Even before the first DC Food Blogger Happy Hour ended last September, there were plans to do it again the following month.  The enthusiasm, the camaraderie and the fun were too good to let it go as a one-and-done thing.  But even the organizers had their doubts about whether the happy hours could last through the winter months.

On March 3rd, we’ll be holding the seventh monthly event.  This time we’ll be at Vinoteca, just off of U Street on 11th.  Come join us for a glass of wine – or a few.  Take advantage of the fact that you’re just a short walk from the Metro – and a slightly longer walk from Ben’s Chili Bowl.

The folks at Vinoteca have graciously offered to extend their normal happy hour specials for an additional hour, so we’ll be able to enjoy discounted menu items and as many as 20 wines by the glass for $5 each throughout the event.

If you haven’t joined us for a Food Blogger Happy Hour yet, you’re missing out.  It’s been truly impressive to see the way the local blogging community has really come together at these events over the past half a year.  And I know there are bloggers out there who can attest to the friendships they’ve solidified and the connections they’ve made as a result of these happy hours.

At the event, take a moment to chat with the organizers and share your thoughts about future venues.  We’re always looking for new ideas and we want to continue to highlight great locations in new neighborhoods throughout the area.

Not sure who the organizers are?  Here’s a handy list:

Arugula Files
Beer Spotter
Biscuits and Such
Capital Cooking
Capital Spice
Common Man Eats
Dining in DC
Gradually Greener
Modern Domestic
Thrifty DC Cook
We Love DC

And this month, they’ve added another way to stay in touch with your fellow food fans and bloggers: a Facebook Fan Page.  With more than 80 fans and counting, it’s a great snapshot of the DC food blogging community and a way to keep up to date on where and when events are happening.

Hope to see you there!