A few foodie events around the ‘hood this weekend:
Friday, April 20
America Eats Tavern (405 8th St. NW) New Belgium Beer Event – John Gartner from New Belgium Brewing Company, creators of one of my favorites, Fat Tire, will be on hand for an extended happy hour featuring the usual $1 oysters plus special prices on New Belgium brews. 4pm-7pm
Sunday, April 22
Earth Day Oysterstock on the patio at Poste Brasserie (555 8th St. NW) – oysters and other yummies, plus local wine and beer and love music, all to benefit the Oyster Recovery Program
Foodie and the Beast at Carmine’s (425 7th St. NW) – David and Nycci Nellis’ of Foodie and the Beast will be broadcasting live from Carmine’s while guests enjoy the talents and personalities of local favorites Mike Isabella and Spike Mendelsohn, amongst others.
Cochon 555 at The Liaison (415 New Jersey Ave., NW) – Neighborhood chefs Scott Drewno of The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Mike Isabella of Graffiato, Nicholas Stefanelli of Bibiana, and Ed Witt of 701 Restaurant will be competing in this annual challenge to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail. The winner will compete at the finale Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 17, 2012.