Happy Monday! After weeks and weeks of nonstop activity, we were finally able to slow down this weekend and recharge. It was wonderful. I’m still hopelessly behind with posting about our road trip and other recent adventures, but hoping to get caught up in the coming weeks. Until then, here are your best bets for the week!
Midlands Welcome Back Dogs Halloween Party
Mayor Bowser signed a dog legislation to allow dogs on DC patios again! The Midlands is celebrating with a special Halloween party on Tuesday, October 31st. The event features free hotdogs for all dogs with humans, a Flying Dog Brewery Beer Special and a raffle to win a Whistle3 Dog GPS & Activity Monitor! Tickets will be given to all humans who visit between 4 and 8 p.m. with their dog. Humans who are with dogs in costumes will get 2 tickets. Dogs may bring as many humans as they like.
Via Umbria Sicilian Wine & Seafood Dinner
Via Umbria welcomes Gabriele Colombo from the Tenuta di Castellaro winery for a very special wine dinner featuring four of their wines paired with a seafood menu. Tenuta di Castellaro is not just a Sicilian winery, it represents the best wine from the Aeolean Island of Lipari, just off the northern coast of Sicily. There, Castellaro’s winemakers and farmers craft wines from the island’s volcanic soils using natural winemaking techniques that rely entirely on human capital and nature rather than machinery. If you enjoy wine and great food, this will be an experience that you will not soon forget.
Tickets are $90 and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket includes:
• Welcome Prosecco
• 4 Course Prefix Menu at the Chef’s table
• Wine Pairings included with each course
• Special presentation and a chance to chat with special guest Gabriele Colombo, export manager from Tenuta di Castellaro
Dietary accommodations and vegetarian options are always available, please inform Via Umbria when booking your ticket.
Upshur Street Books Third Anniversary
Upshur Street Books in Petworth celebrates their third anniversary on Wednesday, November 1st. As a thank you to their neighbors, customers and supporters they’re offering 10% off everything in the store from 6 to 8 p.m. Get a head start on you holiday shopping while supporting a local, small business.