The Week in Food Events: Ramen World Returns, Vegan Cooking

Daikaya's delicious veggie ramen (plus: you can always add pork). Photograph by Scott Suchman

Can You Kick It? As a part of a monthly “Can I Kick It?” series featuring mashups of martial arts films and hip hop, Songbyrd Record Café is screening the 1979 kung fu movie “The Mystery of Chess Boxing,” which inspired the Wu-Tang Clan song “Da’ Mystery of Chessboxin.” The event, held on Tuesday at 7 pm, is free and will have $5 craft drafts, cocktails, and finger foods. Later in the week on Friday, help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jade Tree Records, an emo/punk label from Delaware. Expect drink and food specials, plus Jade Tree DJ sets.

Chicken wings and jazz: All Set Restaurant and Bar in Silver Spring launches its All Set Live series on Friday at 10 pm. Musician Marcus Johnson will perform smooth jazz and modern R&B while the kitchen dishes up food and drink specials such as Flo Wine and crispy Old Bay chicken wings. Tickets are $15, which include two late-night happy hour drinks.

Funky farmhouse ales: The Black Squirrel hosts Austin’s much-lauded Jester King brewery on Friday starting at 5 for an evening of funky farmhouse ales. Bottle pours from five Jester King selections will be available to pair with three dishes: a cheese and pate, a braised meat, and a tart citrus dessert. Prices vary.

Vegan cooking class: Have you been thinking about going vegan but don’t know where to start? Join Doron Peterson of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats for a cooking class ($85) on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. You’ll make stromboli with house-made “mozz” and “sausage,” winter green salad with fennel and citrus, and pistachio lemon berry parfait.

Ramen World: Look forward to a ramen throwdown with some of DC’s favorite chefs at the Brookland-based Mess Hall on Sunday from noon to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm ($65, or $105 for VIP per each two-hour session). The lineup includes Ramen World co-founder Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground and Maketto, Jonah Kim from Yona, Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya Ramen, among others. Come for the ramen, stick around for unlimited beer, craft cocktails, and Taiwanese shaved ice.

Sweet tour: Tour five of Georgetown’s sweetest dessert boutiques on Saturday or Sunday from 3 to 5 pm. The itinerary includes Olivia Macaron, Thomas Sweet, Patisserie Poupon, Macaron Bee, and lastly, Georgetown Cupcakes. Six tastings are included in the $50 ticket, available online.

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