Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events and promotions going on around the city:
1) Gingerbread House Making at Cork
Where: Cork Market
1805 14th St. NW
When: Saturday at 11:30 am or 3:30 p.m.
What:Guests can reserve a kit for $35 and should sign up for the session in advance. The Cork team will be featuring snacks and beverages as well. To RSVP, email Tastings@CorkDC.com or call 202.265.267.
2) Try the new churros at Mi Cocina
5471 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, Md.
When: Beginning Saturday
What:Mi Cocina is adding churros to the menu over the weekend. Their version is dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with cajeta caramel and Mexican chocolate dipping sauce.
3) Treme Cookbook Signing
Where: Bayou Bakery
1515 N Courthouse Rd. Arlington, Va
When: Saturday, 5:30 to 7:30
What: Lolis Eric Elie will come to the New Orleans restaurant to sign copies of his new Treme-themed cookbook. The head writer for the HBO series is a friend of chef David Guas. There will be live music and a la carte food and drinks for sale (no admission).
4) Santa Crawl
Where: Various Dupont Circle bars, from Black Finn to Front Page to Irish Whiskey
When: Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.
What: Dress up like Santa and get drunk. There are a bunch of Dupont Circle bars participating in the event, which is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Get specials on Yuengling, vodka, rum, shots and food. More info here.
5) Have brunch with Santa
Where: Kennedy Center's Roof Terrace Restaurant
When: This Saturday and Next
What: This annual tradition involves a buffet, and fills up quickly. It's $45 for adults, $20 for the young ones. More info here.
Also this weekend: A cocktail dinner at Catoctin Creek distillery Friday...Bourbon Academy at Jack Rose Saturday.