Nothing says August like a refreshing peach ... and a nice glass of wine. On Aug. 16, you can have both at the Summer Wine and Peach Festival at Silver Spring's B & O Station. Live entertainment and craft beer will also be present. Information on tickets and time is available on the event's website.
by WTOPLiving8/11/2014 5:46:08 PM
The Taste of Georgetown is back this September and it's celebrating its 21st year.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, sample bites from more than 35 of neighborhood's restaurants. There will also be a craft beer and wine pavilion, as well as live entertainment.
Tickets are $5 for one tasting; $20 for five tastings. Beer and wine tickets are $10 for three and $4 for one tasting. More information is available on the event's website.
by WTOPLiving8/11/2014 5:46:06 PM
The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Sample more than 100 beers from local and national craft breweries, attend a seminar or participate in arts, crafts and music activities. More information is available on the event's website.
by WTOPLiving8/8/2014 1:25:56 PM
Hush Supper Club is no secret ... well, it's kind of secretive. You can read all about it in this feature we did on the D.C. supper club last year. And Geeta is back with her spicy and educational evenings with dinner dates in September!
Are you a fan of hot dogs ... and just regular dogs? For the second year, Vinoteca will partner with City Dogs Rescue to raise money to help homeless dogs find a good home. From Aug. 24-31, Vinoteca will donate a portion of all hot dog and "Dog Days" cocktail sales to City Dogs Rescue.
The week-long event will kick off Sunday, Aug. 24 with a neighborhood BBQ: Expect a charity bocce tournament, dog adoption and food and drink specials from 4 to 8 p.m. Sign up for the tournament on DC Bocce League's website.
by WTOPLiving8/6/2014 5:32:00 PM
The Partisan and Red Apron Butcher are hosting Lambrusco Week at The Partisan, Aug. 11 through 17. Try seven premium Lambruscos from the Emilia-Romagna region (a different one will be featured each night for $6 a glass) and discover how they pair with charcuterie.
by WTOPLiving8/6/2014 5:19:30 PM
Washington City Paper is celebrating D.C. Beer Week Tuesday, Aug. 19 with "30 Beers for 30 Years." The event, at Longview Gallery, will feature unlimited tastings of Sam Adams suds, paired with bites from local restaurants.
General admission is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; there is also a VIP option.
by WTOPLiving8/6/2014 5:13:16 PM
Great news: @DCpalena's Frank Ruta and Aggie Chin will be back together soon at @BreadFurst. Details to come.
by food52via twitter edited by WTOPLiving8/4/2014 12:59:57 PM
In the constant quest to find the perfect combination of fatty, indulgent, delicious and ... slightly disgusting, a burger joint in Philly takes the cake --- err, the doughnut -- this week.
PYT takes the city's iconic food, the cheese steak, and turns it into a burger, sandwiched between two glazed doughnuts. CBS news reports a doughnut is sliced in half and grilled. Then the beef patty topped with cheddar is added. On top of that is the cheesesteak, cheese whiz and fried onions. It's all topped off by the second half of that fried, sugary dough. Would you try it?
Courtesy PYT Facebook
by WTOPLiving8/4/2014 12:55:42 PM
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. isn't open yet, but the Southern-style restaurant is giving local residents a taste of what's to come with its pop up on Aug. 2 and 3 at the Dolcezza Gelato Factory.
The D.C. newcomer will debut its menu, featuring: a breakfast biscuit with bacon, a fried egg, cheddar and maple aioli; a biscuit sandwich with fried chicken, bacon, honey and cayenne; a biscuit platter with country gravy; and biscuits with stone fruit and herb jam and hazelnut butter.
Sides include collards and macaroni salad, and Southern beverages will also be available. During the pop-up, Dolcezza's tasting room will feature gelato flavors to match Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.'s menu.
For information on times, cost and reservations, visit the event's website.
by food52via twitter edited by WTOPLiving8/1/2014 2:56:51 PM
Richmond's exclusive pop-up dining event The Underground Kitchen is taking its dinner party on the road this fall ... with a stop in D.C.
Richmond.com reports UGK will be in D.C., specifically Dupont Circle, on Sept. 30 with two seatings; tickets go on sale Sept. 1.
UGK was launched five months ago in Richmond, Virginia, by Michael Sparks and friends. Sparks won't release the name of the chef for the event yet, but wines will be by Barrel Thief's Booth Hardy.
by WTOPLiving8/1/2014 2:56:49 PM
Rise & shine and get your brunch on!
TICO, on 14th Street, will start brunch service this weekend, Aug. 2 and 3. Try the duck confit and green chile hash with poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise, or an omelet with pork belly, potato, oaxaca cheese and green chili sauce.And of course, there are plenty of spins on bloodies, mimosas and margaritas to wash it all down.
Courtesy TICO Facebook
by WTOPLiving8/1/2014 1:12:27 PM
Celebrate International Beer Day a day early on Thursday, July 31 at Piazza Beer Garden from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is hosted by DC Brau's Brandon Skall. Tickets are $10 for beer samples and a platinum-lined DC Brau glass. Cheers!
A family-style dinner with mead and Southeast Asian cuisine: It's happening at Doi Moi on Tuesday, Aug. 5, when Doi Moi Wine Director Max Kuller pairs up with Brad Dahlholfer of B. Nektar Meadery.
Guests can expect a variety of meads with a menu of dishes from Doi Moi Executive Chef Haidar Karoum. The dinner is $60 per person. Reservations: 202-733-5131
by WTOPLiving7/30/2014 1:18:00 PM
Can't get enough crab this summer? Local brewing company DC Brau will host its third annual DC Beer Week Crab Fest, Monday Aug. 18 at the Quarterdeck in Arlington. Tickets are $50 for all-you-can-eat crabs and discounted DC Brau pitchers.Visit the event's website for more information.
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by WTOPLiving7/28/2014 1:13:48 PM
The annual Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 16 at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Md. The all-you-care-to-taste experience includes crabs, corn on the cob, cole slaw and potato chips. For information on tickets and times, visit the event's website.
Courtesy Crab and Beer Festival
by WTOPLiving7/28/2014 1:13:46 PM
Get your rooftop views in now: POV closing for renovation
POV, the rooftop bar and lounge with breathtaking views of the District at the W Washington, will close to the public after Saturday, July 26 for renovations. The rooftop will reopen in September.
Both the interior and outdoor spaces will be refreshed with a new design. Stay tuned for updates.
DGS Delicatessen is getting Southern! On July 29, the Dupont Circle deli is partnering with Louisiana chef Wes Morton for a Southern-inspired menu. Expect southern-style pickle plates, featuring okra and watermelon rind, corn bread with sorghum butter and gribenes, catfish stuffed with house smoked whitefish and more. The menu will be available from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
On Thursday, July 31 DGS will host its fourth Delicatessen After Dark; Three Stars Brewery will do a tap takeover and DGS will have a special menu. The action starts at 5 p.m.
Courtesy DGS Facebook
by WTOPLiving7/24/2014 11:31:09 AM
On Nov. 15 and 16, some of the best food artisans and producers in the region and the country will meet in D.C. for The Emporiyum, a two-day food event at Dock5 at Union Market.
Expect products from Milk, the Momofuku milk bar; Maketto, Erik Bruner-Yang's new marketplace concept; Woodbury Kitchen; Vigilante Coffee; Mast Brothers Chocolates; Quin candy and more.
Eater reports the event originally debuted in Baltimore in April; this is its first time coming to D.C. Tickets are available on the event's website.
RareSweets, a bake shop from pastry chef Meredith Tomason, is coming to CityCenterDC later this fall, but you can sample what's to come before then. RareSweets will hold a pop-up on July 26 and 27 at Union Market's Salt & Sundry.
Here's what you can expect to find:
Brown Butter Blondies
Brown Butter Blondies
DIY S'mores Kits with Vanilla Bean & Lavender Marshmallows
On August 8, RareSweets will pop-up again at La Colombe, where Tomason will serve the Italian specialty, affogato, for $3. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will run as long as supplies last.
Courtesy RareSweets Facebook
by WTOPLiving7/24/2014 11:11:51 AM
Starting Aug.1, you can order Dolcezza gelato right to your doorstep -- or ship it to family and friends. Each package ($60) includes four pints of gelato or sorbetto and two-day shipping costs in the U.S.Visit the shop for package descriptions.
by WTOPLiving7/24/2014 11:00:28 AM
It's a dinner pop-up of epic proportions. Diner in Blanc is coming to D.C. Sept. 4.
What is Diner in Blanc? The best way to describe it is a flash mob picnic of sorts, with diners dressed in white and practicing the best etiquette. The location is yet to be revealed; it will be emailed to participants on the waiting list hours before it begins.
Guests must bring a table and two white chairs, a picnic basket and wine or champagne. D.C.ist reports organizers are expecting more than 1,200 foodies at the event.
It's just about that time again: D.C.'s Restaurant Week is scheduled for Aug. 11 through 17, and this year, more than 200 restaurants in D.C., Maryland and Virginia will offer prix-fixe lunches and dinners. The full list of participating restaurants can be found on RAMW's website.
by WTOPLiving7/15/2014 12:45:32 PM
Pretty Girl Cupcakery, a bakery and café in the Hyattsville Gateway Arts District, will expand to a second location at the Tanger Factory Outlet Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The new location is slated to open in August.
Thai street-eat restaurant Soi 38 is opening its outdoor patio, and to celebrate, its offering free tastes of the restaurant's Thai coconut ice cream and spicy ginger lemonade on Tuesday, July 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Dinner at Soi 38. (Courtesy Soi 38 Facebook)
by WTOPLiving7/14/2014 2:56:11 PM
The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour is making a stop in D.C. on Monday, Aug. 4, at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. A five-course meal will be prepared by some of the East Coast's leading chefs, including Mama and Danny Lee (Mandu), Eric Ziebold (Cityzen), Kristen Kish (winner of Top Chef), Vikram Sunderam (Rasika), Peter Chang (China Café) and Duane Copeland (The Source).
The evening will kick-off with a cocktail reception, featuring drinks by Derek Brown and small bites from Chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground, Chef Tim Ma of Maple Ave Restaurant and Water & Wall, and Chef Scott Drewno of The Source.