Well, we are in the dog days of summer, isn’t that the truth? There’s not a lot going on this week—as I assume everyone has fled for the beach. There are, however, two pig roasts, a beer dinner, and plenty of brunch options for you to enjoy—that is, if the sweltering heat hasn’t suppressed your appetites too much. Enjoy it ladies and gents, soon enough fall will be here and life will be in full swing.
Restaurant week kicks off! This year, 235 DC area restaurants are participating, offering $35 prix fix three-course dinners and $20 three-course lunches. It’s a great way to sample what the city has to offer.
So, my parents live out in the Eastern Shore, and my Dad and I regularly go to the Evolution Brewing Company Brewery together as a father-daughter bonding over brewskies activity, plus, there’s not much to do out there. You can enjoy brews from Evolution Brewing Company right here in D.C. Tuesday night at Hank’s Oyster Bar. The restaurant and brewery are hosting a beer pairing dinner. The dishes and bevies include: Hank’s Chipotle Grilled Oysters paired with Exile ESB; Lobster Tacos with Cilantro-Avocado Dressing with Primal Pale Ale; Mango Glazed Rockfish with Asparagus & Lemon complemented by Summer Session Ale; Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Lucky 7 Porter and for dessert, Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries served with Rise Up Stout. Tickets, $70. Hank’s Oyster Bar, 1624 Q Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
It’s time for your first pig roast of the week. Head to one of Alexandria’s best restaurants, Jackson 20, in the Hotel Monaco this evening. Guests will enjoy a whole roasted eco-friendly pig from Bev Eggleston’s Eco-Friendly Foods with traditional fixings like pulled pork shoulder, spicy barbeque, ribs, chow-chow, dilly beans, trotter mac and cheese, tomato salad, hot dogs, pecan pies and red velvet cakes, Tickets, $40. 480 King Street, Alexandria, V.A.
Stop by our favorite boutique, Urban Chic, which is hosting a trunk show for The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens. Made here in DC, The Shirt is a special brand of button downs and blouses made for the Washington women– high-end, beautiful, with the right fit and special dual-button technology to ensure no one sneaks a peak at your goodies. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Urban Chic Georgetown, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Like rum? Well, Thursday is your lucky day! It’s National Rum Day. To celebrate, Cuba Libre is offering 50% off on all rum cocktails during happy hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the bar, which seats a generous 50 people. Some of their best cocktails are the Cuba Libre, made with 21 year old aged rum, the Sandito Mojito and the Guantanamo Bay, made with Kraken Spiced Rum, fresh orange juice, pineapple juice, a splash of sour mix, a splash of POM, and float of Cuba Libre Dark Rum. Cuba Libre, 801 9th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Looking for a Saturday brunch? Enjoy some Southern cuisine The Pig, Art & Soul, or Bayou, Southern Hospitality or Ben’s Next Door. They all serve up delicious comfort food inspired by the South on Saturdays and Sundays. Or, if you’re feeling fun, you can head to the DC Brunch Party at Lost Society.
Oink oink! If you’re feeling especially gluttonous, head to your second pig roast, the 3rd Annual Pig Roast at Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons. Priced at $50 for food, $60 for food and drink and $40 for children 12 and under, inclusive of tax and gratuity, guests at this year’s event will enjoy a whole roasted pig from Leaping Waters Farm, as well as a slew of sides made by Executive Chef Adam Sobel. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.