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Happy lunchtime, DC! This week’s edition of food news is heavier on Thanksgiving dinner prep, anticipating lots of winter wine, and full of ways to keep your stomach and spirits warm and happy. We encourage you to go eat something, no matter what you’re up to right now.
This week in BYT Food:
- This time next week, we’re popping bottles at our 6th annual Beaujolais Nouveau Party at 1905 on November 20th!
We always sell out, so don’t sleep on those tickets. (UPDATE: Sold out. Sorry. We warned you. Advance ticket sales are no more. A few will be available at 1905 on the night of the event. Good luck! -ed)
- It is UNREASONABLY cold out, so fill your heart and your stomach with our RAMEN GUIDE or PHO GUIDE, or both if you’re the ambitious type.
- In preparation for our SHARKS AND LASERS Bond Villain Ball at the Spy Museum this Friday, we’ve got your guide to the perfect martini.
- Earlier this week, we stopped by DC Central Kitchen’s 10th anniversary Capital Food Fight. It was basically a rager, and we’ve got the photos to prove it.
- We had a fantastic farm trip with Beuchert’s Saloon at East Oaks Organics Farm in Poolesville, Maryland. Yes, it’s another photoset that looks like it launched a thousand pinterest boards.
- We interviewed the Boba Tea DC team and learned a lot about tapioca. You may have missed their pop-up last week, but there’s lots more to come.
- Right on time for the holiday season, Dunkin’ Donuts has a slew of red velvet flavored products. We taste tested them, so you don’t have to.
- The DC Beerathon is a thing that happened. REJOICE!
- Of course we’ve got the latest in cheap drinking updates in the latest installment of Happy Hour Hotline, because we care.
Upcoming food events:
- Tonight, Chez Billy presents Wines of Burgundy, a food and beverage pairing with the experts.
- Also tonight, La Tasca hosts another in a series of Torres Wine Dinners, complete with an introductory cocktail hour.
- To benefit the French American Cultural Foundation, head to the Four Seasons tonight for the Celebrating Cultural Icons gala.
- Tel’Veh Wine Bar presents a winter wine class with fresh pairings and and tastings, which is also tonight.
- And as if today wasn’t already packed full, both El Centro locations kick off a mole (the sauce, not the animal) celebration tonight, lasting through the 30th.
- Tomorrow, Righteous Cheese hosts a pairing of Spain’s best wines and cheeses.
- Spend the weekend at the 2-day Culinary Education Crawl in Barracks Row, with classes, tastings, workshops, demos, and more.
- Our favorite mixtress Gina Chersevani continues her run of holiday cocktail classes at Hank’s Oyster Bar this Saturday, with separate sessions for French and Caribbean seasonal drinks.
- The second annual Charm City Beer Battle hits Mother’s Grill on Saturday, boasting at least 10 local breweries.
- Saturday is also Wine and Cheese Night at the College Park Aviation Museum, with cheese from Cowgirl Creamery.
- And to finish the day off, Art & Soul present a Saturday Supper that’s more or less a mini prep class for Thanksgiving.
- On Sunday, Hill and Holler hosts a Virginia Cider Dinner that promises small plates of local fare served dim sum style.
- Looking ahead to Tuesay, Graffiato hosts a whiskey tasting, food pairing and book signing for Kayleigh Kulp’s “Booze for Babes.”
- Chef Todd and Ellen Kassof Gray bring their cookbook New Jewish Table to the Daily Dish on Tuesday evening for a signing and dinner
- Also on Tuesday, Peregrine continues their run of espresso fundamentals classes with their expert baristas.
- And if you’re into breaking records, the Rappahannock Oyster Co. boys will be at A&D on Tuesday with 1000 OYSTERS, hoping to beat out their previous record of 512 oysters shucked in one hour.
- Next Thursday the 21st, Black Whiskey hosts and collaborates with Topaz + Arrow for their November workshop: Manhattans, Bottles and Bitters.
- For the month of November, Ris is hosting a November lunch club called Thanksgivukkah featuring a three course fusion lunch.
- Looking waaaay ahead to the next big food holiday, Cork is getting ready for their 4th annual community gingerbread house decorating party on December 14th. Registration ends December 9th.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Today is Taylor Gourmet’s 5th birthday, and they’ll be celebrating with 5 new hoagies priced at $5 for 5 days. Take that, Subway.
- Voting is open for Eater DC’s Chef of the Year award. A few of our favorites are listed, and yours are probably there, too.
- Rockville staple Addie’s is closing its current location after dinner service on November 27, and will be serving a “best hits” menu until then. Look out for a new location soon!
- To make your holiday dinners a little bit easier, Pearl Dive is offering a selection of whole pies (Butterscotch Pot de Creme, Brownie Mousse, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup) for carryout orders.
- Here’s a handy list of 10 restaurants serving Thanksgiving takeout dinners.
- Zagat weighs in on DC’s best beer halls and gardens.
- Vice breaks down the long-enduring sexism of the restaurant world after Time completely neglects female chefs.
- What are you really paying for the assumed convenience of pre-packaged foods and meal components?
- Make the holidays as extravagant and dramatic as possible: break out the champagne with a saber.