Thursday, June 12, 2014

Upcoming Events: Father's Day and More!

World Cup Kick Off - This Thursday kicks off the 2014 World Cup games with the 4pm Brazil vs. Croatia match. Many area bars are offering specials, games and deals during the month to head out and enjoy the matches including Fado, Del Campo, Graffiato, Smoke and Barrel and many more. Lima Lounge is hosting a kick off party starting at 2pm with outdoor patio viewing and specials including $4 beers, $6 caipirinihas, $8 sliders, and $5 empanadas. Enjoy cheering for your favorite team! 

Truckeroo, DC’s largest food truck festival will be held this Friday, June 13 from 11am – 11pm! The location: Fairgrounds @ Half St and M St SE across from the Navy Yard metro entrance. 

Spend Father’s Day with the Father of the Country! “General Washington” greets visitors and poses for photographs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Father’s Day weekend, June 14-15. Listen to “General Washington” as he discusses his role as husband, stepfather, and Father of Our Country at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in the program “Father to the First Family.” Admission to Mount Vernon is $18 for adults and $9 for children. Children under 5 are admitted free. George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill site is included in this admission fee.

Celebrate Dad with a special meal at the Mount Vernon Inn! On June 15, relax in the Mount Vernon Inn’s sunken garden and enjoy a variety of barbecued items including: beef ribs, Italian sausage, roasted pig, and other items. The Mount Vernon Inn’s Father’s Day Barbecue will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults: $30, children (6-11): $15, and children ages five and under dine free. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are accepted; please contact 703.780.0011. For more information, please visit

Hit the deck with Dad aboard the Spirit of Washington this Father’s Day and treat him to a plentiful buffet with DJ entertainment and stunning views of our nation’s capital from the water. For an early start, enjoy the Father’s Day Lunch Cruise, priced at $59.90 per adult, and $35.95 per child (ages 3-12), guests will board at 10:30am, and cruise from 11:00am to 1:00pm. For those looking to wine and dine Dad’s later in the day, guests can enjoy a Father’s Day Early Dinner Cruise. Priced at $72.90 per adult and $43.95 per child (ages 3-12), guests will board at 3:30pm, and cruise from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Both cruises will offer Dad a complimentary premium drink ticket. 

Mio Restaurant, located at 1110 Vermont Ave., NW, 20005, will welcome Puerto Rican Celebrity Chef Wilo Benet of the award-winning Pikayo restaurant thisFather’s Day. Benet will visit the nation’s capital June 9th-16th as a guest chef at Mio Restaurant. He will be introducing new contemporary dishes that will be featured as a la carte specials throughout the week leading up to his Father’s Day brunch menu on Sunday, June 15th. Prices range from $14 to $30. Father’s Day Brunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

June 16: Enjoy eating great food and supporting a good cause? Then be sure to attend Chefs in the City, being held at Union Market in NE. Chefs in the City is a fundraising event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (DC Chapter). Several of DC’s finest chefs will be designing their own menu for a 5-course dinner, complete with wine pairings. Each table will have a different chef, menu, and d├ęcor. The event will begin with cocktail hour, with the theme being “A Smashing Good Time” featuring all muddled cocktails such as the mojito and the old fashioned. Chefs from restaurants such as Central Michel Richard, Maple Avenue, Poste, and Brabo (among many others) will be featured. For more information or how to purchase tickets, please visit

June 17: Tuesdays are getting livelier this summer in Dupont Circle! Bar Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel has launched Dupont Live!, a weekly concert series held every Tuesday from 7-9:30pm on the bar’s popular outdoor patio.

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