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This Week’s Events: Toki and Kaz at the Source, Free Pinkberry, Masa 14’s White Party
Plus: Tequila at Hill Country and a Harlem Renaissance dinner at Eatonville.
Tequila and barbecue: Head to Hill Country on Monday at 6 PM for a four-course dinner paired with 123 Tequila. There’s a cocktail hour with small bites such as pork belly tacos, followed by plenty of smoked meats. Reserve a space ($60 per person) by calling 202-556-2044.
All-night happy hour: To celebrate its new look, the Daily Grill in Dupont is offering happy hour items from 4 PM to close through October 5. Head in for $3 to $5 burgers, crabcake BLTs, wings, truffle fries, and discounted beers, wines, and martinis.
Paella festival: Jaleo’s tenth annual Paella Festival is in its second and final week, and there’s another chance to catch the paella-making class at Jaleo Bethesda from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday. Hit up the festival last week? Leave recommendations in the comments.
Free yogurt: Pinkberry is offering free Greek yogurt—which can be topped with a variety of fresh fruit and granola—on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Harlem Renaissance dinner: On Wednesday at 6:30, Eatonville celebrates the 75th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God with a Harlem Renaissance-style dinner, a reading, and live music. The four-course meal includes a cocktail and dishes like blackened grouper with crawfish rice and spicy braised beet greens. The price is $60 per person.
Happy anniversary, Drewno and Puck: The Source marks its fifth anniversary on Thursday at 6:30 with a collaborative dinner ($100 per person) featuring Asian dishes from Erik Bruner-Yang (Toki Underground), Kaz Okochi (Kaz Sushi Bistro), and others. Call 202-637-6100 for reservations.
Wine and cheese festival: Spend Saturday afternoon at Assaggi Osteria in McLean. Between 3 and 7, you can sample a global variety of cheeses and wines while mingling with various importers and distributors. Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door. Look out for exclusive markdowns on bottles of wine—offered only during special events.
Green Festival: Go green this weekend at the Convention Center during the eight annual Green Festival. The sustainably focused lineup includes a Good Food Stage, DIY workshops with the owners of Capitol Kombucha on Saturday, and a homebrewing class on Sunday. Day passes start at $10; you can also spend $25 on produce at one of the nine area Mom’s Organic Market locations and get a gratis ticket.
Presidential dining: Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, eat like the original First Family at Mount Vernon with a Washington-themed dinner and tour. The evening starts with a Virginia wine reception, after which you’ll be led around the Mount Vernon estate, learning how the family grew and prepared food. A seated four-course dinner with wine pairings follows. Tickets are $175.
White party: It’s well past Labor Day, but break out your summer whites anyway for a party at Masa 14 on Saturday at 10:30 PM in the main dining room (those en blanc get a free cocktail). DJ Danny House is spinning, and there’ll be specialty drinks on offer.
Breast cancer bites: Party for a cause on Sunday at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel from noon to 3. More than a dozen all-star chefs, including Haidar Karoum (Proof, Estadio) and CityZen’s Eric Ziebold, are whipping up concoctions to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s George Washington Mobile Mammography Unit. Tickets are $30 per person ($40 at the door), and admission is free for children under 10 and breast cancer survivors.
Slow Food U: Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, gives a talk Sunday about the healthful diets of our ancestors. Held at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC, the event—a collaboration with Slow Food DC—is free and open to the public. It’s also a potluck, so don’t show up empty-handed.
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