streamed on IG live (@immigrantfood)!


Tickets come in two tiers (table service and reserved seating) and will be 100% redeemable for food and beverages on the evening itself. Table service is $12.50, and seating is $7.50 per person. The amount you paid for your ticket will be applied at the end of your bill. Tips to our comedians are encouraged onsite.

Friday 7/31 at 6:30pm

Authentic Immigrant Dinner series: Indian Samosa cook-along on Instagram Live!

Last Friday, July 31st at 6:30pm, we continued our Authentic Immigrant Dinner Series with another fun DIY event!

In partnership with OneJourney, we hosted guest chef Mithila Iyer for a virtual cook-along to make a delicious Indian staple: samosas! Guests could order their own DIY kit and follow along at home through our Instagram Live.



OneJourney is an exceptional non-profit organization that connects people through “common languages of humanity,” including music, dance, art, storytelling, technology, food and more.

Tuesday 7/14 at 6:30PM

Asylum in the U.S.: What's Next?

Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30pm, we hosted a conversation on our patio on the asylum-seeking process in the U.S. and new federal regulations set by the federal administration. Washington Post senior editor for international opinions Elias Lopez moderated the discussion with AsylumWorks expert Anam Rahman, an immigration attorney specializing in removal work, and Rikki Nathanson, a transgender Zimbabwean human rights activist and Director of Housing Programs at Casa Ruby.



AsylumWorks is built on a single premise: a successful asylum claim requires more than just immigration legal services. AsylumWorks is dedicated to providing direct services, education, and support to seekers and their families. By doing so, they empower asylum seekers to rebuild their lives with dignity and purpose and strengthen communities.

Thursday, 7/9 at 6:30pm

Book Launch: The Cuisine of Life

Thursday, July 9th at 6:30pm, we hosted the launch of The Cuisine of Life, a cookbook that features 50 recipes from 25 individuals from the region: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Algeria, and others. CIPE and a Consortium of international partners created the LIFE project and recently published this book. These organizations work to cultivate entrepreneurship and business solutions to socio-economic issues affecting millions worldwide.


We hosted Johanna Mendelson-Forman, Consortium partner of the LIFE project and co-editor of the book, and Tim Carman, food reporter of the Washington Post. Find the video recording of our conversation here.


To celebrate the event, we offered delicious dinner package of “Mesopotamian mezze,” available at a 15% discount! The package included the Middle-Eastern-inspired Harissa hummus and na’an, the new Persian Plants & Peas bowl, and a bottle of wine.

Wednesday 6/24 at 6:30pm

Discussion with Jason Rezaian, Washington Post columnist on Instagram Live @immigrantfood

Wednesday June 24 at 6:30pm, we hosted renowned Washington post columnist Jason Rezaian. Formerly the Post’s Tehran bureau chief, Jason is an expert on Iran’s culture, politics and gastronomy. The event was also streamed on our Instagram Live

Friday 6/26 at 7:00pm

Authentic Immigrant Dinner series: Venezuelan Arepa cook-along on Instagram Live!

Friday, June 26th at 7pm, we continued our ongoing Authentic Immigrant Dinner Series, but with a twist! We’re partnered with OneTable, a national Jewish nonprofit dedicated to creating a unique Shabbat experience. Through an Instagram Live cook-along with Mile Montezuma, our talented Kitchen Head, and Téa Ivanovic, our Comms Director, we made one of Venezuela’s most delicious and simple recipes: arepas.

Order an arepa DIY kit to follow along and create your own at home! All you’ll need to provide is water.

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