This weekend brings a food market and ‘fotos’ to DC

Weekend Round-Up: November 12 and 13

Photo by Emma Chaiken

The Emporiyum DC is a one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from more than 90 vendors from around the country. It will be held this Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Union Market’s Dock 5.

This unique foodie event is an opportunity to discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There’ll be tunes from a DJ, plus sips and samples. The Emporiyum brings together the best of local Mid-Atlantic vendors along with the best of national chefs, artisans and producers from all over the country.

General admission tickets for the event start at $15. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit


A truly citywide celebration, FotoWeekDC kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 12.

First launched in 2008, it features more than 150 exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide.

FotoWeekDC will run through Sunday, Nov. 20.  A full calendar of events is available at


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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