1) Jetties Chevy Chase Grand Opening
Where: 5632 Connecticut Ave. NW
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Jetties opens its sixth sandwich shop this weekend in Chevy Chase. Expect face painting, balloon animals and free T-shirts for the kids, plus prizes and giveaways for everyone.
2) Cochon Heritage BBQ
Where: At Taste of DC
Pennsylvania Ave. at 12th St. NW
When: Sunday from 4-7:30 p.m.
What: This spinoff event of Cochon 555 has chefs including George Pagonis, Scott Drewno and Joe Palma all competing against each other to showcase pig. Tickets are $100 and available online. There will also be cocktails, appetizers, oysters and more.
3) Taste of DC
Where: Pennsylvania Ave. NW 9-14th Streets
When: Saturday and Sunday from 12-7 p.m.
What: Taste of DC takes over the streets of downtown this weekend. They'll have more than 50 beers and 50 wines, more than 40 restaurants making dishes, food trucks on premises, live music, contests and more. Admission is $10 but attendees still need to buy tasting tickets to try items (mostly $1 each). More information is here.
4) Taste of Bethesda
Where: Woodmont Triangle Area
When: Saturday 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
What: More than 60 restaurants are participating in Taste of Bethesda this year. Not unlike Taste of DC, this event has bites of food, live music, arts & crafts and more. Admission is free but tasting ticket packs are $5. More info here.
5) Courthouse Arts & Beer Festival
Where: The top of the Courthouse Metro station.
When: Sunday 12-7 p.m.
What: This new event will include beer tastings, live music, art competitions, a food truck rodeo and a craft beer competition. A $35 ticket includes admission, a glass and beer tastings. More info here.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: It's Baltimore Beer Week...some restaurants including Copperwood Tavern, El Centro DF, El Centro DF Georgetown, Masa 14, Ambar, Toro Toro and Zengo are offering Monday brunch on account of Columbus Day.