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Conference 2019


December 5, 2019


The University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 


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This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.ind

Restaurant Row Tasting Experience

(more to come)


The name Rooster & Owl is inspired by its co-founders, husband and wife team Yuan and Carey Tang. The two had opposite work schedules but always came together around food and dining adventures. And that's exactly what Rooster & Owl brings to the table: a social, shared dining experience. 

Led by chef and owner Yuan Tang, Rooster & Owl is dedicated to the craft of the culinary arts and passionate about market-driven cuisine. Come experience the thrill of fine dining in a comfortable, customizable environment.

Rooster & Owl


The Fainting Goat is a genuine neighborhood tavern in a sophisticated atmosphere with funky chandeliers, cozy banquettes, and a laid back atmosphere. Our dishes are inspired by modern American cuisine with subtle notes of whimsy, made with only the freshest ingredients available locally whenever possible. The Fainting Goat serves as a meeting place for locals, whether it be for the happy hour specials, a laid back date, or late night drinks with friends.

Fainting Goat


HALFSMOKE is the first restaurant of its kind to serve gourmet sausages via a “chipotle-style” assembly line format. We fill the void for a premium offering of one of America’s longstanding favorite foods, the sausage, which is the 3rd most consumed item in America. Our sausages and toppings can be fully customized to create over 50,000 variations of food that’s fun, fanatical and full of flavor. The menu also features house made tater tots, mac and cheese balls, funnel cakes, milkshakes, craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails via a full bar. All of our items are all-natural, hormone and antibiotic-free and we strive to use the freshest premium ingredients available

Half Smoke