So, apparently it’s May already. How about that? I got back last night from a super fun weekend exploring Frederick, Maryland. I can’t believe it took me so long to visit; there is much to do, see, drink and eat in that charming little city. And it’s just an hour away! Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for all of the details.
Here are our picks for the best things to do in DC this week.
Neighborhood Eats on WETA
Make a date with your TV this Friday, May 5th at 8:30 p.m. Tune in to watch a 30-minute special companion piece to the WETA Neighborhoods series features culinary highlights to Washington D.C. areas Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Anacostia, and Capitol Hill. From established fine dining locales and cherished mainstays, to a new generation of up-and-coming restauranteurs, Neighborhood Eats discovers a vibrant collection of restaurants, cafes and chefs that are proud to call themselves local. Neighborhood Eats will air on both WETA TV 26 and WETA HD. Check your local listings.
Proper 21 Fundraising Happy Hour
Drink for a cause! On Thursday, May 4th, head to Proper 21 to raise funds for Inkoisuk Primary School, a school located in rural Mbirikani, Kenya. In exchange for a donation to support this underserved school, attendees will receive extended happy hour specials. Minimum of a $10 donation. If you would like to donate using a credit card, feel free to do so via GoFundMe. Be sure to include your name when you donate and screenshot your confirmation email to provide at the event. After donating, enjoy $5 select beers, $6 select wines, and $7 well drinks until 9 p.m.
Not Your Average Cinco
Cinco de Mayo is Friday, which means we’ll all be pretending to celebrate Mexican culture by getting drunk on Margaritas and eating our weight in guacamole. But if you’re looking to skip the crazy crowds, there’s another option. Espita Mezcaleria is teaming up with Casa Cortez family of mezcals to offer you a taste of traditional Mexican spirits. The special mezcals will be available from 5 p.m. to close.
Opening – Tyber Creek Wine Bar
There are several new wine bars slated to open in DC in the coming months, and I couldn’t be more excited to check them all out. Up first, Tyber Creek Wine Bar debuts this Thursday, May 4th in Bloomingdale (in the former Rustik space). Tyber Creek aims to create a comfortable neighborhood restaurant where all guests can feel at home while enjoying our curated beverage program and seasonal, fresh food from their wood fired oven.
Osteria Pietraventosa Wine Dinner
Join winemaker Marianna Annio, importer Robert Kennedy and the Osteria Morini DC team tonight (May 1st) for an exclusive four-course wine dinner featuring Pietraventosa Wines of Puglia. Robert is one of my favorite Italian wine importers in DC, and you know you can’t go wrong with a dinner at Osteria Morini. Peruse the menu, and then grab your tickets before they’re gone.