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The Week in Food Events: Sips & Suppers, DC Meat Week, and Pop-Ups at Ripple and Toki Underground
Plus Alexandria Restaurant Week continues. By Anna Spiegel
Check out Austin’s East Side King at Toki Underground, one of two pop-ups this week. Photograph courtesy of East Side King.
Comments () | Published January 21, 2014

Alexandria Restaurant Week: Washington Restaurant Week may have officially ended, but you can find dining deals in Alexandria through Sunday.

Drink up: Spicy Southeast Asian food and Riesling are a go-to pairing, so Doi Moi celebrates the grape with the “winter of Riesling.” Starting Tuesday (and running through March) you’ll find a variety of special wines by the glass, both sweeter and drier. Head in between 5 and 7 for 30 percent off bottles.

Beery dinner: Mad Fox Brewing Company heads to H Street on Tuesday for a beer dinner at Granville Moore’s. Get five courses paired with the local brews for $60 per person.

Gluten-free feast: Wildfire hosts a celiac-friendly meal on Tuesday with gluten-free beer pairings ($50 per person), beginning with a reception at 6:30. CNN producer Eric Marrapodi joins the event to share stories from his gluten-free lifestyle.

Happy birthday, Jackson 20: The Alexandria restaurant celebrates its sixth birthday starting on Tuesday. You’ll find a special $20 lobster boil and the six most popular cocktails from past years for $6. The eatery is also participating in the aforementioned Alexandria Restaurant Week, with lobster as one of the menu options.

Go Greek: Cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi heads to Zaytinya on Wednesday (through January 31) for a celebration of Choirosphagia, an ancient festival centered on the butchering of an entire pig. You’ll find special dishes at lunch and dinner, plus a cooking class next Tuesday and a set dinner next Thursday.

The week in pop-ups: You’ll find two limited-run restaurant options this week. First Ripple offers a preview menu for its upcoming sister eatery, Roofers Union, on Wednesday and Thursday ($25 per person). Then Austin’s East Side King takes over Toki Underground on Friday, starting at 11. Seats are first come, first served for the latter, so get in line early.

Straight from the cookbook: Local author Domenica Marchetti hosts a dinner at Fourth Estate on Thursday to celebrate her latest work, The Glorious Vegetables of Italy. The five-course meal with wine pairings is $90 per person and starts at 6:30.

All-star event: Sips & Suppers returns this weekend with big-time names including Alice Waters and José Andrés, among many others. Tickets are still available for the less-pricey Sips event on Saturday at the Newseum. Certain Suppers are sold out or have very limited seating remaining for Sunday, but a few of the $600-plus meals are still available. Proceeds from both benefit DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table.

DC Meat Week: Omnivores, unite! DC Meat Week returns on Sunday with a kickoff party at Rockville’s Urban Bar-B-Que at 6:30. The festivities continue into next week, so check out the full lineup online.

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