We’ve got you blanketed this coming week with two tastings—one from a “Top Chef” alum and any other from co-owner of Stellina Pizzeria—plus a Shark Week cocktail from Todd Thrasher, Tiki vibes, memories from some of meals’s largest names, and more.

Christmas in July

Sip excursion cocktails, write excursion cards, sit back with Santa, and participate in other holiday activities Thursday to benefit N Street Village, which supports homeless and low-earnings women within the District. Its 2nd-annual Christmas in July fundraiser, to be held at ANXO Cidery and Pinxtos Bar in Truxton Circle, also includes a pop up flower stand from She Loves Me, prizes, wreath-making training, foods and drinks specials, and greater. Ten percent of satisfied hour proceeds and 100 percent of flower income all through the event pass right to N Street Village. (ANXO Cidery and Pinxtos Bar in Truxton Circle, 300 Florida Avenue NW, Thursday, 5 p.M., no access fee)

Eric Adjepong swings by means of the Big Chief

Top Chef Finalist Eric Adjepong rolls into D.C. Sunday with a tasting menu featuring his take on the African foods he amplified at some stage in his run on the hit Bravo TV show’s last season. The event is part of Dine Diaspora’s Chop Bar, a food pageant highlighting African meals with music, style, a market, and décor that channel “chop bars” or “come as you’re” restaurants throughout Africa. As such, Adjepong’s Chop Bar menu offers five tasting dishes, inclusive of ribeye skewers with tamarind glaze and pickled red onion, braised brief ribs served with injera and Yassa onion jam, as well as palm wine and sorrel “dippin’ dots.” International DJ and Grammy-nominated manufacturer Nana Kwabena provides the evening’s soundtrack that’ll encompass go-pass, Afro beats, and dancehall. (Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick Street NE, Sunday, 2 p.M.- 6 p.M. Popular admission $55)

It’s story time

Hear stories from some of the most important names at the local and national meals scene Saturday at Breaking Bread: Stories By Celebrity Chefs & Industry Insiders. The lineup consists of James Beard Award-winner Kwame Onwuachi, writer of Notes from a Young Black Chef and executive chef of Kith/Kin; Simone Jacobson, co-owner of Toli Moli and Thamee; David Hagedorn, eating columnist for Arlington Magazine and Bethesda Magazine; Joe Yonan, meals editor on the Washington Post; and chef Carla Hall, of Top Chef and Good Morning America. The occasion is supplied by means of Story District, which makes use of the artwork of storytelling to build network, promote empathy, and deepen an knowledge of our commonplace humanity. Splurge for the VIP pass and you’ll get to join the solid at an after birthday celebration hosted by means of Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot with food and drinks from Barcelona, Rice, DC Brau, Flying Dog Brewery, Shouk, and extra. (Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, Saturday, 7 p.M., $35 – $50, or $one hundred fifty for the VIP pass)

Stellina goes beyond avenue food

Stellina Pizzeria switches up its road-meals focus Saturday when chef and co-owner Matteo Venini launches Chef Matteo’s Night, a multi-direction tasting menu of innovative Italian fare. The July menu includes seared duck breast with cherry-crammed morel, porcini carpaccio, lasagnetta fritta, and extra. In case you didn’t recognise, Venini worked as government chef at Lupo Verde earlier than starting Stellina in advance this year. Expect the dinners the final Saturday of every month. (Stellina Pizzeria, 399 Morse Street NE, 9 p.M. Saturday, dinner is $eighty four.50 a person with elective wine pairings for $45.50)

Surf’s up in Yards Park

Beat the heat in style at The Yards on Saturday, which hosts a Tiki-themed block birthday celebration at the boardwalk via the waterfront, complete with tiki liquids, a limbo contest, a misting station, a surfing simulator, hula dancing, stay performances, and more. Your ticket buys you a mini-rum welcome punch and lei. The first 250 visitors to enter rating a tiki pineapple cup. (Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE, Saturday, 1 p.M. – five p.M., $10)

Melty Fest Tour Hits D.C.

Tillamook, a farmer-owned dairy logo primarily based in Oregon centered on cheddar cheese and ice cream, has devised the Melty Fest Tour, giving folks a danger to sample the brand’s merchandise in neighborhood spots. First up now through Sunday is Little Red Fox, in which the logo teamed up with its chef/owner Matt Carr to take over the menu. Expect specials including 1st baron beaverbrook Mac N Cheese, eggplant Parmesan made with Tillamook’s cheese, and Tillamook x SugarFox distinctiveness ice cream sandwiches. Or head over to Wunder Garten Saturday for games and to pattern Tillamook ice cream. (Little Red Fox, 5035 Connecticut Avenue NW, three p.M. – 7 p.M. Wednesday – Sunday, Wunder Garten, 1100 First Street NE, Saturday, 12 p.M. – 6 p.M., FREE, but sign in at the two links above)

The Barmini revel in

The workforce at Barmini groups up with Diego Cabrera and his crew straight out of Salmon Guru, in Madrid—voted one of the World’s 50 Best Bars—come through Wednesday. They’ll serve up a menu with three signature cocktails from the Madrid hotspot and collaborate on a unmarried cocktail. Expect to provide your input on some of the drinks like Salmon Guru’s mezcal-based totally Chipotle Chillón, which comes with either mint or ginger lemonades on the side, leaving it up to you to pick the drink’s very last balance. On some other notice, this marks the Madrid bar’s first-ever event stateside. (Barmini, 501 9th Street NW, Wednesday, seatings to be had for 5:30 p.M. And 10 p.M., $a hundred twenty five)

Shark Week receives the Todd Thrasher treatment

Todd Thrasher, owner of Tiki TNT, has concocted a special frozen cocktail simply in time for Shark Week, walking July 28 – Aug. 4. Thrasher’s Bull Shark within the Potomac cocktail capabilities inexperienced-spiced rum, mint, pineapple, pea flour, and, of route, floating gummy body parts. (Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company, 1130 Maine Avenue SW, $14)

Never enough crab

Stuff your face with steamed and pro crabs at Ivy City Smokehouse’s Atlas Crab Pop-up Saturday where the eatery will serve you from trucks they’re parking out of doors Atlas Brew Works. Enjoy crab, potato salad and coleslaw earlier than or after you excursion the brewery. (Atlas Brew Works, 2052 West Virginia Avenue NE, Saturday, 12 p.M.-6 p.M., tickets $35)

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