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Happy lunchtime, DC! There’s lots to eat and drink this weekend, and as we head into August we’re looking at more food-centric week long celebrations, like Restaurant Week and DC Beer Week. We’re here to help you scour the internet with a fine-toothed comb to know what’s worth eating, and what you should skip. An ambitious eater should be a wise one, too. Dig in!

This week in BYT Food:


Upcoming Food Events:

  • Wednesday 7/30 (tonight)Chefs Behind Bars hits Union Market for another round of miracles and mistakes as some of DC’s favorite chefs compete with creative cocktails that all benefit No Kid Hungry. Getting your drank on, on a Wednesday afternoon is perfectly acceptable if it’s for charity.
  • Friday 8/1: Anju, a monthly dining event at Mandu revolving around the guest chef concept, returns to the Korean restaurant’s K Street location. This month, the lineup features Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima and Beverage Director Lukas Smith of Daikaya, which means innovative food and drink on the menu. Seating is first come first served.
  • Saturday 8/2: Appetite Festival graces Strathmore on Friday and Saturday. Featuring a few celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis and Andrew Zimmern, the event boasts a plethora of local culinary talent and well-known names, food trucks, and lots of music.
  • Sunday 8/3: Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., DC’s first biscuit shop (and favorite kickstarter) pops up at the Dolcezza Gelato Factory on Saturday and Sunday, serving a full menu of Breakfast Biscuits with Benton’s Bacon, Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches, platters, and even a collaborative biscuit gelato sandwich/sundae option made with Dolcezza’s sweet corn gelato. They’re serving until they run out of food.
  • Monday 8/4: The James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour stops at the Source and makes us hyper-aware of the number of celebrity chefs we have in our city– or, at the very least, how much potential there is. To eat it all up, be sure to get a ticket before the dinner sells out.
  • Tuesday 8/5: Dino’s Grotto hosts a Small Vineyards Wine Dinner, which means that through the five-course meal, diners will be introduced to a wine from a different family-owned vineyard to pair with each course served by the family-owned restaurant. This is the very definition of a sustainable collaboration.

DC Scoop 2014 Union Market Ice Cream Festival

Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):

Lupo Verde Brunch