This weekend is full of events.  It is finally summer so look forward to it being Hot Hot Hot!!  You get to look forward to the National Harbor Food and Wine Festival, Spike’d Sundays, Celebrate Fairfax and the start of the World Cup.  So many things to do.

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival

The Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor® – June 12-13, a world-class event, will celebrate distinctive cuisine, fine wine, beer and spirits. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the latest culinary and varietal trends.

The festival is located at the extraordinary National Harbor on the Potomac River, the largest multi-use project on the East Coast. A location that is minutes away from Washington, D.C. and a water taxi ride away from historic Alexandria, Virginia. Many world regions will be represented, providing a wide assortment of styles, but all festival participants share one philosophy — a personal dedication to their artistry and a loyalty to local, fresh, in-season, and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Buy your tickets now and save.

Check out last years festival here.

USA vs. England

At 2:30 pm Saturday, June 12, the Arlington Cinema and Draft House will be playing this game on the big screen.  This is one of the coolest cinemas around as it has tables instead of standard seats.  You can eat and drink during all of the movies.  Cheer on the USA when they compete against the English in a match-up that the US has not won since the 50’s.

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA

Celebrate Fairfax

Live entertainment from Rusted Root to KC and the Sunshine Band.  It is not just music, they also have more than 30 food vendors with a variety of menus, styles and tastes, the Coca-Cola Food Court is not just a stop at Celebrate Fairfax! but rather a major destination.

Festival Hours: Friday 6pm-12am, Saturday 10am-12am and Sunday 10am-6pm.Friday, June 5th.

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Warren Brown Book Signing

Local Bakeshop owner Warren Brown, best known for his cupcake shops CakeLove will be signing his new book  “United Cakes of America: Recipes Celebrating Every State” this Saturday.  He briefly had a show on the Food Network called oddly enough “Cake Love”.  It was not bad, but it was not that entertaining either.  I must admit that his first book  “CakeLove: How to Bake Cakes from Scratch” was excellent and I am sure that this one will be too.

Borders Books & Music – Silver Spring
8518 Fenton St.
Silver Spring, MD

Spike’d Sundays

Every Sunday this summer from noon to six, you can relax poolside with refreshing beverages and a perfectly grilled Spike burger.  There will be a live DJ spinning the newest beats poolside.  Make sure to stay till dusk as that is when Spike’d Cinema starts.  They will be showing one comedy each week poolside.

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St SW
Washington, DC

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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