8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

On the menu: Valentine's-themed markets, wine tastings, and bar crawls.

Capitol Cider House in Petworth. Photograph by Evy Mages

It’s a big weekend for celebrating: the Super Bowl is happening this Sunday, and we’ve got a takeout guide. Still looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day weekend? Be sure to check out our lists of takeout specials, romantic restaurants, chocolate shops, and Galentine’s Day recommendations

Thursday, February 10, join chef Mark Haskell for an in-person tamale-making workshop at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). For $69 per person, you can make the Mexican street snacks while sipping on wine or beer. The class runs from 6 to 7:30 PM. Register here

Friday, February 11, celebrate singledom with an 8 PM Zoom wine tasting devoted to single grape wines, held by Capitol Hill wine shop DCanter. Purchase the featured wine before 3 PM today or pay a $10 entrance fee. 

Swing by Georgetown chocolate shop Petit Soeur (1332 Wisconsin Ave., NW) for its official opening celebration on Saturday, February 12. Between noon and 4 PM, shop for hand-painted bonbons plus bouquets from Little Acre Flowers.

Two Valentine’s-themed bar crawls are happening  Saturday, February 12. The first focuses on bars and clubs on U Street. To take part, secure a ticket ($10-$15) and show up at any of the participating bars between 2 to 10 PM. The bars—including Provision 14, Red Lounge, and Rebel Taco—will offer drink specials, and there are several DJs lined up. If U Street isn’t your style, head to Dupont Circle for the Cupid’s Bar Crawl, which also runs from 2 to 10 PM. Show up decked out in your best Valentine’s-themed gear and take advantage of food and drink specials including $4 shots and $3 rail drinks. Tickets ($30) offer access to the bars and specials, plus a Cupid’s Bar Crawl mug.  

Mount Pleasant’s Each Peach Market (3068 Mount Pleasant St., NW) is hosting a Valentine’s sidewalk market at its streatery on Saturday, February 12. Among the treats: chocolates, cheeses, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The pop-up runs from 10 AM to 2 PM.  

Learn to make boozy sweets at a baking class at the Boardroom (925 N. Garfield St., Arlington) on Sunday, February 13. For $119, you can spend the afternoon creating mojito macarons, drunken Jamaican gingerbread cake, and more. The class runs from 3 to 6 PM. Sign up here

Head to Petworth’s Capitol Cider House (3920 Georgia Ave., NW) Sunday, February 13 for a Valentine’s-themed artisan market. From 2 to 5 PM, you can sip cider while shopping for locally made candles, skincare products, soaps, and more. It’s free to attend, but you’ll need to register

It looks like it’ll be relatively nice out this weekend! Wondering how to take advantage? We’ve got a bunch of ideas here.


Lauren Mccaffrey
Editorial Fellow