Thursday, October 17, 2013

Upcoming Events Around DC

DC Wine Week: Oysters and Wine. Tap into an amazing wine list at Tel’Veh Cafe & Bar in Mount Vernon Square, you have to spend some quality time with its wine list. Join DC Wine Week Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a jovial happy hour with complimentary hor d'oeuvres, super wine specials and $1 oysters. Tel’Veh Cafe & Wine bar is located at 401 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, D.C. 20001. Reserve your spot today [].

Keep the fright-night Friday theme going this haunting month with DC Ghost Tour. The spooky guided tour starts at 8:00 PM Friday (& every night during the month of October) at the Dolley Madison House. Hear the ghastly ghost stories of the District's landmarks. For more info and to purchase advanced tickets ($15 for adults) go to The Dolley Madison House is located at the corner of H Street NW & Madison Place.

Looking for a farmer's market, unique crafts, and tasty breakfast options? Look no further than going to Eastern Market (conveniently located on the Blue and Orange metro lines). Eastern Market is the perfect place to go on a beautiful fall morning. The market stands have the freshest fruits and vegetables, including some great samples. I love to try the apples and apple cider!! Also, inside the market has delis, sweets and the best blueberry pancakes in DC. Be sure to try Market Lunch for their blueberry buckwheat pancakes, since people rave about them! The area has many shops and restaurants to take a look around at! On Saturdays the market is open from 7am-6pm.

DC Wine Week: Vino & Bocce. The Plaza at Vinoteca, a beautiful outdoor bar and bocce court reminiscent of a European courtyard, is one of D.C.’s most unique and invited bar experiences. Join DC Wine Week for an exclusive extended happy hour Friday, Oct. 18, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Vinoteca is located at 1940 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Reserve your spot today []. 

Wine Down: Brunch and Champs. DC Wine Week “ wines down” at Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon-2 p.m. for a VIP brunch including small bites and champagne. Sonoma will unveil their new menu–just for DC Wine Week. Sonoma is located at 223 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, D.C. 20003.

This is a private VIP event — however — we are giving away tickets to those attending our other events. []
Harvest Festival, October 19, celebrates Virginia Wine Month and the harvest with a barrel tasting event open to the general public. Enjoy delicious Monks BBQ and listen to music by The Short Hill Mountain Boys, pull up a bale of hay and watch Mounted Horse Games of America perform races and tricks. Rain or shine event. Free event for Heritage Club Members. Free event for the general public; barrel tasting: $10; regular tasting: $8. Food sold separately.

Loudoun County Fall Color Tour, October 20, one of many stops on Loudoun County’s Farm Tour, Doukénie provides farm and winery tours with an educational message given by resident geologist, Leanne Wiberg. Tours start at 10 a.m. and run through the day ending at 5 p.m. No cost.

On Sunday, October 20th, 2013, plan to have brunch at Muse Cafe at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, as Chef Todd Gray hosts Joe Yonan, Washington Post food editor and cookbook author. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the buffet will feature dishes from Yonan’s latest book, Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook, including Curried Broccoli and Warm Israeli Couscous Salad, Poblano and Bean Soup with Cinnamon Croutons, Kale and Mango Salad with Lime Ginger Vinaigrette, Sweet Potato Galette with Mushrooms and Kale, Steamed Eggplant with Miso-Tomato Sauce, and Thai-Style Kabocha Squash and Tofu Curry. Joe will also give a talk and hold a Q&A during brunch with a book signing afterwards. Reservations are required for the 11 am and 1pm seatings. Brunch is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Starting Monday, October 21, head over to Rockville Town Square as they invite the community to dine at participating restaurants during their “Out to Lunch” promotion. For one week, guests can take advantage of a two course, prix fixe lunch menu at participating restaurants. Rockville Town Square is located at 36 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD. The promotion ends on Friday October 25th.

Free! I love that word; especially when it involves wine. Every Tuesday from 6-8pm at Bistrot Lepic, a representative from the wine industry will showcase two wines for tasting. Located at 1735 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., this is the perfect day to take a date to Georgetown, enjoy a few libations, walk around the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks, and take advantage of the fall season.

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