Events Roundup for June 25-July 1

Monday, June 25:
Backyard Cheese and Brews: Craft Beer & Cheese for the Great Outdoors – Spend an evening with The Cheese Course at Seasonal Pantry in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses. We’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting 3 craft beers and 6 cheeses along with house made accompaniments by Seasonal Pantry’s Dan O’Brien. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give practical advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more! Class is $49 and each is limited to 12 participants.

Belgian-Style Beer Dinner – Mad Fox Brewing Company’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Andrew Dixon, has an exciting menu for their first Belgian themed beer dinner. They’ll have a 5-course meal paired with Mad Fox’s Belgian-style beers, including the soon to be released Abbaye des Chutes and the Witte Vos Witbier. The cost is $75 not including taxes and gratuity – seating is limited, reservations with a credit card are taken at 703-942-6840. 7:00pm, $75 per person.

Tuesday, June 26:

Gluten Free Dinner at Wildfire – Join Wildfire for an evening of gluten free dining, featuring a four course custom menu, each paired with a hand-selected wine to complement the dish. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., follwed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.  The event is priced at $65.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Guest speaker, Vanessa Weisbrod, Executive Editor of Delight Gluten Free Magazine, will be on hand to share her insight on living and dining gluten free.  For more information or to make a reservation, please call Elissa or Amanda at (703) 442-9110. 6:30pm – 9:00pm, $65 per person.

Wednesday, June 27:

Crab Boil on the Patio – Art and Soul is turning their patio into the District’s crab boil destination every Wednesday throughout the summer. Beginning June 6, Chef Wes Morton will serve Louisiana-style jumbo crabs, traditional sides and cold, seasonal beer from Flying Dog Brewery. 5:30pm.

Old Glory June Beer & Cigar Dinner – Join Old Glory for a delicious menu includes Pulled Pork “Short Stack” Corn Hoe Cakes smothered with a Savory Spiced Porter Maple Syrup; Grilled Romaine Wedge with Drunken Cherry Tomato Relish, Smoked Mozzarella and Basil Hefeweizen Vinaigrette; “Beer Can Chicken” Sam Adams Summer Ale Chicken with Beer Gravy, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and fried Corn on the Cobb; Summer Strawberry Shortcake; Farmers Market Strawberries, Crispy Fried Cheesecake, Strawberry Blonde Caramel Beer Sauce, Sponge Cake Croutons. 6:30pm – 9:00pm, $50 per person.

Catoctin Creek Cocktail Event – Summertime, and the living is easy. Mixing a perfect warm-weather drink? Easier than you think, especially once you join J&G Steakhouse on Wednesday, June 27th. Scott Harris, general manager of the award-winning Virginia distillery Catoctin Creek, will demonstrate how to make three whiskey-based libations that are sure to be a hit at your next summer soirée. Guests will also enjoy paired bites with each drink and receive a gift bag of Catoctin goodies after the event. 6:30pm, $41 per person.

AT&T Best of Washington 2012 Party Happy Hour – Join Washingtonian Magazine for the LAST happy hour of our Best of Washington season! Bethesda Row will be blocked off, and guests will enjoy delicious food and drinks from several participating restaurants. A $10 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the door will get you a Redwood drink ticket and four tastes from other participating restaurants. 6:00pm – 8:30pm, $10 per person.

Thursday, June 28:

Summer Fun in the Sun – Come enjoy the sun, sights and sounds every Thursday at DoubleTree’s rooftop pool in Bethesda MD. The chef is grill’in, the bartenders are pour’in and the DJ is jamm’in, while guests enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool.  Meet new people and hang out with friends from all over Washington DC.  The Chef will surprise the crowd with his grilled menu of the day, compliments of The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda Washington DC.  5:00pm – 9:30pm, Free Admission.

Beer Dinner at Dino – Great Lakes Brewing Company and Dino’s have teamed up again for an evening of exceptional beer and food. Enjoy a delicious 6 course meal paired with GLBC’s exceptional family of beers, including summer seasonals Lake Erie Monster and The Wright Pils.  6:30pm – 9:00pm, $55 per person.

Friday, June 29:

DCs First-ever Poutine Party! – What is Poutine?  Natural Cut Fries+ Squeaky Cheese + Brown Gravy.  What is a Poutine Party? All you can eat, make-your-own poutine buffet+ OPEN BAR.  7:00pm – 10:00pm, $25.00 per person.

Jazz in the Garden – The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 12th season May 25. The free concert series features an array of jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—including salsa, blusion, vibraphone, and Afrofunk—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring their own picnics.  5:00pm – 8:30pm, Free Admission.

Saturday, June 30:

The Great American Festival – The Great American Festival is taking over the National Harbor Waterfront, including the entire pavilion and beach areas, as well as both piers as we set up three outdoor stages to bring you the best entertainment in the DC area. Enjoy live music featuring Eve 6, Ozomatli, The Dance Party, Lost in Paris and See-i! Dance the night away to multiple DJs including Skratch & Sniff, DJ Chris Styles, and DJ Pat Premier! There will be delicious food from the DC area’s most popular food vendors including Famous Daves BBQ and the Hard Times Cafe.  Miller Lite and Bacardi will be at your side for great drinks everywhere to quench your summer thirst. And the night couldn’t end any better without a spectacular firework show right off the pier! 3:00pm – 10:00pm, $39.99 per person.


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