Thursday, January 9, 2014

Beer, Bacon and Burgers!

Photo by Emily Clack
Thursday, 1/9 -- DC Brau, Bacon, & Burgers: EPIC Beer Dinner: DC Brau + Bacon + Burgers = EPIC. Big Buns is teaming up with DC Brau to pair five of their delicious brews with five awesome food courses this Thursday from 8:15-10:15pm for a delicious beer dinner. The menu starts with all you can eat fries and sweet potato fries followed by three series of sliders toped with versions of bacon like prosciutto bacon, house-cured bacon and apple smoked bacon. The sweet finish is Penn Quarter Porter paired with a fudge brownie and chocolate chip hand spun shake. Tickets are $40. Visit for more details.

Art and Soul continues its monthly series of intimate, family-style meals hosted by Executive Chef Wes Morton and his team with a dinner focusing on the brews and food of the Pacific Northwest. Held the second Saturday of the month, Saturday Suppers begin with a reception and passed hors d’oeuvres before moving to a seated, four-course meal. The first of this year’s suppers, to be held on January 11, has been conceived by Art and Soul Chef de Cuisine Doug Alexander, an Oregon native and aficionado of the region's micro breweries. The meal will highlight brews that are hard to find on this coast paired with dishes such as Columbia River Salmon and Red Wine Braised Leg of Venison.The event begins at 7 p.m. and costs $70 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are required and may be made through eventrbite.

This Saturday Camper van Beethoven and Cracker are coming to the 9:30 Club, and there are still tickets available! The alternative rock bands have some unique new tracks and the show is sure to be great. Camper van Beethoven is a mix of indie rock and ska. Cracker is the perfect blend of rock and country. Be sure to grab your tickets soon to hear an eclectic rock and roll show.

Sunday, January 12th is the second and final day of the NBC 4th Health & Fitness Expo. Held at the Washington Convention Center, this free expo features hundreds of exhibitors offering medical and fitness services, and healthy food options. Exhibitors will include Seasons 52, Cabot Creamery, and the Vegetarian Society of DC. The event will also include a Cooking Stage with programming every hour. For more info visit

DC Restaurant Week is back! Beginning Monday, January 13, over 250 Washington DC area restaurants will be participating in the bi-annual 3-course $20.14 lunches and $35.14 dinners promotion. DC Restaurant Week runs through January 19, 2014, so be sure to book your table soon! For more information, including a list of participating restaurants, menus, and more, visit

A bard is a poet, a storyteller, who paints with words and transports you to another world. This medieval profession is coming back into style, and on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30pm, SpeakEasyDC will be hosting their monthly storytelling series. Come to one of the country’s premier storytelling venues, and hear 8-10 individuals tell true stories from their own lives, all centered around this month’s theme “The Phoenix: Stories about Rising Up from the Ashes and Do-Overs”. This varied crew of bards will take you on a journey that will make you laugh, cry, or perhaps even see the world in a new light. Tickets are $15, and you can even bring your own food! See event details here:

In honor of National Soup Month, Legal Sea Foods has declared a ‘Legal’ holiday,Chowda Day on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. For one day only, customers can enjoy Legal Sea Foods hearty New England Clam Chowder for an unbeatable $1 a cup with the purchase of any entrée. There is a limit of one cup of chowder per entrée and no substitutions are accepted. Additionally, Legal Sea Foods’ online fish market will pay homage to Chowda Day by offering a quart of clam chowder for just $11 (regularly priced at $20.95) for those who want to send “warm wishes” to someone special. This pricing does not include any applicable taxes or shipping/handling charges.

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