Thursday, July 4, 2013

Upcoming Events Around DC

Celebrate July 4th, American Independence Day, at Café du Parc on Pennsylvania Avenue, America’s Main Street! The Willard InterContinental is hosting its annual block party-style celebration with a live band from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The outdoor fest features barbecue carry out lunch (picnic tables provided) with hot dogs, hamburgers and sweet crepes. Hot dog or hamburger lunch for $10, includes coleslaw, fruit and a bottle of water. Parisian-style sweet crepes station offers two items for $6. Wine and beer on tap is available as is an all-day dining Café du Parc menu.

Brew at the Zoo to Kick Off Belgian Restaurant Week: The DC area’s Fourth Annual Belgian Restaurant Week (BRW) kicks off at the Brew at the Zoo event on Thursday, July 11. Party like an animal at the annual BRW preview at the National Zoo, and enjoy a selection of specialty Belgian beers in the VIP area. For information ticket information, please visit For information regarding Belgian Restaurant Week, please, or follow us on Twitter @BelgianWeekDC.

DC Drive-In at Union Market: Union Market will be hosting the inaugural “DC Drive-In,” an outdoor summer movie series starting on Friday, July 12. Over the summer, come watch classic Washington D.C.- centric films on Union Market’s 3-story wall. Pre-show festivities will include music, contests and special giveaways and movies will begin at 9pm. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks. The DC Drive-In is free to attend, however reservations are suggested for cars.  There will also be a picnic area in the parking lot for bikers and walkers – no reservations are required for the picnic area. The schedule for the DC Drive-In is as follows:

· July 12th - Dr. Strangelove (or) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
· July 19th - Distinguished Gentleman
· July 26th - The American President
· August 2nd - No Way Out

Celebrate Bastille Day at 2941: In celebration of France’s national holiday – ‘La Fete Nationale’ or ‘Bastille Day’ – 2941 restaurant is welcoming Francophile’s from near and far to partake in ‘A Taste of France’ – a day-long authentic French culinary celebration honoring Bastille Day - on Sunday, July 14th, 2013. To kick-off the day-long French fete, 2941 invites attendees to join them from 11:00AM to 2:30PM for an interactive Bastille Day Food and Wine Festival allowing guests to sip and sample their way through authentic French fare and wines at stations situated throughout the picturesque dining room at 2941. The cost is $48pp (all-inclusive) and children 10 and under are free.

Later that evening, from 6:00PM to 8:30PM, Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel and Pastry Chef Caitlin Dysart will present guests with an elegant 4-course Bastille Day Tasting Menu priced at $95pp (all-inclusive). Each course will be paired with the perfect French wine pairing hand selected by resident Sommelier Jonathan Schuyler. For additional information on 2941’s ‘A Taste of France’ or 2941 please visit or call 703-270-1500. For tickets for the Bastille Day Food & Wine Festival (11:00AM to 2:30PM): For tickets/ reservations for the Bastille Day Tasting Menu (6:00PM to 8:30PM): The menus for both events are available at

The Willard continues its celebration of independence -- French independence -- on Bastille Day, July 14th, on DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue Champs Elysee! The party takes place outdoors at Café du Parc for lunch and dinner. Enjoy live music, including the Gypsy Roots Quartet from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a strolling violinist and accordionist from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bastille Day outdoor grilled à la carte French specialties are priced from $16 to $35. Salads and soup from $10 to $19, Salade Niçoise, Salade du Parc, tomato and mozzarella chilled zucchini soup, grilled salmon, BBQ Ribs, Lamb chops with Provençale ratatouille, Petite Grilled Filet with béarnaise sauce, crêpes and desserts. For reservations, call Café du Parc at: 202-942-7000 or visit Visit our Web site at

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