Happy Monday! I had a wonderful, camera-free weekend spent with two different sets of friends I hadn’t seen in far too long. It was fabulous and much-needed. The week ahead is looking to be very busy, but lots of fun. I’m hoping to find time to dig into all my photos from our trip to Frederick and start reporting back on everything we did while we were there.
In the meantime, here are our best bets for things to get into this week.
Upland Brewing Co. Coming to DC
Sour beer enthusiasts, get excited. Upland Brewing Co., based out of Bloomington, Indiana, is hosting four special events around town this week to showcase their innovative American sour beers, which they’ve been brewing for the better part of the past decade. Tonight, Monday, May 8th head to Churchkey for an Upland Sours tapping event. On Tuesday, taste Upland Sours paired with pizza at All Purpose. If sours aren’t your thing, get to Jack Rose Dining Saloon on Wednesday for a tap takeover of 20 different Upland beers. And last, but not least, there will be one more tapping event at RFD on Thursday. All events will start at 5pm and go until the beer is gone.
Sherry Night at Petworth Citizen
Join Petworth Citizen for a unique night of sherry and food. Chef Jamie Rutherford has joined with sherry expert Chantal Tseng and winemaker Antonio Hidalgo to offer a full menu of sips and bites the evening of Tuesday, May 9th. Señor Hidalgo joins from Spain, where he is the acting President of Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, and the eighth generation to run the family business. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are less than $50 per person, inclusive of tax and tip.
Jazz at CityCenter DC
Head to CityCenter on Thursday, May 11th for a live performance in The Plaza by the New Washingtonians Jazz Ensemble from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Grab a seat in the plaza or on the patio of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, or Fig & Olive and enjoy an evening of Jazz al fresco.
Also at CityCenter this week, indulge in a Spring Harvest Dinner at Centrolina.
The Good Silver Opens in Columbia Heights
The people behind Ivy & Cony in Shaw have a new project set to debut in Columbia Heights tomorrow, May 9th. The Good Silver is opening in the former Kangaroo Boxing Club space, paying “homage to a time when the everyday was elevated, simply by caring a little bit more.” The menu looks delicious and I can’t wait to check it out!
Also now open nearby is brand new Reliable Tavern in Petworth. We gave it a first look on Saturday and loved it – great low-key bar with good drinks and friendly service.