7 Fun Food Events Happening This Weekend

A rosé party, food truck brunch festival, and BillyBash.

Rosé party: Cafe Du Parc at the Willard InterContinental is throwing a party on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm to feature Château D’Esclans new rosés with winemaker Paul Chevalier. Guests can enjoy $8 glasses of Whispering Angel rosé, or for a few extra buck,s a glass of Les Clans rosé. There’s also flights of all with hors d’oeuvres for $25. For reservations call 202-942-7000.

Rock at the Row: For $10 you can rock out in the VIP lounge at Pentagon Row for their summer concert series. On Thursday from 7 to 9 pm,Devils Backbone will pour beer for guests while they enjoy a live band performance from The Rockets. Pentagon Row restaurant samples from Sine Irish Pub and Champps will be available, along with wine tastings by World Market. You can purchase tickets here.

Fine French cooking demo: Head to chef Jacques Haeringer’s L’Auberge Chez François on Thursday at 6:30 pm  for a Neyers Vineyards wine dinner featuring cooking demonstrations. Participants will watch Haeringer prepare a five-course meal including braised beef and garden vegetables, poached monkfish medallions ,and organic blueberry custard tart. After you learn the chef’s techniques, enjoy the dinner with wine pairings. Tickets are $140.

Icelandic pop-up: Chef Hamilton Johnson of the forthcoming Honeysuckle stops by Art and Soul on Friday for a evening of patio fun from 7 to 9:30 pm. Johnson will prepare four courses, each paired with a beverage, inspired by a dinner he prepared in Reykjavik, Iceland. For $70 you can try the potato-crusted cod or lamb roasted in seaweed butter. Check out the full menu and purchase tickets here.

The Bullpen’s BillyBash: Hit this outdoor beer garden before, during, and after Saturday’s Billy Joel concert at the Nationals Park. Starting at 3 pm the Bullpen hosts a freeBillyBash,” which kicks off with $10 24-ounce Miller Lite and Coors Lite cans. There will be live performances along with food and corn hole.

Food truck brunch festival: Brunch lovers, this one is for you. Taste on Wheels by Taste of DC celebrates the area food truck scene with a festival from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday at Storey Park. More than 20 food trucks will be in attendance, offering signature items.  Tickets range from $5 to $19, and include admission and a free drink. Kabob Square, Tapas Truck, DC Slices and Java Cove will be there, to name a few.

Fried chicken pop-up: Popular Vietnamese pop-up Doi Dua recently arrived in DC from Portland, Oregon. They’re ramping up their event schedule starting on Sunday at 11 am with a Vietnamese fried chicken pop-up at Honeycomb market (inside Union Market). The menu includes crispy chicken thighs with cucumber salad ($10) and vegan rolls with local tofu. Dishes are first come, first serve.


Briana A. Thomas is a local journalist, historian, and tour guide who specializes in the research of D.C. history and culture. She is the author of the Black history book, Black Broadway in Washington, D.C., a story that was first published in Washingtonian in 2016.