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Happy lunchtime, DC! We’ve got lots of drool-worthy beer related photos, multiple oyster and whiskey events this weekend, and the most thorough weekly food guide in the district. Dig in!
This week in BYT food:
- Don’t forget about the brand new BYT FALL/WINTER FOOD GUIDE. If the weather is chilly, this guide is useful. Check and check.
- We hit up Snallygaster at Union Market to celebrate mythical beasts and beer.
- We got a first look at Eat The Rich, the latest collaboration with Rappahannock Oysters and a Motorhead song.
- Our classic food feature “What’s in Your Fridge?” makes a triumphant return with Tiffany Macissac and Kyle Bailey of Neighborhood Restaurant Group.
- The Park Hyatt has a lovely new Tea Cellar with teas and sweets perfect for crisp autumn weather.
- Happy Hour Hotline sports a Halloween makeover this week. Even your spirits can get into the holiday spirit.
Upcoming food events:
- Tonight, Jack Rose hosts Fred Minnick, author of the book “Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey” complete with tasting flights and discussions. Email to RSVP.
- Art on the Rocks returns to the Art League, challenging mixologists to create the most visually striking cocktails.
- Also today, Taylor Gourmet launched a new menu which features the return of the breakfast hoagie!
- Head into Baltimore for a continuation of Baltimore Beer Week– a Heavy Seas Brewery dinner.
- Tomorrow is the Fuck Forks fundraising dinner, in which 10 chefs (Ripple, Pulpo, Equinox and more) serve up fork free food and drinks to benefit Fuck Cancer.
- Also tomorrow is the Farmers Market Dinner with FreshFarm Market by the White House. Only a handful of seats left.
- Sonoma DC invites you to Friday’s Braida wine tasting and three course dinner. RSVP within.
- Philip Carter Winery spends Saturday celebrating Harvest on the Half-Shell, featuring hush puppies, fried oysters, baked oysters, and of course plenty of wine.
- The Georgetown Shuck It! Oyster Festival returns and features 12 different varieties of Chesapeake oysters.
- Saturday is also a Camus Cognac Tasting, Sidecar Class and Book Signing at Jaleo, hosted by Booze for Babes.
- Monday is Bourbon Steak’s Final F(l)ight, which is a head to head between Julian Mayor and Julie Dalton, sommelier at Wit & Wisdom Tavern.
- During the month of October, Cork Market & Tasting Room donates 10% of all rosé sales to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
- Next Monday on Food Day 2013, DC chefs are tossing a salad the size of a kiddie pool at Hollin Meadows Elementary.
- Next Tuesday, the Smithsonian hosts DC Chefs Art Smith, Mike Isabella and Spike Mendelsohn as they discuss the local food scene.
- Metro Cooking DC, the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show returns to the district November 2 and 3 with a slew of demos, food television personalities, and more.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Starting today, Toki Underground brings lunch to Union Market for two weeks before opening for lunch at their flagship location on November 4. Now you’ve got a second long line to wait in!
- BGR continues to offer free premium toppings through Friday, October 25.
- Some of your local spots are serving up delectable hot chocolate this fall, so make plans for a hot cocoa crawl to try them all.
- Here’s a solid roundup of game day drink specials in the district.
- WaPo serves up 9 “millennials” influencing the DC food game. Don’t be surprised if your favorite chefs make the list!
- Huy Fong Foods, the weird and mysterious company behind Sriracha, shares a little about why they work the way they do.
- OF CORUSE Japan has a robot restaurant with a fully automated wait staff. OF COURSE.
- Nothing is more gag-inducing than weird-ass vintage jello mold recipes, so here are some of the worst.
- Why do chefs listen to metal when they cook? We thought it was kind of obvious, but here you go.
- DC sort of made the list of the 20 Most Important Restaurants in America, but only because we’ve got Shake Shack. TO THE COMMENT SECTION.