Snowmagedden is over and the sun is out.  Plus, this is Valentines Weekend.  There is plenty to do here in DC this Weekend.  From wine and chocolate tasting, to romantic meals, to snowball fights.  The city has been hunkered down for over a week, it is time to get out and stretch.  Here are a few things to do to help you get over your cabin fever.

Chocolat – A wine and Chocolate Pairing – Feb. 13

Want to plan the perfect combination of wine and sweets for Valentine’s Day? Then this is the event for you! The Culture Shop & Cedar Crossings Tavern are hosting a pairing event Saturday, February 13th from 3 – 5pm.

Cedar Crossing Tavern, 341 Cedar St NW, Washington DC 20012. The tasting is adjacent to the Takoma Metro Station.

More Events after the Jump….

International Food and Wine Festival – Feb. 12-14

During this celebration and sensory extravaganza, you’ll savor every moment as you roam the Festival’s convivial indoor street-festival setting, sampling 600+ wines from 100 wineries around the world and international foods prepared to complement the wines.  From 2-6PM on Saturday and Sunday.

You‘ll also have a chance to pick up tips from wine experts, enjoy demonstrations by top chefs, attend seminars geared to connoisseurs and novices, and discover the latest accessories and gadgets  related to the wine industry.

I went two years ago and this was a lot of fun.  It is right off the metro (Federal Triangle) at the Ronald Regan Building.

Tickets are $95 for Saturday only, $85 for Sunday only and $160 for the whole weekend.

1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

The Power of Chocolate – Feb. 13-14

This Valentine’s weekend, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) celebrates one of the world’s most beloved foods and a treasure of the Americas. The Power of Chocolate explodes in a colorful festival of culture, music, dance, art, science, and, of course, food.

Museum opens at 10am. Celebrations last all day.

National Museum of the American Indian – Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC

Cupids Undie Run – Feb. 13th

I like to showcase a benefit each week.  This one caught my attention as it includes cheap beer.  A 2-mile run around the Nations Capital to benefit the Childrens Tumor Foundation.

Registration starts at the Pourhouse, 319 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. at Noon on satuday.

Welcome the sun and go out and celebrate a snow free DC this weekend.


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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