Food & Wine Calendar: August


August 18 through August 23



Summer Restaurant Week
August 17-23 Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington hosts its 18th Summer Restaurant Week, during which more than 200 of the area’s top restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinner ($35) and/or three-course prix fixe lunch ($22) menus; select locations will offer lunch from $10-20/person. Make reservations here. (Diners who make reservations through this portal will be automatically entered to win prizes such as a weekend getaway to New York City, meals at award-winning restaurants, tickets to Washington City Paper events and the annual Old Ebbitt Grill Oyster Riot, and a RW Diner Reward Card.) / 202-331-5990



Southern Tier Beer Dinner
August 18, 7 p.m. Union Street Public House hosts a beer dinner featuring brews from New York’s Southern Tier Brewing Company—named in the top 100 breweries in the world by for the last 10 years—an oyster bar, appetizers and a four-course paired menu. Purchase tickets here. / 121 S. Union St., Alexandria; 703-548-1785

Gentleman Distiller
August 21, 6:30-9:45 p.m. Learn how whiskey was made by our Forefathers at the Distillery & Gristmill before enjoying a whiskey tasting and seated dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Purchase tickets here. / 703-780-2000

August 22, 3 p.m. Taste 6 different cheeses with 6 different wines during Little Washington Winery’s 90-minute wine and cheese pairing seminar. Purchase ticketshere. / 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington; 540-987-8330