The Dish: D.C. Food News You Can Use Live

The District's dining scene is one that's booming. Catch the latest food, drink and dining updates on WTOP Living's food list.

Make sure you catch the latest on D.C.'s growing restaurant hot spots, cocktail programs and dining deals with WTOP Living.  Here's what's happening this week. 
  • The three masterminds behind the beverage program at Neighborhood Restaurant Group are teaming up for what can only be described as the most epic libation festival in the area. 

    Greg Engert, Jeff Faile and Brent Kroll will showcase some of the best beers, wines and spirits at Canal Park in Navy Yard (L & 2nd Streets SE). The event is called ABV, and it will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. 

    Expect a curated selection of rare tequilas and gins; roses and white wines; and a craft beer list that focuses on saisons and sour ales. 

    To accompany the pours, Chef Nathan Anda of Red Apron will cook up smoked brisket, smoked pork shoulder sliders, crispy chicken wings and chili lime pork rinds. There will also be a hot dog cart and steamed buns from Chef Rob Rubba. 

    Of course, food and drink aren't the only items on the menu for the festival. There will be live music and lawn games as well. Tickets to ABV are $65 for admission and a passport for 10 pours or $85 for admission, a passport for 10 pours, a custom wine glass and access to the VIP lounge where the beverage directors will be pouring their favorites. 

    AP Photo 

    You can find weekly beer suggestions from Neighborhood Restaurant Group's Greg Engert on WTOP's Beer of the Week

  • On Thursday, April 9, James Beard Award nominee Erik Bruner-Yang, of Toki Underground, will team up with D.C.'s newest distillery, One Eight Distilling, for a dine-and-drink cherry blossom social. The event is being dubbed "Toki on Okie." (One Eight Distilling is located on Okie Street in Northeast.)

    At the event, which costs $20, guests will be able to tour the new Ivy City distillery, sip on cherry blossom-inspired beverages from One Eight and taste some of Bruner-Yang's most popular menu items at Toki Underground. Tickets are available online until sold out

    One Eight Distilling is located at 1135 Okie Street NE (WTOP/Rachel Nania)  

    The vodka at One Eight Distilling (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

  • The James Beard Foundation released its list of annual nominees for The James Beard Awards on Tuesday, March 24, and several D.C.-area chefs made the list, including: 


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