The Week in Food Events: Chesapeake Foodshed Feast, Jack Rose Goes Tiki

Tiki tacos will be available at Jack Rose's "Tiki Thursdays." Photo courtesy of Jack Rose.

Tax Day deals: As if you needed another excuse to get out and about on a gorgeous Monday, it’s Tax Day! Bad for finances, great for all-day happy hours, free food, cheap wine, and more wallet-friendly promos at local bars and restaurants.

Don’t forget the mints: It’s National Garlic Day on Tuesday. You can celebrate the robust seasoning at Carmine’s in Penn Quarter, which will serve a garlic cocktail for $11, along with garlic bread with melted mozzarella. 

A locally-grown feast: On Thursday night, DC area chefs and farmers collaborate on a meal of fresh greens, grass-fed meat and poultry, locally-caught fish, and other artisanal treats for Chesapeake Foodshed Feast, a benefit event at Alexandria’s Society Fair for the Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. Participating chefs include Scott Drewno of The Source, Amy Brandwein of Centrolina, and Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, plus many more. Tickets are $195 to $250 per person, or you can splurge on a $2,500 VIP table for ten. Just save some cash for the live auction bidding.

Tiki Thursdays: The Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Adams Morgan opens its rooftop Tiki bar on Thursday. From 5 to 9 pm, you can get half-priced tropical cocktails, beers, and island-inspired fare like spicy-sweet pork belly with pineapple slaw, and rum-glazed roasted chicken wings. The regular happy hour on the terrace runs Monday through Friday, from 5 to 7:30 pm, and features half-priced bites, and $2 off drafts and wine by the glass.

Capitals playoff brews + Earth Day: City Tap House cheers on the Caps in the Stanley Cup playoffs this week with $5 Peppercorn Saisons and $5 Ghost White IPAs during every game. On Friday, go for the game and stay for Earth Day celebrations: the Tap House hosts a mini tap takeover with Atlas Brew Works, which recently transitioned to solar power.

Poste patio farewell: On of DC’s favorite outdoor patios at Poste Moderne Brasserie is saying goodbye on Saturday. From 7 to 10:30 p.m., you can listen to live music from the David Thong Trio while you snack on Poste favorites like truffle frites and basil lemontinis al fresco one last time.

Food-lover’s festival: The annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival goes down on Saturday and Sunday on the waterfront property. Fest-goers can catch cooking demos with a number of Top Chef alums, indulge in all-you-can-taste samples from local eateries, and try over 150 wines, beers, and spirits. Ticket prices vary, and many options are sold-out, so it’s best to make online reservations soon.

Correction: Due to a reporting error, a previous version of this article included an event at Fiola for its 5th anniversary. That event is not open to the public.

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Greta started as an editorial fellow in January 2016 and joined as a full-time staff member that August. She now works as a web producer and writer. She was previously an intern at Slate and National Geographic and graduated from the University of Missouri’s Journalism School. She lives in Adams Morgan.