All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More
- We rolled up our sleeves and sat down with some of D.C.’s best chefs for the James Beard Sunday Supper, a benefit event to help fund entrepreneurial women restauranteurs.
- We gave you a head’s up on our giveaway for the next National Archives cocktail party, the aptly named Patriotic Cocktail and Tasting Competition. Make sure to check that out.
- Ahead of Father’s Day, we’ve got the perfect spots you should take your old man for a drink while he’s in town. And if he’s not in town, make sure to give him a call.
- We stopped by the ‘new’ Science Club.
- And finally, we took a first look at Dew Drop Inn in Brookland, a swanky repurposed garage with a dedicated tap menu, homemade beer mustard, and Cobb sandwiches.
Upcoming Food Events:
- June 17 – The Juneteenth Celebration at Eatonville Restaurant features a full family style Southern dinner with spoken word performances and music.
- June 17– Head bartender Julien-Pierre Bourgon from the soon-to-be-opened Masseria restaurant near Union Market is taking over Suburbia’s trailer for the next three Wednesdays beginning today to serve up frozen cocktails and punch.
- June 17 – United States of Ramen is making every college student’s dream come true with gourmet ramen noodles.
- June 19 – DC Coast will serve twenty-five cent martinis for National Martini Day this Friday, which is the equivalent of a second Christmas in my book.
- June 19 – José Andres’ America Eats Tavern will host a Blend Your Own Bordeaux competition, where teams go head to head and compete for prizes, vineyard tours, and free dinner. Use the code byt25 when buying your ticket for 25% off.
- June 19 – 21 – Fit Foodie Weekend is in full effect this coming Friday, starting with a VIP Cocktail Party on Friday, a 5k on Saturday, and a yoga brunch on Sunday.
- June 20 – Society Fair will provide BBQ bags for Father’s Day, in addition to spiced rum kits and a spirits gift basket. Seems like a good way to eat well while staying at home, so definitely a win/win.
- June 27 – GoCrawling.com is sponsoring the Beer Olympics on U Street. Grab some friends and enter as a team for a shot at winning a fat stack of cash.
- August 9-16 – D.C. Beer Week seeks to educate all on good beer through events and seminars, kicking off with an event at Union Market featuring 20 of the region’s best breweries.
- Summer Long – Chef Christopher Morgan of The Partisan curated a new menu at McClellan’s Retreat in Dupont, featuring new bites Angostura Beef Jerky and a Pork Belly Cuban sandwich.
- Summer Long – DC’s Middle Eastern inspired pop-up Kafta Burgers is serving up fresh burgers for those with adventurous pallets.
- Summer Long – Del Campo will be offering a fixed price traditional Argentine asado dinner.
Other Food News:
- DGS Delicatessen is slated to open in Mosaic District, featuring Jewish deli classics. (via Eater)
- Crumbs & Whiskers, the much-anticipated cat cafe, set an opening date for June 20. (via Eater)
- In the wake of all the FIFA controversy, Boundary Stone has $5 drafts of D.C. Brau Corruption (…get it?!). (via Eater)
- There’s a new farmers market on Wednesdays in Columbia Heights from now until September 30 (PoPville).
- Tavis Smiley and José Andres to speak at upcoming graduation for DC Central Kitchen’s 100th graduation (via DCCK).
- The owners of Baked and Wired have opened up a new shop in Mount Vernon Square that will be an extension of the current Georgetown spot, but will offer a full breakfast and lunch menu and more importantly, cocktails and beers (via City Paper).