The Week in Food Events: DC Beer Week, Sunday Supper at Union Market, and Clyde’s 50th Birthday

Plus learn to make burrata at Trummer’s on Main.

Union Market hosts several food events this week. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user angela n.

Drink up:
DC Beer Week is upon us, and it’s the biggest sudsy celebration yet. The
official site contains the full lineup of festivities,
including pairing dinners, tap takeovers, outdoor festivals at Nationals Stadium and
NoMa, a sneak peek of the upcoming Bluejacket Brewery,
and more. Many of the big-time gatherings may sell
out, so make sure to get tickets as soon as possible.

Throwback treats:
Clyde’s is
still young at heart, despite being a Georgetown stalwart, and celebrates its 50th
Monday with a DC City Council-designated Clyde’s of Georgetown Day. Stop in throughout the
day for specials from through the decades, including dishes such as London broil and
Sidecar cocktails.

Vino 101: New Barracks Row wine shop
DCanter kicks off a series of classes on Wednesday with a Back to Basics class and tasting
from 6:30 to 8. That’s $35 per person; reserve online.

Guest shucker: You’ll see a temporary new face at
Rappahannock Oyster Bar on
Wednesday and
Thursday. Guest chef
Austin Fausett from Trummer’s on Main pops up at the popular bivalve bar from 11 to 8, with a special menu including dishes
such as grilled oysters with truffle hollandaise, spicy Maryland crab dip, and whole
porgy with ginger dashi. Items are priced individually, as usual.

Cheese and cider: Fromager
Carolyn Stromberg of
Righteous Cheese hosts a class at her Union Market stall on
Thursday at 7. The focus: cheese and boozy cider pairings. Tickets ($49 per person) are limited—and
next week’s class is sold out—so make sure to book soon.

Oyster fest: Head to
Sonoma on
Thursday at 5:30 for a kickoff party celebrating
the start of a four-day festival featuring
Virginia’s War Shore Oyster Company and locally produced wines. The first gathering
offers tastes of both, followed by special oyster menus and a raw bar on the following

Make alotta burrata: Love the creamy cheese? Learn a DIY version at
Trummer’s on Main Saturday at 1. After testing your hand at cheese-making, you’ll sit down to a plate of burrata
with heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, and avocado ice cream. Call for reservations and
more information.

Sunday supper: This isn’t your average end-of-week meal. Eight chefs from restaurants such as Daikaya,
the Red Hen,
and Ripple gather at
Union Market at 5:30 to prepare a family-style feast benefiting the James Beard Foundation and
Good Food Merchants Guild. Tickets (starting at $250) are available online.

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.