We’ve were given you covered this coming week with two tastings—one from a “Top Chef” alum and any other form co-proprietor of Stellina Pizzeria—plus a Shark Week cocktail from Todd Thrasher, Tiki vibes, testimonies from several meals’ largest names, and extra.
Christmas in July
Sip excursion cocktails, write vacation playing cards, relax with Santa, and take part in other vacation activities Thursday to the advantage of N Street Village, helping homeless and coffee-earnings women within the District. Its 2d-annual Christmas in July fundraiser, to be held at ANXO Cidery and Pintxos Bar in Truxton Circle, includes a pop-up, a flower stand from She Loves Me, prizes, wreath-making instructions, food and drinks specials, and greater. Ten percentage of happy hour proceeds and one hundred percent of flower sales all through the event cross properly to N Street Village. (ANXO Cidery and Pintxos Bar in Truxton Circle, three hundred Florida Avenue NW, Thursday, 5 p.M., no entry fee)
Eric Adjepong swings via the Big Chief.
Top Chef Finalist Eric Adjepong rolls into D.C. Sunday with a tasting menu featuring his take on the African meals he amplified in the course of his run on the hit Bravo TV show’s closing season. The event is part of Dine Diaspora’s Chop Bar, a food festival highlighting African food with the track, fashion, a market, and décor that channel “chop bars” or “come as you are” restaurants throughout Africa.
As such, Adjepong’s Chop Bar menu gives five tasting dishes, consisting of ribeye skewers with tamarind glaze and pickled pink onion, braised brief ribs served with injera and Yassa. Onion jam, as well as palm wine and sorrel “dippin’ dots.” International DJ and Grammy-nominated manufacturer Nana Kwabena give the night’s soundtrack that’ll include go-move, Afro beats, and dancehall. (Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick Street NE, Sunday, 2 p.M.- 6 p.M. General admission $ fifty-five)
It’s tale time
Hear testimonies from some of the largest names on the local and countrywide food scene Saturday at Breaking Bread: Stories By Celebrity Chefs & Industry Insiders. The lineup includes James Beard Award-winner Kwame Onwuachi, author of Notes from a Young Black Chef and executive chef of Kith/Kin; Simone Jacobson, co-proprietor of Toli Moli and Thames; David Hagedorn, dining columnist for Arlington Magazine and Bethesda Magazine; Joe Yonan, meals editor at the Washington Post; and chef Carla Hall, of Top Chef and Good Morning America.
The occasion is presented by Story District, which uses the art of storytelling to construct a network, sell empathy, and deepen the know-how of our not unusual humanity. Splurge for the VIP bypass. You’ll also get to enroll in the cast at an after celebration hosted by using Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot with food and drink from Barcelona, Rice DC Brau, Flying Dog Brewery, Shouk, and greater. (Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, Saturday, 7 p.M., $35 – $50, or $a hundred and fifty for the VIP bypass)
Stellina goes beyond avenue food.
Stellina Pizzeria switches up its street-food consciousness Saturday while chef and co-proprietor Matteo Venini launches Chef Matteo’s Night, a multi-course tasting menu of innovative Italian fare. The July menu consists of seared duck breast with cherry-crammed morel, porcini carpaccio, lasagna fritta, and extra. In case you didn’t know, Venini labored as government chef at Lupo Verde before opening Stellina in advance this yr. Expect the dinners on the very last Saturday of each month. (Stellina Pizzeria, 399 Morse Street NE, nine p.M. Saturday, dinner is $84.50 a person with optionally available wine pairings for $45.50)
Surf’s up in Yards Park
Beat the warmth in style at The Yards on Saturday, which hosts a Tiki-themed block birthday party at the boardwalk using the waterfront, entire with tiki beverages, a limbo contest, a misting station, a surfing simulator, hula dancing, live performances, and extra. Your price tag buys you a mini-rum welcome punch and lei. The first 250 guests to enter rating a tiki pineapple cup. (Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE, Saturday, 1 p.M. – five p.M., $10)
Melty Fest Tour Hits D.C.
Tillamook, a farmer-owned dairy logo primarily based in Oregon centered on cheddar cheese, and ice cream, has devised the Melty Fest Tour, giving folks a hazard to pattern the emblem’s products in neighborhood spots. Through Sunday, Little Red Fox, wherein the brand teamed up with its chef/owner Matt Carr to take over the menu. Expect specials together with Bacon Mac N Cheese; eggplant Parmesan made with Tillamook’s cheese, and Tillamook x SugarFox specialty ice cream sandwiches. Or head over to Wunder Garten Saturday for games and to pattern Tillamook ice cream. (Little Red Fox, 5035 Connecticut Avenue NW, 3 p.M. – 7 p.M. Wednesday – Sunday, Wunder Garten, 1100 First Street NE, Saturday, 12 p.M. – 6 p.M., FREE, however, sign up at the 2 links above)
The Barmini revel in
The group of workers at Barmini teams up with Diego Cabrera and his group straight out of Salmon Guru, in Madrid—voted one of the World’s 50 Best Bars—come thru Wednesday. They’ll serve up a menu with 3 signature cocktails from the Madrid hotspot and collaborate on a single cocktail. Expect to offer your input on a number of the beverages like Salmon Guru’s mezcal-based Chipotle Chillón, which comes with both mint or ginger lemonades at the aspect, leaving it up to you to choose the drink’s final stability. In some other words, this marks the Madrid bar’s first-ever occasion stateside. (Barmini, 501 ninth Street NW, Wednesday, seatings available for 5:30 p.M. And 10 p.M., $one hundred twenty-five)
Shark Week gets the Todd Thrasher treatment.
Todd Thrasher, Tiki TNT owner, has concocted a unique frozen cocktail simply in time for Shark Week, jogging July 28 – Aug. Four. Thrasher’s Bull Shark within the Potomac cocktail features green-spiced rum, mint, pineapple, pea flour, direction, and floating gummy body elements. (Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company, 1130 Maine Avenue SW, $14)
Never sufficient crab
Stuff your face with steamed and seasoned crabs at Ivy City Smokehouse’s Atlas Crab Pop-up Saturday, wherein the eatery will serve you from trucks they’re parking outside Atlas Brew Works. Enjoy crab, potato salad, and coleslaw earlier than or your excursion to the brewery. (Atlas Brew Works, 2052 West Virginia Avenue NE, Saturday, 12 p.M.-6 p.M., tickets $35)