Welcome to BYT’s newest “hot damn, how could I live without this” column, Eating Out. We’ll be highlighting one food or booze special event every night of the week. From the best happy hours in the city to the uber expensive $500 per person tasting menus, there is something good to eat or drink every single night in this city and we want to help you find it. And yes, we do get the joke.
One of the best places to eat and drink in Adams Morgan is celebrating their five year anniversary. There are really only two bars I’ll happily go to on 18th Street and this is one of them. Stop by tonight to check out their beer and BBQ specials. They’re going to have a good and long beer list (it is beer week after all), featuring local favorites and out of town breweries. Oh, there’s also going to be a wing eating competition. The winner gets $500. I can’t think of any place I’d rather be.
Continuing on with the Beer Week festivities (I promise, not all of these picks will include beer), we have the Ocelot and RAR tap takeover at the one and only Brookland Pint. This should be a simple, more low key night of drinking than most of the events happening this week. The two key brews you should be excited about are Ocelot’s Gravity Always Wins (which is 11%, so be careful), Ocelot’s Witching Hour (an Oktoberfest Lager with a sweet name), and RAR’s Meal Breakfast Stout.
You can always count on Petworth Citizen to put on interesting and inventive cocktail nights and this is certainly one of them. Enjoy limited edition absinthe cocktails from Chantal Tseng and Daniel A Searing Jr., who definitely will not steer you wrong, as well as other treats. Bring a good book and settle in with the green fairy.
There are few things we like more than food and drinks, but one of them is certainly reading. Banned Books Week is basically every libraries Christmas, so go all out and hit up their Uncensored cocktail party. There will be literary themed cocktails by all of your favorite bars, like Petworth Citizen, 2 Birds, 1 Stone, The Columbia Room, and Zaytinya. Chain & The Gang will be there to play some A+ jams and there’s going to be a cute little pop up market. I went last year and it was a blast and a half. Plus the money is going to DCPL and where would our city be without our amazing libraries?
I used to live in Glover Park, and while there weren’t very many good places to get food (except Rocklands & 2 Amy’s) we did have one thing, and that was Max’s Ice Cream. Ran by an AU alum, and general good human, Max served up some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had. It was simple, flavorful, and straight up delicious. I was out of my mind upset when he was forced to close, but at least I still have Ice Cream Jubilee. Hands down the best place to get ice cream in D.C., head on over Saturday night to learn about how they make they’re delicious treats, hear about they support local farmers, and more importantly, enjoy a sweet tasting.
Our Anxo first look was one of the most popular posts we’ve put out this year, and for good reason. It’s a beautiful space offering food and drinks you can’t get anywhere else in D.C. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out yet, I’d recommend making your way over there this weekend. They’re highlighting the the sidra of Gaztañaga right out on their patio. Tickets include a gilda pintxo, salt cod, and charcuterie & cheese board. It’s a good way to end the weekend.