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Weekend Food Events: Free Ramen, Snallygaster Beer Festival

Plus: more frosé!
Weekend Food Events: Free Ramen, Snallygaster Beer Festival
Get a taste of Bantam King's ramen alongside a variety of other competitors at Ramen World 3. Photograph via Bantam King Facebook

Truckeroo time: Get your food truck fix on Friday with another Truckeroo festival from 11 am to 11 pm. The Bullpen at the Fairgrounds will be filled with dozens of vendors, including the Surfside taco truck, and icy treats from Goodies Frozen Custard. Cold brews, live music, and games round out the fun (plus: dogs welcome).

Free ramen: If a free bowl of ramen sounds like your perfect Saturday, get to Bantam King early. The Chinatown ramen shop from the team behind Daikaya and Haikan launches its new spicy miso chicken ramen, and gives away bowls to the first 25 customers when the doors open at 11:30 am. The freebie is limited to one per guest. 

English taps at Pizzeria Paradiso: Pizzeria Paradiso is leading up to DC Beer Week with a weekend of specials at the Georgetown location. From Friday to Sunday, diners can sip English beers, including drafts from Buxton and Magic Rock, as part of the restaurant’s full tap takeover, “The English are Coming.” The homage to England will also feature meat pie-inspired calzones.

Barley and Music Fest: The first-ever Barley and Music Fest goes down in Old Town, Alexandria on Saturday from noon to 6 pm. Over 15 different breweries pour samples, including Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company and Forge Brew Works . Entrance is free, with the option of five beer tickets for $15. In addition to live tunes and brews, look for bites from Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels  and Carluccio’s.

Baltimore Seafood Fest: Head to Baltimore this weekend for the third annual waterfront Seafood Festival, held on Saturday  from 12 to 7 pm. Charm City restaurants will dish up Maryland blue crabs, crab cakes, crab soup,  oysters, and more. Fest-goers can also partake in adult slushies, live music, cooking demonstrations, face painting for kids, and other activities. Tickets range from $15 to $99.

Snallygaster beer festival: The Neighborhood Restaurant Group‘s  giant craft brew bash is back on Saturday at 1 pm near their Navy Yard brewery, Bluejacket. Brew guru Greg Engert curated the lineup of 350+ craft beers and hard ciders, which you can try alongside tasty eats, games, live music, and more. The general admission is $35, and includes 30 food and beer tickets and a keepsake mug (proceeds benefit Arcadia).

More Frosé: Fans of frosé (a.k.a. frozen rosé) and AC/DC can unite at Proof on Saturday. The Penn Quarter restaurant is running a special in honor of the AC/DC concert with Axl Rose at Verizon Center: Alx Frosé ($12 per glass), which comes with a guitar-shaped swizzle stick.

 

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