U Street gastropub The Fainting Goat is kicking off a weekly Settlers of Catan game night, starting next Monday, September 10. Players of this cult board game can order off the happy hour menu all night long, featuring snacks like duck wings and crab croquettes served Maryland-style with old bay aioli. The game night series will take place every Monday at 8 pm. through the fall. Players can BYOB (bring your own board) or RSVP for a spot on another team’s board by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a review in the Washington Post today, Tim Carman calls chef José Andrés new book We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time “as close to a page-turner as current-affairs nonfiction gets.” Andrés is tough on everyone, from the Trump administration to the Red Cross to himself, and shares ideas on how to rethink feeding victims of natural disasters. Read an excerpt of the book here.
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Ketchup on pasta: that’s one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s favorite food combos, as revealed in his confirmation hearing, and Washingtonian restaurant critic Ann Limpert says get over it.
PoPville has the press release from Red Bear Brewing Company on its new brewery in Northeast’s historic Uline Arena building near REI. The brewery is slated to open in early 2019.