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It’s no secret that getting a table at one of DC’s hottest restaurants on a Saturday night can be a challenge. We here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com have teamed up with the area’s top-toques to let you know who is able to offer a Table for Two. Check here Friday after 4:00pm for available reservations on Saturday, February 6, 2016: 

 
1789
1226 36th Street, NW
202.965.1789
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:15pm
 
Bastille
606 N Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA
703.519.3776
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:00pm
 
Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street, NW
202.567.2576
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:15pm
 
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street, NW
202.419.6755
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202.944.2026
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:30pm
 
Casa Luca
1099 New York Avenue
202.628.1099
Saturday evening table for two available @
5:45pm
 
Central
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue
202.626.0015
Saturday evening table for two available @
7:45pm
 
Centrolina
974 Palmer Alley
202.898.2426
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:15pm
 
Convivial
801 O Street, NW
202.525.2870
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Chez Billy Sud
1039 31st Street, NW
202.965.2606
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:15pm
 
China Chilcano
418 7th Street, NW
202.783.0941
Saturday evening table for two available @
5:30pm
 
Del Campo
777 I Street, NW
202.289.7377
Saturday evening table for two available @
6:30pm
 
Equinox
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
202.331.8118
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:00pm
 
Fiola
601 Pennsylvania Avenue
202.628.2888
Saturday evening table for two available @
5:00pm
 
Fiola Mare
3050 K Street, NW
202.628.0065
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Inn at Little Washington
309 Middle Street, Washington, VA
540.675.3800
Saturday evening table for two available @
8:15pm
 
Iron Gate
1734 N Street, NW
202.524.5202
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Kapnos
2201 14th Street, NW
202.234.5000
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:00pm
 
Marcels
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
202.296.1166
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Masseria
1340 4th Street, NE
202.608.1330
Saturday evening table for two available @
5:00pm
 
Osteria Morini
301 Water Street, SE
202.484.0660
Saturday evening table for two available @
7:00pm
 
Rasika West End
1177 22nd Street, NW
202.466.2500
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Rasika Penn Quarter
633 D Street, NW
202.637.1222
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
703.706.0450
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Requin
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA
703.462.8662
Saturday evening table for two available @
9:00pm
 
The Dabney
122 Blagden Alley NW
202.450.1015
Saturday evening table for two available @
8:15pm
 
The Red Hen
1822 1st Street, NW
202.525.3021
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Avenue
202.637.6100
Saturday evening table for two available @
6:30pm
 
Volt
228 North Market Street
Frederick, Maryland
301.696.8658
Saturday evening table for two available @
Fully Committed
 
Yona
4000 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
703.465.1100
Saturday evening table for two available @
7:15pm
 

 

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2016 SUPER BOWL 50: WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?

There’s one game left–whichever team you’re rooting for, you’ll need an epic game day spread or a down-and-dirty watering hole with ample screens. Click here for D.C.’s game day specials.

 

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KING FOR A DAY: WHERE TO LET THE BON TEMPS ROULEZ

Break out the beads and celebrate Mardi Gras in style at D.C. restaurants and bars–click here for more.

Republic Kolache – American Ice Co.’s Republic Kolache celebrates Mardi Gras with a new collab with David Guas of Bayou Bakery: the king cake kolache! Combining kolache dough with David’s signature cream cheese and cinnamon filling (as well as the traditional icing and tricolor sprinkles) the king cake kolache will enjoy a limited run ending with Mardi Gras weekend. Those who order a king cake kolache this week or next just may find a king cake baby hiding behind their kolache, which both constitutes good luck and can be redeemed for a free kolache. (917 V St NW; 832.247.3967; republic-kolache.com)

Round Robin Bar — From February 1 through February 9, enjoy Mardi Gras-themed cocktails in the Round Robin Bar at the Willard InterContinental. Choose from specialty cocktails like the Vieux Carre (rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, bitters), the Brandy Milk Punch (cognac and vanilla extract), and the Bayou Bloody Mary (Tito’s vodka, tabasco sauce, spicy green beans, garnished with crawfish). Favorites like the Hurricane and Sazerac will also be available. Fans of Cajun cuisine can also order the New Orleans po-boy on a French baguette and chicken & andouille gumbo for a fully-themed night out. (1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.628.9100; washington.intercontinental.com)

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HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY: THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY

The Year of the Monkey begins in February–here’s where you can eat and drink to happiness and prosperity in the new year.

The Source – On February 11, The Source will ring in the Year of the Monkey with a festive prix-fixe menu and a spectacular lion dance. The three-course menu by executive chef Scott Drewno includes whole jumbo head-on prawn, smoked Chinese bacon, cumin-soy marinated Wagyu NY strip, monkey bread sticky cake, and five live-action food stations from guest chefs Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground and Danny Lee of Mandu. The entire evening is $85 per person with an optional $35 wine pairing. In addition, from February 8 to 19, the restaurant will offer a special Chinese New Year tasting menu. Highlights include Chinese New Year dumplings with cauliflower, pork, and lobster; scallion flower rolls with fermented black bean & mushroom chutney; and whole roasted chicken with satsuma-pepper sauce and crispy garlic. The menu is $110 per guest with an additional $45 wine pairing. (575 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.637.6100; wolfgangpuck.com)

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. – Usher in the Chinese New Year with special dining, afternoon tea, and hotel packages from Mandarin Oriental, kicking off with a Chinese Lion Dance in the hotel lobby on February 11. Empress Lounge will offer a special Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea Friday through Sunday in February, featuring a creative three-tiered display of sweet and savory treats paired with a selection of freshly brewed loose leaf teas. The menu features roasted duck wontons, curried shrimp salad on miso brioche, BBQ pork buns and more, plus Year of the Monkey cocktails such as The Monkey Gland  (gin, fresh orange juice, and Kübler Absinthe). Not only that, but throughout the month of February, Muze and Empress Lounge will serve an affordable traditional dim sum basket daily from 11:30A.M. to 4:00P.M., featuring delicacies such as foie gras pot stickers and siew mai with black truffle. (1330 Maryland Ave SW; 202.554.8588; mandarinoriental.com/washington)

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D.C.’S ROMANTIC SIDE: VALENTINE’S DAY 2016

Pucker up: From pink-hued treats to affordable date nights, D.C.’s feeling romantic. Find places to celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or even Anti-Valentine’s Day all weekend long, here, here, and here.

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FOOD & FRIPPERY FOR FRIGID DAYS

Michelle’s Sunday Supper Club – French restaurant Bastille brings the neighborhood together with the unveiling of Michelle’s Sunday Supper Club. Chefs Michelle and Christophe Poteaux will feature a special three-course menu for $29 per person on Sundays ($15 for children). The menu, served family style, features an appetizer, entrée and a slice of Chef Michelle’s homemade cake and ice cream. Reservations are available at reservations@bastillerestaurant.com or online at bastillerestaurant.com. (606 N Fayette St, Alexandria, VA; 703.519.3776; bastillerestaurant.com)

Burger, Tap & Shake – While some know BTS stands for Burger, Tap & Shake, others theorize that it really stands for Better Than Sex (by “others” we mean the folks over at BTS). At chef Jeff Tunks’ counter service spots, he tosses aside notions that desserts should be dressed up and that nostalgic treats are for kids. Grab two straws and try the pink-hued Tart Cherry Milkshake (house-made daily churned vanilla ice cream and juicy cherries). (2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.587.6258; burgertapshake.com)

Japanese Hot Pots Are a Go — Crane & Turtle has launched Chef Makoto’s passion project—a weekly ticketed dinner. Every Friday and Saturday night, the restaurant will host four groups on the patio for a classic Japanese hot pot experience. They’ll be cranking the heaters and have blankets to keep guests nice and cozy. Buy tickets for 6:00-8:00P.M. or  8:30-10:30P.M. here. (828 Upshur Street NW; 202-723-2543; craneandturtledc.com)

Brunch for Dinner – For those of you who can’t make it through the week without a few brunch pangs, Del Campo is offering favorites from their South American brunch menu for dinner, February 15-19. Try Victor’s Bobby Flay-beating steak and eggs, their addictive bacon, egg and cheese empanadas, or the Pantera, their signature squid ink Bloody Mary. (777 I St NW; 202.289.7377; delcampodc.com)

Barracks Roast — On Sunday nights only, reserve a custom-roasted suckling pig or goat for six to ten people at Garrison. For $65 per person, the roast is served family style with complementary sides to share, like mac and cheese, baked heirloom apples, sauerkraut, a seasonal fruit cobbler, and, occasionally, s’mores. For an additional $10 per person, bartender Jess Moyer will work with the group to create a custom punch or batched cocktail served by the pitcher. Call to reserve your pig or goat! (524 8 St SE; 202.506.2445; garrisondc.com)

Grilled Cheese and Renwick — Washington’s grilled cheese-centric restaurant and bar, GCDC, is now open for Sunday lunch from 11:00A.M. to 4:00P.M., adding a crowd-pleasing option to the (very) limited dining options within distance of the White House and the Renwick Gallery. Rotating sandwich specials like The White House Kitchen Sink (cheddar, gruyere, bacon, chorizo, poached egg, and pepper jelly) and seasonal cocktails like sangria and Bloody Marys sit alongside the staple gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. (1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW; 202.393.4232; grilledcheesedc.com)

Supper by Fireside – Every other week through February, Jack Rose Dining Saloon will host Supper by Fireside, a fireside meal spotlighting winter fare alongside cocktails, wine, beer, and whiskey. Each $125, five-course supper—including Drams Around the World and Goose Island Special Release Rarities—will be hosted by a leader of each beverage specialty along with Jack Rose’s Chef Jones, who has created individual menus featuring game meats like antelope, venison, and squab, along with other winter dishes. Email info@jackrosediningsaloon.com to reserve seats. (2007 18 St NW; 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com)

Morini Mondays – Morini Mondays are back! Nosh on signature pasta offerings on Mondays through March 28 for only $10 at Osteria Morini. The rotating menu of housemade pastas, including old and new dishes, offers up tagliatelle with antica ragu, cappelletti with truffled ricotta and prosciutto, and gramigna with pork sausage ragu alla carbonara. Not only that, but beverage director Kristi Green has introduced a new cocktail menu that has doubled in size to include the Rosemary Gibson, a smoked Boulevardier, and a gin & tonic prepared with housemade citrus tonic water, among others. (301 Water St SE; 202.484.0660; osteriamorini.com)

Brunch Bunch – PassionFish in Bethesda promises trendy brunch favorites and generous measures of alcohol in its new Saturday and Sunday brunch. Offering a skinny omelet, fried chicken & waffles, huevos rancheros, smoked Great Lakes whitefish hash, seafood crepe, and more, chefs Tunks and Clime get creative with eggs. Finish off with a Ruby Slipper (strawberry liqueur, Gosling ginger beer, strawberry purée, Prosecco) or a breakfast martini. (7187 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD; 301.358.6116; passionfishbethesda.com)

Pinstripes Bottomless Brunch — Available every Sunday for $28 per person, head over to Pinstripes for bottomless mimosas, made-to-order omelet and waffle stations, and fresh-carved prime rib. The endless options continue at Pinstripes’ Bloody Mary bar, where you can decorate your drink with a range of toppings from blue cheese-stuffed olives, meat and cheese skewers, veggies, and shrimp. Polish off your afternoon with a game of bowling or bocce on Pinstripes’ lanes and courts. (1064 Wisconsin Ave NW; 202.625.6500; pinstripes.com/georgetown)

Crêpe Heaven — Former White House pastry chefs Susan Limb and Patrick Musel now offer expertly made crêpes upstairs at Praline Bakery and Bistro. The $12-16, paper-thin pancakes—with 15 varieties ranging from smoked salmon with caramelized onions to chocolate ganache and whipped cream—make a great light meal along with a salad, or a delicious snack or dessert. (The Shops at Sumner Place, 4611 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD; 301.229.8180; pralinebistro.com)

Lively Cider Dinner — SER Restaurant in Ballston is offering a four-course Txotx Ritual cider dinner for groups of up to six people. Available on Wednesdays at 7:00P.M., the dinner includes a traditional Basque family-style cider meal prepared by executive chef and co-owner Josu Zubikarai with a front row view of the kitchen. Guests will watch the chef prepare their meal and members of SER’s team crack open a cider bottle featuring Urbitarte Cider al Txotx. SER’s Txotx Ritual Dinners are priced at $80 per person and feature an all-inclusive, four-course tasting menu and LOTS of cider. Reservations are required. (1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA; 703.746.9822; click here)

Cocina Tortas Pops-Up – James Beard Award semi-finalist chef Quinten Frye brings his take on classic Mexican tortas, small bites, and desserts to Songbyrd Café. The menu includes small bites ($4-$8) like roasted chiles, red onion lime, and grapefruit; papas fritas with tajin queso fresco, toasted garlic, and homemade hoanero ketchup; and Mexican street style corn with lime mayo, chili powder, cilantro, Cotija cheese, and avocado with creamy cabbage slaw. Tortas ($12) include grilled citrus marinated chicken with avocado, tomatillo, and cilantro slaw; red-chile pork with dried chiles, tecate simmered pork shoulder, cucumber escabeche, and  queso fresco;  ‘tree hugger’-rajas, squash, mushrooms, cilantro pesto, and  goat cheese; crispy chicken with apple pico de gallo, charred orange mayo, and red cabbage; headcheese carnitas with poblano-orange salsa, pickled jalapenos, and cotija; and more. (2477 18 St NW; 202.450.2917; songbyrddc.com)

Taylor Gourmet Winter Menu – For the first time ever, Taylor Gourmet offers a 3-foot hoagie, the 3rd and Long, courtesy of its new winter menu. Other new additions include the Truffle Cheesesteak (beef ribeye, zippy Dijon, grilled onions and mushrooms, brie, arugula, parmesan, white truffle oil). Finally, Taylor Gourmet pays tribute to the late great Father John Tavlarides, a revered priest at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral for 59 years (1956-2015), by dedicating a special hoagie in his name—The Father Tavlarides (herb roasted turkey, lemon tahini spread, cucumber, Greek feta, cherry tomato, roasted red pepper, red onions, pepperoncini, romaine). A portion of proceeds from the sale of the hoagie will go back to Saint Sophia to help with roof repairs. (taylorgourmet.com)

Veloce Happenings – Menus AND pricing have changed at Ruth Gresser’s fast casual pizza restaurant. Personal pizzas are now sized at 10 inches from both the curated and custom menus; pricing is now as low as $6 per pie. Curated pies include The Odyssey ($9, Veloce marinara sauce, mozzarella, feta, cherry tomatoes, sweet red peppers, olives, zucchini, garlic, oregano), The Decoy ($7, organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, hot cherry peppers, parsley, roasted garlic), and The Urban ($9, organic tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, roasted mushrooms, red onions, and arugula).  (1828 L St NW; 202.290.1910; eatatveloce.com)

Tintos y Guitarras — U Street wine destination Vinoteca has announced the experiential, immersive “Tintos y Guitarras,” translating to “dinner and a show,” featuring live flamenco dancing and music paired with Spanish wines, sherries, and snacks. Biweekly on Sunday evenings, the authentic sounds and talents of flamenco guitarist Richard Marlow, singer José Oretea, and dancer Sara Jerez will fill the dining room as guests enjoy Spanish-inspired culinary treats and tastes. Reserve a table for $5/person. (1940 11 St NW; 202.332.9463; vinotecadc.com)

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IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER: UPLIFTING BREWS AND BOOZE

Blue Duck Uncorked — Every Tuesday evening, Blue Duck Tavern will pour a specially selected rare magnum not found on the restaurant’s featured wine list. A rare opportunity to taste these vintages by glass, with each pour priced at $30, the Magnums are available now through March 29. Pours include Chapoutier, “La Sizeranne,” Hermitage, Rhone Valley, FR 1990; Cafaro Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA 1998; Judd’s Hill Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA 1998; Whitehall Lane Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Leonardini Vineyard,” CA 1998; and Karl Lawrence Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA 1997; Turnbull Wine Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA 1997. (1201 24th St NW; 202.419.6755; blueducktavern.com)

Lover’s Delight, Cocktails at Night — Mixtress Gina Chersevani is at it again with Buffalo & Bergen drink specials on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings of Valentine’s Day weekend. The $40 menu with limited seating includes Someday (champagne, persimmon asian shrub, gin), A Soulful Kiss (overproof whiskey, house-made amaro, bittered salt), What Came First (mezcal, candied grapefruit, and pink love), and Lover’s Delight (cognac, smoked lemon, burnt Tahitian demerara). Call or email to secure your reservation. (1309 5 St NE; 202.543.2549; hello@buffalobergendc.com)

Sunday Funday — Hank’s Dupont is keeping things hot this winter with Sunday Funday in the Up Bar! Every Sunday starting at 4:00P.M., you can try one of bartender Melani’s curious combinations like the Flaming Molotov. Each month will feature a rotating selection of unique cocktails available only in the Up Bar. (1624 Q St NW; 202.462.4265; hanksoysterbar.com)

Reboot and Warm Up – Now is the perfect time to reboot and warm up with JRINK Foggy Bottom’s new superfood lattes. Each latte includes JRINK’s popular dairy-free almond milk, served hot, for a boost in protein and essential fatty acids. The three JRINKs making their steaming debut are: Golden Spice Latte ($5.50, almonds, turmeric, ginger, vanilla bean, dates, cinnamon, honey), Coocoo for Cacao ($5.95, almonds, Chaga mushroom, raw cark cacao, cayenne pepper, sea salt, vanilla bean, dates, cinnamon, honey), and Foggy Bottom ($5.00, almonds, Earl Grey tea, dried lavender, vanilla bean, dates, cinnamon, honey). (1323 Connecticut Ave NW; 202.280.0302; jrinkjuicery.com)

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CELEBRATING FOOD: SALUTE TO WOMEN IN GASTRONOMY

Cooking, Careers, Communications — On Saturday, March 5 at the Universities at Shady Grove, the DC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International will present its tenth Salute to Women in Gastronomy. A $130 fee covers an extraordinary, fun, and educational day-long symposium offering 16 sessions, over 50 speakers, hands-on cooking classes, and a culinary Expo with products, samples, cookbooks, as well as breakfast, lunch, and finale of teas and teacakes. Ellie Krieger will serve as keynote speaker with the theme “Finding the ‘Sweet Spot’ Where Delicious and Healthy Meet: Small Changes to Get You There in Cooking and in Life.” Other culinary luminaries will lead seminars, including food writer David Hagedorn, Osteria Morini pastry chef Alex Levin, and Restaurant Eve chef/owner Cathal Armstrong, to name a few. (9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD; 202.973.2168; lesdamesdc.org)

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EVENTS YOU JUST CAN’T MISS

Episode VII: The Smoke Awakens – The seventh annual DC Meat Week serves up BBQ through February 6. Newcomers to this year’s lineup include the recently-opened Texas Jack’s in Arlington, Andrew Evans’ popular BBQ Joint at Union Market, and Georgetown fixture Old Glory whose new pitmaster is putting her spin on old favorites. Fan favorite DCity Smokehouse remains, via their pop-up at Wicked Bloom. Join BBQ lovers for a kick-off at Urban Bar-B-Q in Rockville, all-you-can-eat ‘cue at Hill Country, a relay eating contest at Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray, and a whole hog feast at Fat Pete’s in Cleveland Park on the Saturday night before the Big Game. Events do not require tickets or reservations; may the meat be with you. (meatweek.com/cities/washingtondc //  facebook.com/DCMeatWeek)

New Belgium Brewing’s Lost in the Woods Sour Soiree — On February 6, New Belgium Brewing will host a soiree that’s sure to end on a sour note, which in this case is a good thing. Lost in the Woods, the brewery’s annual sour beer vintage release party, celebrates New Belgium’s passion for sour beers and highlights the brewery’s expanded wood cellar. The party will feature New Belgium’s 2016 La Folie, the award-winning sour brown that launched New Belgium’s wood beer program in 1997, as well as the 2016 Transatlantique Kriek, a wood-aged sour cherry ale brewed in collaboration with Belgium’s Oud Beersel brewery. Tickets include a build-your-your-own sour beer flight (four 5 oz. pours of your choice), paired appetizers from Union Kitchen, live music from Jonny Grave, and a custom commemorative letterpress poster print from Typecase Industries. Tickets cost $30; visit bit.ly/LITW2016PR to RSVP. (1240 9th St. NW; NewBelgium.com)

Old Town Boutique District Winter Warehouse Sale —  Mark your calendars, shopaholics–the longest running annual designer warehouse sale is set for February 6 from 9:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. at Westin Alexandria. The once-a-year shopping extravaganza features high-end merch at 80% off retail prices. Merchants include Betsy Fisher, Blue Elephant, Duchess M, Lululemon, Periwinkle, Pink Palm, The Shoe Hive, and more. Visit AlexandriaWarehouseSale.com or facebook.com/ALXWarehouse for details. (400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA)

Thirteenth Annual Blue Jeans Ball – On March 13, 2016, Chefs Ruth Gresser, Sherry Yard and Jeff Buben will lead tastings by 40 of the area’s hottest restaurants for denim-clad guests to raise funds for the Washington metro area’s largest hunger relief organization. Capital Area Food Bank helps 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. Enjoy tastings, cocktails, live music from DJ John Jazz and Miss H.E.R., and live and silent auctions. Tickets range from $200-$500. (Marriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; capitalareafoodbank.org/blue-jeans-ball/)

DC Brau: “Epic” Anniversary Music and Beer Festival – On April 16, DC Brau Brewing Company turns five and throws its “biggest and best” birthday party yet. Guests will enjoy five bands and five limited collaboration beers created with breweries across the country, with performances from punk rock and metal bands like The Sword, Loud Boyz, and Serpent Throne. Collaboration beers include The Wise and the Lovely Imperial Stout with Cigar City Brewing, Pink Pallet Jack Belgian-style Saison with Perennial Artisan Ales, and Zehn von Zehn German-style Dunkel with Port City Brewing. Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Red Apron, DC Slices, and Dangerously Delicious Pies food trucks will join the party. Tickets are $45 in advance and $60 at the door. (3178-B Bladensburg Rd NE; click here)

First Annual Olney Farmers & Artists No Frills Market – Until May 1, 2016, the Olney Farmer’s Market is a year-round, no-frills market! With market favorites like Cat’s Paw Organics, M & M Plants, Chocolate and Tomatoes, Falcon Ridge, Carl’s Sausage (Stone Feather Farm), as well as Magnet Earth Gourmet, Holy Crepes, Tova’s Falafel, Early Dawn Catering (Jamaican specialties), El Tenedor de Nacho, Fat Frankie’s Pizza, Cupcakes Lounge, Zeke’s Coffee, and Dalat Deli Vietnamese Cuisine, the market is open from 9:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. without demonstrations or music. Just fresh produce, meat, eggs, milk, and crafts! (Prince Phillip Drive & Rte 108, Olney, MD; olneyfarmersmarket.org)

Thirty-Sixth Annual Vintage Virginia Wine Festival – Summer tradition Vintage Virginia will be bigger and better than ever on June 4 and 5 at Bull Run Regional Park. More than just a wine tasting, the festival brings together award winning celebrity chefs, artisanal craftsmen, culinary pioneers, fantastic music, and wine from the top Virginia wine producers. Tickets are on sale now with special discounted pricing through January 22. Tickets include a VIP admission one day pass for Saturday ($69) or Sunday ($59) and a general admission one day pass for $30 in advance and $40 onsite. Designated driver tickets are also available in advance.  (7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA; 800.830.3976; vintagevirginia.com)

2016 34 Annual RAMMY Awards Tickets Now On Sale – Tickets for the #1 food and restaurant event in D.C. are now available. Sponsored by Events D.C., the awards gala and dinner celebrating the industry’s best and brightest will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on June 12. Click over to the site to purchase tickets. (801 Mt Vernon Pl NW; therammys.squarespace.com/tickets // ramw.org)

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CHEF & MANAGEMENT UPDATES

Kyle Bailey – Formerly of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Kyle Bailey is the new corporate chef of Long Shot Hospitality, including Sixth Engine, Town Hall, and The Dubliner. The position was created specifically for Bailey, who will first concentrate his efforts on Sixth Engine, the company’s American restaurant housed in D.C.’s oldest firehouse. In addition to developing a whole animal butchery program for the company, Bailey plans to establish a line of handmade pastas and breads for all Long Shot Hospitality locations. (438 Massachusetts Ave NW; 202.506.2455; sixthengine.com)

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