Thursday, March 14, 2013

Upcoming Events: St. Patty's Day and More

St. Patrick's Day:

Mussel Bar and Grille in Bethesda, MD will offer a two-day special for St. Patty's Day starting Saturday, March. They'll get into the Irish spirit with $5 Jameson, specialty Irish stouts on draft and Rueben Sandwiches with layers of Corned Beef, just like you'd find at a Dublin pub.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria will be celebrating Santa Patricio with a special green Margarita served Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17 for $5 during Happy Hour and $8 for all other times. On St. Patrick's day on Sunday, they will also offer $5 Happy Hour all day long. The green Margarita is called the Battalion de Saint Patrick -- a reference to the European ex-pats who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the U.S. 

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will be getting into St. Patrick's Day -- New Orleans-style. Inspired by the famous Parasol's restaurant in New Orleans' Irish Channel neighborhood, chef David Guas will serve up special Corn Beef dishes (with a Louisiana twist, of course!) and his specialty Irish Cafe Au Lait with Irish-style Cream Liqueur and Whipped Cream

March 19, Wine and Soul: Owner/winemaker Sandra Tavares de Silva presents an outstanding selection of Portuguese wines, produced in Douro, overlooking the Douro River and the mountainous region of Portugal. These wines are some of the most highly regarded wines in Portugal. $135 Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased at

On Tuesday March 19th from 6-9, the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation will host Eat4Life at Crios Modern Mexican. A Celebrity Chef Cook-Off Hosted by the Chris4Life Young Professional Board and Hell’s Kitchen celebrity chef Rock Harper, Eat4Life raises funds and awareness for the Chris4Life Foundation by providing guests with healthy dishes prepared by local and celebrity chefs including Scott Drewno of The Source and event host and Hell's Kitchen winner, Rock Harper. Tickets are $50 each, and include chef tastings and two cocktails.Purchase your tickets here:

Prepare for Falls Church Restaurant Week (March 18-24, 2013) with Mad Fox Brewing Company's kickoff event, Catoctin Creek Spirits Dinner, Monday, March 18th for 6:30 pm reception followed by a five-course dinner at 7 pm. Executive Chef Andrew Dixon pairs an exclusive menu with Loudon County's Catochin Creek Distilling Company for $55 per person. Enjoy inspired cocktails and unique foods, such as Watershed gin, vermouth, and pickled hop shoot to wash down Rappahannock Oysters with sea salt foam, or taste scallops with hog jowls paired up with a twist on the classic Side Car libation. You won't want to miss this culinary adventure. Reservations required so call (703) 942-6840.

March 23, Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine: Park Hyatt Masters is hosting a seasonal culinary and learning experience, saluting the ingredients, flavors, and talents of local chefs and regional artisans. This special Park Hyatt Masters event will feature a spring flower making workshop, along with an interactive cooking class led by Pastry Chef Peter Brett, celebrating the city’s famed cherry blossoms. For more information and tickets, email or call 202.419.6768.  For more information on other Park Hyatt Masters events, please visit

Let Them Eat Pie:  Taste your way to the top at the Semifinal round of the 2013 Makes-Me-Wanna Shout! Pie Baking Challenge on Saturday, March 23 from 2-4pm.  Attendees are invited to join the official judges in a tasting to decide which pies will advance to the Final Five round (to be held at Eatonville Restaurant in April).  Ticket sales for the Semifinals will benefit Martha’s Table to support on-going programs that serve at-risk children, youth, families and individuals in the DC community and help them improve their lives by providing educational programs, food, clothing and enrichment opportunities.  Tickets are $20 a person and may be purchased at or visit for more information.

Devils Backbone + Sushi Pairing Event at Farmers Fishers Bakers:  The Craft Brewers Conference is coming to town (March 25-29) and Farmers Fishers Bakers is getting in on the action. The restaurant is teaming up with Devils Backbone Brewing Company to offer a multi-course beer and sushi pairing on Tuesday, March 26 from 7-9pm. Executive Sushi Chef Thomas Park and Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo have created a special menu of sushi tasting plates paired with five of the Virginia brewery's craft beers. DBBC Brewer & Head Cellarman Aaron Reilly will also be on hand to provide beer tasting notes and details about the brewing process that has made the brewery a regional standout. Tickets are all-inclusive, at just $44 per person, through BrownPaperTickets at or

March 26,  Tres Sabores and Calder Wine Co.This is a unique opportunity to meet two artisan winemakers from Napa- mother Julie Johnson and son Rory Williams. Julie, owner and winemaker from Tres Sabores, showcases her boutiquewines; alongside Rory, owner and winemaker from Calder Wine Company, who makes one of only a handful of Charbonos produced in the world. $125  Tickets for The Capital Wine Festival can be purchased

Almost as good as sitting courtside, Jack Rose will host a Courtside Happy Hour where fans can 'Eat for Free, Drink for Almost Free' during March Madness. From the Sweet 16 round on, Jack Rose will air games on the rooftop terrace and serve up free food like spicy Buffalo Hot WingsChilaquilesCheese Tots and Pork & Beans. And libations will be "almost free" with $5 punch, pints & whiskey (select beers/whiskeys) on their rooftop terrace which now features 20 new draft lines. Courtside Happy Hour will run during the following game days (times will vary depending on game schedule): Sweet 16 (March 23-24,) Elite 8 (March 28-31,) Final 4 (April 6,) and the Championship Game (April 8). Jack Rose Dining Saloon is located at 2007 18th St. NW in Washington,  

With 6 TVs, the centerpiece being an 80" HD flat screen, Trademark Drink + Eat is the perfect place to watch the March Madness tourney. During all games, the lively 85-seat bar will offer $5 starters perfect for sharing, like the warm and creamy Spinach and Artichoke DipBBQ Chicken & Bacon Flatbread, sweet and salty Sweet Potato Friesand every sports fan's favorite, a Flock of Grilled Spiced Wings. For imbibers, Trademark will offer $4 specials on classic American beers including Bud Light, Budweiser, Miller Lite and Coors Lite. Trademark is located at 2080 Jamieson Avenue in Alexandria, VA. For more information please visit

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