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Oysters, Crabs, and More Labor Day Weekend Food Events

Lots to do the last weekend of summer

Macon Bistro & Larder
Macon Bistro & Larder
Scott Suchman
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

1) Bubbles, Oysters, and Brews

What: Celebrate the last days of summer on Macon Bistro's patio with poured wines from Circle Wine & Spirits, oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company, and brews from Handsome Beer Company.

Where: Macon Bistro & Larder, 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW

When: Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

2) Lansdowne's Labor Day Weekend

What: Expect lots of outdoor pool activities like ping pong, corn hole, poolside crafts, and water balloon toss. DJs and steel drums will join the party, and the resort's new cabanas will be available for rent with a free fruit tray and other perks.

Where: Lansdowne Resort & Spa, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy,, Leesburg, Va.

When: Starting Friday

3.) Union Market's Monthly Summer Drive-In Series

What: The market's three-story wall gets the film treatment every first Friday through October, and this weekend it's "Grease" (perfect for back-to-school season). Expect snacks and drinks delivered retro style by the DC Rollergirls, with fried chicken biscuits from the Mason Dixie food truck and popcorn from Stella's Popkern.

Where: Union Market parking lot, 1305 5th St. NE

When: Friday, film starts at sunset

4) Ugly Bridesmaid's Dress brunch

What: Put pride aside and put on that embarrassing bridesmaid's dress. Don it at Acadiana brunch to down a free glass of champagne, all set to the jazz tunes of Dixieland Direct. Donate a gently worn bridesmaid's dress and get a free glass, too.

Where: Acadiana, 901 New York Ave. NW

When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5) City Tap House's Labor Day Crab Fest

What: Head to Penn Quarter to indulge in the classic summer staple ($24 for a half-dozen and $45 for a dozen) as well as all the usual accompaniments like hush puppies, corn on the cob, and Old Bay fries. Drink specials, too.

Where: City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW

When: Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Last call for Chuy's Green Chile Festival Sunday...Labor Day brunch options

Union Market

1309 5th Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 902-2633 Visit Website

Chuy's Fairfax

11219 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 364-5933 Visit Website

Macon Bistro & Larder

5520 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20015 (202) 248-7807 Visit Website

City Tap House

, Washington, D.C.


901 New York Avenue Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 408-8848 Visit Website