Truckeroo will be held on Friday, July 19 from 11am – 11pm (lunch, happy hour and dinner). 24 trucks will be serving the venue (Fairgrounds DC). The event is located next to the Navy Yard/Ballpark metro entrance at 1299 Half Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003.
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 19th - Distinguished Gentleman
· July 26th - The American President
· August 2nd - No Way Out
Belgian “Hop-Tail” Day: Getting into the Belgian spirit, participating BRW restaurants will shake things up with innovative “Hop-tail” concoctions – a hybrid libation that is part cocktail, part Belgian beer on Friday, July 19. Two delicious ingredients come together in one perfect pair – what’s not to love!? Participating restaurants include : B Too, Belga Café, Brasserie Beck, Mussel Bar & Grille – Bethesda, Locolat Café, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s and Le Pain Quotidien. For information regarding Belgian Restaurant Week, please visit belgianrestaurantweekdc.com, Facebook.com/BelgianRestaurantWeekDC or follow us on Twitter @BelgianWeekDC.
Join DGS and Entry Point DC for three interactive cooking classes. Price includes 1 hour class, plus small bites, sparkling wine, and take away recipes. July 20th at 4pm. Pickling Vegetables: Half Sours, Dills and More. Pickles are iconic in the delicatessen. At DGS, we pickle cucumbers, radish, fennel, mushrooms, eggs and more. In the first class, Chef Koslow will teach you pickling 101 and demonstrate how to transform any vegetable into a delicious pickle. Learn tricks for how to make great half sours and dills at home.
Annual Mussel Throw Down & Blind-folded Beer Challenge: On Saturday, July 20 from 12-3PM at Eastern Market, chefs will mussel up for the annual Mussel Throw Down, while beer gurus put their taste buds to test in this year’s newest competition: The Blind-folded Beer Challenge. The event is open to the public with Belgian Beer and Mussel Pots for $5 each. Attendees can get in on the action and take part in their own friendly competition through the “Throw Down Raffle Contest” with prizes that include:
· Grand Prize: Two return tickets from Brussels to DC, compliments of Brussels
· Dinner at Brasserie Beck’s Chef’s Table for eight
· An Extensive Selection of Unique, Rare and Large Bottles of Belgian Beers from B Too
For information on the event and other events during Belgian Restaurant Week, please visit belgianrestaurantweekdc.com, Facebook.com/BelgianRestaurantWeekDC or follow us on Twitter @BelgianWeekDC.
Belgian National Day Celebration Brunches and After-Party: As part of Belgian Restaurant Week, on Sunday, July 21, each restaurant will celebrate the 183rd Belgian National Day with specialty Belgian brunches to tribute the holiday. The celebration will culminate with Delirium Tremens Pink After-Parties at each participating restaurant. Come join us in closing what is going to be a tasty and Belgian beer-filled week! Participating restaurants include : B Too, Belga Café, Brasserie Beck, Mussel Bar & Grille – Bethesda, Locolat Café, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s and Le Pain Quotidien. For information regarding Belgian Restaurant Week, please visit belgianrestaurantweekdc.com, Facebook.com/BelgianRestaurantWeekDC or follow us on Twitter @BelgianWeekDC.
The Third Annual DC Scoop will be hosted at Union Market on National Ice Cream Day, July 21st from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Taste and judge complimentary samples of the best ice cream, gelato, custard, frozen yogurt and other summer treats in DC. The event will also feature a panel of distinguished judges who will determine the winner. This family event will also include fun activities like ice cream cooking demonstrations, face painting and music and dancing with Boogie Babes.For more information, please visit http://unionmarketdc.com/events/the-dc-scoop/
Washington DC hospitality veteran Alisia Kleinmann and founder of ‘industree’ (www.dcindustree.com), has officially announced the theme and line-up for the 2nd ‘Speaker Series’ event scheduled on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC. This event is slated to feature an intimate look inside the success stories of prominent chefs and chef/ owners based in the DC area, how they got started in the hospitality industry, and what it took to get them to where they are today. Each chef will also discuss their thoughts on the rapidly evolving culinary scene in the Washington DC area. The event will take place on the stage at The Howard Theatre and will feature guest speakers placed in a relaxed living room-style interview setting complete with couches and cocktails.