The Week in Food Events: DC Beer Week, Taste of Georgetown

The annual Taste of Georgetown returns on Saturday with food from 30-plus restaurants. Photograph via Taste of Georgetown.

DC Beer Week: The seventh annual DC Beer Week returns with a packed event schedule–plan to drink well every night (and day if you can swing it). The lineup includes food and beer pairing dinners, tastings, beer-tail competitions, draft takeovers, happy hour deals, and much more.

Last call for lobster: Summer is over, but there’s still time to satisfy warm-weather cravings with the Fainting Goat’s family-style lobster feast on Monday. 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.

Celebrity sighting: Bayou Bakery chef/owner David Guas appears on the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” on Tuesday at 8 pm.  Guas will join the cast as a co-judge alongside NFL linebacker DeMarcus Ware and celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

Taste of Georgetown: Eat and drink with Washingtonian at the Taste of Georgetown on Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. The neighborhood block party returns near the waterfront with over 60 signature dishes from 30-plus Georgetown restaurants, plus beer and wine that you can sip as your stroll from booth to booth. Tickets start at $20 for food and beverages; general admission is free. Food editors Anna Spiegel and Jessica Sidman will judge the culinary competition.

Junior Chef Contest: Water & Wall is searching for a young chef (as in under 12) to create a tasty brunch recipe. Each  Sunday, from now until the end of October, kids 12 and below can submit a brunch recipe to the restaurant for a chance to win complimentary brunch for a year. Also, children who submit a recipe eat for free that day. The competition will be narrowed down to three semifinalists who will have the opportunity to prepare their selected brunch recipes alongside Water & Wall chefs. From there the first-ever junior chef will be chosen, and win complimentary brunch for four.

Gravitas restaurant preview: The soon to open Gravitas pops up at One Eight Distilling on Sunday at 6:30 for an evening of cocktails and dinner. Chef Matt Baker prepares a five-course tasting menu, paired with cocktails crafted by District mixologists. Tickets are $78 per person.

Takoma Park Street Festival: The 35th annual Takoma Park Street Festival takes place on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The neighborhood festival features live music, family fun, food trucks, and over 200 craft and culinary vendors. There’s also a bar crawl between restaurants like Capital City Cheesecake and Republic, which offer discounted pours when guests purchase a commemorative festival beer mug.