Gentiles welcome: Dino is still in summer Restaurant Week spirit, offering a three-course, “You don’t have
to be Jewish” tasting through
Thursday. The menu features Italian-Jewish dishes and recipes from owner
Dean Gold’s family.
Beery events: Puns aside, there’s plenty on tap at
ChurckKey this week.
Tuesday brings a Perennial Artisan Ales cask takeover, while you’ll find a Goose Island “migration
week extravaganza” on
Wednesday starting at 4 with rare bottles and drafts from the Chicago-based brewery. Head over
Saturday for the DC celebration of Cantillon Zwanze Day, where
special drafts and taste of the Zwanze 2013 will be available starting at noon.
Bye-bye, Backyard Barbecue: Hill Country’s
pop-up at the
National Building Museum enjoys its final days this week, starting on
Thursday with outdoor live-band karaoke from the Harikaraoke Band from 5:30 to 8:30; gear
up for singing with specials like pit-smoked brisket. The festivities culminate on
Saturday for the last session from noon to 9.
Viva Mexico: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
Special dishes and drinks for dinner and brunch include the likes of menudo, a tripe
soup said to cure hangovers, and braised pork tamales.
Turkish delight: The American Turkish Association brings
Turkish Restaurant Week back to Washington, starting
Friday and running through Monday, September 23. Participating restaurants, including
Cafe Divan, offer
three-course lunches for $18 and $30 four-course dinners, alongside other specials.
Check out the full lineup on the event site.
Whisky and bivalves: Fancy Scotch and oysters?
Black Jack hosts a tasting of both on
Saturday from 3 to 5, where the shellfish will be paired with blended Scotch whiskeys, such
as Kumamoto oysters and Compass Box Asyla. Beers and snacks are also available. Tickets
are $45 and available online.
Pop-up alert: Hopefully
Gristle, the new restaurant by former Pig chef
Garret Fleming, tastes better than it sounds. Find out for yourself starting on
Sunday, when the toque hosts a three-day pop-up at the charcuterie shop
3 Little Pigs. Call the market 202-726-0102 for more information about the meal, which consists
of seven courses for $85 per person.
Outdoor wine fest: Head to downtown
Crystal City on
Sip & Salsa, an al fresco wine festival
featuring varietals from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, and more. You’ll also find live
music, salsa dancing, and fare from local eateries. Tickets are $20 for the full tasting.