Fri, May 26 - Mon, Sep 04
This Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord National Resort offers a vacation destination like no other. Enjoy Aquafina Summer movie matinees, music mystery scavenger hunt and the Summer PJ party featuring a silent disco party. Throughout the summer celebration, Gaylord National will play homage to American Music – including jazz, country music and more – with first-class musical performers throughout the hotel and restaurants. The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with the Gaylord National Resort. Music of America package includes accommodations, $100 resort credit, two Capital Wheel tickets, and self-parking. $299 per night. 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Md. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Jun 21 - Sun, Aug 27
The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming. Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery presents the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB), in the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. At the Game of Thrones PUB, you will visit scenes from the North, the Red Keep, Mereen, the House of Black and White, and the Throne Room. Cocktails such as What is Dead May Never Die and The Lannisters Send their Regards will be paired with the show’s soundtrack. Swords, dragons, horns, and an Iron Throne help celebrate the show’s summer return. The Red Keep features the Armory, where you can pledge allegiance to your house banners, and take a picture as the flayed man on a custom piece built by The Strong Oaks Woodshop. Just not during the show itself when the bar will be closed. Ommegang Brewery’s Bend the Knee, the official Game of Thrones beer, will be on draft. Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1839-1843 7th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Tue, Jul 11 - Sun, Jul 16
Join Parisian natives, chef Christophe and Michelle Poteaux as they celebrate Bastille Day with French-inspired cuisine. All week long, the restaurant will offer a three-course $35 prix fixe dinner of French classics. The restaurant is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. 606 N Fayette Street, Alexandria, Va. For more information and to make a reservation, please call 703.519.3776 or click here.
Thu, Jul 13 - Sun, Jul 16
This summer, be sure to visit Canteen, NRG’s seasonal pop up beer garden. The roving beer garden will plant roots at its new location with 20 beer drafts (twice as many as last year) as well as two additional handles dedicated to ciders, a selection of summer sipping wines (white and rosé, naturally), and the infamous bourbon slushy will return. You can expect the very best craft beers sourced locally, nationally, and from overseas. They will be pouring classic German-style lagers, like Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb; bone-dry Belgian ales, including De Ranke Simplex and De la Senne Taras Boulba; outstanding local hop-driven offerings, The Veil’s Sitdwn and BHUMBL among them, not to mention a fresh, rare keg of Double Dry-Hopped Sungazer, from Charles Towne Fermentory in South Carolina; and some delicious sours, like Grimm Cube: Cuvee #4, J.Wakefield Stush, and Upland Cursed Kettles. Red Apron will once again curate a few food items, in addition to local food trucks visiting all summer long. Plus, given the amazing offerings by their new neighbors, they’re encouraging Canteen guests to bring in outside food from spots like Kyrisan, Glenn’s Garden Market, and Haikan. Opens 4:00 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays. Opens 12:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays. 1923 9th Street NW.
Fri, Jul 14 - Fri, Jul 21
Leading up to the 186th Belgian National Day on Friday, July 21, 2017, Brasserie Beck and all Mussel Bar & Grille locations will offer locals the chance to partake in seven days of authentic food and drink specials. During these days, Mussel Bar & Grille locations will shell out all-you-can-eat mussels, any type, for $28 during both lunch and dinner. At Brasserie Beck, Wiedmaier is paying homage to his culinary roots with a Belgian prix-fixe menu. This special lunch features a choice of three courses for $35 ranging from Belgian endive salad to provincial Ratatouille and the Belgian chocolate tart with crème fraîche. Continuing the gastronomic fête, visitors at the bar of Brasserie Beck during dinner can enjoy a special pot of mussels with Bouillabaisse sauce, pernod and sea urchin butter for $19. Mussel Bar and Grille locations: 800 N. Glebe Road Arlington, Va. 7262 Woodmont Avenue Bethesda, Md. 1350 Lancaster Street Baltimore, Md. Brasserie Beck: 1101 K Street NW.
Fri, Jul 14 - Mon, Jul 31
This year The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan brings back the holiday season in style during summer. Can’t wait until December? The Black Squirrel is tapping all your Christmas Beer favorites to help ring in July. With a selection fit for even the most die-hard Christmas beer fanatics, stop by their basement taproom to escape the heat and quench your thirst with classic holiday craft beer perfection. They only have one sixtel of each, so supplies are extremely limited. Pop in soon. Christamas Beers on Tap include:· Troegs: Mad Elf Belgian Style Strong Ale, Great Lakes: Christmas Ale, He’Brew Hanukkah Chanukah: Pass The Winter Warmer. To go along with these great beers, they will also be welcoming all their favorite performers and friends of the bar, throughout the second half of the month. Join them for great beer and great fun. 2427 18th Street NW. For more information please click here.
Sat, Jul 15 - Sun, Jul 16
Join The Restaurant At Patowmack Farm for brunch. Menu items include Charred Carrot Risotto with, honey, lovage, smoked parmesan, pumpkin seed ($12), Grilled Skirt Steak with, pomme dauphine, garlic chive cream, fried egg, radish ($32), Jersey Gold Gouda Fondue with, toasted brioche, mulberry gastrique ($14), and more. Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here.
Sat, Jul 15 - Sun, Jul 16
Sun, Jul 16
At the upcoming 2017 RAMMY Awards on July 30, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will honor and award the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Finalist selection involves two esteemed groups, the voting public and an anonymous panel of volunteer judges, consisting of food and dining journalists, educators and foodservice industry professionals. The voting public will decide the winners in four categories. The finalists for “Favorite Gathering Place of the Year” are Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen, The Front Porch at Evening Star Cafe, Lauriol Plaza, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, and Petworth Citizen & Reading Room. For “Upscale Brunch of the Year”, finalists include Convivial, Del Campo, Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, and The Source by Wolfgang Puck. For “Casual Brunch of the Year”, look out for Cava Mezze- Capitol Hill, DGS Delicatessen, Maketto, Republic, and Sixth Engine. Lastly, for Favorite Fast Bites of the Year, the finalists are Beefsteak, Cava Grill, Chase the Submarine, G by Mike Isabella, and Taco Bamba Taqueria. RAMW also awards the Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year, presented to an allied member who best exemplifies commitment to and support of RAMW. Finalists for this award include Acme Paper & Supply Co., Coastal Sunbelt Produce, DC Brau Brewing Company, USI Insurance Services, and The Veritas Law Firm. $325 per person, all inclusive. 5:00 p.m. 801 Mt Vernon Place NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Join the Schlow Restaurant Group with pasta master Matt Adler at Alta Strada and learn how to make, shape and cook your own pasta. The class will conclude with a family-style three course dinner and a table filled with salad, antipasti, pasta, wine and dessert. Tickets are priced at $75.40 per person including tax and gratuity. 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 465 K Street NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Enjoy the island vibe with banana macadamia nut waffles, spam & eggs, passion fruit mimosas and more at HulaGirl. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Live Hawaiian music is available every Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 4044 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Va. For more information, please click here or call 703.998.4853.
Sun, Jul 16
Join L’Auberge Chez François as they continue their Bastille Day celebrations with a musical brunch to start to your day featuring the French tunes of the Nancy Simone Duo. Tickets are $76 per person including tax and gratuity. This event is from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Come by DC’s favorite Louisiana eatery, Acadiana, for Live Jazz Sundays. Enjoy a three course prix fixe menu of Southern favorites. $29/$39 at brunch, $39 at dinner. Brunch music 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner music 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 901 New York Avenue NW. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Cool off from the July heat and enjoy the best summertime treat at two of your favorite local escapes. Millie’s DC and Jetties will offer $1 ice cream scoops all day on National Ice Cream Day. Millie’s, 4866 Massachusetts Avenue NW; Jetties, 5632 Connecticut Avenue NW; 701 8th Street NW; 1609 Foxhall Road NW; 3708 Macomb Street NW; 4829 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, Md; 1921 Eye Street NW. For more information, please click here for Millie’s and here for Jetties.
Sun, Jul 16
In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (April 13th), RdV’s “Celebrate Virginia” wine tasting will showcase some of the finest wines being made in Jefferson’s home state of Virginia (including RdV’s award-winning Rendezvous), thoughtfully paired with some of Virginia’s best cheeses and charcuterie. Beginning on Sunday, April 9th and continuing every Sunday throughout the summer, the “Celebrate Virginia” tasting will be available in two separate reservations on Sundays: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. The seated tasting will offer four different Virginia wines on a rotating and varying schedule, so each one will be a unique experience for guests. The “Celebrate Virginia” tasting is $40 per person and advanced reservations are required. 2550 Delaplane Grade Road, Delaplane, VA. For more information please call 540.364.0221 or click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Each Sunday at the Fairmont Washington, DC, The Dom Petrellese Quartet will play jazz fusion while you sip on specially priced Maison Thienot Champagne and sample Chef Jordi Gallardo’s menu of a la carte specialties. No reservations are required. In case of rain, Smooth Sunday Jazz will be held in the lobby bar. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 2401 M Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Join the Sovereign for a one-of-a-kind beer and food pairing experience with Firestone Walker Barrelworks. On this Sunday afternoon, they’re hosting a 4-course brunch paired with 4 barrel-aged sour beers from the Central Coast of California brewery. Expect four amazing courses from Executive Chef Peter Smith paired with Firestone Walker Agrestic, Bretta Rosé, Krieky Bones and Lil’ Opal. Sour beer aficionados won’t want to miss this exceptional event, as we showcase why these tantalizingly tart brews are the perfect way to start the day. Some stand out dishes include chilled cucumber and fennel soup for the first course, cod brandade, poached egg, gueuze hollandaise, and kraut chow chow for the second course, cherrywood smoked pork ribs for the third course, and raspberry (Lemon Thyme or Verbena) ice pop, short bread cookie, and sugared raspberry for dessert. $55 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. 11:00 a.m. 1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW. To reserve your spot, please call 202.774.5875. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Jul 16
Get your (vegan) brunch on every Sunday at Equinox Restaurant. Choose from a variety of items, including gingered pineapple crepes with toasted Hawaiian coconut, or the build-your-own tofu and quinoa scramble station. Brunch is priced at $35 for adults, $15 for children under 12. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 818 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more information and to make reservations, please call 202.331.8118 or click here.