The Week in Food Events: Anxo Pop-Up, Zaytinya’s Dessert Dinner

Anxo has its final pop-up at Sally's Middle Name, with dishes like this cider house steak and hard cider pairings. Photograph via Facebook

One more Anxo: The final Anxo pop-up at Sally’s Middle Name goes down on Tuesday from 5:30 to 10 pm. Guests can sample Spanish pinxtos such as Serrano ham croissants ($1.50 to $4) and shareable entrees like whole flounder with mussels, clams and saffron potatoes ($38) alongside hard cider pairings. The meal is first-come, first-serve.

Movie and a meal: Head to Via Umbria, an Italian specialty store in Georgetown, for dinner and a movie on Tuesday beginning at 7pm. Watch a Western film while dining on spaghetti and meatballs in shop’s event space. Tickets ($25) include both the meal and film screening.

Free meals: Cava Grill opens its newest location on Tuesday at 11 am in Silver Spring, and per tradition, celebrates the 8515 Fenton Street addition with free meals—guests are encouraged to make a donation to City Blossoms, a non-profit that creates kid-driven green spaces. Grab your freebie from 11 am to 2 pm for lunch, and 5 to 8 pm for dinner.

Industry insiders: Join the “four fathers of fast casual” from &pizza, Cava Grill, Nando’s Peri Peri, and Taylor Gourmet on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 for a discussion about the newest trend in restaurants. Hear how they got their starts and the future of each business.  The discussion is held at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business; call 202-687-4080 for more information.

Dine for a cause: The St. Jude Gourmet Gala returns to the National Building Museum on Wednesday from 6 to 10. Top restaurants like 1789, Del Campo, and Et Voila come out to support the cause and fuel the party, alongside a host of mixologists, sommeliers, and beer experts. Tickets ($350) are available online.

Pigs and pinot: Charlie Palmer Steak celebrates the tasteful marriage of pork and pinot noirs on Thursday from 6:30 to 9. Guests can try a variety of swine-fully delicious hors d’oeuvres and dishes with meat provided by local farmer Papa Weaver, alongside ten wines. Proceeds from the event ($55) support DC Central Kitchen. Call 202-547-8100 for reservations.

History & Hops: The Heurich House Museum hosts Right Proper Brewing Company, which recently opened their new Brookland production facility. Sample their newest ales on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30. Admission ($30) includes tastings, snacks, and tours of the historic house. The event is 21+ only.

Sweet dinner: Zaytinya and Boston’s Grill 23 & Bar come together for a meal dedicated to dessert on Friday at 7. The two teams collaborate on a six-course tasting menu with wine pairings and sweet confections. Tickets ($75) are available by emailing

Nordic cuisine: Tim Carman from the Washington Post interviews Darra Goldstein, the author of Fire + Ice, on Friday at the Hill Center from 7 to 9. The book walks readers through the rich culinary history of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Guests sample three dishes, including smoked arctic char, meatball stew, and savory puffed pancakes. The event ($40 with a book or $20 without) can be reserved online.