Chop Bar, an annual pop-up food festival, is being held at Washington, D.C.’s edgy, industrial-chic bar Big Chief between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on July 28.
The event organized by Dine Diaspora features the style of West Africa’s makeshift small restaurants and will take place for the fourth time.
This year’s Chop Bar is bringing Bravo’s top chef finalist Eric Adjepong. The organizers promise that the Ghanaian-American chef will “take guests on a culinary adventure celebrating African food culture.”
Among other figures taking part in the festival are international DJ & Grammy-nominated producer Nana Kwabena, who will be playing Afrobeats, Soca, Dancehall, Go-Go hits and Hip-Hop, while attendees enjoy the music on the dance floor.
“At CHOP BAR, people are transported to a world of flavors, music, and style, while they enjoy tasty bites by a celebrity chef, indulge in crafted cocktails, and dance to global rhythms,” the even brief says.
Multiple courses will be provided for “tasting menu,” while Chop Shop (a marketplace), a snack bar and drinks will also be available.
Tickets are priced from $48.17 – $79.22.
Dine Diaspora is a D.C.-based agency that promotes African food culture across the world. “We work with culinary creatives and brands to drive value in new and existing markets,” it says on its website, adding “African food culture is the expression of the linkages between people and foods that draw influences from the African continent.”