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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.

National Hot Dog Day @ Rocklands

Celebrate the most important day of the summer by stopping by gorging yourself at one of D.C.’s best BBQ restaurants. Rocklands will be serving up their usual all-beef hotdogs all day, but they’ll also be running a special that allows you to get two hot dogs with chili, cheese and jalapeños, plus two sides and a drink for $11.99. The key here is to not take a friend. Go and enjoy this loveliness all alone.

thursdayBrew at the Zoo

If Zoofari brought you immense joy (which it should have), check out Brew at the Zoo. Try unlimited beer samples from over 70 breweries as well as food from various local food trucks. Best of all, ticketing proceeds benefit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s mission to save endangered species. That means you get to eat, drink, listen to live music, and hang out with animals all while saving animals too.


Truckeroo @ The Fairgrounds

Truckeroo returns for another day of fun and food trucks. With over 14 local favorite food trucks, like D.C. Pollo, Captain Cookie, and Urban Poutine attending, you’ll want to bring plenty of friends so you can sample a bit of everything (like arepas with cheese from Arepa Zone). Entry is free for all, but the food and drinks are not, so plan accordingly. Swing by the Fairgrounds of the Navy Yard between 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to take advantage of so many elusive trucks in one place.

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Pizza Class, Demo, and Lunch @ Casolare

Whether you’re a master pizza maker looking to learn some new techniques or you’re a pizza eater who has never once crafted your own pie, this class is for you. Following the pizza class taught by Chef Dylyn Coolidge, a family-style pizza lunch, including salads and chocolate chunk cookies, will be served to participants. Tickets to this family-friendly event cover both the class and the lunch. The perfect thin crust pizza awaits.


Shark Week Seafood Boil @ Hank’s Cocktail Bar

Shark Week is BACK and Hank’s is celebrating in the best way possible: with a seafood boil featuring mako shark. A $35 ticket will get you a generous helping of mussels, clams, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and shark, plus two free drink tickets. Grab a ticket and head to Hank’s between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for some hearty afternoon food and drink to kick off the best week of summer television.

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Your week looks delicious.