What to do this Weekend in DC – June 18-20

The Jefferson Memorial

Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there.  This weekend is for you.  There is a lot going on.  First off if you haven’t gotten your tickets to the Beer Bourbon and Barbecue festival you may be out of luck.  They are all sold out.  Although there is some talk that they will have a few tickets for tonights festivities.  First come first served.  Get there early.

Kids Restaurant Week in DC – (June 20-27)

Join in the family foodie fun of DC’s newest summer culinary tradition, Washington, DC Restaurant Week for Kids. From June 20-27, dozens of restaurants throughout DC will cater to families by serving special children’s menus during lunch and early dinner seatings (between 5 PM-6:30 PM). Kids 11 and under pay their age, with purchase of adult entrée.  Click below for participating restaurants.

http://washington.org/visiting/experience-dc/seasonal-experience/summer/restaurant-week-kids/

Old Ebbitt Grill Block Party – (June 19)

This is a great block party and the proceeds go to support the DC Central Kitchen.  The DC Central Kitchen is a great program helping to fight hunger.  Check out the link to learn more.

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What to Do This Weekend in DC – (June 11-13)

The Jefferson Memorial

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 … Read moreWhat to Do This Weekend in DC – (June 11-13)

What to do this weekend in DC – (September 4-7)

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 from the Virginia Scottish Games to Spike’d Sundays.

Virginia Scottish Games – Saturday-Sunday (Sept. 5-6)

The games are held on Saturday and Sunday at Great Medows – 5089 Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198.  There will be kilts and haggis, what more could you ask for on a weekend.  There will be vendors dishing out traditional Scottish fare.  The games are all tests of strength.  Make sure to check out the Caber Toss, grown men throwing 20 foot tall telephone poles around.  There is also hammer throwing and stone throwing.  Check out all of the events below.  

http://www.vascottishgames.org/

Maryland State Fair-Saturday to Saturday (Sept. 4 – 7)

In case you thought you missed your chance to go to the fair, there is one more. The Maryland State Fair is the latest in the great traditional of fairs. Food, rides and the lovely aroma of livestock. Friday you can watch the Miss Maryland Agricultural Contest at 7:30PM.  Saturday is filled with 4H competitions.  Everything from Swine Showmanship to the Livestock sale at 7:30.  This is your chance to buy a whole cow.  Imagine all of that meat.  My smoker is drooling at the prospect.  On Sunday is the GHIRARDELLI Chocolate Championship at 2PM.  So much to see.

Hours: Friday Noon to 10PM and Saturday-Sunday 10 am to 10pm

Location: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd. Timonium, MD

http://www.marylandstatefair.com/

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What to do this weekend in DC – (August 28-30)

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 from the end of Restaurant Week to Spike’d Sundays.

Time to make reservations

This is the end of DC Restaurant Week you should make your reservations now. DC Restaurant Week is August 24th-30th. Restaurant Week includes a 3-course prix-fixe menu for a discounted price. This year’s prices are $20.09 Lunches & $35.09 Dinners.

Here are my tips

  • Pick a restaurant that has the full menu for restaurant week
  • Stay away from the Steak Houses – They are usually lame
  • If the restaurant has a Restaurant Week menu look at it on their website before reserving a spot.
  • Try a new restaurant – Restaurant Week gives you the opportunity to try new and interesting cuisines.
  • Have fun! – Order a glass of wine with dinner.

To view the restaurants and make a reservation visit OpenTable.com

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What to do this weekend in DC – (August 21-23)

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 Montgomery County Fair to the Alexandria Cambodia Community Day.

Time to make reservations

This isn’t this weekend, but if you want to participate in DC Restaurant Week you should make your reservations now.  DC Restaurant Week is August 24th-30th. Restaurant Week includes a 3-course prix-fixe menu for a discounted price.  This year’s prices are $20.09 Lunches & $35.09 Dinners.

Here are my tips

  • Pick a restaurant that has the full menu for restaurant week
  • Stay away from the Steak Houses – They are usually lame
  • If the restaurant has a Restaurant Week menu look at it on their website before reserving a spot.
  • Try a new restaurant – Restaurant Week gives you the opportunity to try new and interesting cuisines.
  • Have fun! – Order a glass of wine with dinner.

To view the restaurants and make a reservation visit OpenTable.com

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What to do this weekend in DC – (August 7 to August 9)

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.

http://www.ballyshaners.org/

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.

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What to do this weekend in DC (July 31 – August 2)

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 is the weekend of the county fair.  Both Loudon and Fairfax are having their county fairs.

Loudon County Fair – Friday Thru Saturday (July 31-August 1)

A traditional county fair featuring a demoliton derby, extreme motorcyclists, bull riding, circus thrill show and carnival rides.  On Saturday they will be announcing the winner of the kiss a pig contest.  Yep, the person that raises the most money gets to lock lips with a pig.  Saturday also features cooking demonstrations and a donut eating contest at 2:30.  Maybe I will head over there to get some donuts.

Gates open at 8:30 am and goes on to past 10 pm.

Loudoun County Fairgrounds
17558 Dry Mill Road
Leesburg
, VA 20175

http://www.loudoncountyfair.com

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What to do this weekend in DC (July 17-19)

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.

Artscape – Friday thru Sunday (July 17-19)

Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival.  Along with visual art they also have a lineup of performers.  Live entertainment includes Dionne Warwick, Cake, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Robin Thicke, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Acrobats of China, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra … and more.  There is something on the schedule for everyone to enjoy!

The festival is located on Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street / Charles Street

Hours: Friday: 12-10pm / Saturday: 12-10pm / Sunday: 12-8pm

http://www.artscape.org/

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What to do this weekend in DC (July 10-12)

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.

Bastille Day at La Maison Française – Saturday (July 11)

An evening of feasting, music, and dance await you during this annual “Bastille Day at the Embassy of France”!!! Cocktails and a silent auction will begin the festivities, and you will have a chance to bid on restaurant and hotel vouchers, paintings and other pieces of art, as well as other luxury items. Trhoughout the embassy they will set up cafe’s featuring chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious kitchens (Café du Parc/ Willard InterContinental Washington, URBAN Bistrot/Sofitel, Ritz Carlton, La Ferme Restaurant, Bastille Restaurant, Ronald Reagan International Trade Center and Panorama Bakery) will offer mouth-watering creations. A luscious dessert service (Pâtisserie Poupon and Cacao Fine European Chocolate & Pastry) will follow and open bars will serve a variety of refreshing spirits and soft drinks. Admission: General: $85 ($45 tax deductible) – Benefactor: $150 ($110 tax deductible), Dress code is Cocktail Attire.

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What to do this weekend in DC (July 3-5)

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.

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Life Size Cheese Carving of Abraham Lincoln – Friday (July 3rd)

Nothing says independance day like watching a guy carve abraham lincoln out of a 1000 lb block of Wisconsin Cheddar.    Cheez-it is sponsoring this event.  It is three hours only.  Due to the tempermental nature of the material the carving will be shown from 11am to 2pm on the 3rd at 2215 Constitution Ave. Washington, DC .  The word on the street is that Cheez-it will be handing out free crackers to those that show up.

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What to do this weekend in DC (June 26-28)

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.

Eastern Market Grand Reopening – (June 26-27)

District will reopen the historic Eastern Market at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday June 26 followed by a community celebration on Saturday June 27.  The two events will mark the completion of the market’s renovation and recovery from fire damage caused in April 2007. With over 175 exhibitors on the weekend this is going to be one heck of a celebration.  Eastern Market is located at 306 7th Street, SE. 1 1/2 Blocks North of Eastern Market Metro on 7th Street.

http://www.easternmarketdc.com

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What to do this weekend in DC (June 19-21)

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. Kids Restaurant Week in DC – (June 13-21) Cookie and Gourmet invite you to join us for Kids’ Restaurant Week 2009!  Week-long … Read moreWhat to do this weekend in DC (June 19-21)