The DC Chocolate Festival is hosted by The Chocolate House, a boutique collection of artisan chocolate from around the world. At The Chocolate House we are passionate about supporting fine cacao, cacao farmers around the world, and the chocolate makers transforming cacao into chocolate.
Everyone should have access to great chocolate & so we've organized an event where consumers can taste and learn about chocolate from different makers and chocolate makers can meet consumers and each other!
Back for the second annual DC Wine Fest Spring Edition; an elevated wine tasting experience that aims to stimulate all of your senses. Sample premium varietals from some of the best wineries, all while music performers (Katie Hargrove) keep the party lively during this all-day, all night wine experience.
Taste on Wheels presented by Taste of DC is a food truck event series celebrating the vibrant food truck scene in the Mid Atlantic.
Join us for our Green Eggs & Kegs edition of Taste on Wheels where we'll have a host of trucks with Irish breakfast themes and featuring a signature "taste" item priced $3 or under! Every General Admission attendee will receive a drink ticket with their admission, and Bottomless Drinks ticket holders will receive unlimited pours of green beer and mimosas.
Get ready for a trip back to pre-prohibition DC when the DC Distillers Festival kicks off Saturday, February 25, 2017. Over 20 specially curated Craft Distillers join a 1920’s jazz band at Long View Gallery and serve patrons tastings over a three session, all-day, all-night speakeasy experience.
This speakeasy event showcases specially-selected, premium craft spirits from incredible craft distilleries.
Spend an evening with Righteous Cheese in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses. We’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting 4 cheeses and 4 unique Champagnes along with a bounty of chocolate accompaniments. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more.
MITD and HIGH END TIMES present the 2ND EDITION of #BURGERANDBEATSDC - THE GREY ZONE. Burgers and Beats is the District's discovery event for music, burgers, and all that other stuff you love but don't know about yet.
Who doesn't love a good burger? Beginning in the late afternoon, it will kick off with Shake Shack burgers 🍔, who doesn't love their burgers? After everyone's has had their fill, the tables will be cleared to make room for MITD's curated list of well known local (electronic/hip hop) guest DJs and headliners Fools Gold's own 'Brenmar, Austin Millz, Smasha and more.
Come enjoy a bowl of Motisola's award winning vegetarian chili + to-go containers to make your Super Bowl party special. It makes a wonderful nacho dip, top your burgers, sausages, jalapeño cheddar cornbread and salads. And if you can't wait until Super Bowl, you can enjoy a delicious savory hot bowl while you shop at the West Elm in Lab 1270!
Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics.
Named the coolest city in America, Bon Appetit's 2016 Restaurant City of Year, Zagat's Hottest Food City of 2016, and earning it's very own Michelin Guide, DC is known for its restaurants. Experience 250 of them with Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week. Try a 3 course lunch for $22 or a 3 course dinner for $35 or for the first time brunch for $22. We all know, that’s a steal.
Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, the most anticipated regional food-related promotion in the region, the Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, has 250 participating restaurants spread out all over the DMV.
How do we get through the frosty month of January? With wine, lots of wine! and you can’t have wine without cheese. Join Cheesemonger Alice Bergen Phillips and Wine Specialist Ruxandra Brady for an evening of wine and cheese pairings that highlights the rich flavors of this chilly winter season. Taste your way through four different red wine and cheese pairings as you learn the secrets behind pairing your favorite wines and cheeses and creating the perfect cheese plate for all your winter party needs.
The NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo is BACK for 2017! Mark your calendars now for the East Coast's largest two-day event devoted to your health. As always, the Expo will feature two days of healthy fun. Your favorite exhibitors and events will be back, as will your favorite News4 anchors and reporters.
We'll have our Healthy Cooking 4 You stage, our Dancing 4 You stage, the Zumba Zone and the Healthy Kids stage. Two great additions in recent years -- the NBC4 Yoga Weekend and the Healthy Book Festival -- also will be back!
And all events are FREE. We hope to see you at the Expo!
A free, outdoor arts and crafts festival sponsored by diverse community businesses to celebrate the local arts community and the holiday season. Fine arts and handmade gift items from over 25 local, DC-area based artisans will be available to view and purchase, and local DC musicians will provide free entertainment throughout the day. There's also stuff for the kids to do!
Since 2011, more than 3,000 senior citizens are invited to attend the Mayor’s Annual Senior Holiday Celebration. Thursday, December 8. 2016 the Annual Senior Holiday Celebration will be held at the DC Armory. The event includes live entertainment, dancing, health screenings, safety and health information, immunizations, food, giveaways and exhibits.
This season Soul & Ink, the premiere live screen printing business in the DMV area, is partnering with the District’s best new bars and distilleries to introduce Drink & Ink, Makers Workshops with a Twist. A series of engaging workshops that combine two popular past times that pair well together - imbibing in spirits while creating art. In this case, using the vintage technique of hands on screen printing juxtaposed with modern design + libations.
Do you like to draw? Do you like to drink? Do you like to do both at the same time, while hanging out with similar folks? Much like the combination of chicken and waffles, drinking and drawing go down smooth, in a delicious combination that needs to be tried to be believed. Yet upon checking out the other meetup options, we quickly realized we'd be either the only one drawing or the only one drinking, neither of which isn't awkward. Ergo, DC Drink & Draw was set up to see if other folks might be interested in hanging out, doodling, and appreciating the finer brews in life in a relaxed social setting.
Tamales have been around for centuries. It is a truly a pan-American dish passed on for generations across Latin America—and more recently in the United States, where Latino immigrants, and other tamal lovers, establish new traditions.
Hola Cultura's Second Annual TamalFest in Washington's traditionally Latino Columbia Heights neighborhoods will feature tamales from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, and Colombia.
Join us for the 11th annual MetroCooking DC Show! The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington Convention Center December 3-4, 2016. Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts.
Enjoy cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs. Sample from over 50 local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. Wash down your fare with a local brew from the Beer, Wine and Spirits Garden. Learn new techniques and tips in the Taste Talk Workshops. Sharpen your skills in the pop-up cooking school. Meet your favorite James Beard award-winning chef and see them whip up delicious dishes live on the James Beard Stage.
Plus, shop from hundreds of specialty food vendors in the exhibitor marketplace! Chances are, you’ll discover a new favorite hot sauce!
Recognizing inventors, disruptors, luminaries and newsmakers, DC Inno's 50 on Fire celebrates visionary individuals across DC's top industries.
Community. Design. Education. Government & Advocacy. Healthcare & Medicine. Investment. Lifestyle. Marketing & Advertising. Technology.
Nominate the city’s biggest game changers, from established leaders to up-and-comers, then join us for an unforgettable celebration of the people driving innovation in our nation's capital.The 50 winners will be announced during an exclusive cocktail party in December through a high octane video. It will be a night to remember with delicious bites, open bar and mingling with DC's best and brightest.
Friends of the National Zoo's hoppiest holiday event, BrewLights, a ticketed microbrew and craft beer event, will take place during ZooLights, powered by Pepco. Guests can enjoy beer tastings from a dozen breweries and sample savory foods from top local restaurants, all under the bright lights of Washington, D.C.'s favorite holiday tradition. All proceeds support the critical work of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute—including species preservation and animal care.
Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.
Hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day. Check back as the exhibitors rotate and the selection of goods will vary daily. You’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list.
While you’re shopping, enjoy lively seasonal entertainment, plus great snacks and festive treats. Located across from the Verizon Center and convenient to Metro and nearby parking, the market is a creative and convenient way to fulfill all your holiday shopping needs right in the heart of Downtown.
DC’s most popular pop-up will make its tinsel-filled return next month–and it’s going to be bigger than ever. Miracle on Seventh Street (a.k.a. the Christmas Bar) takes over all three of Derek Brown’s neighboring Shaw watering holes—Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich"
Celebrating our 22nd year, the Oyster Riot is one of the greatest parties of the year in Washington, DC. Always held the Friday & Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Riot is DC's preeminent food & wine event. Each night, nearly 1000 people devour tens of thousands of oysters while enjoying the gold medal winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition and grooving to some awesome tunes.
It's the return of one of the region's most "spirited" events. Get ready for DC Cocktail Week featuring area mixologists, bartenders & innovative cocktail programs.
Participating restaurants and bars across the Metropolitan Washington area will feature specially crafted cocktails and small bite pairings - giving you a taste of the best of both worlds for one price.
Co-founders Reed Walker and Jordan Cotton became friends while working as strategists for NASA and the aerospace industry. They discovered a shared passion for spirits at work happy hours, and decided to leave their desk jobs to start a distillery called Cotton & Reed. With the help of Distiller Chas Jefferson, Barman Lukas B. Smith, and Engineer Dr. Jen Phelps, they’re bringing a portfolio of naturally complex spirits to DC.
DC Central Kitchen is proud to present its signature fundraising event, the Capital Food Fight™, on November 10, 2016. The event draws over 1,000 guests to taste offerings from 75 of DC’s best restaurants while watching four local top chefs compete in a live onstage battle hosted and judged by the biggest names in the culinary world. The brainchild of celebrity chef José Andrés (Chef/Owner of ThinkFoodGroup), the event is celebrating its thirteenth year in 2016. 100% of event proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen.
Champagne is a very mysterious world as we mostly know what the famous houses want us to believe. In this event, we will demystify the subject by exploring 1) the best microclimate locations called grand cru villages, 2) the prominent effect on quality played by foremost the Pinot Noir and to a lesser extent the Chardonnay, 3) the fundamental element of long ageing on yeast lees and finally 4) the essential bottle age required after disgorging to achieve the best complexity possible. In order to achieve these goals we will review classic smaller producers i.e Pol Roger, Billecart Salmon, Jacquesson together with independent up and coming producers such as Michel Arnould, Andre Clouet, Godme Pere et Fils and some newer winemakers now on the market. In short we will deconstruct the common belief that great Champagne has to be a blend of hundreds or so of village crus.
Words Beats & Life Creative Core Program, a nonprofit based in Columbia Heights, DC, whose mission has been to teach, convene, and present Hip Hop since its founding in 2002. The 3rd annual “WBL Creative Economy Fair” is an event for ambitious young professionals in the DMV area looking for jobs and internships in the creative industries of D.C. The event will feature more than 25 companies, organizations and government agencies that work in the creative industries.
This event is part of the 9th annual convening of Remixing the Art of Social Change (The Teach-In) Hosted by Words Beats & Life, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Youth Speaks in association with Kuumba Lynx and the Hip-Hop Education Center.
Blue Point Brewing Company announces its first ever Shucktoberfest bash at The Courtyard at Maurice Electric at Union Market (530 Penn Street NE). The $75, four-hour festival will feature bottomless Blue Point Brewing Company beer, spiked beer cocktails and unlimited oysters & seafood bites from Rappahannock Oyster Company, including stuffn’ muffns', clam chowder and fries. Shucktoberfest is an adult playground for beer and oyster lovers — think live bluegrass music and a beer gaming area with cornhole, bocce ball and giant Jenga. To top it off, Redskins fans can cozy up with an ice cold brew in the football viewing lounge, featuring large leather sofas and two 90-inch LED screens.