random act of sweetness: free salads in the circle

Last week, the sun shone brighter than it has in a long, long time.  We decided to celebrate by giving out free salads to the people in Dupont Circle enjoying the beautiful afternoon.  We gave people 15 minutes notice via Twitter and Facebook to meet us at the fountain in Dupont Circle. Nadal and I walked over from the store with 25 salads, jumped up on the fountain and announced “free Sweetgreen salads!”  Everything was gone within a few minutes; the people were really happy to have a nice sweetgreen salad on a sunny day in the park.

-Ryan of sweetflow mobile

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sweetgreen in schools: garfield elementary 2.0

 

At Garfield Elementary, we visited the same two fourth grade classes as last time for a new lesson, “Eat with the Seasons!”  We gave each student a seasonal produce calendar to keep, and talked about what it means to eat locally and seasonally.  We taught them about the benefits of eating like a locavore, and they enjoyed hearing that a small carbon footprint causes less pollution and that fresh produce just tastes better!  They also learned about composting; the kids loved the idea that sweetgreen uses forks made of corn.  To sum up the lesson, we made a salad as a class with ingredients from each season: spinach (winter), red bell peppers (summer), sweet potatoes (fall), apples (spring).

 

It was another successful adventure for sweetgreen in schools this week. On our next visit to Garfield Elementary, we will be accompanied by sweetflow mobile.  The students, their teacher, and even the principal are very excited for this one!

 

“Overall it went extremely well and the kids were excited to have us back!  The kids couldn’t have been sweeter…not to be corny, but they melted our hearts.  One little girl made me a card that said, “Thank you Carly, you treat me as a friend” and she drew a flower on it –so cute of her to give that to me.  It was nice going back for the second visit to see all the familiar faces and to know that the kids clearly felt more comfortable with us.”

 

-Carly

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free sweetflow saturday: eastern market

 

FREE sweetflow Saturday is back in action.  We will be parked at Eastern Market this Saturday, February 12 starting at 10am.  We’re spreading the sweetgreen love a little early this Valentine’s day because we just can’t wait!  So come out and enjoy this weekend’s mild weather with FREE sweetflow.  And if you’re into eating dessert before dinner, head over to sweetgreen Capitol Hill- we’re right around the corner! 

 

We learned last time that sweetflow tastes even better when its free:

Note: The locations listed at the end of the video are from our last sweetflow saturday.  Please meet us at Eastern Market.

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dc meat free week

This week is no ordinary week in DC.  Today kicks off DC Meat-Free Week where you have a full 7 days of vegetarian and vegan heaven including great food specials and events.  Sweetflow mobile is participating too! Were giving herbivores $1 off meat-less salads and wraps.  Look for our truck and fulfill your veggie fantasy with the chic p, guac greens with black beans & corn (instead of chicken), and the seasonal February salad with tofu.

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photo of the day: sweetflow mobile surprise

Sweetflow mobile was called in for a special mission.  We rolled up and surprised a Georgetown Law employee on her birthday.  Happy Birthday Colleen!  Drop a hint for your friends because sweetflow mobile is available for special events and a variety of surprises.  To get us at your next event,  say hi to Ryan at  ryan.bennett@sweetgreen.com.

 

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guest blog: robert randolph and the family band

The winner of Sweetflow Mobile’s 9:30 club ticket-giveaway recaps the Robert Randolph and the Family Band concert on Halloween weekend:

 

“The band came onto stage in Halloween costume and opened with an instrumental MJ’s Thriller. That was hilarious but strangely no one did the Thriller dance, to which I was disappointed in. What’s wrong with kids today that there’s no group Thriller? As the band played their music, more and more of the costumes came off the bands. I did not realize many of the band members are actual family members of Robert Randolph. That was really cool. At one point the song was dedicated to women and they invited all the girls to come and boogie on stage. It looked liked an Austin Powers dance montage.”

 

 - Debbie

 

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guest blog: matt & kim show at 9:30 club

Today’s post is by guest blogger Courtnay O., the winner of the Matt & Kim tickets from Sweetflow Mobile! See below for some awesome pictures. Kudos to Courtnay for livin’ the sweetlife!

Amazing night: Matt & Kim rocked the 9:30 Club. Kim is super hot! She touched my hand and I caught her drumstick! Can we say my LIFE is now COMPLETE! Thanks again, sweetgreen!

- Courtnay O.

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curbside cookoff 2010

This past Thursday and Friday, Sweetflow Mobile was honored to serve over 8,000 people each day at the First Annual Curbside Cookoff - DC’s food truck vendor extravaganza!  We featured our seasonal toppings: baked apples, baked pears, and s’mores — a fancy new sweetflow topping combo with chocolate chips, graham crackers and blow-torched mini marshmallows. We were so excited to be nominated for the festival and had a blast swirling sweetflow to the DC masses.  We want to thank The Department of Consumer and Affairs (DCRA), the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Brightest Young Things, and the Downtown BID for making the Curbside Cookoff possible.

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local food block party this sunday

We’re already pumped for the weekend and we have a stellar Sunday plan.  Roadside Organics and the Hip Hop Caucus have partnered up to throw a Local Food Block Party featuring DC’s best chefs and music at Bread for the City. This free event will feature local and organic ingredients to provide great food to those who don’t have access to it.  Support the DC community and try out all the deliciousness that our local farmers and chefs have to offer!

Extra plus – our lovely yellow truck Sweetflow Mobile will be there to hand out samples of frozen yogurt with this season’s new toppings!

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free sweetflow saturday (pt 2)

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We had too much fun giving out free sweetflow and other swag, so we’re doing it again. We’ll be at the same spots as last Saturday but with better and more fun prizes!

12:00pm-2:00pm: 25th + Pennsylvania Ave NW
3:00pm-5:00pm: 5th + K St NW

Watch the quick video below to see last week’s recap! Let’s top it and make this one BIGGER, BETTER, and LOUDER!

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