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 - 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.
Thu, Mar 02
Presented by Whisky Advocate magazine, WhiskyFest returns to Washington, D.C for the second year in the row at the Marriott Marquis. The evening offers the opportunity to sample over 300 whiskies from around the world, including a variety of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Taiwanese and Canadian style whiskies. Brands being poured at WhiskyFest DC can be found on the Whisky List. In addition to tasting, you will hear from a wide array of industry experts during educational seminars conducted throughout the event. You will have to opportunity to meet and socialize with whiskey distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts. WhiskyFest is now in its 20th year with sister events in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. All tickets include a commemorative crystal nosing glass, access to all grand tastings, an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet, entrance to all seminars (on a first come first served basis), a WhiskyFest gift bag, event program, and pen. General Admission Tickets are $275. VIP Admission Tickets are $345. Grand tasting 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. VIP Entrance 5:30 p.m. Seminars by Master Distillers and Blenders — 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Mar 02
Nobody loves craft beer as much as Rebellion. They especially love all of the Local Craft Beer available in this area. They love it so much, they have an extremely hard time deciding who has the best. So they have decided to let YOU, their friends, decide for them! Welcome to the Innaugural [drink local.] Throwdown…. Rebellion has rounded up eight of the finest Breweries in the DC area, all of them Award Winning, signed up for a clash of the titans that spans all the way until April. At stake is the highly coveted and highly cheesy [drink local.] Throwdown Championship Belt! Who needs March Madness? 3:30 to 10:00 pm. 1836 18th Street NW. For more information please click here.
Thu, Mar 02
Come celebrate the one year anniversary since Archipelago opened their doors. Archipelago will be roasting a pig and serving up all of their pina coladas, as well as ensuring everyone is having a blast. 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 1201 U Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Mar 02
Ivy City Smokehouse invites you to celebrate the launch of Global Millennials for Progress, a newly formed social action nonprofit aimed at mobilizing millennials (those born between 1980 – 2000) around the world to build sustainable solutions to global issues related to education, environment, health, human rights, and poverty. 100% of proceeds go toward the partnership commitments in creating real change around the world. This promises to be an event you don’t want to miss, and millennials and non-millennials are welcome. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and open bar all night, including special guests, city officials, organizational partners, and a show-stopping performance by Rotimi form the hit Starz show POWER. And just when you think things can’t get any better, they will be raffling off thousands of dollars in prizes from their generous sponsors and supporters, as well as each attendee will enter a raffle to win a 4 night/5 day luxury stay at a SFX Mexican Resort. $35 per person. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1356 Okie Street NE. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Mar 02
Spice up your usual Thursday night routine and grab a seat at the communal table in the Laboratorio Kitchen at Via Umbria. Allow their chefs to dazzle you with a four course meal prepared right before your eyes. Feel free to ask questions as each course is served. This week’s menu is inspired by the cuisine in Umbria, starting with Torta al Testo and a selection of Cured Meats and Potato & Jerusalem Artichoke Timbale with Parsley Pesto, followed by Lasagne Scomposta with Kale and Umbrian Sausage, with Pollo alla Diavola as the main and finished off with a Chocolate Mousse our Italian Dinner Party will transport you right into the Heart of Italy. $75 per person. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Mar 02
Join At Ivy City Smokehouse for Rico Amero Thursdays for free concerts. Rico Amero Sr. has been part of the Washington, D.C. music scene for over 20 years. He has performed in the U.S. and internationally as a solo artist and band leader. His loves are jazz, the blues, R&B, C&W, Rock and roll. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1356 Okie St NE. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Mar 02
Come and enjoy Soom Food’s first formal dinner featuring dishes from Chef de Cuisine Brandon Shapiro utilizing the amazing all natural products of Soom Tahini in each Mediterranean inspired dish. Dishes include falafel crusted ahi tuna, roulade of braised lamb, and french toast of chocolate tahini babka. Tickets costs $80 with an optional beverage pairing. 6:30 pm. 10223 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814. To make a reservation or for more information please call 301.571.1700.