Sep
28
Fri
Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten @ Wunder Garten
Sep 28 @ 3:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) is excited to announce the 4th Annual Oktoberfest which will begin Friday, September 28 and continue through Sunday, September 30th. This year’s celebrations include a big celebration on Saturday night and a Dogtoberfest on Sunday alongside a weekend of traditional German food, games, beer and pet-friendly events.

Each day will feature live Oktoberfest music and a special lineup of events and entertainments (see below) to bring the real Oktoberfest atmosphere to Washington. Draft beers in Märzen-style hail from Bavaria’s oldest breweries like Spaten, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräuhaus, accompanied by a select lineup of seasonal, locally brewed beers. Throughout the weekend, Café Berlin will provide authentic German fare, including grilled bratwurst, bauernwurst, bretzels und obatzter, original potato salad, gurkensalat, and sauerkraut.

Friday, September 28, 3pm – 12am

3pmDoors open.

4pm: Taping of the first Spaten Oktoberfest Keg of the weekend.

Traditionally, each Oktoberfest begins with the mayor of Munich tapping the first keg of Spaten beer with the jubilant cry of “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”). Incidentally, the skill the mayor displays and the number of hammer blows he has to use, play a large role in his popularity.

3pm to 7pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band,” beer, food, and games like the perennial favorite: the stein holding competition.

7pm-12amThe Oktoberfest party continues with a DJ.

Saturday12pm – 12am

12pmDoors open.

12pm to 4pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

4pm to 7pm: Bavarian Olympics with Herman the German. Join the competitive fun of stein holding, yodeling, and other games to win prizes.

7pm to 12pmSaturday night will be “The Big Oktoberfest Party,” a celebration and dance party with DJ and MC Lederhosen on the turntables.

Sunday12pm – 10pm

12pm: Doors open.

12pm to 4pmTraditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

2pm to 6pmDogtoberfest! Oktoberfest continues for humans and fur-babies, including a costume contest for best-dressed pets and a toy drive to support shelter dogs. Guests are encouraged to bring a *new* toy, blanket or food item to donate.

No prior ticket purchase required.

For more information, visit www.wundergartendc.com.

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About Wunder Garten:

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten began in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden, taking advantage of the unused lots throughout NoMa, giving the underserved residents of the neighborhood a fun place to gather with family and friends for ice cold beers and sunshine. In 2016 Wunder Garten moved to a more permanent location after signing a multi-year lease in the same neighborhood where they have been ever since. Wunder Garten has become known for their dog-friendly policies and annual celebrations of traditional Bavarian events like Oktoberfest, Fruhlingsfest and Winterfest.

Sep
29
Sat
First Annual Flavors of AdMo Food Crawl @ Adams Morgan
Sep 29 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In partnership with the Adams Morgan BID, Carpe DC Food Tours is thrilled to host the first annual Flavors of AdMo Food Crawl on September 29, 2018 from 11am-5pm to celebrate the rich diversity found in Adams Morgan.
This exciting self-guided culinary excursion takes adventurers around the world in one afternoon, stopping at restaurants that have shaped historic Adams Morgan, while learning about Washington, DC’s rich and storied past. The food crawl includes 6 tastes at local favorites including El Tamarindo, Federalist Pig, Le Pop, NiceCream, BUL and Zenebech.
“We’re excited to work with the Adams Morgan BID to create a trip that we’d do ourselves,” says Mary Collins, founder of Carpe DC Food Tours. “It’s the best way to learn about the District’s past and its rapidly-evolving culinary future!”
At check-in, guests will receive a special wristband and a passport with a map to redeem tapas-sized tastings like pumpkin toast, pupusas, BBQ wings, and handcrafted ice cream made to order.
The Flavors of AdMo Food Crawl is available on September 29, 2018 from 11am-5pm. Tickets are $79 per person, and include one tasting at each of the 6 locations. Vegetarian options are available at time of ticket purchase. The crawls are walkable, covering a distance of just over a mile, and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Guests may visit restaurants in any order they choose during the hours of the events. Tickets are available online now at http://carpedcfoodtours.com.
 
Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten @ Wunder Garten
Sep 29 @ 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) is excited to announce the 4th Annual Oktoberfest which will begin Friday, September 28 and continue through Sunday, September 30th. This year’s celebrations include a big celebration on Saturday night and a Dogtoberfest on Sunday alongside a weekend of traditional German food, games, beer and pet-friendly events.

Each day will feature live Oktoberfest music and a special lineup of events and entertainments (see below) to bring the real Oktoberfest atmosphere to Washington. Draft beers in Märzen-style hail from Bavaria’s oldest breweries like Spaten, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräuhaus, accompanied by a select lineup of seasonal, locally brewed beers. Throughout the weekend, Café Berlin will provide authentic German fare, including grilled bratwurst, bauernwurst, bretzels und obatzter, original potato salad, gurkensalat, and sauerkraut.

Saturday12pm – 12am

12pmDoors open.

12pm to 4pm: Traditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

4pm to 7pm: Bavarian Olympics with Herman the German. Join the competitive fun of stein holding, yodeling, and other games to win prizes.

7pm to 12pmSaturday night will be “The Big Oktoberfest Party,” a celebration and dance party with DJ and MC Lederhosen on the turntables.

Sunday12pm – 10pm

12pm: Doors open.

12pm to 4pmTraditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

2pm to 6pmDogtoberfest! Oktoberfest continues for humans and fur-babies, including a costume contest for best-dressed pets and a toy drive to support shelter dogs. Guests are encouraged to bring a *new* toy, blanket or food item to donate.

No prior ticket purchase required.

For more information, visit www.wundergartendc.com.

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About Wunder Garten:

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten began in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden, taking advantage of the unused lots throughout NoMa, giving the underserved residents of the neighborhood a fun place to gather with family and friends for ice cold beers and sunshine. In 2016 Wunder Garten moved to a more permanent location after signing a multi-year lease in the same neighborhood where they have been ever since. Wunder Garten has become known for their dog-friendly policies and annual celebrations of traditional Bavarian events like Oktoberfest, Fruhlingsfest and Winterfest.

Oyster Wars @ The Salt Line
Sep 29 @ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Returning for a second year, “Oyster Wars” recalls a time when oyster pirates roamed the Chesapeake Region, turning the humble local oyster into a delicacy revered by many. The annual fall celebration invites guests to the Capitol Riverfront for an afternoon of the finest seafood and brews from New England to Virginia.

                        Your ticket offers an afternoon along the Anacostia River featuring live music from the reggae band See-I, DJ sets from DJ Stylus Chris with friends Harry Hotter, and tastings from participating chefs and oyster farms.

Joining Chef Kyle Bailey, The Salt Line, at Oyster Wars this year are:

Chef Jamie Bissonnette, Little Donkey, Toro & Coppa (Boston)

Chef Jeremy Sewall, Row 34, Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston)

Chef Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen & A Rake’s Progress (Baltimore & Washington DC)

Chef Mike Friedman, The Red Hen & All Purpose (Washington)

Chef Eric Houseknecht, Thames Street Oyster House (Baltimore)

Chefs Danny Lee & Scott Drewno, ChiKo (Washington DC)

Chef Victor Albisu, Taco Bamba (Washington, DC)

Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream Bake Shop (Washington DC)

                        Oysters prepared by the chefs and offered raw on the half shell will come from eight incredible oyster farms:

East Beach Blonde Oysters (Rhode Island)

Glidden Point Oyster Farm (Maine)

Harris Creek Oyster Co. (Maryland)

Island Creek Oyster Farm (Massachusetts)

Peconic Gold Oysters (New York)

Sapidus Farms (Virginia)

War Shore Oyster Co. (Virginia)

White Stone Oyster Co. (Virginia)

Co-hosted by Other Half Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY), Oyster Wars welcomes a selection of outstanding breweries from along the Eastern seaboard and beyond. Joining Other Half Brewing Co. are cash bars featuring unique brews by:

Trillium Brewing Co. (Boston, MA)

  1. Wakefield Brewing(Miami, FL)

Monkish Brewing Co. (Torrance, CA)

Bissel Brothers Brewing Co. (Portland, ME)

Allagash Brewing Co. (Portland, ME)

Oxbow Brewing Co. (Portland, ME)

The Veil Brewing Co. (Richmond, VA)

Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX)

DC Brau Brewing Co. (Washington, DC)

3 Stars Brewing Co. (Washington, DC)

                        A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Anacostia Riverkeeper, an advocacy group working to protect and restore the Anacostia River, and the Oyster Recovery Partnership, which strives to create a self-sustaining oyster population through ecological restoration that expands economic opportunities in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays.

WHEN:         Saturday, September 29

                        3:00pm – 8:00pm

                        The Salt Line will be closed to the public on this day

WHERE:       The Salt Line

                        79 Potomac Ave SE

                        Washington, DC 20003

TICKETS:       For more information on The Salt Line’s “Oyster Wars” or to purchase tickets, visit https://oysterwars.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be available for $55 and will likely sell out in advance.

Sep
30
Sun
Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten @ Wunder Garten
Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) is excited to announce the 4th Annual Oktoberfest which will begin Friday, September 28 and continue through Sunday, September 30th. This year’s celebrations include a big celebration on Saturday night and a Dogtoberfest on Sunday alongside a weekend of traditional German food, games, beer and pet-friendly events.

Each day will feature live Oktoberfest music and a special lineup of events and entertainments (see below) to bring the real Oktoberfest atmosphere to Washington. Draft beers in Märzen-style hail from Bavaria’s oldest breweries like Spaten, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräuhaus, accompanied by a select lineup of seasonal, locally brewed beers. Throughout the weekend, Café Berlin will provide authentic German fare, including grilled bratwurst, bauernwurst, bretzels und obatzter, original potato salad, gurkensalat, and sauerkraut.

Sunday12pm – 10pm

12pm: Doors open.

12pm to 4pmTraditional live Oktoberfest music by “Die Drei Band.”

2pm to 6pmDogtoberfest! Oktoberfest continues for humans and fur-babies, including a costume contest for best-dressed pets and a toy drive to support shelter dogs. Guests are encouraged to bring a *new* toy, blanket or food item to donate.

No prior ticket purchase required.

For more information, visit www.wundergartendc.com.

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About Wunder Garten:

Inspired by the Bavarian beer gardens made famous in Germany, Wunder Garten began in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden, taking advantage of the unused lots throughout NoMa, giving the underserved residents of the neighborhood a fun place to gather with family and friends for ice cold beers and sunshine. In 2016 Wunder Garten moved to a more permanent location after signing a multi-year lease in the same neighborhood where they have been ever since. Wunder Garten has become known for their dog-friendly policies and annual celebrations of traditional Bavarian events like Oktoberfest, Fruhlingsfest and Winterfest.

Masters of Food & Wine @ Capital Yacht Club
Sep 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. will host a Fall 2018 Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, a seasonal culinary & beverage experience on Sunday, September 30 with the Marine Stewardship Council in celebration of wild American seafood.  This seasonal culinary series salutes the local ingredients and flavors with one-of-a-kind experience for guests in attendance.  The gathering will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a five-course seafood feast presented by Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.’s Executive Chef Troy Knapp which will conclude at sunset with a dessert reception.  This intimate event will be hosted at the exclusive, waterfront Capital Yacht Club located within The Wharf development of Southwest D.C. Tickets are priced at $195 per person (inclusive of taxes and fees). Five fishermen will be present to share stories with dinner guests of their experiences catching seafood from American waters.

 

WHERE:        The Capital Yacht Club

800 Wharf Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024

 

WHEN:          September 30, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

HOW:            Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite at: https://wildamericanseafood.eventbrite.com  Seating is limited for this one-of-a-kind event and advance reservations are required. For additional information, please contact Darley Tom at darley.tom@gmail.com.

Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine @ The Capital Yacht Club
Sep 30 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. will host a Fall 2018 Park Hyatt Masters of Food & Wine, a seasonal culinary & beverage experience on Sunday, September 30 with the Marine Stewardship Council in celebration of wild American seafood.  This seasonal culinary series salutes the local ingredients and flavors with one-of-a-kind experience for guests in attendance.  The gathering will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a five-course seafood feast presented by Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.’s Executive Chef Troy Knapp which will conclude at sunset with a dessert reception.  This intimate event will be hosted at the exclusive, waterfront Capital Yacht Club located within The Wharf development of Southwest D.C. Tickets are priced at $195 per person (inclusive of taxes and fees). Five fishermen will be present to share stories with dinner guests of their experiences catching seafood from American waters.

 

WHERE:        The Capital Yacht Club

800 Wharf Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024

 

WHEN:          September 30, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

HOW:            Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite at: https://wildamericanseafood.eventbrite.com  Seating is limited for this one-of-a-kind event and advance reservations are required. For additional information, please contact Darley Tom at darley.tom@gmail.com.

Oct
20
Sat
Shucktoberfest @ Shirlington Village
Oct 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Copperwood Tavern is continuing the tradition of a fall festival in the Shirlington Village with Shucktoberfest, a craft beer and oyster festival featuring over thirty local craft breweries and cideries, and Waverly Point oysters from Northern Neck, VA. The event will take place on Saturday, October 20th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Brewery tents, oyster tents, and food and vendor tents will line the streets of the picturesque Shirlington Village creating an inviting atmosphere for patrons and their pups! Guests who purchase tickets will be able to redeem them for beers and oysters.

The event is meant to highlight made in Virginia products and will showcase local artisans and their goods. Food tents of Shirlington restaurants will sell gourmet street-friendly fare for all to enjoy. For our younger visitors, family-friendly activities will be going all day.

Tickets are on sale now and are $25 until September 15th, when they will increase to $30 until the day of, where tickets will be $35. General admission tickets include 10 tickets. (1 TICKET = Beer – OR – Two Oysters). Guests may purchase additional tickets at the event.

Nov
13
Tue
Cuba Libre Cookbook Release @ Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar
Nov 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located steps from CityCenterDC at 801 9th Street, NW, 20001, will celebrate the release of Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s second cookbook, CUBA COOKS: RECIPES AND DESRETS FROM CUBAN PALADARES AND THEIR CHEFS (October 2018) with a book signing party on Tuesday, November 13.

Guests pay $50 per person to enjoy select open bar to include beer, red and white wine by the glass, house red and white sangria, Pyrat Mojitos, Mango Mojitos and Spiced Cuba Libre’s along with an array of passed and stationary tapas, ceviches, and desserts profiled in CUBA COOKS. Dishes are subject to change, but may include Ceviche de Pez Perro, hog fish ceviche with blackeyes peas, coconut milk, cilantro and cachucha Chile sauce; Sopa de Cilantro, chilled cilantro soup with tempura of clams; Tacos de Berenjenas, malanga tacos with eggplant salad; Buñuelos de Espinaca, spinach and manchego cheese fritters, served with goat cheese sauce; Croquetas de Pollo, chicken croquettes with cachucha aioli; Alitas de Pollo a lo Chino, Chinese barbeque chicken winglets; Tostones con Ropa Vieja de Pato,braised pulled duck legs with Hawaiian toston, as well as Cuban Porchetta, pork belly and pork loin roast with Moros y Cristianos pilaf.  Desserts are just as enticing and include Churros con Chocolate; Macarrones de Coco; Guayaba con Mousse de Queso Crema as well as El Arroz con Leche de Mami Totty.  Cookbooks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening and priced at $40 each.

A vibrant celebration of the island’s bold flavors, creative techniques, and unique inspirations of Cuba’s finest paladares, readers of CUBA COOKS will find a rich variety of dishes which have been adapted from some of the best private restaurants from Old Havana to Santiago de Cuba.  Showcasing a cuisine which marries traditional foundations with modern influences, Pernot and Co-Author Lourdes Castro have thoughtfully collected recipes and stories that reveal a vibrant contemporary cuisine.  Throughout the book, readers will find illuminating and insightful notes about Cuba’s culinary heritage, as well as helpful notes found with every recipe. 

Guillermo Pernot is a nationally renowned chef and restaurateur, and chef-partner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC. Named “Chef of the Year” by Esquire magazine and one of “America’s Ten Best New Chefs,” by Food & Wine, Pernot is a two-time James Beard Award winner for Best Chef (Mid-Atlantic) and Best Single-Subject Cookbook for Ceviche: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist (Running Press, 2001).   

Lourdes Castro is a professor, recipe developer, and author of three cookbooks, Latin Grilling (Ten Speed, 2011), Simply Mexican (Ten Speed, 2009), and Eat, Drink, Think in Spanish (Ten Speed, 2009). A recurring judge on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Castro has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show and The Talk, and on news and lifestyle programs for Better TV, Univision, Telemundo, and CNN en Español.  Her recipes have also appeared in Food & Wine, Latina magazine, and The New York Times.

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 6 PM to 8 PM. 

WHERE:       Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar is located at 801 9th Street, NW, Ste. A, Washington, D.C. 20001;  

Nov
14
Wed
Rock the Block @ Various Old Town Alexandria
Nov 14 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

– On Nov. 14, 2018, NCMEC will host its first ROCK THE BLOCK. Guests will enjoy
specialty plates and craft drinks at more than 12 of Old Town Alexandria’s top restaurants and food
trucks in one evening – all for one price. All proceeds from the event will benefit NCMEC – a national nonprofit located in Old Town Alexandria – that leads the fight against child abduction and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.

From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., event-goers will walk through Old Town Alexandria, enjoying food, drink and music at all of the participating restaurants. Restaurants include: Vermilion, Augie’s Mussel House, The Majestic, Columbia Firehouse, select food trucks at Market Square, Pizzeria Paradiso, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Virtue Feed & Grain, Hi -Tide Lounge and more to come.

VIP ticket holders will have access to two VIP-only restaurants, including Hi-Tide Lounge. VIP access will also include a pre-party reception from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (location TBD) and an “after-party” with live music upstairs at Virtue Feed & Grain from 9-11 p.m.

General Admission tickets are $125 and include unlimited food and drinks at all participating
restaurants. VIP tickets are $300 and include admission to all participating restaurants, the VIP pre-party reception, VIP-only restaurants and the VIP-only after-party.

– Pre-sale Tickets (20 percent discount) are available on Sept. 10
– Full Price Tickets are available starting Oct. 1
– www.Rocktheblocks.org

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