Thursday, April 11, 2013

Upcoming Events: Crawfish Boil and More!

Photo by Lauren DeSantis
Acadiana in Washington, DC will be firing up the season with their Crawfish Boil Throw-down on Friday, April 12 from 5:30-8:30PM on their patio. The festive event will benefit Tipitina's Foundation, a non-profit in New Orleans dedicated to supporting the music and culture of Louisiana. Tickets, which are $40 in advance and $45 at the door, include all-you-can-eat Spice-broiled Crawfish, Chicken Gumbo, Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob, House-made Andouille Sausage, Cracklin', Apple-Bourbon Pie and Roasted Potatoes.  Live music by New Orleans’ own Black Masala band, will give us sounds from Cajun country. Door prizes, a raffle and eating contests will add a spirited edge. Attendees can eat-to-compete by testing their abilities to devour a Cherry Pie [also a nod to the Cherry Blossom Parade the following day,] polish off Corn on the Cob and down a pound of “Crawfish-with-the-Fixins.” Guests can wash it all down at the cash bar with Abita Beer by the draft, bottle or bucket, along with French Quarter-style Cocktails or house wine.

Art and Soul re-launches Saturday Supper Series in April: Chef Wes Morton will be holding intimate, family-style monthly dinner series starting with the Wild Harvest supper on April 13, 2013, to celebrate spring. The dinners will be held the second Saturday of the month and begin with a reception and passed hors d’oeuvres before moving to a seated, four-course meal complete with drink pairings and life music. The events begin at 7 p.m. and cost $65 per person or $30 for diners 16 and younger, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are required and may be made through eventbrite: Art and Soul is located at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

BLT Steak is taking the stress out of Tax Day by offering 50% off all alcoholic beverages - cocktails, beer and wines by the glass and bottle - during lunch and dinner on Monday, April 15. Everything ranging from their new spring cocktails like the Cocchi Monster with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Cocchi Americano, Cointreau and Lemon Juicebarrel aged cocktails and fine champagnes - are all half-off all day from 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm.  BLT Steak is located at 1625 Eye Street, NW. Please visit or call (202) 689-8999 for more information or reservations.

There's no better way to celebrate Tax Day than with free whisky, and Jack Rose is hosting the first US launch party for England's newest distillery in 100+ years, the English Whisky Company, and giving away free whisky from 5-7pm. One of the only places in DC to carry the new whisky, Jack Rose will pour tastings of four single-malt and cask-strength whiskies which are batch-made by hand at St. George's Distillery in Norfolk, England.  Jack Rose is located at 2007 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit or call 202-588-7388.

Bethesda Row Spring Restaurant Week:  Celebrate the spring air and seasonal produce dining at Bethesda’s Spring Restaurant Week starting on Monday, April 15 and running through Sunday, April 21. Thirteen of Bethesda Row’s top restaurants, including Jose Andres’ JaleoCafé Deluxe and Robert Wiedmaier’s Mussel Bar & Grille, will offer diners three course lunches for $15 and three course dinners for $30. As an added bonus, if you visit and register, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate to Jaleo.  Hope you to see you out at Bethesda Row to celebrate the beauty of spring!

*This information was provided by a representative of the restaurants.

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