Battledish DC

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Washington, DC has been entered in an international Battledish: a competition between chefs around the world.

Six chefs have been chosen to compete in Battledish DC this October in conjunction the 60 other chefs competing in North America for King of Battledish.

Saturday, October 5th, from 2pm-6pm, the competition grounds of the U Street Corridor in Washington, DC are open to the public. Foodies are invited to vote with their tastebuds and try all six chef creations.

Chefs will be creating smaller versions of their dishes priced at $5 each. Drink pairings are also available at $5. Can you dish and drink with all six chefs in four hours?

Culinary titles: Most Delicious, Most Creative, Best Modern, Best Cocktail, Most Authentic.

Competitors and their dishes will be revealed to the public every week here in preparation for battle day.

Competing Chefs - Chef Dan Mrohs (Tap & Parlour - Starting Location): Grilled diver scallop with charred corn and black bean maque choux, crispy pancetta and fried shallot in a honey bourbon glaze.

  • Chef Orlando Amaro (Ulah Bistro): Charred Octopus w/ Cannellini Beans, Olives, Caper Emulsion.

  • Chef Jay (Creme Cafe): Shrimp and grits with andouille sausage, shallots and creamy tone ground grits.

  • Chef Amber Bursik (DC9): Fried Chicken brined and soaked in Buttermilk served with Hush Puppies, Slaw, and 3 Pepper Jam

  • Chef John Bagwell (DC9): Lemon Tart w/ Lavender Meringue

  • Chef Garnell J. Wilson IV (Indulj): Triple D “Deep Dish Delight” Ground turkey, vegetables, herbs blended in a homemade spicy sauce.

Drink Specials Prom Punch (Indulj) French Tea (Ulah Bistro) Vermont Smash (DC9)

What is Battledish? Battledish is the world's biggest chef competition taking place in cities around the world. Local chefs compete by presenting their creations and having the public cast their vote on who will be crowned King. Check out the latest battlegrounds and competitions at

What is the Battledish event like? Think of it as a walking adventure through the U Street Corridor restaurants where chefs are waiting with their creations. At check-in, you will receive a map and a menu of the Battledish. It is then up to you to decide who to vote for. Battlegrounds are open for four hours. Everything is within walking distance.

Ticket Packages

General Admission: $15 Admission only. This grants you admission to Battledish! Eat as you please with every dish and drink priced at only $5 the day of the event.

Teaser Package - Admission Plus 6 Tickets: $40 Admission, plus try six dishes (or drinks) with this package!

Gourmand - Admission Plus 12 tickets: $60 Admission, plus get your belly full by trying the full collection of dishes and drinks from all six chefs with this package!

VIP - Early Admission Plus 12 Tickets and Swag Bags: $125 Admission grants you full access to Battledish. The VIP package also includes 12 tickets good for food and beverage at each of the 6 stops, early admission to the event at 1pm and swag bags.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact: My name is Qui-Juan, your Dishcrawl Ambassador for DC! You can e-mail me at

Are the dishes vegetarian friendly? Check menu for details.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. All Dishcrawl events are rain or shine.

Are tickets available day of?: Yes, but they will be $20 at check in, and $15 online. Food & Drink tickets will be available the day of for $5.

Are kids welcome?: Yes, we love kids! Although, participating locations have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Do kids need a general admission ticket? Yes, every child above the age of 10 needs a general admission ticket and we recommend, depending on the age of your child 2 to 4 dishes per child.

Kathy, Leigh Ann, Alain , Heather, Tiffany and 371 others are attending Battledish DC

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