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 - 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.
Sun, Mar 05
Before Purim, take a tour of Republic Restoratives, DC’s newest women-owned distillery located in Ivy City. Feast on hamentaschen by local entrepreneur Yael Krigman, of Baked by Yael, as Rabbi Suzy leads a discussion on the story of Purim as a metaphor for women’s empowerment in traditionally male dominated fields. Tickets bought in advance will cost $15 and on the day of the event will be $18. The event will begin at 5:00 pm. 1369 New York Avenue, NE. For more information or to register click here.
Sun, Mar 05 - Mon, Mar 06
Join a community of Jewish women interested in learning more about meditation and mindful eating. This two-day retreat is designed for women who are new to meditation, as well as those with more experience. This retreat features Andrea Lieberstein, registered dietician and mindful eating expert. Over the past 25 years, Andrea has helped people transform their lives through meditation and mindful eating. She has led retreats and trainings at renowned retreat centers such as Kripalu Center and Omega Institute. Your registration fee includes: Lodging in double or dorm-style group room, five meals and four snacks, guided mindful eating sessions and meditation sittings with a world-renowned instructor right in your own backyard. Dietary laws observed. Space is limited, and registration is required. Double Room: $375, Group Room: $350. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the following day. 5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, Md. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Mar 05
Edlavitch DCJCC’s every-other-month Klezmer brunch pairs fantastic music with a delicious kosher buffet. Seth Kibel and his bands have been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade and will be playing while you enjoy your meal. You do not need to order brunch to attend. Brunch ticket sales close the Wednesday before the event and cost $33.75 . After this cutoff date, you will still be able to purchase Concert-Only Tickets for $16.88. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 1529 16th Street NW. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
Sun, Mar 05
With its fashionable address, elegant décor, live piano jazz and delicious fare, 701 Restaurant is the perfect place to indulge for a night out on the town, especially on Sunday. 701 will welcome guests and neighbors alike for a special evening with the new “Love Thy Neighbor” offering available exclusively from 5:00 to 9:30 pm. 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. For more information please call 202.393.0701 or click here.
Sun, Mar 05
What’s growing in Maryland?! Explore Vidal Blanc grown from around the state & learn about the exciting red varietals growing from Western MD to the Eastern Shore. Featured Winemakers include: Catrina North, Crow Vineyard; Gary Cohen, Mazzaroth Vineyard; Roy Albin, Royal Rabbit Vineyards; William Layton, Layton’s Chance Winery & Vineyard. 1:00 to 3:30 pm. 12441 Vansant Corner Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645. For more information click here.