Mon, Jan 23 - Tue, Feb 14
Surprise that special someone with an incredible holiday gift…a wine lover’s getaway and a taste of the good life at Goodstone. The Winter Getaway Package includes: overnight accommodations for two nights in a select deluxe guest room; a sparkling bottle of wine upon arrival; $50 credit at the Restaurant at Goodstone towards two prix-fixe dinners; a farmstead breakfast for two each morning in the restaurant; and a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Prices start at $399. Valid through March 31st. 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA. For reservations and more info, please call 540.687.3333.
Sat, Jan 28 - Fri, Feb 03
Nate Anda and Scott Drewno are collaborating on a Chinese New Year burger: a Szechuan duck burger with sesame pickles and hot mustard. It will be available at The Partisan only, and only for one week, for $10. 709 D Street NW. For more information, please call 202.524.5322.
Mon, Jan 30 - Sun, Feb 05
After enjoying the Mariinksy Ballet performance of The Little Humpbacked Horse at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, indulge yourself in the Russian style with caviar, champagne, and vodka at The Next Whisky Bar. 2650 Virginia Avenue NW. For more information, please call 844.617.1972.
Mon, Jan 30 - Sun, Feb 05
Winter Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), makes its return to the greater Washington region. Now in its 17th year, Restaurant Week brings guests flocking to the area’s vibrant restaurants and bars to enjoy good company and delicious plates. Participating restaurants offer multi-course $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch menus, exclusively available during Restaurant Week. This year’s Restaurant Week will also feature a new Restaurant Week Diner Rewards program. Anyone who books reservations through www.rwdmv.com and opts in to receive exclusive deals on meals, will be automatically entered to win delicious prizes from Restaurant Week sponsors including Events DC, the American Lamb Board, and OpenTable. To view the full list of participating restaurants and for more information, please click here.
Wed, Feb 01 - Tue, Feb 28
With Mardi Gras Season in full swing, native New Orleanian, celebrity chef David Guas is celebrating with a new venture. A Pop-Up Mardi Gras Headquarters at Union Market. Starting February 1 through Fat Tuesday, February 28 his limited shop will serve whole and by-the-slice “BB” King Cakes. In keeping with the New Orleans tradition, Gaus will be putting his signature sweet spin on a classic praline, with the introduction of his very own Graslines, a buttery sugar cookie topped with purple, green and gold sprinkles and a freshly baked praline. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information please click here.
Wed, Feb 01 - Wed, Feb 15
In celebration of all things romance (and a nod to the cheesiness that often accompanies the holiday), the Valentine’s Day decor at Irongate will be completely over-the-top with red lanterns, heart lights projected on the ceiling, red & gold hearts hanging from wisteria on the patio, plus a plethora of candles, string lights and banners. You can expect 90s R&B, George Michael, Prince and more rotating on the playlist. Spirits manager Nick Farrell has created a cocktail menu for the occasion that includes drinks like “A Black Manhattan Where My Heart Once Was”, “Amari Are Forever, Mi Amor”, and “I Wish I Knew How To Quit You, Negroni”. Chef Tony Chittum is offering on a special lounge menu and three on-theme desserts for the occasion, which will be offered nightly in addition to the restaurant offerings. 1734 N Street NW. For more information and to make reservations, please call 202.524.5202.
Thu, Feb 02 - Sat, Feb 04
Nearly 50 of the region’s most fashionable boutiques, clothing shops, and designers have been selected to participate in the 2017 annual Crystal Couture Show and Sale. The region’s largest pop-up shop and fashion show returns to Crystal City for its ninth year. Free and open to the public; Special VIP Ticket available for $20 (not required) for Saturday’s shopping hours between 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Event begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm on February 2nd and 3rd, and begins at 2:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm on the 4th. 2200 Crystal Drive, 6th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202. VIP tickets can be purchased here. More information about Crystal City can be found here.
Thu, Feb 02 - Sun, Feb 05
In honor of the Super Bowl, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is offering a special doughnut and wing package with 6 football shaped Boston Cream doughnuts and 24 honey Sriracha or Korean BBQ wings. The doughnut and chicken package is available for $48. In addition, Astro will offer a half dozen box of the football shaped Boston Cream doughnuts for $15. Individual football doughnuts are available for $3.10 each. The chicken and doughnuts will be available at both stores on game day and are also available for pre-order. 1308 G Street NW, 202.809.5565; 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va, 703.356.0800.
Thu, Feb 02 - Tue, Feb 14
Northeast D.C.’s vibrant retail and culinary district, Union Market, is hosting a special pop-up shop to help you pick the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Deck your darling out with a unique, handmade piece from Mallory Shelter Jewelry, starting Thursday, February 2 through Tuesday, February 14. You can also show your thoughtful side with a print by Framebridge, the Washington-based custom framing brand offering a curated selection of framed prints by local artists and designers open through the spring. Plus, West Elm’s Lab1270 space will be hosting pop-ups and workshops throughout the weekend. Local rum distillery Cotton & Reed has teamed up with PBR to host a “Punch Crunk Love” party, featuring themed punches made by guest bartenders from some of D.C.’s top bars. 1309 5th Street NE. For more information and to RSVP click here.
Fri, Feb 03
Starting in January, Scott Harris, founder and distiller at Catoctin Creek, will appear in the tasting room every Friday for this six-week series. Scott will personally guide you through the history and construction of several cocktail styles, including the old classics, and modern takes on the cocktail! There will be samples for sharing, and you are encouraged to buy bottles to take home with you and practice. $25 per person. 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. 120 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA. For more information and tickets, please click here.
Fri, Feb 03
Charlie Palmer Steak and Executive Chef Michael Ellis announce the launch of the new Chef’s Tasting menu, offered exclusively on Friday evenings starting January 2017. Each Chef’s Tasting menu will showcase a hyper-seasonal or luxury ingredient, often at its prime for a limited window each year, supported by local produce from DC’s regional farms in a menu of five or more courses focused on a specific theme each week. Upcoming themes include Black Winter Truffles, Wagyu Beef, and Calvisius Caviar, with future themes highlighting Pigs & Pinot, Chesapeake’s fabled Blue Crabs, and Eastern Shore Duck. The menus will be priced at $85, with supplements for higher caliber ingredients. Optional beverage pairings for each course will be offered for $40. 5:30 until 10:00 pm. 101 Constitution Ave NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Feb 03
This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine. You will learn about: Main styles of wine; the most important wine grapes; key wine producing countries and regions; how grapes are grown and wine is produced; how to taste wine like a pro; what to look for and why; matching food and wine; serving, storing, and buying wine; the best way to buy wine in retail stores and restaurants. This course is taught in a classroom setting and is two hours long. You will taste 8 wines. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $75.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.
Fri, Feb 03
Revival is The Premiere Variety Show in the DMV that highlights local talents and national acts. This event takes place every first Friday at Ivy City Smokehouse in Ivy City beside club (Love). Join for comedy, visual art, poetry, live music, and fashion. You can also enjoy a nice drink or two and dinner. Revival also offers special packages for birthdays, Corporate Outings, and large parties. For February, Ivy City Smokehouse has teamed up with the Greater Washington Urban League’s Thursday Network to do a Black History Month Book Drive collecting African American literature for a DC Middle School Library. This means that General Admission tickets for Revival are free for those who bring a book. Click here to see the Book Wish List. Use the Discount Code: SoTheyCanRead to receive a 100% discount on General Admission Tickets online and bring your book to the door to be collected. (General admission entails standing room only. Seating is reserved for VIP and table purchases.) Tickets start at $10 for General Admission. 8:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m. 1356 Okie Street NE. For questions about the event or special deals call 646.807.9326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Feb 03 - Sat, Feb 04
Join special guest Daniele Sassi from Italy’s Tabarrini Vineyard for a four-course dinner at Via Umbria created to complement the Umbrian wines. The vineyard, located near the Menard’s home in Umbria, helped to bring back a DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wine from extinction. The dinner will take place in Via Umbria’s Laboratorio demonstration kitchen where guests will sit around a communal table and have the opportunity to interact with Sassi and the chef throughout the night. The menu will feature items like Roveja Bean Passata on Bread, Lasagna Pasta Sheets with White Porchetta Ragu, Slow Braised Beef in Sagrantino Wine, and Crescionda. Pricing does not include 10% DC meal tax or optional gratuity. $75 per person. 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Feb 03 - Sun, Feb 05
Empress Lounge will offer a special Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea Fridays through Sundays from January 27 to February 26. The tea service features a creative three-tiered display of sweet and savory treats paired with a selection of freshly brewed loose leaf teas. The menu highlights include Roasted Duck Wontons, Curried Shrimp Salad on Miso Brioche, Yuzu Tea Cake and more. Guests can also enjoy special Year of the Fire Rooster cocktails such as The Pink Rooster made with vodka, grapefruit juice, lychee juice and a dash of grenadine, garnished with lychee, as well as the Fifteenth Day, a Gin, ginger and lemongrass-Thai basil syrup and orange juice cocktail. 1330 Maryland Avenue SW. For more information call 202.554.8588 or click here.