Van Ness may not be known as a vibrant neighborhood with a booming foodie culture, but 876 Cafe is hoping to change that. Although it opened in April, it is now ready for its official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. They’ve put together quite an eclectic mix of events to celebrate this week.
876 Cafe Grand Opening Event Schedule:
Monday, June 11 – Welcome Neighbors – Seniors and area residents appreciation day (3:00pm to 6:30pm), offering 10% discount to seniors during this time on meal.
Tuesday, June 12 – Callaloo & Rum Special (6-10pm) with a talk on “Callaloo in the Caribbean” (during 6:30-7:30pm). Fixed price menu features a tasting of 3 callaloo dishes, bread pudding with rum sauce or rum raisin ice cream and rum
punch ($25, tax and tip not included).
Wednesday, June 13 – Business Networking & Mixer (6:00pm to 9:00pm), allowing the area businesses to get to know each other and mingle.
Thursday, June 14 – Ribbon Cutting (12:30pm to 1:30pm), and reading of official Proclamation of June as Caribbean American Heritage Month in DC.
Friday, June 15 – Irie (“feeling all right”) Red Stripe & Jerk Hour (3:00pm to 7:30pm – Specials on Caribbean- inspired drinks), Café Wings (Jerked & “Tings”) and Caribbean-inspired condiments tasting (in recognition of upcoming Summer
Fancy Food Show at DC Convention Center June 17-19).
Saturday, June 16 – Art Gallery Opening – Caribbean Art & Wine Tasting focusing on wines that marry well with spicy
foods (3pm to 6pm).