Celebrate autumn on the roof of Union Market. Photo courtesy of Union Market.
The Smithsonian’s Food History Weekend started Thursday, October 15th and walk up Saturday, October 17th with free virtual sessions focused on food justice – a topic especially relevant during a pandemic. Learn about food worker rights, the timeless history of native food trails, the future of American beer, and more.
Carve pumpkins and enjoy caramelized apples at Lawntoberfest on Saturday, October 17th on Hi-Lawn (1309 Fifth St., NE), where the rooftop of Union Market. Ticket costs $ 150 per table, with seating for up to six people available from noon to 10pm. The price tag also includes a soft pretzel picnic basket, six beer steins, and access to a “pumpkin patch” pop-up for selecting your chosen pumpkin. can transformed into pumpkin casks.
See apple-spice kombucha and sustainable fashion made by women at the al fresco market Femme Fatale (outside 401 Massachusetts Ave., NW) at Saturday, October 17th. The market, which is open from 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., aims to provide a shopping experience that is far from social.
Croon together with the Dave Matthews Band during a big screen concert at Bullpen (1201 Half St., SE) at Saturday, October 17th. Show starts at 7:30 pm, and is $ 40 ticket includes unlimited beer buckets.
Pop-up collaboration Kokeshi Bar serving six types of Japanese home-cooked food at Mercy Me (1143 New Hampshire Ave., NW) at Sunday, October 18th. Masako Morishita, the chef behind pop-up Otabe, is making $ 75 tasting menu. It will feature crispy fried chicken and slow-cooked daikon with brie.
Old Town dining room, Bastille (606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria) welcomes former Honeysuckle and Vidalia Chef Hamilton Johnson to the kitchen for a pop-up dinner at Sunday, October 18th. Dine on a four course meal for $ 89. The menu features homey dishes such as shrimp and grits and whiskey-caramel cream.
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