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.
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.
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.
Mon, Mar 06
Ripple and Martine’s Wines present a dinner highlighting beautiful, sought-after European wines. Executive Chef Ryan Ratino will serve an upscale five-course tasting menu, while importer Martine Saunier pours perfectly paired wines from her amazing selection of producers for you to enjoy. $125 per person. 6:30 pm. 3417 Connecticut Avenue NW. For registration and more information, please click here.