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.
Wed, Mar 08 - Sun, Mar 12
The 10th Anniversary Virginia Wine Expo presented by Kroger is a national destination event celebrating Virginia’s, Spain’s, Portugal’s and Sonoma County, California’s extraordinary wines and the Richmond region’s craft beverage and culinary excellence. You’ll enjoy 20+ events, including the legendary Walk-Around Grand Tastings (by far the biggest events on the schedule), where you can taste more than 650 bottles of Virginia, Spanish, Portuguese, and Sonoma County, California wine. Spain and Portugal is the International Guest Region and Sonoma County, CA is the National Guest Region. In addition to the extremely popular Walk-Around Grand Tastings, this year’s event schedule is packed with exceptional wine and food experiences that highlight many of the chefs and restaurants behind RVA’s emergence as a craft beverage and foodie destination. Three of the signature events (as well as the seminars) – the Walk-Around Grand Tastings, Burger Blast and SMOKED! – take place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, strategically located in downtown Richmond’s hottest culinary district and within walking distance or short shuttle ride to more than seven hotels. The other events, such as A Noodle & Dumpling Affair, take place at venues throughout Richmond. There are multiple ticket packages available, as well as tickets to individual events, ranging from $20 to $380. 403 North Third Street, Richmond, VA. For more information on each days’ events as well as ticket information, please click here.
Fri, Mar 10
Charlie Palmer Steak and Executive Chef Michael Ellis announce the launch of the new Chef’s Tasting menu, offered exclusively on Friday evenings starting January 2017. Each Chef’s Tasting menu will showcase a hyper-seasonal or luxury ingredient, often at its prime for a limited window each year, supported by local produce from DC’s regional farms in a menu of five or more courses focused on a specific theme each week. Upcoming themes include Black Winter Truffles, Wagyu Beef, and Calvisius Caviar, with future themes highlighting Pigs & Pinot, Chesapeake’s fabled Blue Crabs, and Eastern Shore Duck. The menus will be priced at $85, with supplements for higher caliber ingredients. Optional beverage pairings for each course will be offered for $40. 5:30 until 10:00 pm. 101 Constitution Ave NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Mar 10
Join at Ivy City Smokehouse to see a live performance from Black Alley. Black Alley has been pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits for some time now. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley has taken the finest ingredients of funk, hip-hop, soul and rock to create their own genre-bending sound called “Hood Rock”. The band is one, each musician surrendering to the union of sounds, each delivering music from their soul, while in dialogue with one another through their instruments. Each member of this collective is essential to the workability and funkability of the unit, which is Black Alley. $20 General Admission ticket. 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 1356 Okie St NE. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Mar 10
Please join Chef Jacques for a night of intoxicating music and delectable food as they welcome the rocking BlueHouse Project for the next installment of L’Auberge Chez François’s Musique et Cuisine Dinner series. Tickets are $150 each, including tax and gratuity. Event begins at 7:00 p.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For tickets and more information, please click here.