13 fun food events around DC this weekend
L’Uova All’Amatriciana on Lupo Pizzeria’s new brunch menu. Photograph courtesy of Lupo Pizzeria
Sip a sparkling mojito at Cuba Libre (801 Ninth St., NO) until Friday, October 15, and $ 1 of each $ 12 drink will benefit Cuba Decide, an initiative to change the country’s political system. The mojito is made with two rums, sparkling wine, mint and lime.
Modern Israeli restaurant Sababa (3311 Connecticut Ave., NW) hosts a Yom Kippur dinner tonight September 16. Cleveland Park Restaurant offers two specialty platters: one with grilled chicken thighs, lamb, skirt steak, hummus and pita, and a vegetarian version with apple tabbouleh, roasted beetroot salad and baba ghanoush. Each tray costs $ 48 and can be served in, take out or delivery. Seats are from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Listen to live orchestral music and snack on a barbecue tonight September 16. The National Symphony Orchestra will perform an outdoor chamber concert at the Money Muscle BBQ (8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring) at 19 ‘o clock. The special $ 15 NSO BBQ box is available for pre-order and includes sandwich options, side dish, drink and chocolate chip cookie. The Money Muscle food truck will be open during the show to serve its full menu, as well as craft beers, hard seltzer and $ 8 cocktails in take-out pouches. BYO chairs and blankets.
The 21st annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest takes place this weekend. Before the official festivities, attend a pop-up show at the Continental Beer Garden (1901 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington) tonight September 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The main event is on Saturday, September 18, with live jazz, food trucks, a beer / wine bar, and 10% discounts at select restaurants. This will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington).
It might be mid-September, but a ton of Oktoberfest events kick off on Friday, September 18. Start promotions on beer, German food and activities early.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a four-flavor tasting flight at Ice Cream Jubilee. The special flavors are strawberry / very lick; grilled horchata; Mexican hot chocolate; and habanero mango. A $ 16 ticket includes the tasting flight, a pint to take home and a donation to the La Clinica Del Pueblo community health initiative. Flights are available from Friday September 17th, with additional dates until Sunday October 3, at the Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington), 14th Street (1407 T St., NO) and the site park (301 Water Street, South East) Locations.
Lupo Pizzeria (1908 14th St., NO) is launching its brunch menu this weekend, which will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch rate includes tiramisu pancakes; a chivito with steak and fried eggs; and build your own pizza. For $ 35, you can get a dish accompanied by mimosas, bellinis, and other unlimited drinks.
There are three ways to dine at the Stable (1324 H St., NE) during the H Street Festival on Saturday, September 18. A limited brunch card will be available in rue H facing the street, in private chalets that can be booked on Resy and on the terrace until 5 p.m. There will also be a walk-in satellite bar serving Swiss wines, beer, mimosas, “schnapsicles” and raclette with potatoes, pickles and soft pretzels.
The DC Preservation League and the Capital Pride Alliance are hosting their annual Crab Feast on Saturday, September 18. Each $ 75 bill includes crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, hot dogs, DC Brau beer, wine, soda and ice cream. The party will take place at the Washington Canoe Club (3700 Water Street, NO), and canoes and paddle boards will be available for water activities. All participants must present proof of vaccination. The party takes place from noon to 3 p.m.
Happy Ice Cream Cart, from the folks at Komi / Happy Gyro, will be making beer floats at Right Proper’s Brookland location (920, rue Girard, northeast) to Saturday, September 18. The floats will be made with the Haxan porter from the brewery and ice cream at the cafe in New Orleans. Stop for a float between 1pm and 7pm.
Osteria Morini (301 Water Street, South East), which is part of the Altamarea group, participates in Negroni Week for the benefit of City Harvest. The Navy Yard restaurant offers three cocktails: a classic version; interpretation enriched with mezcal; and a boulevardier. Cocktails are $ 15 to $ 17 and will be available through Sunday 19 September.
DC Beer Week starts on Sunday 19 September with over 15 events going on next weekend. The two events this weekend are $ 5 beers at four Pizzeria Paradiso locations and an Elder Pine Brewing tasting at the Dupont Circle location in Dawson Market (2001 S St., NO).
The Freshman National Landing Point (2011 Crystal Dr., Arlington) is launching two drink specials in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. El Almanacer ($ 12.50) is made with tequila, mango puree, and fresh lime. Dirty Horchata ($ 5.50 or $ 6.50) features Swing coffee and horchata syrup and can be served hot or iced. A portion of the proceeds goes to Food Justice DMV, and drinks are available until October 15.