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Slow Food Events, Whisky Gatherings and More

The weekend in food events.

Mess Hall
Mess Hall
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

1) New Belgium's Slow Food Event

Where: Mess Hall D.C.

When: Sunday 1-4:30 p.m.

What: This event pairs beer with information on how to pickle, braise meats and more. More information here.

2) Brewers' Ball

Where: National Building Museum

When: Saturday at 7 p.m.

What: More than 30 craft breweries and 20 local restaurants are participating in this annual bash. More info here. UPDATE: Looks like they're sold out, though.

3) Whisky Live

Where: Grand Hyatt

When: Saturday, 6-10 p.m.

What: This annual whisky event combines Scotch tastings with food, entertainment and more. More info here.

4) Culinary Historians of Washington

Where: Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A

4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, MD

When: Sunday 2:30-4:30

What: Nancy J. Siegel will give a lecture, "From Liberty Tea to Freedom Fries: America's Political Appetite." The event looks at metaphors linking food and politics throughout American history.

5) Distillery Tasting

Where: Cordial Wines (at Union Market)

When: Friday 5-7 p.m.

What: Local distillery One Eight will host a free tasting of their new products. Assistant distiller Max Hames will be on hand to talk about their operations.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: It's opening weekend for AMP, the new entertainment's the last night for Anju tonight...there's a vintage motorcycle meet-up at Bardo.