I hope all my U.S. readers had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I’m not sure mine could have been more perfect, other than a certain devastating college football game of which we will not speak. Now it’s time to play catch up as we ease back into a short week.
Sumo Stew Comes to DC
If you’re looking for a foodie event that is anything but ordinary, look no further than Sumo Stew at Right Proper Brewing in Brookland. The Sumo Stew series is based around bowls of chankonabe, the sumo stew. DC’s version of the stew will feature a miso sesame dashi based chankonabe with tsukune (chicken and pork meatballs), shrimp, salmon, Napa cabbage, and mushrooms, made by Chef Yo Matsuzaki of Zentan. It’s happening on September 13th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be live streaming sumo matches from Japan, bento boxes from top local chefs and Japanese-inspired drinks. Get your tickets and more information about the event here. [source: sumostew.com]
Slipstream is Coming to Navy Yard
I’m so excited about this one. Slipstream is one of my favorite coffee shops, but I rarely get a chance to stop into their 14th Street location. JDLand first broke the news back in July that Navy Yard will serve as a second location for the coffee shop and eatery in the forthcoming Ore 82 apartment building located above the Navy Yard metro stop. Popville confirmed the news this morning, which means I’ll be stalking their progress until opening day. [sources: JDLand, Popville]
Free Coffee in Eastern Market
In more coffee news, Peregrine Espresso in Eastern Market is celebrating 8 years of business with free drip coffee and $1 affogados starting at noon until they run out. [source: Twitter @peregrinedc]
Wine Madness All Month at Dino’s Grotto
For all of September, Dino’s Grotto will be offering special cellar wines at 50% off, giving diners the opportunity to taste rare and expensive bottles in a more affordable way. While you’re there, take advantage of their $50 five-course pasta-centric dinner for two. [source: Dino’s Grotto newsletter]
As usual, Bitches Who Brunch has a full list of fun things to do in DC this week.
I’ll admit that Michigan has never been that high on my travel bucket list, but Jess at How Sweet Eats has me wanderlusting big time over Boyne City.
Podcast lovers take note: Johnna Knows Good Food just launched a new podcast called Champagne & Lobster. The podcast will feature “candid interviews with top influencers in the food industry and beyond” starting with Chef Gregory Booth of The Kitchen at Blue Creek.
Note: I don’t like using stock photos, but I prefer to always include an image in my posts. If I don’t have a news-related photo to include in the Weekly Report I’m toying with the idea of using one of my favorite random photos from the past week. Let me know what you think!