Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events and promotions going on around the city:
1) Guest Bartender Series at Catoctin Creek Distillery
When:Saturday, Beginning at Noon
Where: Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main Street
What: Catoctin Creek's new guest bartender series kicks off this weekend. They'll be hosting Julien Bourgon of PX and TNT bar. He'll be making cocktails, and tastings will be free. More info here.
When: All weekend, starting at 6:30
Where: Artifact Coffee
1500 Union Ave. Baltimore
What: All weekend long (and next weekend, too), Artifact Coffee in Baltimore is hosting Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang for a pop-up event. Try out ramen made from local, Maryland ingredients, with the Woodberry Kitchen team collaborating on the effort. Here's the flier.
3) Healthy Cooking Class at Open Kitchen
When: Sunday at 11 a.m.
Where: Open Kitchen
7115 Leesburg Pike #107
Falls Church, Va.
What: This weekend marks the first in a series of healthy cooking classes at Open Kitchen. The first focuses on healthy cooking techniques. More info here.
4) Check out what's new at Union Market
When: All weekend
Where: Union Market
1309 5th St. NE
What: Two major openings hit Union Market this week. Ris now has a food stand at the location, and Bidwell, the operation's first stand-alone restaurant, opened its doors.
5) Saturday Suppers
Where: Art & Soul
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
What: Chef Wes Morton and the team are cooking a four course Pacific Northwest Beer dinner for $70 per person. Venison is involved.
Also this weekend: Grab a nostalgic meal at Pasta Mia before it (potentially) closes...Flat Iron Saloon is offering flights of Dewar's.