America’s #1 Sunday Morning Host Joins Us for a Saturday BBQ

This blog is a place to discuss important ideas but also a venue for me to share great things my clients are up to. One event I want to let you know about is coming up at The Occidental. See below for the news release.  




WASHINGTON, D.C.—Four of D.C.’s most beloved “Bs” will soon join forces to celebrate the start of summer at Occidental Grill & Seafood (, the capital’s premier restaurant known for providing the best in food and hospitality. The“ Bs”  are:

  • BBQ including slow smoked beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, pork belly sliders,  NOLA style BBQ shrimp as well as Chesapeake Gold Oysters;
  • Bourbon featuring partners Bulleit Bourbon, Woodford Reserve and Filibuster Bourbon;
  • Beer from Port City Brewing Company; and
  • Bob Schieffer, host, CBS News “Face the Nation” and singer with “Honky Tonk Confidential.”

All these elements will be out in force Sat., June 15 from Noon–3 p.m. on the Occidental’s patio that faces Pennsylvania Avenue, two blocks from The White House. The event will be a great way to enjoy summer as well as support MicroGreens (, a non-profit that helps families shop for, prepare and enjoy healthy foods within the confines of a government supplemented budget. Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to MicroGreens.

“We are going to have cookers right out on the patio—the smells are going to be incredible. Washington will be salivating over the best BBQ you can imagine. This will be an all-you-can-eat event so bring your appetite. And nothing goes better with BBQ than great bourbon and beer from our partners. We are especially grateful that Bob Schieffer and the band will be performing and putting on a fun show for the whole family,” says Matt Baker, the Occidental Chef du Cuisine and organizer of the event.
The occasion will also feature the Occidental’s signature corn bread, slaw and pickle bar, blueberry cobbler, fudge brownies and snow cones. Advance tickets are $55 ($60 at the door) and $35 for children under 15 ($40 at the door). Tickets are available now at: The Occidental is located at 1475 Pennsylvania Ave.



The Occidental, adjacent to the renowned Willard InterContinental, was established in 1906. Today, the Occidental continues its historical tradition, providing Washington, D.C., with the best in food and hospitality. It remains a place where notables set out to eat; it is “Where Statesmen Dine.”   MEDIA CONTACT: Adam Shapiro 202-427-3603