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Happy lunchtime, DC! This week’s edition of Food News is extra bulky because we missed last week. We hope you managed without us. We’ve got your usual insane amount of food porn, giveaways to some of the best culinary events of the spring, info on openings, and all the events you absolutely must go to this week. Dig in!
This week in BYT food:
- It’s breakfast time! Okay, it was breakfast time. But we have your guide to where to get breakfast (not brunch) on weekdays. Don’t get cheated out of a meal, guys.
- RAMMYs nominations are out! Did your favorites make the cut? We hung out, took photos, kept it (mostly) classy.
- We are giving you tickets to COCHON 555. These babies are $130 but you could have them for FREE and eat so much pork that you never want to see a bacon strip again (YEAH, RIGHT).
- We’ve also got tickets to the Corcoran’s Artini Gala. Now you’ve got EVERYTHING.
- DC’s music and food scenes continue to merge, so we bring you the best concert venue food in the district.
- It’s supposed to be spring soon. Supposedly. We’ve got outdoor drinking specials for ya, and March Madness drinking specials, too.
- The Gibson presents a new cocktail menu, including one drink that’s Beyoncé inspired. Go get drunk in love.
- Sometimes we do yoga while eating yoga mats— sorry, Subway’s NEW Fritos® Chicken Enchilada Melt (so you don’t have to).
- Ben’s opens in Arlington! Bill Cosby! Exclamation points!
- NoPa now serves lunch and the menu is stunning/delicious. We’ve got food porn, etc., etc.
- Fiola Mare is open, and if we’re being honest it’s just a big ole (AMAZING) middle finger to your New Year’s resolution.
- Le Grenier does a two course + drinks brunch and we just can’t say no to that.
- Lupo Verde is open, and now we take a look at the menu. Somehow we managed to restrain ourselves long enough to take pictures.
- Red Apron’s outpost The Partisan opens so there is really no shortage of meat in DC this spring. Go forth and be gluttonous.
- This edition of Hot Mess looks into Tabasco Chipotle. Get learned about your condiments.
Upcoming Food Events:
- Tonight, Graffiato joins forces with 3 Stars Brewing, Jefferson Bourbon and Civil Cigar Lounge for a Beer and Bourbon dinner.
- Brewmore, a film screening and discussion of Baltimore’ remergence in the brewing industry, takes place tomorrow night at MICA’s Brown Center.
- History & Hops returns to the Heurich House Museum tomorrow, featuring Atlas Brew Works.
- Also tomorrow, Fiola presents a Spring Harvest Tasting Menu Dinner, available for one night only.
- The Dolcezza Gelato Factory and Coffee Lab at 550 Penn St opens to the public on Friday with tours and deals on pre-packaged pints.
- Around the World in 80 Sips kicks off the weekend on Friday night at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and there’s lots of chocolate involved.
- The Source gives a preview of the Cochon 555 weekend festivities with a Friday Chef’s Course Dinner prepared by DC’s finest.
- On Saturday, Taberna de Alabardero offers a Pure Iberian Pork Cooking Class. It’s a very pork weekend.
- Also on Saturday, Patagonia DC hosts their first ever Salmon cook-off, which will probably be mostly healthy.
- Cherry Sips & Bites lands at the Park Hyatt on Saturday with smart cherry blossom-inspired pairings, lead by Blue Duck Tavern’s Sommelier.
- Saturday continues as Glen’s Garden Market hosts a Locavore’s Cheese Class, which offers more than cheese– beer and wine pairings, recipes and more.
- And what’s March without Artini? The cocktail bash returns to the Cororan on Saturday. You should probably be planning your day around this.
- Learn to make Paella at La Tasca on Sunday afternoon— so that you can impress your dinner party guests.
- We need some heat right about now– 2941 hosts an eight-course spice dinner on Sunday with New York-based Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz.
- And of course, Cochon 555 hits Union Market on Sunday night for a pork feast. Welcome to spring, your diet is screwed!
- Belga Cafe presentes a Brewery van Honsebrouck dinner on Tuesday night.
- This time next week, the Hour, DC’s first/best monthly gluten-free happy hour lands and Hemphill Fine Arts.
- And finally, Best of DC 2014 tickets are on sale now.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Union Market announces a series of Sunday Suppers that kick off in June. Tickets are available now.
- The Park at 14th launched lunch service yesterday, so get off this computer and make some better midday meal decisions.
- Bon Appetit delves into the history of protest foods, highly relevant to the current situation in Ukraine.
- In more food history news, the awful, gimmicky green foods of St. Patrick’s Day have a very dark past. Heavy shit.
- EatWell DC’s EatWell Natural Farm will be giving away a free 20-week CSA share ($600 value) to a Facebook user who “Likes” the EatWell
Natural Farm Facebook Page!
- Nigella Lawson explains why she became a cookbook author in the first place.
- Five hot food trends for 2014: Learn them and loathe them. Fads are fads, folks.
- The fast food worker’s wage fight takes a new angle— wage theft.
- We’re used to our well known chains expanding to other countries, but now the rest of the world’s casual dining is coming to us.
- If you are relentless about instagramming your food, at least do it well.
- And lastly, there’s a new gourmet-at-home monthly cooking club out there, folks. Take note.