8 Exciting Food items Gatherings All over DC This Weekend

iichiko Shochu will be at the Sakura Matsuri competition. Photograph by Daniel Schwartz/courtesy of iichiko Shochu.

DC’s culinary deal with-off, Capital Food stuff Combat, is back again on Thursday, April 7. The 18th yearly party, which added benefits DC Central Kitchen area, will consider location at the Anthem (901 Wharf St., SW) from 6 to 9 PM. Observe Oji Abbott (Oohh’s & Aahh’s), Brittanny Anderson (Leni), Benjamin Lambert (the Point), and Pepe Moncayo (Cranes) fight it out when snacking on samples from location dining places. Appearances include Spike Mendelsohn, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. Extra info on the party and tickets ($350 and up) can be found below.

Union Current market (1309 Fifth St., NE) and DC Fray are placing on a table tennis showdown, Sector Insanity, on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 6 PM. Indication up to take in, consume, and exam your ping pong skills for the duration of the tournament, which benefits the Homeless Children’s Playtime Challenge. The party is totally free to observe, or pay out $50 to indicator up and participate as part of a rookie or highly developed group.

In celebration of Khmer New Yr, Maketto proprietor Erik Bruner-Yang will host a Cambodian cooking class at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). The course, $100 for each particular person, is on Saturday, April 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets can be ordered listed here.

On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s most significant Japanese society competition, is back for its 60th anniversary. From 10:30 AM until 6 PM on Saturday, and from 10:30 AM until 4 PM on Sunday, a lot of distributors will line Pennsylvania Avenue concerning 3rd and Seventh streets, Northwest. Try to eat your way by the festival’s Flavor of Japan region, take in a cocktail demonstration, or check out a single of in excess of 40 performances on 3 different levels. Tickets start at $12 for a a single-day move or $20 for two-day.

Bloomingdale’s Major Bear Cafe (1700 Initially St., NW) is hosting a cherry blossom-themed craft marketplace on Sunday, April 10. Shop and stroll by means of stalls from regional artists from 10:30 AM until eventually 3 PM.

On Sunday, April 10 at 4 PM, Capitol Hill Italian restaurant La Collina (747 C St., SE) is putting on a cherry blossom-themed watercolor and cookie-painting course with artist Marcella Kriebel and pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. The party is $90 for each individual, and incorporates Italian treats and wine pairings.

Noodle Week is kicking off at all areas of Korean/Chinese speedy-casual spot Chiko upcoming week, with constrained-time discounts and specials readily available just about every day. Monday, April 11, start with a choose-out noodle tasting menu for $60. Dishes involve ahi tuna tartare, rooster-and-egg lo mein, and dan dan noodles.

On Monday, April 11, Shirlington tiny plates cafe Palette 22 (4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington) is hosting a paint-and-sip event from 7 to 9 PM. Company can develop “folk artwork chicken” paintings on wood boards. Tickets are $63 per man or woman and can be ordered in this article.