9 fun food events around DC this weekend
A bottomless brunch is launched at Dupont Tex-Mex, Mi Casa, this weekend. Photo credit: Rey Lopez.
Taste the holidays with a cocktail tour around the Capitol Riverfront. The five participating restaurants and bars (All-Purpose, District Winery, La Famosa, Stadium Sports and Tap99) each offer a seasonal sip tonight December 16. Each $ 20 ticket entitles you to five drink coupons, which you can claim at the Diamond Teague Park (100 Potomac Avenue, South East). The crawl takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Arlington National Landing (2121 Crystal Dr., Arlington) hosts a holiday market featuring over 30 local vendors, as well as live music and a bunch of dining options, like Bun’d Up, Peruvian Brothers, and Wendylicious Nigerian Cuisine. The market is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday 17th December, and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 18.
Put on your pajamas and head to Boro’s ShowPlace Theater ICON (1667 Silver Hill Drive, McLean) for a holiday movies marathon to Saturday, December 18. You have the choice between three films: Elf at 10:15 a.m., The Polar Express at 10:30 am, and How the Grinch Stole Dr Suess Christmas at 10:45 am. Each $ 8 ticket includes admission, a small popcorn and drink, treat bags filled with candy, plus crafts and activities in the lobby.
Have brunch with Mrs Claus at the French spot of Logan Circle The Diplomat (1601 14th St., NO) to Saturday, December 18. The family-friendly event features menu items such as pancakes and duck sarladaises, as well as balloon illustrations, makeup, and photos with the seasonal celebrity. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don’t leave your furry friends outside of the holiday fun! Meeting place for pike and rose dogs social barking (935 Prose St., North Bethesda) hosts a Winter wonders to Saturday, December 18. Decorate sugar cookies, toss snowballs, snack on caramel apples, and make dog-safe s’mores from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 35.
Sip seasonal teas at the Ritz-Carlton Restaurant Health‘s (1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington) holiday tea, which starts on Saturday, December 18. Sample homemade scones, tea sandwiches and pastries, and choose from several loose leaf teas. You can add a glass of champagne or replace the tea with hot chocolate. Tea costs $ 65 per adult and $ 40 per child. You can book a time slot between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Dress your vacation best for the Bad santa claus event at Pop-up bar Clarendon (3185 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington). The seven-hour party features a variety of live music, jolly hour drink specials, giveaways, a costume contest and more. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 30 and the party runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 18.
Spot Dupont Tex-Mex Mi Casa (1647 20th St., NO) launches its bottomless brunch on Saturday, December 18. Unlimited cocktails include classics like mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as vodka and tequila punch and margarita. The menu is $ 25.99 per person and you can sip endless cocktails for 90 minutes. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Meet and greet Santa Claus to Sunday 19 December at the Capitol Riverfront, then head to The salt line (79 Potomac Avenue, South East) for a free drink. Mr. Kringle will be around 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to snap a vacation photo, and your $ 10 photo ticket gets you branded apple cider, red wine and brandy cocktail, or Irish hot chocolate. All ticket profits are donated to St. Baldrick Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research.