Larry David Lends a Hand to 'Fed Up' Campaign

David, between bites, urged support the "Fed Up" Kickstarter campaign. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Larry David, as only Larry David can do, is  urging people to support efforts to get the food documentary "Fed Up" in the hands of the nation's just-back-in-school teachers to help educate students about the food industry's peculiar way of adding things (See: sugar, lots of it.) to its wares.  

"Hey, I'm Larry David. I'm having a fantastic meal here," he says on a video taken ostensibly from his dining room table and posted on the "Fed Up" Kickstarter page . "It's all fresh stuff. Fresh healthy stuff from my ex-wife's garden, and because she gives me the food, I have to do something in return for her, of course. I'm divorced seven years and I still have to do this stuff," the "Seinfeld" and "Larry David Show" creator smirks.  

Farewell, My Indigestion: Bidding Adieu to Restaurant Associates

" But if you'll eat it, you never have to prove your courage in any other way."

— Gen. Corman, "Apocalypse Now"

Capitol Lounge Bids Farewell to One of Its Own

The proprietors of Capitol Lounge Wednesday will finally say goodbye to former employee Mike Schwarz via a happy hour benefitting his surviving family.  

Schwarz, whom acquaintances say was a regular part of the Capitol Hill bartending scene for the better part of a decade, was found dead on May 27. Friends and family have been eulogizing the hospitality vet online ever since.  

CityCenterDC Scores Women’s World Cup Watch Party

The boorish behavior of certain FIFA officials has cast a pall over the beautiful game.  

But goodwill ambassadors at the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Embassy of Australia are hoping to retrain the focus on world-class athletics Monday by co-hosting a free watch party of the U.S.-Australia group match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup at CityCenterDC.  

Savoring a Taste of Taiwan

The dinner party. (Courtesy TECRO)

"Edelweiss, Edelweiss/Bless my homeland forever."

 — "Edelweiss" by Rodgers and Hammerstein, as sung by Lyushun Shen.

SAVOR Something Different Every Night This Week

(Courtesy Negroni Week)

The confluence of classic Italian cocktails and budding craft brews has created the perfect storm for those interested in ushering in the arrival of June with a beverage in hand.  

It once again being Negroni Week , local restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi and Capitol Hill haunt Wisdom are each paying homage to the bitters-fueled tipple. Team Trabocchi has crafted three different expressions of the renowned libation:

Find Your Flavor of Philanthropy

In the mood to put your money where your mouth is? A number of non-profits would love to help you do just that in the coming weeks.  

All that’s left to decide is how you’d like to throw down.  

Passport DC Brings Europe to Washington

If you can't arrange a quick trip to Europe this weekend, how about the next best thing: Passport DC's Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House .  

On Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., 28 embassies will open their doors with tons of events planned, particularly centered on food, music and cultural immersion. There is a scavenger hunt , Latvian folk dancing, Maltese sweets, Spanish wine, a drawing for a six-day trip to Estonia, German and French language lessons, and a trip to Hungary. If nothing else, consider the Belgian embassy, with its world-famous beers, chocolate, and waffles.  

At Tortilla Coast, Strasburg or Strasburger?

High cinco! (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

What's more American than margaritas on Cinco de Mayo? How about a margarita on Cinco de Mayo at the capital of political Tex-Mex pubs, Tortilla Coast?  

The Capitol Hill watering hole, renowned as the former employer of GOP stars like Rep. Paul D. Ryan , R-Wis., and the secret meeting place of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his followers , is ramping up for a two-fer: The busiest day of the year for them (Cinco de Mayo) and a Washington Nationals home game, where the Nats will take on the loathed Marlins of Miami. Home games for the home team bring out Tortilla Coast's Strasburger, a double-decker meat bomb introduced last year to honor starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg . The San Diego native hurler is pitching tonight against Matt Latos. Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park.  

Have a Ball With DC Vote

Disenfranchised District denizens who dare to dream of one day having a say in how Congress handles its business can once again raise their voices in unison during DC Vote’s 3 Star Ball.  

The fledgling fundraiser is scheduled to bring together advocates for home rule on the rooftop of the National Association of Realtors Building (500 New Jersey Ave. NW) Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.