October Events

[ 0 ] October 15, 2013 |


Image via Cavalia.net

Image via Cavalia.net

October has already been one of the most eventful months in the District and today is only the 15th! Below are a list of events that will make the month even more “eventful”:

1. DC Wine Week

Opa! Wines from Greece

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Kellari DC 1700 K Street NW, Washington DC 20006 | Reserve Your Spot

Ciao Bella! I Ricchi’s Italian Wine Fest

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Ristorante i Ricchi l1220 19th Street NW Washington DC 20036 | Get Tickets

Happy Hour: Oysters & Wine

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Tel’Veh Cafe & Wine Bar #401 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 | Get Tickets

Vino & Bocce in the Plaza

Friday, October 18, 2013 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Vinoteca #401 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 | Get Tickets

Wine Down: Brunch & Champs

Saturday, October 19, 2013 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC 20003 | Tickets: Invite Only

2. Tony & Joe’s Georgetown Shuck It! Oyster Festival

Oyster lovers and runners: Mark your calendar for Marine Corps Marathon Weekend at Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place at Washington Harbour on the Georgetown Waterfront, October 24-27, 2013.  Runners can indulge  in the $4 special on Yuengling drafts from America’s oldest brewery. This beer special will be available Thursday-Sunday, October 24-27.  The main event takes place on Saturday, October 26. Tony & Joe’s will host the first annual Georgetown Shuck It! Oyster Festival, from 2 to 6pm. Guests are invited to enjoy a variety of raw, grilled and fried oysters from Maryland, New England and Canada, with craft beer pairings, and seafood sides, for $75 (all inclusive). With proof of marathon participation, MCM runners can join the fun for just $45—all you can eat and still run. Tickets are now available online. Shuck It! will benefit Oyster Recovery Partnership, a large-scale restoration program to plant disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay.

3.  The Capella Hotel Brings Sweden to DC

On October 24 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m) and 25 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m)The Capella Hotel’s The Grill Room (1050 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007) will host two stars in the Swedish culinary community from the city of Gothenburg, Hans Boren of 28+ and Johan Bjorkman of Kock & Vin. During the pop-up, the chefs will work together alongside The Grill Room Executive Chef Jakob Esko, who also hails from Sweden. This unique opportunity was made possible by the efforts of the House of Sweden and the Swedish Embassy, who are flying the two chefs out to Washington.

4. Granville Moore Gets a Facelift

Granville Moore gets a facelift: The new shingle hanging over the sidewalk in front of Granville Moore’s isn’t the only change happening at the H Street institution. The six-year-old restaurant is undergoing several physical changes over the next couple of months, including a recent facelift to the upstairs bar area and an upcoming overhaul of the restaurant’s notoriously tiny kitchen.  New menu items include Fried Mussels which change daily, Kale SaladPotato Croquettes with Manchego Cheese and Salsa VerdeFried Chicken with Pickled Slaw, and Smoked Chili Moules with Morita and Chipotle chilies, citrus and cream.

5. Linganore Reggae, Wine, Music & Art Festival

The Autumn Reggae Wine, Music & Art Festival—The last major event of the 2013 Wine Festival Season at Linganore Winecellars- October 19 & 20, 2013.  This annual festival attracts thousands of Linganore wine lovers, Reggae music fans,
friends and families to picturesque Linganore Winecellars in the Mt. Airy, Maryland, just 39 miles from Baltimore/ Washington DC.  At the annual Autumn Festival festival, guests can sample 19 featured Linganore winesincluding award winning wines like Chardonnay, Red Skins and Indulgence- and take tours of their eco-friendly wine-making facility.

6. Cavalia’s Odysseo at the National Harbor

The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment once again with its second production, Odysseo: a 30-million dollar extravaganza that marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects. Cavalia’s Odysseo features 63 horses and 47 artists in a theatrical production now available for your live viewing pleasure at the National Harbor in Maryland from now until October 27, 2013.

7. Oyamel Celebrates Day of the Dead

Oyamel celebrates the “Dia de los Muertos” (*now until November 2, 2013), an ancient Mexican tradition of celebrating the dead and enticing souls to linger with food, drink, and festivities.  This year, Oyamel will honor José Guadalupe Posada, a turn of the century artist and political cartoonist known for his satirical illustrations. In the same way that Posada’s work satirized his subjects, Oyamel’s culinary team, led by Head Chef Colin King, will create menu specials that take refined ingredients and reimagine them into traditional Mexican humble dishes. Featured dishes range from $10 to $20, and cocktail specials are priced from $11 to $13.

8.  Gilt City Warehouse Sale

I love this sale.  Seriously, love it.  Last year, I scooped some gorge Giuseppe Zanotti’s for $100 and the year before my favorite winter scarf at the price of $10 (orginally, a $100 scarf).  For anyone who loves fashion or accessorizing or simply a good deal, this is the event of the season for shopping.  Get tickets here: http://www.giltcity.com/dc/dcwhsfall13noir

9.  Nations Capitol Fashion Show

Fashion & Catwalks take over Eastern Market’s North Hall (225 7th street SE Washington DC 20003) on October 27, 2013.  Complimentary Champagne and Dessert Reception will begin promptly at 6:00pm following the Catwalk Show at 7:00pm sharp.  This year’s event will be a Fashion Benefit for HIV Awareness.  The goal is to put an end to this statistic by getting more people informed and involved for the cause.  Tickets for the event are available here: http://www.nationscapitalfashionshow.com/

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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