Mon, Feb 27 - Sun, Mar 12
This two week-long festival begins with Oyamel’s annual Tequila Mezcal Festival’s Kickoff Party on Monday, which will feature more than a dozen unique tequila and mezcal tasting stations, passed bites and specialty cocktails, live music, and more. The festival will feature a series of complimentary tastings in the bar as well as ticketed dinners hosted by tequila and mezcal purveyors Fortaleza Tequila/El Silencio Mezcal, and 123 Organic Tequila. The kick-off party will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Complimentary tastings will be held on March 6 and 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Tequila Mezcal Dinners will be held on March 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. There will be special dishes available throughout the festival, as well. 401 7 Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Tue, Feb 28 - Sun, Mar 05
District Doughnut will be crafting King Cake doughnuts just in time for Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday. Their King Cake doughnuts feature a vanilla bean glaze with Mardi Gras colored sprinkles. They are preparing them by preorder only. Large King Cake doughnuts will be $20 and feeds six, while the small King Cake doughnut costs $3. To place your order please click here.
Wed, Mar 01
Join Via Umbria for their Cheese Party and learn all about this sweet, nutty, modern Swiss classic. Glenn Hills from Columbia Cheese will be joining to teach all about this fabulous cheese, and as always, there will be beverage and accompaniment pairings galore. $25 per person. 7:30 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Ave NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Mar 01 - Sat, Apr 15
Drink Company returns this Spring with the Cherry Blossom PUB (Pop-up Bar), where James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency will take on Japan with a cherry blossom-inspired transformation. The two bars will roll out new decor and exclusive menus, inspired by Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful season. Draped in pink, Southern Efficiency will feature an origami crane chandelier and an impressive collection of maneki-neko, Japan’s world-famous lucky “waving cats” against a beautiful backdrop of cherry blossom art by iconic D.C. artist Maggie O’Neill. At Mockingbird Hill, nostalgia will reign supreme with an ode to the beloved Super Mario Bros., featuring an entire room dedicated to the Mushroom Kingdom and a special corner reserved for super villain King Koopa. Mockingbird Hill and Souther Efficiency will be open March 1 through April 15, 5:00 pm to 12:30 am Sunday through Thursday and 5:00 pm to 1:30 am Friday and Saturday. Mockingbird Hill is located at 1843 7th Street NW. Southern Efficiency is located at 1841 7th Street NW. For more information please call 202.316.9396.
Wed, Mar 01 - Tue, Mar 14
James Beard award winning chef Michael Schlow is teaming up with Taylor Gourmet to create a limited edition hoagie, The Alta Strada. The sandwich, named for Schlow’s Italian restaurant, features house-roasted turkey and imported ham topped with herbed fresh mozzarella, charred tomato, marinated long hot peppers, shredded lettuce, shaved red onion, extra virgin olive oil and Michael’s Ultimate Vinaigrette. The hoagie will be priced at $7.99 for a regular and $11.99 for a large and all proceeds from the Alta Strada will go to Chance for Life. The Alta Strada hoagie will be available March 1-14 at all Taylor Gourmet locations (excluding National Airport). For more information or to find locations click here.
Wed, Mar 01
Daniele Cernilli, highly acclaimed international wine critic on Italian wine, aka DoctorWine, and Marco Oreggia, most respected extra virgin olive oil journalist, are pleased to invite you to the walk around tasting for the U.S. launch of: The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017. Come enjoy an evening with more than 50 wine and olive oil producers from throughout Italy who have earned the highest scores in the 2017 guides. Each ticket includes a copy of the 2017 Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine. The guide focus on producers’ reputation and the value, price/quality ratio and typicality of their products. The style is an easy, approachable working guide. Tickets range from $35 to $50. 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more information or to buy your ticket click here.