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We’re in for a very busy food week with DC Restaurant Week (ending Sunday August 25), lots of events (including our own), a fantastic list of openings and new menu additions, and of course, all the food porn your heart could desire.
This week in BYT food:
- Did you have fun at Donut Fest? Did you wish we would continue to go to great lengths to celebrate other sweets? Our follow up, COOKIES AND CREAM, is this Saturday at Penn Social. Get tickets ASAP, because this will sell out. We’ve also got a preview of some participating bakers and ice cream shops right here to get you prepared/hungry.
- It’s also DC Restaurant Week, and we’ve got a great guide for you with some of our top picks and info on extensions and newcomers.
- We spent Saturday on a field trip to Rappahannock’s aqua farm to learn all about harvesting oysters.
- The Ted’s Bulletin on 14th street is open, and we got a chance to check out their new bakery program. Don’t worry, the pop tarts are still there, and better than ever.
- Jack Rose kicks off Tiki Thursdays Happy Hour on their rooftop. Who knew whiskey could be so bright?
- Shophouse opens in Georgetown, and we grabbed some snaps of this low-key gluten free haven.
- Also newly open is Custom Fuel, Fuel Pizza’s build your own pie concept.
- Zentan opens at Donovan House, and everything tastes even better than it looks, if you can believe it.
- Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Birch & Barley, Churchkey) opens Bluejacket Brewery & BBQ.
- Cleveland Park’s Pulpo gets a major facelift and a gorgeous new menu, and we brought you back some food porn.
- As always, Happy Hour Hotline is here to fulfill all your cheap drinking needs.
Upcoming Food Events:
- Tomorrow, Ben’s Chili Bowl celebrates their 55th Birthday with a morning press conference, all day festivities, and Bill Cosby.
- VietFest, the largest Vietnamese festival on the East Coast, hits NoVA this weekend. Please go learn about Vietnamese food beyond pho.
- Rockville’s Uncorked Food and Wine Festival is this Saturday, boasting a ton of regional wineries worth checking out.
- Also on Saturday, Black’s Bar and Kitchen hosts “Hot Summer, Cold Oysters” with all-you-can-eat raw oysters from Rappahannock, whole-roasted pig from Brad Parker, and plenty of Flying Dog to go around.
- Virginia Craft Brewers Fest is another Saturday option, boasting over 30 local craft brewers.
- As if Saturday wasn’t busy enough, it’s also the 2nd annual DC Home Brewers BBQ. Grab those tickets!
- Looking to Sunday, Bourbon Steak hosts an Old Fashioned Throwdown, with six of DC’s best bartenders competing.
- Also on Sunday, Eventide Restaurant bids adieu to summer with a Luau style all-you-can-eat Pig Out.
- Brainfood invites you to doi moi’s pre-opening dinner on Sunday for a chance to check out the new 14th street spot before anyone else.
- Start next week off with a tasting of new Atlantic Red Crab at Captain White’s Seafood and Jessie Taylor’s Seafood on Monday.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Tickets to DC Central Kitchen’s fall fundraiser, Capital Food Fight, are on sale now.
- Lunch just got easier: Union Market announces the Roadie, a bus that runs at lunchtime to pick you up and take you to UM.
- Washingtonian’s Cheap Eats 2013 guide is up, which might just be a much wiser alternative to restaurant week.
- Do you like to get your booze on at the movies? Here are seven DC movie theaters where you can drink.
- Anyone can make crudo at home. Really, we believe in you.
- Learn more about FreshFarm’s monthly local lunches, and why you should care about them.
- The Guardian explores the validity of food addictions. We’re pretty sure they’re real.
- Coffee Sleeves are now featured at MoMA, and Smithsonian Mag is here to tell you why they’re so crucial to design.
- Baked and Wired are insisting that following their kitchen on twitter will result in free cupcakes. Go for it.
- Here’s a great list of 5 late summer wines to try before the season ends.