Each June, D.C. is flooded by the best craft brewers in the country. It’s all part of the annual Savor festival, a two-night tasting event featuring 90 outstanding beers and food.
This year’s event happens this coming weekend, June 1 and 2, and the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW). Each night runs from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., which is almost enough time to try all of the tasty brews on hand. The only downside is the cost – general admission tickets run $135 a pop. … THE BEST EVENTS FOR SAVOR BEER WEEK
Saturday, March 24 marks the highly-anticipated March For Our Lives, a nationwide movement to draw awareness to gun violence and call for Congress and governments across the country to enact stricter gun control legislation. In an effort to support the participants–many of whom are expected to be high schoolers and young students–restaurants around the mall and Capitol Building are offering free and discounted meals for marchers. … WHERE TO FIND FREE AND DISCOUNTED FOOD FOR MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
For most people, Sundays are a time to rest, spend time with friends and family, and maybe hit the city for a relaxing brunch. The evenings, in particular, are ideal for pausing over a meal and recharging for the week ahead. That doesn’t mean you need to spend the last hours of your weekend cooking and cleaning, though. There are several D.C. restaurants with special menus available on Sunday nights only, designed to be an easy and affordable way to close out the week. Here are a few spots. … SPICE UP SUNDAY NIGHTS WITH THESE SPECIAL MEALS
The new year is here. That means the holiday season—and all the indulgent eating and drinking that comes with it—is winding down. And if you’re ready to swap the cookies and party snacks for something healthier, the D.C. restaurant scene is here to help. There are a number of affordable and creative vegetarian restaurants where you can start 2018 off with an extra kick of nutrition and energy. Here are five favorites to start with. … START 2018 RIGHT WITH THESE 5 VEGETARIAN EATS
The holidays are full of excuses to eat. There are the eight days of Hanukkah, Christmas day banquets, and celebratory New Year’s Eve dinners. Around D.C., a lot of restaurants are also getting in one one of the lesser-known meal traditions: the feast of the seven fishes. This Christmas Eve meal is popular among Italians and Italian-Americans, and it embraces the bounty of the sea, which at one point was a relatively cheap way to eat. Here are some spots serving the special dinner this year. … WHERE TO FILL UP ON THE FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES
Ghosts seem to prefer haunting some locations over others. You rarely spot them at Walmart, for instance, or the airport. For some reason, they’re always hanging around in old houses, and if there’s anything we have a lot of here in D.C., it’s old houses. And history. It just goes to reason that the more dead people you have in a particular area, the better the chances of a ghosting. … HAUNTING DOWNTOWN DC
You know what’s coming. You venture out onto the mall, and the heat rises up from the ground, penetrating your sneakers that are covered in the dust that billows up with each step you take. The Washington Monument appears to undulate in the midday sun and you try to focus through the glare, but your sunglasses keep sliding down your nose. … THE SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL TURNS 50