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Happy Lunchtime, DC! On today’s culinary knowledge-heavy edition of food news, we’ve got behind the scenes looks at delectable sweets, several highly recommended cooking classes with some BYT favorites, plenty of Thanksgiving prep, openings on openings, and of course, drool-worthy photos. Dig in!
This week on BYT food:
- JUST ANNOUNCED: your favorite fall hangover returns with our 6th annual Beaujolais Nouveau Party at 1905 on November 20th! We always sell out, so don’t sleep on those tickets.
- We spent a day in the kitchen with BakeHouse, the husband and wife bakery-café operation who are all about the DIY or die mentality.
- We interviewed Chef Terry French, winner of Extreme Chef season two and all around culinary bad-ass about hunting, whiskey, and cooking elk in a tiny apartment.
- The Human Rights Campaign’s Chefs for Equality event returned this year, and was bigger, better, and tastier than ever.
- We took a taste test of Ardeo + Bardeo’s fall menu and fell in love with chickpeas and elevated comfort food.
- And naturally, we’ve got your one stop shop for cheap drinking updates. Get ready for happy hour!
Upcoming food events:
- Tonight, head to i Ricci for A Night of Whisk(e)y, featuring flights and Q&As to learn what that extra vowel really means.
- Also tonight, Mad Fox invites you to an Autumn Beer Paired Dinner that includes courses tacos and boar.
- DC Social Innovation Project presents the InnovATE Food Fest this evening at the Hillyer Art Space, celebrating creative food.
- Tomorrow, Jack Rose hosts a complimentary single malt whiskey & bourbon tasting with the founder of Rough Rider Bourbon.
- DC Cocktail Week kicks off tomorrow and runs through the 12th, taking drinking games to a whole new level.
- The Local Vine Cellar wants you to “Meet the Importer” tomorrow night and sample brandy, whiskey, and mezcal with Emily Kundhart of Craft Distillers.
- Also tomorrow, Range celebrates the return of their Duck, Duck Goose dinner with Hank Shaw, a 5-course dinner and book release celebration.
- The DC Beerathon spans this entire weekend, and VIP early admission is still available.
- On Saturday, Heavy Seas celebrates a fall favorite: chili, with over ten varieties of chili and plenty of cheese and beer to match.
- While we usually don’t include cooking classes on here, we couldn’t pass this one up. On Saturday, Del Campo hosts a vegetarian asado class, which means cooking and eating.
- And while we’re breaking some norms, DC’s favorite mixtress Gina Chersevani holds a series of holiday cocktail classes at Hank’s Oyster Bar this season, starting Saturday with sessions on American and Latin American cocktails.
- To round out our weekend of gourmand learning, Urbana holds a pasta-making course with plenty of samples and recipes to take home. RSVP here.
- Uptown Tap House hosts Hondo’s Pig Roast to add even more Saturday options, with limited seating available.
- Capital Food Fight, DC Central Kitchen’s premier fundraising event, returns for the 10th year this Monday.
- The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction returns on Tuesday, with 50+ restaurants, bars and wineries participating.
- This time next week, Chez Billy presents Wines of Burgundy, a food and beverage pairing with the experts.
All the news that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Mike Isabella’s sandwich shop G will now be serving up sammies for dinner Sundays through Thursdays, and will feature a monthly guest chef sandwich. First up is the Source’s Scott Drewno.
- Speaking of Isabella, you can have a dream Thanksgiving dinner crafted by Kapnos. Place your order by November 24th online.
- Even in the district, you can get a farm fresh turkey for Thanksgiving. WaPo has a comprehensive guide to the best farms to visit this holiday season.
- Silver Spring will foray into charcuterie with Urban Butcher’s opening next month.
- Rejoice! Union Market extends its hours and will now be open six days a week.
- Why go camping when you can hole up in a bar that feels just like the great outdoors– especially when there are five great ones in DC?
- Chicago’s revolutionary chef Charlie Trotter dies at 54. If you don’t know his importance, you really should.
- “Natural” food products are starting to lose their misleading labels in the face of a food labeling modernization bill recently brought to the table.
- The wine professionals want you to have a full-bodied fall with their top picks for this season’s finest vines.
- Sriracha isn’t the original overhyped condiment. Duke’s Mayonnaise has a devout following far from its Southern origins, and its reach (even into dessert) will freak you out.
- Read at your stomach’s own risk: a history of weird and wonderful food substitutions, from powders to pastes to oils.