Local restaurants Takoda and Lincoln are throwing birthday parties for themselves this month, organizing festivities featuring craft beers, complimentary food, and historical figures.
Takoda has timed its belated bash to coincide with National Beer Day (April 7); the weekend-long celebration (April 7 through April 9) is designed around the tapping of various specialty kegs, including Allagash Brewing’s St .Klippenstein (Belgian strong dark ale), Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Imperial Cherry Gose (sour), and Flying Dog Brewery’s Brewhouse Rarities Bee Beer (saison). Individual servings are projected to run $9 to $14 per pour.
Lincoln will mark its sixth year in operation on Thursday, April 13 with a soiree scheduled to include an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, free bar snacks (from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), and a chance to win two free tickets to a Washington Nationals game via a trivia contest. A portion of the proceeds raised during the party, which is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., is expected to flow through to Martha’s Table. Those interested in attending have been asked to RSVP via email.
The Dabney and Bouchon Bistro alum Reid Shilling plans to shine a light on Mid-Atlantic seafood at his first solo venture, Shilling Canning Company. Washingtonian reports that the regionally inspired restaurant is slated to open in Navy Yard in 2018. [Washingtonian]