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Tico SummerFest & Taco Takedown Benefiting My Sister’s Place

Top Chefs of DC battle over the best taco! ALSO enjoy food, drinks & refreshments while raising money/awareness for My Sister’s Place.

Organized by SRG Pastry Chef Alex Levin and the team of Tico, the inaugural SummerFest & Taco Takedown will take place on Sunday afternoon, June 24, 2018 from, 4:00-7:30pm. The event will include 8 of DC’s top chefs presenting his or her take on the best taco, refreshments, and lots of fun drinks — all to raise money and awareness for My Sister’s Place.

When: Sunday, June 24th, 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Tico DC @ 1926 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Tickets are priced at $50 per person and include a sample of all tasting portions of tacos as well as unlimited food and beverages offered at all stations. All proceeds benefit My Sister’s Place.


This year’s participating chefs include:

  • Rodrigo Perez, Chef de Cuisine, Tico
  • Russell Smith, Executive Chef, The Source by Wolfgang Puck
  • Amy Brandwein, Executive Chef, Centrolina
  • Seng Luangrath, Executive Chef, Thip Khao
  • Marcelle Afram, Executive Chef, Blue Jacket
  • Sasha Felikson, Chef

Other supporting organizations:

  • Gordy’s Pickles


  • Ari Shapiro, Host, NPR’s All Things Considered
  • Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation/Chef Action Network
  • Nycci Nellis, Co-Host, Foodie & The Beast and Founder and Editor, TheListAreYouOnIt.com


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to MSP’s Development Associate, Renae Erichsen-Teal at renae@mysistersplacedc.org or (202) 253-4397.

Current sponsorship levels include:

  • PLATINUM – $10,000
  • GOLD – $5,000
  • SILVER – $2,500
  • SUPPORTER – $1,000

Download our Tico Sponsorship Commitment Form for more details.

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors:

Jill Sharff

The Clothesline Project                            

Stay in touch for our 2018 Clothesline Project announcement.

What is the Clothesline Project?
In 1990, domestic violence advocates in Massachusetts launched the Clothesline Project. Survivors told their stories of abuse, despair, hope, and empowerment by expressing their feelings and experiences through their own art on t-shirts, which were then displayed on clotheslines and hung throughout the community. Since then, many advocates have used this display as a way to raise awareness about domestic violence and the impact it has on real lives.

MSP held their first Clothesline Project in 1997. Victims of domestic violence often suffer in silence, and the Clothesline Project gives them a voice. We wanted to make sure our clients were heard. In 2013, we held the first Clothesline Project on the National Mall.

Clothesline Project 2017
Thank you to everyone who made our Clothesline Project 2017 a success!  We hung a display for over 200 shirts on U Street, and engaged with passersby and supporters for over 3 hours. See video coverage and images below: