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Happy Lunchtime, DC! It doesn’t feel like spring but apparently it’s March. Let’s get right into our outdoor drinking options, RAMMYs voting, cherry blossom menus, seafood festivals, wine dinners, and pretty much everything else. Don’t forget to join us tonight at Jack Rose for Snapshot DC with New Belgium, and look out for our SPRING/SUMMER FOOD GUIDE next week. Dig in.
This week in BYT Food
- First things first- TONIGHT we are hosting a New Belgium Brewing party at Jack Rose. You could win a sweet bike.
- We came, we saw, we ate everything, we slipped into a food coma: our Cochon 555 recap with a dangerous amount of enviable photos.
- Toro Toro, Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse, opens to the public on Monday, and we’ve got the first look.
- Our Artini photos and recap are here to help you remember one of the tastier nights of the year.
- Drink Diary is back, this time with Nahem Simon, Beer Director at Jack Rose. You can at least pretend to drink like a pro.
- Did you try our RAMMY related brunch recommendations this weekend?
- We’re crossing our fingers for better weather, so here’s our Outdoor Drinking Guide to keep the optimism alive.
- Your weekend cocktail at Jack Rose also coaxed spring forward. Anything is possible, folks.
- And of course Happy Hour Hotline is here to serve all your cheap drinking needs.
Upcoming food events
- The Hour, DC’s first recurring gluten free happy hour, returns to Meeps tonight.
- Tomorrow the Embassy of India hosts a food-heavy soiree with some of the best chefs in DC.
- Also tomorrow, the Chef’s Tasting Table series at Glen’s Garden Market returns.
- Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails celebrate female bartenders with drinks that are anything but girly at the Smithsonian tomorrow night.
- On Saturday, Del Campo hosts a Cuban street food cooking class full of inspiring street fare.
- Annapolis Beer Week festivities continue into the weekend, and there’s a ton to do.
- The 29th Annual California Barrel Tasting and Vintners Dinner spans through the weekend as well.
- On Sunday, the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad kicks off summer vibes with their annual Shrimp and Oyster Feast.
- Hill’s Kitchen leads an intermediate pies and tarts class on Sunday afternoon.
- Also on Sunday, Al Dente presents an Abruzzo Wine Dinner of five courses.
- Veuve Cliquot takes over Rasika on Monday night for a flavorful multi-course dinner.
- For a ton of eating options of little bites, Taste of the Nation returns on Monday to benefit No Kid Hungry.
- On Tuesday, the Launchology Series continues at the Howard Theater to discuss Pre-Openings.
- JK Carriere brings an Oregon Winemakers Dinner to Ripple on Tuesday night.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink)
- RAMMYs voting opens tomorrow!
- Mike Friedman and Marjorie Meek-Bradley represent DC in Food and Wine’s 50 finalists for Best New Chef.
- Important question to consider: why aren’t wine and cocktails weighted more heavily in restaurant reviews?
- There’s more to love in Arlington than Restaurant Eve, Zagat explains.
- No cameras at the dinner table is a rule chefs want to put into effect to prevent what they call “Food Porn Tourism.“
- This woman is really serious about getting a hot dog emoji made. We’re prioritizing tacos.
- Gastrodiplomacy: an intersection of food, war and peace.
- A girl in Oklahoma sold over 18,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. And then diabetes skyrocketed in Oklahoma.
- You thought you were a “foodie,” but compared to these perfectionists in Hampshire, you’re nowhere close.