9 Fun Food Events Around DC | Catch My Job


Photo courtesy of Eric Laignel and Bluejacket Brewery.

Come see Food Network star Alton Brown’s variety cooking show at Capital One Hall (7750 Capital One Tower Rd., Tysons) this Friday, November 18. Pick up one of the few tickets left for cooking demonstrations, laughs, and probably a lot of things that Brown didn’t do on TV. Doors for the event open at 6:30 PM and you can buy tickets here.

The city of Alexandria will host an outdoor cider festival at Lloyd House (220 N Washington St., Alexandria) forward Saturday, November 19. 10 Virginia cideries will be pouring their creations for attendees from 1 to 5 PM. Tickets are $55 if you buy in advance.

Chevy Chase Women’s Club (7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase) will throw a Hungarian Bazaar forward Saturday, November 19. The event will be held from 1 to 9 PM and will include a variety of Hungarian pastries, wine, Christmas candy and more. In addition, there will be a folk dance show, live music, and crafts for children. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Go and taste all things Pinot at Planet Wine (2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria) forward Saturday, November 19. The $35 ticket gets you a taste of whites like Pinot Grigio and multiple examples of Pinot Noir in rosé or red. Buy your tickets here.

The Queen Vic (1206 H St., NE) serves a four-course brunch on Saturday, November 19, and each meal will be paired with a different Guinness beer. Start with a bacon, mushroom and cheese frittata served with Belgian-style wit and finish with pecan pie, Guinness ice cream, and old fashioned beer. The brunch starts at noon and tickets are $55.

Enjoy a trio of literary cocktails served by veteran bartender Chantal Tseng at The Gibson (2009 14th St., NW) forward Saturday, November 19. This month’s #GetLitDC inspiration comes from Black Sun written by Rebecca Roanhorse. Along with the three drinks, there will be light snacks. The event, $55 per person, starts at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

Breakfast-taco hotspot La Tejana (3211 Mount Pleasant St., NW) welcomes chefs Hilana Falafel and Bayti for a Palestinian taco Sunday, November 20. The menu will include falafel tacos with hummus, Arabic pickles and habañero salsa along with other fillings such as Palestinian spiced chicken thighs and flank steak. The event starts at 5 pm and will continue until they sell out

The FIFA World Cup starts next week, and you can go to Wunder Garten (1101 First St., NE)blue jacket (300 Tingey St., SE)or Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave., NW) forward Monday, November 21 to watch the United States play Wales at 2 PM. They will open early throughout the World Cup.

Grab a drink and a snack and settle into a Profs & Pints ​​conversation about American food history with Professor Allen Pietrobon at Little Penn Coffeehouse (801 E St., NW). With Thanksgiving around the corner, Pietrobon’s conversation continues Monday, November 21 discusses crucial moments in 20th century politics that dramatically changed the way we all eat today. The event starts at 6 PM and if you buy in advance, tickets are $12.

Peter Njoroge


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