Every Friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy. This weekend there are some great events to attend in and around the DC metro area.  This weekend DC has some great events from the Howard County Fair to the Alexandria Irish Festival.

Alexandria Irish Festival- Saturday (August 8th)

The Alexandria Irish Festival is being held at the waterfront park in downtown Alexandria.  Irish Arts & Crafts – Irish American Food
Cold Refreshments and Top Class Entertainment All Day.

Hours: Noon – 7pm.


Baltimore Restaurant Week – Friday to Sunday (August 7-16)

 I love a good Restaurant Week.  You can try out some amazing restaurants for an even more amazing price. Baltimore Restaurant Week offers three course prix fix lunches for $20.09 and three course prix fix dinners for $30.09.

Click here for the list of Restaurants.

Howard County Fair-Saturday to Saturday (August 8 – August 15)

It is fair season.  The Howard County Fair is a great traditional county fair.  Food, rides and livestock.  Make sure to check out the pie eating contest at 12:30pm on Sunday August 9. 

Hours: 8am to 11pm

Location: 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship, MD


US Air Guitar DC Championship – Friday (August 7)

You may think that this is some crazy show with grown men pretending to play a fake guitar, well you are completely correct.  This show is awesome.  They do crazy stunts, rock out with the best and dress like complete idiots.  It is basically the best entertainment you can see on a friday night.

Hours: Friday 8:00 PM @ 9:30 club


Spike’d Sundays – Sunday (August 9)

If you didn’t go last week, Former “Top Chef” Spike Mendelsohn hosts this summer-long pool party, with burgers, drinks and swimming. Located at Best Western Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St SW, Washington, DC. Entry is $10 and includes a Spike Burger. 

A little birdy told me that if you want to run into the DC cast of the real world, this is the place to go.  They show up almost every week.


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Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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