All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More
- We went over to Jack Rose for “Fondue by the Fire,” and indulged in some pungent melted cheese and hot cocoa loaded with scotch.
- The new happy hour at Black Cat inspired us to conjure a list of concert venue-related happy hours.
- The Hamilton showcased a selection of favorite cocktails, and included the recipes so you can try to replicate them at home.
Upcoming Food Events:
- Don’t miss our YOUR BEST MARCH guide for some exciting food-related news and events to keep in mind this month.
- March 10 – Del Campo invites chef Amy Brandwein to bring an Italian flare to the Argentinean restaurant, as she and chef Victor Albisu collaborate on a cross-cultural dinner.
- March 10 – Nonprofit Go Eat Give will host a dining event at Hierarchy to mark the foundation of their DC chapter.
- March 11 – Investigate how detecting counterfeit wines relates to espionage at The International Spy Museum’s “Spies & Wine: Fakes, Frauds, and Fun.“
- March 11 – Celebrate 4 years of Hill Country Barbeque Market with beer, karaoke, and cupcakes.
- March 12 – A new app-based booze delivery service called Minibar is expanding to D.C.
- March 12 – Postponed due to last week’s snow day, The Gibson will observe a belated Absinthe Day with specialty drinks and a burlesque performance.
- March 12 – Washington City Paper will host an event at Canal Square called Whiskey Whino, featuring a bartending competition and lots of whiskey.
- March 12 – Thursday night marks the finale of Fadó Irish Pub’s whiskey crawl. Stop by for a blind whiskey tasting and maybe even go home with a prize.
- March 13 – Shake Shake celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by bringing back “When Irish Fries are Smiling:” crinkle-cut fries loaded with horseradish, bacon, and scallions.
- March 13 – The Metropolitan Lounge at Napoleon invites wine lovers to the Bottomless Rosé Bash, featuring endlessly flowing rosé and a dance party after midnight.
- March 14 – Celebrate Pi(e) Day at One Eight Distilling in Ivy City with a pie from the Whisked! pop-up shop and tours of the facility.
- March 14 – Joe’s Seafood will also observe Pi Day with $3.14 slices of pie.
- March 18 – Come by the Eastern Market North Hall for DISTILLED: A Moonshine & Craft Spirit Festival and try to avoid drinking yourself blind.
- March 28 – Now that we’re finally beginning to put winter behind us, The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington kicks-off their Spring Wine Fling. Stop by 2941 Restaurant, Central Michel Richard, iCi Urban Bistro, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab for discounted wine glasses and flights all week.
Other Food News:
- Li Ho Food in Chinatown closed down this week for good. (via DC Eater)
- The Crumbs & Whiskers cat café already almost met its funding goals in less than a day after launching their Kickstarter campaign. (via DCist)
- Artisinal bakery Bread Furst will start supplying the P St. Whole Foods with fresh bread. (via Washington City Paper)
- Classic American dishes will be served with class at the newly-opened Stanton & Greene in Capitol Hill. (via Washingtonian)