Golden Triangle Hosts KAZ Sushi Bistro Chef for Cooking Demo


screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-9-02-06-pmWASHINGTON, D.C.—Sept. 6, 2016—The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District will host Chef Kazuhiro “Kaz” Okochi, the head chef at the award-winning KAZ Sushi Bistro at 1915 I Street NW, for an outdoor cooking demonstration, Fri., Sept. 16, from Noon–2 p.m., during Farragut Fridays at Farragut Square Park (at the intersection of K St. and Connecticut Ave. NW). Attendees will learn from Chef Kaz as he prepares a twist on okonomiyaki – a popular Japanese dish, sometimes referred to as “Japanese pizza.”

Okonomiyaki, which is more like a crepe than a pizza, is made from a rich savory cabbage pancake in an egg and flour batter with pork belly, red ginger, smoky dried bonito flakes, Japanese mayonnaise, and a special sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Samples will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The chef demonstration is part of Farragut Fridays, a weekly outdoor activation of one of the city’s most well-known national parks, which draws more than 39,000 visitors over the summer. Throughout the day, the Golden Triangle BID invites people to use the free Wi-Fi at Outdoor Office and enjoy a variety of pop-up events including adoptable puppies, scavenger hunts and music during lunch. The programming serves as an additional amenity for workers and tourists, as it’s occurring a block from the White House. The complete schedule of activities can be found at

“Just one month before the release of Washington, D.C.’s first Michelin Guide, the city’s attention is sure to be on the food scene. These chef demonstrations will give everyone a taste of the creativity and vibrancy of our neighborhood and the more than 32 restaurants here,” says Leona Agouridis, executive director, Golden Triangle BID. “The fact that Michelin decided to bring on of the new guides here doesn’t surprise me. With the diversity and stature of our region, Washington offers unique dining options for workers, tourists, and residents.”


About the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

The Golden Triangle BID is a non-profit organization that works to enhance D.C.’s Central Business District from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street NW to New Hampshire Avenue NW. The BID’s primary focus is to provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment within its 43 blocks of public space for area workers, local residents and visitors.

Golden Triangle BID to Host Metro Safety and SafeTrack Event

What: Metro Emergency Preparedness Exercise and SafeTrack Discussion
When: Tuesday, June 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
Where: 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Attendees will learn what to do if they notice a suspicious package or are stopped in a smoke-filled tunnel. They will also learn how to navigate their way home during Metro service disruptions in an emergency or during SafeTrack. Experts from WMATA and DCFEMS will work through a series of table-top exercises to demonstrate the safest way for passengers to respond as a situation progresses, and answer questions about their own role in the case of an emergency.

The event will include representatives from:

  • DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Metro Emergency Management
  • Metro Transit Police Department
  • goDCgo
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center
  • DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

The Golden Triangle BID hosts a series of safety and security initiatives to educate local workers on evolving threats and emergency preparedness. Through many strategic governmental and private-sector partnerships, the BID improves the overall resiliency of the neighborhood.  For these efforts, the BID received an honorable mention for individual and community preparedness from FEMA.

At the event, the Golden Triangle will also launch a SafeTrack communications strategy called #MySafeTrackPlan. The plan uses stories from real people to encourage everyone to find their unique route to and from work each day. Golden Triangle will collect stories from a sample of the 85,000 workers in the BID. For more stories and resources, go to