The Week in Food Events: Bud + Burger Battle, Biscuit Jam

Plus a whole month of tiki fun at McCLellan's Retreat.

Photograph courtesy of McClellan's Retreat.

Tiki time: McClellan’s Retreat kicks off a month of tiki  cocktails for the month of August. Beach-y sips range from a cocktail served in a whole pineapple ($25) to the S.S. Minnow, a mystery shot served in a tiki shot glass that guests can take home ($8). The full menu is offered during regular bar hours.

Beery burger bash: If you love beer and burgers, Washingtonian‘s Bud + Burger Battle is the place to be on Thursday from 6 to 9. Restaurants like Medium Rare and Due South compete to create the best patty, which guests can wash down with cold brews. Tickets ($55) include unlimited samples of burgers and beers.

Cookbook discussion: The daughter of culinary connoisseurs Vincent and Mary Price will talk about the legacy of their 1965 cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recipes. Victoria Price will be available to sign and discuss the recipe book that recorded restaurants and recipes from around the world. The free event is at The National Museum of American History on Thursday from 1 to 2:30 pm.

Summer patio party: Jackson 20 celebrates tomatoes and moonshine during their Maters ‘n Moonshine party, hosted on the outdoor patio on Friday from 5 to 9 pm. In celebration of the season’s tomato harvest, chef Brian McPherson will offer an assortment of tomato dishes paired with specialty moonshine beverages throughout the evening. There will be drink specials, courtyard patio games, music, and a dunk-tank.

International Beer Day: On Friday City Tap will offer $10 international beer flight in recognition of International Beer Day. Friday is also the start of the Rio Summer Olympic,s and and the brew house is running an extended happy from August 5 to August 21. You can watch the games and enjoy drink specials from 3 to 7 pm with a choice of $5 beers, $6 house wines, and a $7 shot special.

Biscuit Jam: Mason Dixie Biscuit Company presents the first-ever Biscuit Jam DC on Saturday. Festival-goers can stop by one of the many food trucks likeBBQ Bus and Red Hook Lobster for a bite to eat; grab whiskey drinks from Southern Efficiency, and dollar-oysters from Ivy City SmokehouseUnion Kitchen vendors will be present along with a pop up dog park. Tickets for the festival range from $10 to $125 and can be purchased here.

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.