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The Week in Food Events: Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race, Hank’s All-You-Can-Eat Luau

Plus an al fresco Italian pig roast at Osteria Morini.
The Week in Food Events: Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race, Hank’s All-You-Can-Eat Luau
Drink beer and watch dachshunds race at an Oktoberfest-style party with On Tap magazine. Photograph via Facebook.

G goes vegetarian: Fare Well, the upcoming vegetarian/vegan restaurant from Sticky Fingers’s Doron Petersan, pops up at G by Mike Isabella on Monday and Tuesday. Seatings for an a la carte dinner begin at 6 each night, with dishes like cashew-almond “burrata” with tomatoes and basil, roasted pepper and tofu frittata, and berry shortcake.

Drink more whiskey: Jack Rose celebrates National Bourbon Heritage Month, Wednesday through Saturday, with a series of events. The first day features a rooftop party with barrel-aged beers, bourbons, and cigars from 5 to 10; other activities include a “Pappy Hour” on Friday with discounted pours of Pappy Van Winkle, and a bourbon pairing dinner on Saturday. Prices and times vary.

No Kid Hungry: Chef Bryan Voltaggio hosts the big-ticket event of the week, an annual benefit for No Kid Hungry on Thursday at Volt, begginin at 6. Big-name participating chefs include Jennifer Carroll of the upcoming Requin, Justin Severino of Pittsburgh’s Cure, and more. Tickets for the event are $500.

Wine dinner: The Riggsby hosts a five-course dinner on Thursday at 6:30 in partnership with 200 year-old Italian winery Marchesi di Barolo. Sommelier Daniel Lobenz selects wines from 2010 to 2014. Dishes on the menu include beef carpaccio, roasted duck breast, and a mission fig tart. Tickets ($150) are available by emailing info@theriggsby.com.

Spanish celebration: Estadio welcomes María José López de Heredia from López de Heredia winery on Thursday at 7. Guests taste wines while hearing stories about the vineyard and viticulture. Five family-style tapas courses accompany the meal. Tickets ($100) can be reserved by calling 202-319-1404.

Farewell to patio season: The DNV Rooftop says goodbye to outdoor drinking season with a final party on Thursday with Edible DC. Drop by from 5 to 10 for seasonal cocktails, sushi, Tokyo dogs, and izakaya-style eats. The $25 tickets include admission, food, and a $6 cocktail; a full cash bar is available.

Tiki time: Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, owner of Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 in New Orleans, is in town this week and collaborating on two events with Derek Brown. Stop by Mockingbird Hill on Friday from 5 to 7 for sherry-based tiki cocktails, and then the National Archives Museum on Saturday from 3 to 5 for a tiki drink seminar.

Fall wine dinner: Fiola teams up with the Paolo Scavino estate in Piedmont, Italy on Friday for a wine dinner beginning at 6:30. Chef Fabio Trabocchi prepares a fall menu with dishes like fontina cheese fondue and braised venison. Elisa Scavino speaks about the wines. The dinner and reception ($250) can be reserved by calling 202-628-2888.

25th anniversary celebration: Carmine’s offers 25-cent meatballs on Friday from 10 until noon in celebration of the New York location’s anniversary. Later on in the day, $25 gets you a magnum of Carmine’s Trebbiano or Montepulciano, or a family-style plate of penne a la vodka.

Spanish-style rooftop party: Head to Del Campo at Dusk on Friday at 7 to join Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Chef of the Year” Justin Severino and host toque Victor Albisu for a Spanish-themed rooftop party, while sangria, sherry, and gin-and-tonics are available at a cash bar. Tickets ($37) are available online.

Hula at Hank’s: Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont hosts their fourth annual luau on Saturday from 11 to 3. Guests feast on all-you-can-eat roast pig, oysters, shrimp skewers, lomi lomi salmon, while a crew of DC bartenders whip up mai tais, flaming scorpion bowls, and other tiki drinks. Tickets ($75) are available online.

Barktoberfest: Grab your four-legged friends and head to Yards Park on Saturday from 1 to 5 for an Oktoberfest-inspired benefit for the Washington Humane Society with On Tap magazine. Sly 45 performs, while participants sip beers from local breweries and visit food trucks like Federal City Brothers and DC Slices. The best entertainment: the Fourth Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash. The event is 21+ only and there is no charge for admission; food and drinks are priced individually.

Grape harvest party: Zatinya hosts a grape stomp on its patio Sunday from 12 to 4. The band Achilles plays live music, while chef Michael Costa prepares Mediterranean-style mezze alongside Greek wines. Purchase tickets ($10) at the door. Cash is the preferred method of payment.

Farm-to-cheese: Blue Duck Tavern chef Brad Deboy heads to Chapel’s Country Creamery in Easton, Maryland on Sunday with a group of cheese-lovers. Participants depart from the hotel at 9 am and travel to the farm for a tour. Specialist Sophie Slesinger conducts a lesson on the complexities of different styles of cheese with wine pairings. Tickets ($150) include round trip transportation and a cookbook. Reserve online.

Pig roast: Osteria Morini hosts a classic Italian pig roast near Yards Park on Sunday from 1 to 4. In addition to the spread of roast pork and other dishes, family-friendly activities include corn hole, live music, a pie toss, and a cookie station. Tickets ($65 for food and drinks; $40 for food only) are available by emailing ldelaney@altamareagroup.com.

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