The Week in Food Events: District Oktoberfest, Osteria Morini Pig Roast

Plus the Farm Aid Concert heads to Jiffy Lube Live.
The Week in Food Events: District Oktoberfest, Osteria Morini Pig Roast
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Lobster boil: Summer is coming to an end, but there’s still time to satisfy warm-weather cravings with the Fainting Goat’s family style feasts, offered every Monday through September. Chef Nathan Beauchamp’s spread features a lobster boil with coleslaw, summer corn, red potatoes, mussels, and cornbread ($25 to $50 per person). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 202-735-0344.

NFL Party at the Prospect: It’s time to tailgate, and the Prospect kicks off football season with $4 stadium-style hotdogs (i.e. so many toppings) on Monday from 5 to 8 pm. Football fans can wash down the dogs with $3 bottles of Bud Light and Yuengling while watching the Redskins and Steelers face off on one of the restaurant’s 40 TVs.

Pop up dinner: Get a taste of Gravitas  before it opens in Ivy City during a preview dinner on Thursday at Republic Restoratives. The pop-up features five-course seasonal menu with dishes like tuna sashimi and almond-crusted lamb, paired with cocktails crafted by mixologist David Strauss ($90 per person). Dinner is at 7 pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Clips Beer & Film Tour: New Belgium Brewing’s  Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Reston Town Center on Friday. The movie event starts at 7 pm and is free, offering guests the chance to watch short films while tasting New Belgium select beers.

District Oktoberfest: The 4th Annual District Oktoberfest goes down on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 pm in Chinatown. Fest-goers check in at Penn Social where guests will get a 12-ounce pour of Abita Oktoberfest to kick off the celebration. The event will continue all day with 12-ounce tastings from five more venues including Rocket Bar and Bar Louie (plus food and drink specials). Tickets are $50.

Italian pig roast: Osteria Morini hosts their third annual Maialata pig roast on Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Guests can feast on roasted pork, meatballs, gelato, and more, alongside beer, wine, and cocktails (tickets are $65 all-inclusive; $40 food-only). The event is family-friendly–kids eat free!–and includes fun activities for all ages like a cupcake and cookie decorating station, live music, a silent auction, and a pie-toss fundraiser that will feature Washingtonian‘s very own editor, Michael Schaffer.

Farm Aid Concert: Catch Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and many more, all while supporting local farms at the Farm Aid Concert on Saturday at Jiffy Lube Live. In addition to the stellar musical lineup, concert-goers can visit the Homegrown Village to meet farmers and catch demonstrations, as well as digging into plenty of local eats from the concessions. Tickets range from $49.50 to $189.50.

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