7 Weekend Food Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Biscuit Jam, Wonderland's pig roast, and Taste of Studio Theatre.
Dig into Mason Dixie biscuits and eats from a variety of vendors at Biscuit Jam. Photograph via Mason Dixie Facebook

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.

Biscuit Jam: Mason Dixie Biscuit Company presents the first-everBiscuit 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 Smokehouse. Union 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.

Taste of Studio Theatre: Logan Circle’s Studio Theatre opens its doors to the public on Saturday for a fundraising event that combines food, acting workshops, and the chance to purchase costumes and props from past productions. Neighboring eateries like Ghibellina and Tico provide bites and sips, and there’s also a beer garden open from noon to 8 pm. Tickets range from $125 all-access passes, to a ten-ticket bundle for $40 (additional tickets are available on premises).

Rosé all day: Ris hosts a rosé wine tasting on Saturday from noon to 3 pm, where guests can sample a dozen different styles from around the world.  In addition to the vino, chef Ris Lacoste will serve small plates like shrimp n’ grits, bruschetta, and ham croquets. Tickets are $65 per person. Plus if you buy a nice rosé, you can make this frosé cocktail.

Crab feast: You don’t have to travel to the Bay for crabs this weekend thanks to Bar Dupont, which teams up with the Capital Crab Company and RAR Brewing for a Saturday crab feast (available 3 to 7 pm). All-you-can-eat crustaceans and sides go for $40, and there’s also DIY gin-and-tonics for $14.

Vietnamese pop-up: Maketto hosts popular Vietnamese pop-up, Doi Dua, for a Sunday feast from 2 to 6 pm. Chefs Anna Vocaturo (formerly of Rose’s Luxury) and Sarah Bui serve a modern menu of dishes like turmeric pancakes with shrimp, lemongrass beef, charred octopus, and more. Availability is first come, first serve.

Happy birthday, Wonderland: The beloved Columbia Heights bar turns the big 1-2 on Sunday, and celebrates its dozen years with a pig roast starting at 4 pm. Go for live music, drink specials, and plenty of pork.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.