Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining and nightlife events and promotions going on around the city.
1) Derecho Common Release Party
Where: Port City Brewing Company
3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA
When: Friday (starting at 3 p.m.)
What: The beer that was born out of a storm is now an annual tradition. Port City will be tapping the first keg of the beer beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. Borinquen Lunch Box is scheduled to stop by later in the day, and there will be live music during the evening. More info here.
2) Bartender's Brunch
555 8th St. NW
When: Sunday from 3 p.m. to midnight
What: Poste (along with Industree) is hosting a Bartender's Brunch where industry folks can enjoy $4 Bloody Marys, DC Brau and Bulleit specials, plus food specials on chicken and waffles and other items. No reservations required.
Where: Union Market
1309 5th St. NE
When: Saturday from 2-10 p.m.
What: This wine festival at Union Market features a number of musical acts, including Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, as well as artists and plenty of wine. Tickets vary in price depending on what package bought. A full lineup and more information is available here.
4) Dueling Crawfish Boils
Where: Pearl Dive, Society Fair
What: Two different fun restaurants are featuring crawfish boils this weekend. Pearl Dive's last one of the summer has two different time slots: one at noon and another at 2:30. Tickets here. Meanwhile Society Fair is doing one for the first time - it starts at 5 and $28 gets attendees plenty of food and beer. Tickets for that one are here.
5) Freak Show Without a Tent Party
Where: Trohv in Takoma
232 Carroll St NW
When: Sunday at
What: Local food writer Nevin Martell has a memoir coming out called "Freak Show Without a Tent." He's having a party to launch it that will feature plenty of local food treats. Expect ice coffee from La Mano, drinks from Republic, macaroons from DC Patisserie, doughnuts from Astro and more.