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.
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 - 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.
Sat, Feb 04
Deemed in the region as the “Super Bowl of Shopping Event” (always occurring the Saturday of Super Bowl weekend), the 12th Annual Alexandria Warehouse Sale is arriving again. The fun yet casual event will include a variety of new boutiques and retailers not only located in Alexandria, but throughout the Metro region. Over the past several years, the sale has averaged approximately 1,000 shoppers throughout the day. Deal seekers will find the very best from Alexandria’s and the regions finest retailers and indie brands with various brands of clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings and more up to 80 percent off retail prices. Experienced sale shoppers line up early in the morning hours to get first grabs at top label merchandise, and throughout the day the sale has a steady pace of shoppers. Folks that decide to wait until the last few hours of the sale can score even more markdown deals with merchants looking to move seasonal merchandise. Entry is free. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Va. For more information, as well as a chance to win early entry, please click here.
Sat, Feb 04
Burns Night is a tradition dating back a hundred years or more celebrating Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. If you’ve been to one, you’ll know what a rousing good time it is, and if you’ve not been before, you’re in for a real treat. Dinner will be a formal Scottish affair, with roasted lamb, neeps and tatties (potatoes and squash), and of course, the traditional haggis! Oh, and lest we forget, there will be whisky and poetry flowing, provided by Scott Harris and Catoctin Creek Distillery. (Bring a poem to share.) Kilted attire suggested, but not required. $100 per person. 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA. Please call 703.777.3174 for reservations or click here.
Sat, Feb 04
Join At Ivy City Smokehouse to see “the R&B Rocka” Dana Parker and the Encore Band perform live. Encore Band is comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the DC area, and they aim to give R&B lovers a night to remember. Free concert. 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 1356 Okie Street NE. For more information, please click here.
Sat, Feb 04
It doesn’t matter which team people are cheering for at the Superbowl, everyone will be cheering for this cake. You pick the teams, we supply the rest. Participants will learn to cover a quarter sheet cake in buttercream and a football shaped cake in fondant. This class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate level decorators. All supplies and equipment for this class are included in the price. All you need to do is show up ready to learn. $50 per person. 2:00 pm. 11244 Triangle Lane, Silver Spring, MD. For more information and reservations, please click here.
Sat, Feb 04
Join Vint Hill Craft Winery for a home winemaking class. The class is started with a selected varietal of juice, then guests are taken through the steps of fermentation, rack and return, tannin additions and finally bottling. Guests are given 2 cases of wine to take home at the end of the class. 1:00pm to 3:00pm. $399 per person. 7150 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill Farms, VA. For more information, please call 540.351.0000.
Sat, Feb 04
Due South is offering smoked chicken wing platters for pick-up on Super Bowl Sunday. 25-Wing Platter for $30, 50-Wing Platter for $60. Trays include vegetable crudités and Alabama White Sauce. Orders must be places by Saturday, February 4 for a guaranteed pick-up time on game day. 301 Water Street, SE. For more information, please click here. To order, call 202.479.4616.
Sat, Feb 04 - Sun, Feb 05
Texas Jack’s Barbecue will celebrate Super Bowl 51 with a special to-go menu. Barbecue fans won’t want to miss Executive Chef Matt Lang’s menu, which offers American classics with influences from Mexican and German food cultures. Takeout packages include the Smoked Wings package, the Some Pig with Your Pigskin package, the Texas Jack’s Famous Brisket package and the Game Day package. Click here to see the specials. Pigskin fans are also invited to watch the big game in the restaurant’s expansive 92-seat bar and lounge (with standing room for another 40 guests) which offers six 60-inch flat-screen TVs along with 1,000-watt per speaker sound system pumping sound throughout the restaurant. While at the bar, guests can enjoy $15 all-you-can-eat Smoked Wings, served with house-made ranch dressing, $5 bartender’s choice craft beers, $5 handcrafted cocktails. To-go orders must be placed by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th. Super Bowl specials will be available for pick-up on Sunday, February 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kick off is at 6:30 p.m. 2761 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA. To place an order, please call 703.338.4038 and specify the date and time of pick-up. For limited reservations for parties of six or more and additional information, please click here or call 703.875.0477.
Sat, Feb 04
Visit Oatlands for The Edwin Washington Project Winter Talk. This special presentation, led by Larry Roeder, will feature an informative talk on The Edwin Washington Project; a program that aims to document the “colored schools” of Loudoun County that existed between the end of the Civil War and school integration in the 1960s. This event is free and open to the public and will begin at 2:00 p.m. 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA. For more information call 703.777.3174 or click here.