Thursday, December 6, 2012

Upcoming Events: Seasonal Beer, Shopping and More!

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 K├Âlsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale and Prohibition Porter) at the Shirlington Village location. Capitol City Brewing

'Mystery' Gift Cards for the Holidays!  From December 1st thru 30th, 2012, the wine-centric U Street restaurant, Vinoteca Logo is offering mystery gift cards for their Holiday Gift Giveaway. One card per dining room guest will be given out during brunch and dinner service and are  redeemable from January 1-31, 2013. The 'mystery' cards must remain sealed until the server opens it and presents the guest with their gift upon their return visit in January 2013. Mystery cards may reveal goodies such as gift certificates from $5 to $100, all-night happy hours for four, bottles of wine and even seats to Vinoteca's always-sold-out wine classes! Pre-opened or unsealed envelopes will be considered VOID, proving that the best things come to those who wait. For more information, please visit 

Penn Quarter's American restaurant, 701 is pleased to announce that the band Prelude has been engaged to perform on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM.  As an antidote for your wintertime blues, Prelude will perform a variety of holiday music which will span a wide variety of genres accompanied on vocals by Shivani.  This exuberant, superbly crafted holiday music will lift guests from their seats and lend to 701's already artful dining experience.  Additionally, Prelude's Grammy-nominated CD will be available for purchase at the event.  There is no cost for either show and guests can linger at the bar and lounge at 701 for cocktails and light fare or make a dinner reservation to partake in the performance.  For reservations, directions or more information, please call (202) 393-0701 or visit their website at

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. 

Does the holiday season bring out your desire to be Willy Wonka, creating sweet treats all day long?  Cork Market and Tasting Room is excited to announce their third annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party on Saturday, December 15th. Guests can reserve the gingerbread house kit for $35.00, which includes the gingerbread foundation and all the decorative trimmings. Special beverages and treats are also included in this fee!  There will be two sessions held at 12pm and 3pm.  Reservations are required and must be made by emailing by December 10th. Please specify which session you wish to attend.  For more information regarding this event or about Cork Market & Tasting Room, please 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.

Mad Fox Brewing Company New Year’s Eve Celebration: The award-winning Mad Fox Brewing Company, Northern Virginia’s upscale brewpub, plans to ring in the New Year with international recording artist – and legendary Washington area blues singer/guitarist - Tom Principato. Tickets are $60 per person and include the live performance by Principato, a chef-inspired menu featuring passed appetizers, dinner and dessert buffets, party favors and a midnight celebratory toast. Price does not include additional beverages. Dinner will be served from 9 pm until 11 pm, when it will be replaced by the dessert buffet, until 12:30 am. Principato will perform three sets with his band and special guest Tommy Lepson, beginning at 9:00 pm. Seating is all general admission and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. A limited number of $60 tickets will be sold for this event so get yours now! Guests who wish to return to Mad Fox on New Year’s Day will receive a 15% meal discount with their New Year’s ticket stub. Mad Fox is located in the heart of the City of Falls Church at 444 West Broad Street. For additional information or to buy tickets, visit the Mad Fox Brewing Company online at or call 703.942.6840. 

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