Thursday, November 29, 2012

Upcoming Events: Winter on the Water and More!

Winter on the Water at Washington Harbour: Begin your holiday celebrations with Georgetown Washington Harbour’s "Winter on the Water" on Saturday, December 1 from 4-7pm. The event will feature strolling entertainment, ice skating performances, choral singers, a St. Lucia parade, artistic lighting effects, and a variety of food and beverages served at waterfront restaurants. For more details on "Winter on the Water" please visit

The perfect "foodie" holiday gift, Mike Isabella's Crazy Good Italian includes hundreds of secret family recipes, the dishes that made Chef Isabella famous on Top Chef and signature meals from Graffiato that appeal to the heart and appetite, with a modern twist. From Ricotta with Charred Scallion and Harissa to Grandma’s Potato Gnocchi, Chicken Wings with Pepperoni Sauce to Carnival-Style Zeppoles with Seasonal Sugars, home cooks will taste the pure joy these meals can bring. Saturday, December 1, Chef Mike Isabella will be signing copies of his first cookbook, Mike Isabella's Crazy Good Italian, at Hill's Kitchen on Capitol Hill from 1-2pm.Crazy Good Italian

Celebrate “Repeal Day” at Jack Rose Dining Saloon:  Raise a glass (and a fork!) at Jack Rose Dining Saloon’s Repeal Day celebration on Wednesday, December 5th.  The Saloon is featuring a four-course, 1920’s-inspired tasting menu for only $20 from 5-10pm accompanied by rare draft beers such as Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.  In addition to dinner, Jack Rose’s Repeal Day Party starts at 10pm till 1am in the “Roosevelt Room” with bottomless bubbles; specials on classic cocktails and cigars; and the never-before-seen Basement Punch Bar, a soon-to-open private bar which will offer prohibition-priced punch, specialty whiskeys and burlesque performances.  Tickets to the party are $20 and are complimentary for tasting menu diners.   Reservations must be made for the $20 four-course tasting dinner on December 5th by calling 202-588-7388 or emailing Tickets for the Repeal Day Party can be purchased for $20 by emailing or at the door.

Capitol City Brewing Company is kicking off the holiday season and ushering in the winter months with the tapping of the original popular seasonal favorite Fuel beer. Fuel is Capitol City’s full-bodied imperial coffee stout – a complex dark malt blended with coffee. On Thursday, December 6, the local brewpub will host a celebratory tapping party at its Shirlington Village location to roll out its very own Fuel beer from 6:00-9:00 p.m. One week later, on December 13 the Downtown DC location will likewise re-introduce Fuel and host an equally festive tapping event from 6:00-9:00p.m.Food and drink specials will last throughout the evening including $2 Cap City’s “Core Four” beers (Capitol Kölsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale and Prohibition Porter) at the Shirlington Village location. Capitol City Brewing
Great Shopping and Free Rides in Georgetown: With more than 450 places to shop and dine in one square mile, Georgetown is DC's premier destination for holiday shopping and several neighborhood stores will offer discounts, specials and sweet treats this season. Shopping highlights in Georgetown include a new Pinkberry flavor, Gingerbread, a trunk show hosted by Jaryam, 12 Days of Shopping with 30% off a new item every day by Sassanova, and hungry shoppers can enjoy signature s'mores and Hot Toddys by the fire at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. As an extra bonus, Georgetown is making it fun and easy to get around the neighborhood this holiday season, with complimentary pedicab rides for all shoppers! Every Saturday through December 15 from 12-5pm, weary shoppers can rest their feet and cruise to their favorite neighborhood shops in style, making it that much easier to shop in Georgetown.

If you’re a soccer fan, then head to the newly-opened Drafting Table this weekend for Fútbol Weekend Brunch. Washingtonian native Aaron Gordon, owner of Drafting Table, is kicking off this brunch on Saturday, December 1st at 8 AM with West Ham United vs. Chelsea followed by Arsenal vs. Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur vs. Fulham at 10 AM. Guests will be able to watch their favorite European fútbol teams on the restaurant’s three flat screen TVs while enjoying an eclectic brunch menu prepared by Executive Chef Ciji Wagner. Customers who come in for breakfast on December 1st, between the hours of 9 AM and 11 AM, will receive a complimentary Sexy Egg Sandwich with herb aioli, roasted red peppers, arugula and prosciutto, as well as $5 Bloody Marys along with the full brunch menu. The Fútbol Weekend Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 8 AM until the last game is played. Drafting Table also offers an international wine program, along with 16 beers on draft and 20 by the bottle and can, making it a great place to sit and cheer on the favorite fútbol team. Drafting Table is located at 1529 14th Street, NW. For additional information and dining room hours please call (202) 621-7475 or visit

Gingerbread Houses for a Good CauseRIS is hosting a gingerbread house workshop to benefit DC Central Kitchen on Saturday, December 15 at 12 noon.  Guests will have the chance to build their own gingerbread house, learn the tricks from the masters and enjoy holiday treats.   RIS will provide all the gingerbread house equipment while the pastry team will be serving seasonal ice creams, chocolate macaroons, gingerbread cake, and RIS’ house cocoa made with mint marshmallows.  Participation is guaranteed through a $20 per person donation.  All proceeds will benefit DC Central Kitchen.  Space for this special event is extremely limited. Contact Natalie Christenson at (202) 730-2500 or to reserve space.

La Sandia Brunch: Every Sunday | 11 AM-3 PM. A la carte menu with highlights such as traditional Mexican Huevos Rancheros made with skillet fried eggs / refried beans / salsa al arbol /panela / chilaquiles; Breakfast Tacos, Mexican Chocolate Waffles with cajeta / fried plantains / whipped crema / strawberry sauce; Enfrijoladas with scrambled egg enchiladas / bean puree / chorizo /potatoes / charros / crema / queso  and delicious Carnitas Sopes Eggs Benedict served with corn cakes / mole poblano / potatoes / plantains and more ... VIEW MENU.

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