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Sweetlife Festival: A Music and Food Festival Like No Other Slideshow


Sweetlife Festival puts food and music on the same level

Jane Bruce

Cookbook author Mark Bittman created this salad specifically for Sweetgreen and the Sweetlife Festival. A preview to his upcoming cookbook, The VB6™ Cookbook, The VB6™ sweetgreen Quinoa Salad is made with quinoa, red pepper, corn, cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs and spices. Click here for the recipe.

Sweetlife x VB6

Jane Bruce

Cookbook author Mark Bittman created this salad specifically for Sweetgreen and the Sweetlife Festival. Click here for the recipe.

Sweetgreen Salad

Jane Bruce

The sweetgreen salad is made with blueberries, goat cheese, cucumbers, mint, mixed seeds, spinach, and mesclun with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

Jane Bruce

The D.C. based truck offered their amazing crème brûlée doughnut (which was also provided to artists in their green rooms), plus their strawberry glazed doughnut and the fried chicken BLT sandwich.

Chaia Tacos

Jane Bruce

The vegetarian and vegan restaurant offered three different tacos — potato, kale, and mushroom.

DGS Delicatessen

Jane Bruce

The Dupont Circle bar and sandwich shop had three different hot dogs on offer, including this pastrami chili dog, topped with pastrami chili (smoked in house for eight hours) and cheddar cheese.

Fitz & the Tantrums

Jane Bruce

Fitz and the Tantrums entertained attendees on Saturday evening at the main stage.

Noelle Scaggs

Jane Bruce

Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums developed a series of recipes in collaboration with sweetgreen. The singer, who loves to cook at home, wrote four recipes — braised mustard greens, spaghetti primavera, cheddar mash, and sautéed black kale with chanterelles. "For me the recipes are that concept of creating something on the fly," she says, "I wanted to make things that were simple for people to make, didn’t take a lot of time, and also something that was a little more fun to the palette."

Grilled Asparagus

Jane Bruce

Fresh local asparagus was grilled and served hot at the Freshfarm Markets tent.

Luke's Lobster

Jane Bruce

Luke's offered their classic lobster roll, plus a crab roll and a shrimp roll.

Pepe Food Truck

Jane Bruce

José Andrés's truck offered this Spanish grilled cheese.

Pete's Apizza

Jane Bruce

Pete's was making pizzas fresh-to-order, including this vegan option with spinach and grilled artichokes.

Rappahannock Oysters

Jane Bruce

The Virginia-based oyster perveyors were on hand with raw or fried oysters, plus oyster chowder.

2 Chainz

Jane Bruce

Rapper and cookbook author, 2 Chainz, performed Saturday afternoon at the Treehouse Stage.

Red Apron Butchery

Jane Bruce

The local butchers served a couple different hot dogs, including the Viet Cong dog — topped with citrus aioli and Thai chili slaw.

Shake Shack

Jane Bruce

Danny Meyer's Shake Shack had a consistently long line of burger-lovers wanting their Shack Burger fix.

The Tavern

Jane Bruce

Flying Dog Brewery, DC Brau, Mountain State Brewing Co., Peak Organic, and Stillwater Artisanal Ales were set up adjacent to the Treehouse Stage.

Flying Dog

Jane Bruce

Flying Dog Brewery made this Sweetlife pale wheat ale specifically for the festival.

The Roadies

Jane Bruce

Seven D.C. based food trucks drove in for the festival — Big Cheese, Pepe, Takorean, Randy Radish, Pho Wheels, D.C. Empanadas, and Astro Doughnuts and Chicken.

TaDah Falafel

Jane Bruce

Falafel poppers and fries were available for attendees from TaDah! Foods.

Woodberry Kitchen

Jane Bruce

In the Night Market section of the festival, farm to table pioneers, Woodberry Kitchen, offered National Bohemian beer battered fish with fries and a homemade ramp tartar sauce.

Toki Underground

Jane Bruce

Chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground offered drunken noodles to festivalgoers.

Pho Dog

Jane Bruce

The Toki Underground dog is a beef hot dog that's been stewed in pho broth then topped with cilantro, bahn mi slaw, Thai basil, hoisin and sriracha sauces.

Pork Buns

Jane Bruce

These steamed pork buns were also on offer from Toki Underground.

Utz Chips

Jane Bruce

Maryland chip legend, Utz, was available at the festival, seen here at the Roofer's Union.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


The Most Charming Small Towns to Visit During the Christmas Season

If you asked most Americans to think about some of the hallmarks of the holiday season, it's usually the twinkling lights, snow-lined streets, and yuletide markets that first come to mind. That's why many agree that small towns across the country are some of the most charming places to visit at Christmas time&mdashthey offer all of these things and more. There are even some towns where residents prepare for their December celebrations all year long: These communities work together to turn their hometowns into true Christmas villages, and they're excited to welcome visitors when the holiday season is finally upon us.

If you're looking for a family-friendly destination to visit during the Christmas vacation, put one of these 15 towns on your list&mdashthough they're charming throughout the year, they're especially noteworthy during the holiday season. Have you long hoped to treat your family to a white Christmas? You're in luck, as nearly all of these destinations provide it by the bucketful. Even towns in the Southeast&mdashlike Andalusia, Alabama, which manufactures a faux snowfall for a festival&mdashget in on the fun. There's more to do than just look at snowdrifts, though. In North Pole, Alaska, located in the suburbs of Fairbanks, the entire community bands together for unique activities, including an ice sculpture festival and visiting Santa's house. In Durango, Colorado, you can take a train ride that'll leave you feeling like you're aboard the real Pole Ex&mdashthe Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers to visit Santa in a would-be North Pole, just like the Polar Express.

Some would say that the activities in these towns are really just added bonuses, though. The real charm comes from just how quaint each locale is. Even in towns without a major parade or community-wide event in the days leading up to Christmas, cheer is in the air&mdashlocal shops and restaurants decorated every inch of their storefronts with holly, lights, and other seasonal décor, and the hubbub on Main Street as people mill around becomes irresistible.

Whether you're looking to get away for a quiet holiday with your family or simply seeking out a day trip with festive cheer, these magical settings are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.


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