Mark your calendar for June 5 at 5:30 when Bon Appetit magazine’s editor-in-chief Barbara Fairchild, who will be signing her new book, Fast Easy Fresh at the fabulously delicious green bistro Sweetgreen (1512 Connecticut Ave., NW).
About Sweetgreen: The author is excited to be working with Sweetgreen co-owners Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman, who opened the original restaurant in historic Georgetown in August 2007 after graduating from Georgetown University the previous May. Last April, the 23-year-old restaurateurs unveiled their second Sweetgreen location at 1512 Connecticut Avenue, NW and later that month opened a third location in Bethesda. Serving up organic cuisine using only sustainable practices from non-processed ingredients, being green for these eco-conscious lads extends into the restaurant’s interior design and earth-friendly food containers — including ‘to go’ menus that are embedded with wildflowers for planting in the garden.
About the Author: Barbara Fairchild joined the staff of Bon Apetit in 1978 as an editorial assistant, and spent almost 15 years as executive editor before being promoted to editor-in-chief in 2000. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs about food, restaurants, travel, and popular culture, and has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.” She is also the author of the bestselling Bon Appétit Cookbook.
Tickets: The June 5 event begins at 5:30 pm and tickets are $35 per person for general admission, which includes a signed copy of The Bon Appetit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook, as well as a variety of sweetgreen salads to sample and appetizers created from recipes in the cookbook. Buy your ticket here: www.sweetgreen.eventbrite.com. (A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.)