Bookalokal, a culinary-focused social site, launches in D.C.


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It wouldn’t surprise me if Evelyne White knew how to say “dig in!” in 35 different languages.

The overachiever is a Harvard Business School grad, an ex-Wall Street banker and founder of Bookalokal, a service that connects amateur chefs with hungry audiences, which she managed to expand to 35 countries in two years (bookalokal.com).

“I wish it was 100,” White says.

She founded Bookalokal in 2012 while living in Brussels, where she often held dinner parties for locals, ex-pats and travelers. White launched the D.C. chapter in April with a root beer tasting from local producer Thunder Beast, and future local events include a crash course on home bartending from “Marshall” ($50) and an Egyptian-themed dinner served by “Aida” ($50).

 

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Holley Simmons is the dining editor of The Washington Post Express. When she’s not reporting on local restaurants and tastemakers, you can find her sewing a dress from a 1950s pattern or planting a windowsill herb garden. Contact her at holley.simmons@wpost.com.
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