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Happy lunchtime, DC. It’s a good week to be eating in the district. Between Zoofari tomorrow night, the Greek Orthodox Spring Festival running all weekend and DC Lamb Jam on Monday, we’re not sure if we’re going to have room for brunch (but we definitely know where we’re going if we do). We’ve got ideal outdoor drinking weather so be sure to take advantage of our guide to patios and rooftop drinking to aid you in your endeavors. If that’s still not enough, keep reading. If that’s enough, keep reading anyways. I’m doing this for you. Dig in!
This week in BYT food:
- On the latest installment of Drink Diary, we spend a week with JP Caceres, DC’s beverage badass.
- We went to Sweetlife over the weekend along with 23,000 more of you and ate everything while feeling old.
- We taste tested the spring menu at Teddy and the Bully Bar and yes, everything tastes as good as it looks.
- Brunch at Water & Wall is the American Dream, spread out among many, many inspired plates.
- Dino’s Grotto opens tomorrow in Shaw, and we’ve got the first look.
- Urbana bucks the traditions of hotel restaurants and delivers on brunch that has just enough of whatever is you’re looking for.
- The Chef’s Bar at Alba Osteria is an inventive multi-sensory experience that you should probably make reservations for.
- How was your Ghost Dance weekend cocktail? Missed it? No matter, you should make it again this weekend.
- Man Man’s Adam Schatz reports back from his trip to the Sugar Shack.
Upcoming food events:
- Tonight, attend a discussion about one of American Food’s most underrated utensils: the ice cream scoop.
- Also tonight, Tuscarora Mills hosts a Great Lakes Beer Dinner with six pairing courses.
- Tomorrow, Zoofari returns to the zoo with over 100 DC restaurants benefitting FONZ itself.
- Dumbarton House talks tea traditions across the centuries tomorrow afternoon, right around tea time.
- The Embassy Chefs challenge hits the Reagan Building tomorrow night for a very efficient “eating around the world” scenario.
- Even later-at-night tomorrow, the Gibson hosts a cocktail lab at Marvin.
- It’s Greek Orthodox Spring Festival season, and there’s one at Saint Sophia running from Friday through Sunday.
- For National Asian Heritage Month, the Fiesta Asia Street Festival takes place on Pennsylvania Ave between 3rd and 6th.
- It’s just the beginning of strawberry season, and the Montgomery County Strawberry Festival returns to Silver Spring on Saturday as well.
- Skiz Fernando hosts a Hill Center cooking class on Sri Lankan curries on Saturday as well, juuust in case you don’t have enough options already.
- The XVI Annual Food Festival of the Americas returns with an impressive spread on Sunday afternoon.
- For something totally different, Taste of Arlington is also on Sunday, in Ballston.
- And on Monday, the Lamb Jam tour hits DC with the always over-filling annual DC Lamb Jam.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- The newest &pizza location in Bethesda Row is now open.
- In a live chat with Tom Sietsema this week, Tiffany MacIsaac of Buzz Bakery announced she’d be leaving Neighborhood Restaurant Group.
- In more departure news, District Flea is on indefinite hiatus.
- Seeing “Chef” in Bethesda Row? This is where you should eat.
- If you’re living under a rock, here’s a headline: Kale farmers are livin’ it up right now. Go figure.
- Sorry bananas, your time is up. Probably.
- When you play the game of Best Restaurant in the World, you win or you get shade thrown at you in every which direction. Or both.
- Make some room in your kitchen shelves: Eater’s Summer Cookbook preview is here.
- Saveur does the same, but hones in their focus on May releases to drool over.