Food Events This Week: Free Tax Day Booze, Georgetown French Market, Chez Billy Patio

Plus Jackson 20’s Pigs and Pinot dinner.

Get your fill of crawfish at Bayou Bakery’s inaugural boil this weekend. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Tax Day: Feeling less than flush this tax season? Restaurants and bars are chipping in with
deals to relieve your mental and financial burden on
Monday. Check out our roundup
of specials, from half-off cocktails at BLT Steak
to free whiskey at Jack Rose.

Post-Tax Day: Alexandria’s Union Street Public House
extends tax-centric festivities to
Tuesday with a post-Tax Day, six-course beer dinner
featuring Port City brews ($55 per person). Growlers will be available for carryout.

Birthday patio: Chez Billy turned one last week, and celebrates with a 50-seat patio and beer garden.
Pints of Stella are only $1
Tuesday through
Thursday from 5:30 to 7 in the outdoor space, and certain bottles of wine are half off. The
full dinner menu is available, as well.

Martini contest: If your idea of competitive sports involves large glasses of alcohol, head to Beacon
Bar & Grill

Wednesday for the sixth annual martini contest.
A dozen local bartenders compete to win a cash prize while you sample their concoctions
alongside appetizers and vote for your favorite. Tickets
are $25 per person.

Wine and swine: Jackson 20
throws its annual Pigs and Pinot dinner
Wednesday at 7, with plenty of EcoFriendly Foods pork paired with a number of Pinot varietals.
Check out the menu and buy tickets ($85 per person) through CityEats.

Calling all vegans: Teaism
Old Town hosts a five-course vegan dinner (Wednesday at 7 PM) prepared by Sticky Fingers
guest chef and author
Doron Petersan and Teaism’s executive chef, Alison Swope. The meal starts off with an aloe-tini
and can be paired with sake for an additional fee ($67 with, $50 without).

Women’s wine club: Trummer’s on Main
hosts is second monthly women’s wine club on
Thursday, led by sommelier
Diana Roderique. Ladies can blind taste, network, and shop wares of local artisans; proceeds go toward
Women Giving Back. E-mail for reservations ($30 per

Francophile marketing: Georgetown’s annual French Market
arrives in the Book Hill neighborhood on
Friday and
Saturday from 10 to 5. The lineup
includes live music, street fare from the likes of 1789,
and up to 75 percent off merch from a variety of boutiques.

Crawfish boil: It’s crawfish season, and Bayou Bakery
is getting into the mud bug game on
Saturday with its inaugural boil from 5:30
to 7:30. Head out to the patio party for live jazz, pitchers of Abita, plenty of spiced
crawfish and shrimp, and sides such as corn on the cob. Items are priced individually.

Greek marketing: As part of its ongoing Greek Easter celebrations, Zaytinya
hosts an
agorá, or Greek outdoor market, on Sunday from 11 to 4. You’ll find goods from local artists,
live Greek music, tastes of Mediterranean food and drinks, and lamb shoulder sandwiches
from the Pepe food truck. A second market is also held on Monday, April 22, from 6
to 10 PM.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.