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.
D.C.’s best lamb based food party is back for another year! Expect food and cocktails from your favorite places like Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Tico, District Distilling Company, Federalist Pig, Cava, Right Proper and Sixth Engine. There’s going to be all sorts of BBQ lamb goodness, not to mention all of the booze you can handle. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the week. Prepare to be hungover on Tuesday.
Time to kick that post-Lamb Jam hangover to the curb with a little bit (or a lot of) hair of the dog. One of D.C.’s best wine restaurants, Proof is teaming up with winemaker Michael Shaps to create a full five course tasting menu. Get hyped for hyper seasonal dishes like seared pekin duck breast paired with some amazing local (and not so local) wines. The entire thing will run you $95, and considering that includes wine pairings, it’s really not half bad. Also, if they don’t give you charcuterie, stay and order some charcuterie. Trust me on this.
One of our favorite food events of the year, Dine N’ Dash combines charity, good drinks, even better food and out love of bar hopping. Proceeds go to World Central Kitchen, so you can feel good about being extra gluttonous for the night. This year vendors include favorites like Bantam King, Rocklands, Taco Bamba Colada Shop, Proof, Fish and so much more. If you only do one food related thing this week, make it this one.
Ice Cream Jubilee is the best ice cream spot in D.C. and if you’re opinion is different, I don’t want to hear it. They’re releasing six new flavors for the summer and because they’re great people, they want to know what you think before they all go live. $10 gets you in the door and you get a pint to take home at the end of the night. If you love ice cream, you can’t miss it.
Grab a CupcakKe.
We know you spent Friday night partying into the morning, but it’s time to shake off that hangover and head to brunch. We’re still waiting for more details to be released, but this will take place right before to parade, which means you can fill yourself with some good breakfast and a little hair of the dog and stumble on over to the parade. What could be better?
Are you a nerd for history and a nerd for beer? Head over to Hill Center to learn all about how people brewed during the Colonial era, try some beer for yourself and take home some sweet homebrewing ingredients. History has never tasted so deliciously boozy.
Your week looks delicious.