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 get the joke.
Comet is finally back open after a raving lunatic brought a shotgun inside. No D.C. establishment deserves the kind of harassment owner James Alefantis and his team has been through. Show your support by stopping by and having dinner. Even if you only have enough time / money to order a beer or an appetizer, swing by and show you care. We can’t let some completely bonkers people on the Internet keep us down.
Having a rough week? Wish it was Friday? Then make your way down to Glen’s Garden Market to try all the fancy cheese your heart desires (and by that, I mean all the fancy cheese they’ll allow you to try). After getting a little cheese education, pick up a block of your favorite, and eat it all while watching The Crown on Netflix. That’s what I would do.
City Paper is going hard on a Thursday with a festival dedicated to both bourbon and bacon. Two of our favorite things / things that will also probably kill us in the long run. Dry Mill Road will play while you eat bacon dishes from some local restaurants and wash them down with bourbon tastings and beer. What more could you want?
On Friday, December 9, the DC Craft Bartenders Guild will be hosting the 9th annual Repeal Day Ball, celebrating the 83rd anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment! This year’s event will be held at the historic Carnegie Library, where some of D.C.’s (and the nation’s) best bartenders and mixologists will be mixing up drinks to celebrate the end of prohibition. The ball itself is a fully catered black-tie or period-era dress affair, featuring dancing to the sounds of a live jazz / swing band, photo booths, and more potent potables than you can shake a stick at. – From Your Best December
A brand new BBQ place is coming to the Lanier Heights area. Federalist Pig, which has a very fun name, is run by the man behind DCity Smokehouse Rob Sonderman. Considered to be D.C.’s best pitmaster, Sonderman is bringing an entirely different menu than the one currently available at DCity. Between platters, combos, and sandwiches, there will be plenty of options for any and every meat lover.
Your week looks delicious.