Hi everyone! My favorite time of year is upon us. The weather has been consistently beautiful lately, and the NBA playoffs have begun. Even though it’s not looking so good for my Thunder this year, I’ll still be staying up way too late watching Westbrook do his thing. I can’t call myself a Wizards fan, but being a DC resident and a fan of Scott Brooks I hope to see them do well in the East. Besides basketball, we had a great weekend with Saturday spent in Virginia wine country, a delicious dinner Sunday at Tail Up Goat, and a little rooftop action in Adams Morgan.
Here are some things to do and read this week while waiting for tip-off.
DC Embassy Chef Challenge 2017
Embassy chefs from around the world will gather for the 2017 Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge to showcase the unique flavors of their countries in a friendly, delicious culinary competition. With more than 30 embassies participating, this year’s event offers attendees a global culinary experience unmatched in Washington DC. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a sip and bite from all participating embassy chefs, and cast their votes for the People’s Choice award. The winner will be announced alongside the Judges’ Choice – selected by a group of elite members of the worlds of diplomacy, culture and the culinary arts, who will critique each dish and beverage before placing their votes. The event, which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building, isn’t until May 24th but you can grab your tickets now before prices increase Monday, April 24th.
Earth Day Events
Earth Day is Saturday, and there are dozens of events going on around town to help you clean up your neighborhood. Eventbrite has an extensive listing to help find the one that’s best for you. I
Tax Day Specials
Tax Day is here, and hopefully the panic attacks have subsided. If you’re still on edge, bitter or actually have a refund burning a hole in your pocket, The Washingtonian has a list of food and drink specials happening today. Or, if that tax payment emptied your bank account, Thrillist rounds up all the places offering free Tax Day food.
Changes at Petworth Citizen
Although I’m not sure I need anyone “teaching me how to eat”, I’m intrigued by this article from Washington City Paper on the plans new chef Jamie Rutherford has for one of my neighborhood staples, Petworth Citizen. Looking forward to stopping in and giving the new menu a taste.