9 Fun Food Events Around DC

On the menu: coffee cocktails, Oyster Wars, and an all-dessert dinner.

Photograph courtesy of The Salt Line.

Pop into the Potomac location of Colada Shop (7993 Tucker Ln., Potomac) for their coffee festival cocktail class on Friday, October 7. Register here to learn how to make two delicious coffee cocktails while munching on a complimentary snack. The event starts at 6:30 PM and tickets are $35.

Take your Instagram shots to the next level on Saturday, October 8 with this FUNdementals of food photography class held at the Capital Photography Center (1616 H St., NW). Get tips on recommended equipment and best practices from food photographer Laura Chase de Forminy. Tickets are $195 and attendees should be familiar with photography basics.

Snallygaster 2022 (Pennsylvania Ave., NW between Third and Sixth sts.) is happening on Saturday, October 8. It’s not too late to get tickets to an unlimited tasting of hundreds of beers from around the world. General admission (the only tickets still available) costs $65 and the event starts at 2 PM and ends at 6 PM.

Taste 15 different wines from all over Latin America at this National Landing Hispanic Heritage Month event happening in a mural lot (2611 S Clark St., Arlington) on Saturday, October 8. Along with your vino, enjoy Mexican and Peruvian snacks while listening to tunes from DJ Yani. Reserve your spot here.

Immigrant Food+ at Planet Word Museum (925 13th Street, NW) will be hosting an anniversary dinner on Saturday, October 8. Chefs Enrique Limardo and Mile Montezuma–both who hail from Venezuela–will be serving a variety of national staples like red snapper ceviche and bistec al caballo. Tickets to reserve your seat are available here. Some ticket proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Ayuda.

Enjoy food from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, speakers, and more at the Capital Jewish Food Festival (F St., NW, between Second and Third sts.). On Sunday, October 9, enjoy samples from local restaurants like Bread Furst, Call Your Mother, and Corned Beef King. Also, make sure to hear author Michael Twitty speak about his book Koshersoul. The event runs from 11 AM to 4 PM and tickets are available here.

The folks at The Salt Line and Other Half Brewing will be putting on an Oyster Wars to remember. This Sunday, October 9, enjoy delicious oysters from across the eastern seaboard in featured tastings from some of the city’s celebrated chefs at Other Half Brewing (1401 Okie St., NE). Join the culinary teams from Queen’s English, Dauphine’s, Bammy’s, Oyster Oyster, and more. Tickets are $85 and available here.

Things might get a little sweet at pastry chef Aisha Momaney’s 5-course pastry experience serving just desserts for dinner at Gravitas (1401 Okie St., NE) on Sunday, October 9. Tickets are $90 and wine pairings are an additional $60.

Taste a selection of lesser-known wines that have been brought back from the brink of extinction with sommelier Eric Dudley and Planet Wine Shop. On Tuesday, October 11, taste six different wines with grape varieties that were almost permanently sent on vacation. The event begins at 7 PM at No. 9 Lounge (2000 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria) and tickets are $30.

Peter Njoroge
Editorial Fellow