It’s been said many times that the best things in life are free. That includes free wine. Every Tuesday at the cozy upper-Georgetown French spot Bistrot Lepic, the sommelier offers guests complimentary sips of two French wines—one red, one white. The tasting runs from 6 to 8. For more information, call 202-333-0111.
Wednesday, June 2
It was a decade ago that chef Geoff Tracy opened his debut restaurant near American University. In celebration of its tenth year, Tracy is hosting a special anniversary dinner (the menu hasn’t been announced). The dinner begins at 6:30, and $50 of each $60 ticket goes to Children’s National Medical Center. For tickets and more information, call 202-237-7800 or click here.
Thursday, June 3
Robert Wiedmaier’s K Street beer haven, Brasserie Beck, is hosting a four-course dinner with Patrick Rue, founder of the Bruery. Rue is pairing some of his California-brewed beers—known for being unfiltered and unpasteurized and for having unconventional ingredients—with such dishes as pan-seared halibut with mushroom polenta; squab breast with garlic-potato purée; bison strip loin with horseradish cream; and a cheese plate. The dinner, $85 per person, begins at 7. For reservations and more, call 202-408-1717.
Friday, June 4
If you’ve missed out on tickets for Savor, the annual craft-beer festival Saturday, you can still head to ChurchKey to sip brews from Sierra Nevada with the brewery’s founder, Ken Grossman. He’ll pour barrel-aged beers and cask ales rarely seen outside Sierra Nevada’s hometown of Chico, California, and you might even score some free glassware. The happy hour begins at 4. For information and reservations, call 202-567-2576.
Saturday, June 5
There aren’t many good excuses to wear a Hawaiian shirt. But break one out for EatBar’s Beach Blanket Bash, where you can jam to surf music, knock around some beach balls, and taste your way through 25 wines. Chef Barry Koslow is cooking up such snacks as calamari ceviche with mango and chilies; caramelized-onion-and-olive focaccia; and crab fritters with rémoulade. The party, $25 per person, runs from 1 to 4. For information and reservations, call 703-778-9951.
Sunday, June 6
For local chefs, restaurateurs, and food lovers, one of the biggest nights of the year is the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s annual Rammy Awards. Tonight’s festivities at the Marriott Wardman Park kick off at 6 with a cocktail reception. The award ceremony is at 7, and dinner and dancing follow in the ballroom. For information and tickets, click here or call 202-331-5990.
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