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.
Sat, Mar 04
Adam Howard is the Corporate Chef for Mike Isabella Concepts (MIC), where he oversees recipe development and numerous other duties for Mike Isabella’s many restaurant including Graffiato, Kapnos, Pepita and Yona. Come out and learn from the best and prepare menu items such as: pickled deviled eggs, sensational macaroni and cheese, BBQ spare ribs, and more. The class costs $85 and space is limited to 16 participants. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. For more information please call 202.549.4172 or click here.
Sat, Mar 04
Join at Ivy City Smokehouse for a tribute to Johnny Cash performed by James Tamelcoff and his amazing band. James captures Cash’s trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three. James has been performing Johnny Cash’s music in his shows since the age of 7 with his band Cashless Society. In addition to Cashless Society, James has performed with several bands over the past 10 years. Now at the age of 17, James performs hundreds of shows a year all over the east including in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Memphis, Tennessee Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and all over the state of Virginia. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 1356 Okie St NE. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Sat, Mar 04 - Sun, Mar 05
The popular Early Mountain Vineyards Oyster Festival will return this spring for a two-day event with live music, Virginia wine, the seafood from the esteemed Rappahannock Oyster Company who will provide their famous oysters on the half shell. Early Mountian’s Executive Chef Ryan Collins will provide a seasonal menu featuring fried chicken and two types of warm chowder. Live music will be provided by The Currys on Saturday and Blake Esse on Sunday. Admission includes entry to the festival, a glass of Early Mountain wine and a stemless wine glass as a take-home gift. Tickets are required of all visitors that day. All ages are welcome for a family-friendly fun day. Tickets range from $15 to $20. 12:00 to 4:00 pm. 6109 Wolftown Hood Road, Madison, Virginia 22727. For more information please call 540.948.9005 or to purchase tickets click here.
Sat, Mar 04
Come out and enjoy baked goods made from scratch unique to Crete made with both Greek and local ingredients, plus other refreshments. Treat yourself to an exclusive Cretan thyme honey tasting by Saviolakis Honey and enjoy a demo on how to make scratch made phyllo dough. You will also have the opportunity to enter to win one of several raffle prizes. The event is free and will begin at 7:00 p.m. 10560 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington Md. For more information please call 301.648.1403 or click here.