12 fun food events around DC this weekend

dLeña celebrates Día de los Muertos with a month-long multi-sensory dining experience. Photo courtesy of Richard Sandoval Hospitality.

Activate your senses on dLeña (476 K St., NW, Suite D) during its month-long immersive Día de los Muertos multi-sensory dining experience, now through Tuesday, November 2nd. The Mexican restaurant’s special menu includes mermaid-inspired items, and there is an accompanying Spotify playlist with curated Latin music. Try the braised short rib with puree of orange blossom, pumpkin pie and a marigold margarita.

Imperfect Foods hosts DC Food Waste Week throughout Sunday, October 10th. Participating restaurants – including Dauphine’s, Chaia Tacos, ANXO, Toki Underground, Seylou Bakery, Rasa and DC Central Kitchen – serve signature dishes that contain ingredients that would otherwise have been wasted. Try a salad for cooking crawfish at Dauphine’s, baked potato pizza at ANXO or rice, beans and green bowls from Chaia Tacos.

Immigrant food + (925 13th St., NW) opens inside the Planet World Museum today, October 7th. In its third location, the restaurant will be a relaxed concept by day and an enhanced dining experience by night with seven signature cocktails.

Common good apartment building (300 V St., NW) holds its annual A Night on the Farm fundraising event tonight, October 7th, with Nina May. The menu includes an autumn-autumn salad, braised collard vegetables, pumpkin lasagne with the option of stuffing beef or mushrooms and a squash goat cheesecake to top. Tickets start at $ 85 and dinner runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Asian American BBQ pop-up Wild Tiger BBQ will be at The Dew Drop Inn (2801 8th St., NE) on Friday, October 8th from 16 to 22. Order pulled pork rice, sticky ribs, breast and broccoli or smoked jackfruit curry plus sides like cold ginger tip noodles.

Take a dirt excavator from the Ice Cream Jubilee area (301 Water St., SE; 1407 T St., NW; 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) starts Friday, October 8th. The spooky treat is made with a scoop of chocolate chocolate ice cream covered in Oreo crumbs and rubber worms, candy buns and pumpkins. Each sundae is $ 6.45.

Gravedigger dirt sundaes are available at Ice Cream Jubilee. Photo courtesy of Ice Cream Jubilee.

Go to Shop Made in DC’s Union Market location (300 Morse St., NE) for a paint and sip on Friday, October 8th. A $ 20 ticket gives you two glasses of wine, two prints to paint and supplies. The event runs from kl. 18 to 20.

There are plenty of opportunities to sip adult beverages at George Washington’s property this weekend. Mount Vernon (3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon) hosts a wine festival from Friday, October 8th through Sunday, October 10th, with tickets starting at $ 53. There will also be a whiskey tasting on Saturday where you can choose three to taste, which were made using 18th century distillation methods. Tickets are $ 60.

Snallygaster (Pennsylvania Ave NW between 3rd and 6th streets), the annual downtown outdoor beer bash, is back Saturday, October 9th. More than 200 breweries and 20 food trucks will be available along with two stages for live music performances. Tickets are $ 60 and the festival runs from 2pm to 6pm.

Mount Pleasant shop Bold Fork Books (3064 Mt. Pleasant St., NW) celebrates its one year anniversary on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th. Stop by between 10.30am and 2.00pm for a marketplace with plants, cookbooks, vintage itms and cheese and wine plus an 80 pound parmesan wheel from adjacent to each peach market.

Snack on lobster rolls and sips for four special beers at ANXO (711 Kennedy St., NW) on Sunday, October 10th. The rolls and beers are part of the acquisition in New England with High Roller Lobster Co. and Fox Farm Brewery. The event starts at noon and runs until the lobster rolls are gone.

It’s originally People’s Day Monday, October 11th, and here you can have brunch during the long weekend.

Maya Pottiger

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