The Week in Food Events: Negroni Week, Wine and Dine on George Washington’s Lawn

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Negroni week: Monday marks the start of Campari America and Imbibe Magazine’s Negroni Week, where restaurants around the world agree to donate $1 from each classic Italian cocktail to charity. In the Washington area, stop by Provision 14 for its pear brandy Negronis, Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria for a Negroni and grapefruit-Campari float, Buffalo & Bergen‘s mezcal-based negroni, and many more delicious concoctions. 

Burritos for books: Here’s a rare opportunity to feel good about yourself after eating a hefty Chipotle burrito. On Tuesday from 11 am to 10 pm, any DC Chipotle location will donate 50 percent of your bill to the DC Public Library. Just tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause.

Happy birthday, Tico: Tico is celebrating its second anniversary on Wednesday with $10 food specials prepared by guest chef Victor Albisu of Del Campo including a Chinatown ceviche made with octopus and corvina, topped with calamari, Iberica al pastor tacos with salsa verde, grilled pineapple, and habanero, and an Argentinian style empanada.

Homebrew Con: If you’re trying to become a home brew aficionado (or already are), you might want to go to Baltimore from Thursday to Saturday for the National Homebrewers Conference. Along with interactive workshops and demons, there’ll also be the final round of judging for the National Homebrew Competition. Online registration has closed, but you can pay when you get there—$240 for the full conference; $190 for partial participation.

Drink wine on George Washington’s lawn: Sip wine and beer while watching the sunset, listening to live bluegrass music, and playing bocce ball during an event at historic Mt. Vernon on Friday and Saturday night. Mount Vernon chocolatiers and brewers will show you how beer and chocolate was made in the 18th century and provide samples to boot. The event is from 6 to 9 pm on both nights, and costs $22 per person.

Cheers to DC Pride: Celebrate the end of Capital Pride week with a “buy-one-GIVE-one” drink from Brick & Mortar at Prequel’s happy hour menu. You can give one to your significant other, a bestie, a stranger across the room, or even yourself. It lasts from noon to 10 pm on Sunday. Find out more here.

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