Top 10 Events To Get You Through This Winter

[ 1 ] January 13, 2016 |
1. City Paper’s Best of DC poll kicks off on January 20th with a voting party at Texas de Brazil (455 Massachusetts Ave NW) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  There are more than 270 categories on this year’s ballot, including several creative categories like Best Handmade Accessories, Best Handmade Clothing, Best Handmade Eco-Friendly Products, and Best Handmade Home Decor. Tickets are $20 for the party and available in advance online at
2.  Wildfire, located in Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, will hold an evening of all things bourbon on Friday, January 22, 2016, alongside a custom four-course menu of food pairings from Beam, Inc.  The dinner begins with a reception of passed appetizers at 6:30 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $95.00/person plus tax (gratuity not included). For more information or to make reservations, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.
3.  Ice Yards at the Yards will be held on Saturday, January 23, from 2-6 PM.  Tickets are $10 Admission (21+ & Over).  The event features Ice Bars, cocktails, Boozy Snow Cones, Outdoor Fire Pits, Ice Graffiti Wall, food vendors and more.  Get tickets here:
4. Restaurant Week Winter 2016 takes place in D.C. from January 25-31, 2016.  Over 250 participating restaurants with three-course price fixed meals (Lunch $22; Dinner $35).  More info:
5.  Linganore Winecellars will hold its 3rd annual barrel tasting on January 30th & 31st.  Guests will enjoy a tour of the wine-making facility, learn about wine production from vine to bottle and treated to a selection of wines.  Get tickets here:

6.  The fourth annual Cupid’s Bar Crawl will take place on Saturday, February 6, 3-11 pm, in Washington, DC.  The Front Page, Rumors, The Huxley, The Mad Hatter, Ozio, Public Bar, 1831, Buffalo Billiards, Irish Whiskey, Cafe Citron, James Hoban’s are all participating restaurants. Guests will enjoy:

  • $2 Yuenglings Lagers & Light Lagers

  • $3 Smirnoff Vodka

  • $3 Captain Morgan White Rum

  • $4 Cupid shots

More info & get tickets here:

7.  Washington City Paper is expanding its popular Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair with its inaugural Crafty Bastards Cabin Fever on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City (1401 New York Ave. NE) in Washington, D.C.  The one-day indoor winter fair will feature handmade products and wares by 100+ select artists and crafters from around the country.  More info: (*Complimentary shuttle service from the NoMA metro stop provided by the Hecht Warehouse.)

8.  12TH Annual Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 10 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, February 21, 201611 am4 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Visitors can look forward to five theaters with simultaneous lecture, demonstrations. The Travel Theater (keynote lecturers); Destination Theater (hear from worldwide exhibitors); Savvy Traveler Theater (travel tips, tricks and technology); Taste of Travel (local, regional, worldwide culinary); Global Beats Stage (music, dance).  More info and get tickets here:


9.  The 13th annual Blue Jeans Ball, featuring tastings from outstanding area chefs, live music, live and silent auctions will be held on March 13, 2016 beginning at 5 pm at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Chefs Ruth Gresser, Sherry Yard and Jeff Buben will lead tastings by 40 of the area’s hottest restaurants and denim-clad guests to raise funds for the Washington metro area’s largest hunger relief organization, which helps 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food.  More info and get tickets here:

10.  The 6th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning will be held in the Annapolis Maritime Museum on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from noon until 4:00 pm.  Admission: $25, general admission; $55.  More info:

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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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