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Zen and Zin, Sicilian Wine Dinner and More

All the choice food events for the week.

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1) One Eight Distilling's Opening

Where: 1135 Okie St. NE

When: Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

What: Get a first tour and taste of D.C.'s second distillery. They'll also have a retail shop open.

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2) Bad Saint's pop-up

Where: Crane & Turtle

828 Upshur St. NW

When: Saturday and Sunday

What: Bad Saint is offering a Filipino dinner to preview the upcoming restaurant. Tickets are sold out but there is a waiting list.

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3) Sicilian Wine Dinner with Roberto Donna

Where: Al Dente

3201 New Mexico Ave. NW

When: Sunday at 6 p.m.

What: For $75 per person, try such courses as eggplant salad with squid and a traditional lasagna paired with Italian wine.

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4) Zen and Zin

Where: The Shops at Crystal City

When: Saturday 6-10 p.m.

What: Attendees can prepare fitness classes (yoga, belly dancing, etc.) and sauna treatments with wine from the Crystal City Wine Shop and food from Perfect Pita. Tickets are $10.

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5) Culinary Historians of Washington D.C. Talk

Where: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center

Meeting Room A

4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD

When: Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

What: Al Hisano is giving the lecture "The Color of New Tastes: Processed Foods in the Early-Twentieth-Century United States." The event is free

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ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Try the Friday ramen special at Daikaya izakaya (this week it's inspired by Cincinnati-style chili)...it's the last day to try Michel Richard's menu at the National Gallery.

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