The Week in Food Events: Pop’s SeaBar Boozy Snow Cones, Meridian Pint’s Beery Birthday

Plus the Smithsonian Folklife Festival continues with Peruvian eats.
Celebrate Meridian Pint's fifth birthday with $5 beers and eats. Photograph by Yassine El Mansouri.

Tapas tasting: Taberna del Alabardero hosts a wine dinner with DCanter on Tuesday at 6:30. Two Spanish wines accompany each of the six courses. Reservations for the evening ($79) can be reserved online.

Barn to still: Founding Farmers presents a symposium on Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 highlighting the company’s own line of spirits. Beverage director Jon Arroyo shares stories behind their rye whiskey, gin, and farm-blend pisco. Graze on light bites and learn how to make several cocktails at home. Tickets ($45) are available online.

Kickoff party: Cashion’s Eat Place teams up with New Columbia Distillers for a party to kick-off Rickey Month—devoted to the official DC cocktail—on Wednesday at 6:30. Learn about Green Hat’s own rickey while sampling the staff’s creations and take advantage of other drink specials. Admission is free; drink prices vary.*

Snow cone celebration: Ditch artificial syrups for snow cones made with real fruit at Pop’s SeaBar, which whips up a week-long menu of icy concoctions starting on Wednesday. Three kid-friendly versions ($3) join three boozy cones ($7). Proceeds benefit Brainfood.

Pint party: Meridian Pint celebrates their fifth anniversary on Wednesday beginning at 4 with plenty of discounts. The celebration features 24 draft beers and a menu of guest favorites from over the years (both $5). The party is free and open to the public.

Peruvian festival: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival continues this weekend on the grounds of the National Mall, from Wednesday through Sunday. Stop by to sample a variety of traditional Peruvian specialities like pollo a la brasa, tamales, pisco sour cocktails, and gelato from vendors such as Peruvian Brothers and Kikiriki Peruvian Cuisine. Admission is free; food prices vary.

Kids baking class: Wildfire teaches kids how to bake and decorate cake pops on Sunday from 3 to 4. Patiences isn’t required; kids can indulge in a sundae bar while the pops bake. Proceeds benefit Food for Others. Call 703-442-9110 to make a reservation.

Farm dinner and demo: Spring House Farm in Purcellville, VA invites guests to its property for a dinner and optional butchery demonstration on Sunday at 3. Learn from master butcher Marc Pauvert while sipping on local wines and WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey. Afterwards guests can take in the beauty of the farm while eating outdoors. Tickets ($100 to $130) are available online.

*This post has been updated. Cashion’s Decades of Cocktails night will be held next Sunday, July 12.

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