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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.

wednesdayWhiskey Wednesday with Filibuster Distillery @ Petworth Citizen

It’s a politically charged week so drink a politically charged (or at least named) whiskey with your good friends at Petworth Citizen. Also, did we mention all whiskeys will be half off and there will be free tastings? Look, this is the kind of week where no one is going to blame you if you drink yourself to sleep every single night. You might as well go for it.


DMV Trees @ Secret Location

In a time where nothing is secret because of drones and the Internet and surveillance and stuff, join some cool local potheads and get high in a “secret location” that is actually a bar. There will be a full bar and gift bags filled with a variety of goodies, including Bob Marley hemp paper. A $20 donation gets you in the door (and gets you a mini gift bag) but if you want to go all out and donate $100 you get even more weed. What a time to be alive.

fridayBrew Ball @ The Ugly Mug

If you want to go to something that is the opposite of every fancy inauguration ball / party in the city than look no further. There will be food specials, drink specials, and a DJ until midnight. If you want to spend this weekend partying like there is absolutely no tomorrow because the Russians will be here any day now, I would not blame you.

saturdayDrink A Beer @ Pizzeria Paradiso

Pizzeria Paradiso will be pouring Denizens Brewing Company’s Lowest Lord, celebrating both our local beer scene and a majority women owned company at the same time. Proceeds from the beers will go to the League of Women Voters. If you’re hungry and exhausted after the march, make your way to the basement and get yourself a beer and a pizza.

Songbyrd is welcoming their new neighbors with a brunch menu chock full of the Obama family’s favorite dishes. You’re going to need a good and hearty menu after this weekend. Just try not to cry into your pancakes.

Your week looks delicious.