Thursday, October 11, 2012

Upcoming Events: Snallygaster Octoberfest; Mixology Classes, Cruises and More!

This Saturday (Oct. 13th) head down to Yard's Park for the first ever Snallygaster Oktoberfest.  The brew-loving team behind dozens of events at Churchkey, Rustico and Birch and Barley are bringing you a craft beer Oktoberfest like you've never seen before.  The inaugural  Snallygaster will take over Yards Park from 1PM - 5PM and boasts a 100+ Beer List celebrating classic lagers, German style & inspired brews, seasonal pours and many more.  While sipping, enjoy live music, kids activities and perfectly paired food such as bacon-wrapped brats and Disco Fries.  Yards Park is located 3rd and Water Street S.E.  The entrance fee for the festival is $5 and proceeds benefit the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.  Additional food and beverage tickets can be purchased onsite for $1 each.  Advanced tickets can also be purchased for $25 or $50 on the Snallygaster website
Fall Mixology Classes:  Spice up your ‘at-home’ bartending skills by attending Ripple’s Fall Mixology Classes on Saturday, October 13 or Saturday, October 20 from 3:30 – 5:00pm.  Ripple’s, Josh Berner, will instruct guests about the fat-washing process to make three delicious cocktails from Ripple’s menu—Play It Sam, Chile Manteca y Ducle, and Basil Exposition.  These cocktails feature oil-infused gin, bacon-infused mexcal and olive oil-washed vodka.  As part of the class, guests will enjoy these cocktails as they learn, as well as have the opportunity to try Ripple’s grilled cheese bar.  Cost for the class is $45, which includes the cocktails.  For reservations, please call 202.244.7995.  Visit Ripple at for more information.

Café Saint-Ex Monthly "Pass the Peas" Soul Food + DJ Music Nights in Gate 54: Gate 54 at Café Saint-Ex is getting soulful with a special southern menu courtesy of Executive Chef Billy Klein. Taking place on the second Wednesday of every month, Saint-Ex's "Pass the Peas" series will take place on the second Wednesday of every month through February from 6 p.m. to close. Menu includes Country Fried Steak with Country Gravy, Pork Chops with Candied Yams,Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, Shrimp and Grits, Cast Iron Cornbread, and Braised Collard Greens. For more information, please visit or call (202) 265-7839.

October Cruises on the Odyssey and Spirit of Washington. Entertainment Cruises is offering some extra special cruise opportunities in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Halloween. Help the Odyssey raise awareness about breast cancer by wearing pink on the Go Pink Brunch Cruise on Saturday, October 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

James Beard award-winning chef Ann Cashion and celebrity Top Chef finalist and TV personality Carla Hall, currently a host on ABC’s culinary show, The Chew, will jointly host a book signing reception for Charlotte Druckman’s new tell-all book titled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchenon Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 6 PM to 8 PM, at Johnny’s Half Shell.  Priced at $45 per person, tickets include a copy of the much anticipated book along with featured cocktails and wine, as well as a selection of ten different hors d’oeuvres, created by both Cashion and Hall.  

Taco Bamba Pops Up at Black Jack:  Taco Bamba, the first solo project from Chef Victor Albisu, is testing his menu for his restaurant set to open later this fall in Falls Church, Virginia with a series of taco nights at Jeff Black’s Black JackThe series kicks off with a Taco Bamba party on Monday, October 22. The $40, one-price admission includes unlimited passed and stationed food and specialty cocktails. Advance purchase is recommended and available onlineTaco Bamba Nights begin on Monday, October 29 and run through December 17 with an a la carte menu of tacos, snacks and anything Chef Albisu decides to test that week. The menu will be available at www.tacobambarestaurant.comMenu includes Chipotle Portabella Taco,Pork Panza Taco, Duck Tinga Taco, Surf and Turf Taco, Grilled Scallop and Grilled Guacamole Nachos, Black Oyster and Shrimp Campache, Wood Grilled Corn al Chili Limon, Pineapple Agua Fresca, and Sangrita.

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