Thursday, June 5, 2014

Upcoming Events

Couldn't resist... how cute is Baby Nora?
Time for more great events this summer!
Junetoberfest Dinner at Big Buns.  Big Buns is teaming up with Flying Dog craft brewery for a beer dinner this Thursday. Best Buns is pairing craft brews with specialty sliders, all-you-can -fries, and tasty desserts. Here's the line up:
Start...Blood Orange Ale paired with beer battered onion rings (Sriracha mayo)
One...Snake Dog IPA paired with a beer marinated brat (sauerkraut, spicy mustard, pretzel bun)
Two...Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale paired with a jumbo lump crabcake slider (lettuce, pickled green tomato, Old Bay spiced aioli)
Three...Easy IPA paired with a bison burger slider (apple smoked bacon, chipotle pesto aioli, Havarti cheese)
Dessert...Brewhouse Rarity Ginger Beer paired with a hand spun graham cracker shake
This dinner is part of a three part series this summer. Tickets for a beer dinner are $42 a person, or $109 for the series. For tickets and information, check out

On Doughnut Day (6/6/14), Shake Shack will have Astro Doughnuts' Crème Brûlée, Strawberry Chocolate and Maple Bacon varieties in the shacks, and guests can choose a doughnut and have it swirled into some of Shack's creamy custard. Crème Brûlée Doughnut with vanilla custard and caramel sauce has been my favorite combo so far. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014: MASH EDU: Homebrewer Edition
What and Who: Most brewers get their start with a humble homebrew they concocted in a small kitchen or garage. Hobbyists across the globe have been pushing the boundaries on the methodology and science of what it means to brew a beer. In every city the Mash stops in, we are partnering with the home brew shops and collectives that are doing their best to spread the good word of beer. We'll be having seminars and walkthroughs by experienced professional amateurs on all the trials and tribulations of home-brewing. 
Where: 3 Stars Brewing Company, 6400 Chillum Place NW, Washington, D.C.
When: Starts at 2:00 PM (Tickets: TBA)

Union Market's iconic Sunday Supper will take place on Sunday, June 8, 2014. The event will benefit the James Beard Foundation Educational Grant Program and Good Food Merchants Guild. 

On Monday, June 9, 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, VA presents a wine dinner showcasing Guigal wines. This 5-course menu features spring ingredients in dishes such as Egg Cassolette with duck confit, polenta, asparagus, and grilled country bread, and a Lamb Duo with braised lamb belly, grilled loin, lentilles vertes du puy, and charred kale vinaigrette. Each course (with the exception of dessert) will be paired with a different Guigal wine, for an unforgettable evening for all attendees. The reception will begin at 6:30pm with dinner beginning at 7:00pm; the event costs $126 per person, all inclusive. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets or to learn more, please visit

On Tuesday, June 10th beginning at 1:00 pm the world renowned Inn at Little Washington will open its doors and gardens to benefit Trinity Episcopal Church (its next door neighbor). The tour will include the public spaces, several guest rooms, the dining room and the kitchen of the Inn itself where visitors will have a chance to meet Chef/Proprietor Patrick OConnell.

The Sixth Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer. Join local supporters, survivors, politicos and friends for the evening to raise awareness for breast cancer and help raise funds for this year’s beneficiary, Survivors Offering Support. Enjoy an evening of specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats. The Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer is sponsored by Spilled Milk Catering, Bethesda Row, Glassman Wealth Services, and Powerhouse.  WHEN: June 11, from 7:00-9:00pm

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