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Weekend Picks, 11/10-11/13

What to do this weekend
by Drink DC on Nov 9, 2011 in Events
Weekend Picks, 11/10-11/13

Thursday, November 10

Capital Foodfight

What: Chef battle and restaurant tasting for charity
When: 6 PM, Thursday, November 10
Where: Ronald Reagan Building, Pennsylvania Ave.
Price: $200 per person

Jose Andres chairs this Anthony Bourdain-hosted event that sees dozens of DC’s best restaurants offering tastes and tipples while top chefs battle on stage. Everything benefits DC Central Kitchen.


Friday, November 11

Pizzeria Paradiso 20th Anniversary Celebration

What: Drink specials to celebrate 20 years in business
When: All evening, Friday, November 11
Where: Pizzeria Paradiso (Georgetown, Old Town, Dupont)
Price: First beer is 20 cents

Specials are being offered almost every day this weekend, as the pizzeria (which was featured in our 9 Best Craft Beer Bars article last week) commemorates its 20th anniversary.


Saturday, November 12

Oyster & Wine Tasting

What: Special oyster and wine pairing dinner
When: 3–5 PM, Saturday, November 12
Where: BlackSalt, 4883 MacArthur Blvd.
Price: $85 in advance; $95 at the door

BlackSalt will be serving over a dozen different Oysters from North America served freshly shucked on the half-shell, grilled, fried and as Rockefeller. To wash them all down they’ll be pouring 7 different wines from around the world.


Sunday, November 13

DC Tweed Ride and After Party

What: Fancy bicycle ride through the city and after party
When: 10 AM bike ride, 4 PM party
Where: Smith Commons, 1245 H Street, NE
Price: Bike ride is free, party is $15

Get out your jodhpurs and fascinators, the DC Tweed Ride is back. Dandies & Quaintrelles will take to the streets for a spirited ride through the city. The post-ride celebration will take place at Smith Commons with a seasonal menu of small plate snacks and crafting specialty cocktail punches. Register in advance to reserve your spot, space is limited.

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