NORTHEAST— Bardo Brewpub is sponsoring an Oktoberfest Brewery Bicycle Tour this coming Saturday at 1 p.m. It kicks off near the Brookland-Catholic University Metro station with stops at such places as DC Brau and New Columbia Distillery. Riders are encouraged to dress appropriately, and by appropriately they mean in lederhosen. [EaterWire]
DUPONT CIRCLE— The new Pei Wei Asian Diner opened its doors today in Dupont Circle, This is the fast-casual spinoff of P.F. Chang's, and can be found at 212 18th St. NW. [EaterWire]
PENN QUARTER— Brasserie Beck has a new power lunch offer available at the bar. The deal just started this week; for $20, diners can get two courses, or one course and a dessert. A glass of wine can be added for another $5. Some of the early menu items include corn chowder with lobster, veal meatballs, a ratatouille crepe and a sweet corn and blueberry waffle. [EaterWire]
PENN QUARTER— Curious about the back story behind some of the city's most iconic restaurants? The writers behind "Historic Restaurants of Washington D.C." are giving a talk tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. library on the topic. More information is here. [EaterWire]
Editor's note: The terms of the Brasserie Beck lunch special have been updated to reflect new information on the deal.
[Photo: Brasserie Beck]