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America Is Our Local Wine Dinner

October 16th (Tuesday) 7 pm

Mayfair & Pine, 2218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Join Executive Chef/ Owner and Top Chef Season 2 Cheftestant Emily Sprissler and American wine guru and Sommelier Andrew Stover of Vino50 Selections to experience a taste of America’s best.See Complete Menu

Tickets Are $68/per person inclusive
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Washingtonian's Brunch & Bloodys Chef Event

October 20th (Saturday) 11 am - 1:30 pm

Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Enjoy delicious brunch bites and Bloody Marys from Washingtonian's award-winning restaurants. The participating restaurants, featured in Washingtonian's October cover story "50 Favorite Brunch Places," will serve brunch and compete in the Bloody Mary Challenge, where guests and a panel of judges (including
Washingtonian editors, local food bloggers, and local chefs) will vote for the best. Brunch & Bloodys Website

Tickets Are $55/per person
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Nova Brewfest

October 20th  (Saturday) and 21st (Sunday) 11 am - 7 pm (both days)

7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville,VA 20121

This World Beer Experience will feature more than 40 of the world’s best breweries, plenty of delicious food to complement the craft beers and outstanding local and regional bands providing entertainment.

Tickets Are $20/per person
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Chesapeake Real Ale Festival

October 20th (Saturday) 1 pm - 6 pm (VIP opens at Noon)

Pratt Street Alehouse - 206 West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Over 40+ unique local, regional and international Cask Beers from over 20 breweries. Food Available. Live Music from Black Falls. VIP Package includes Q & A with Brewery Panel, Exclusive Casks, Passed Appetizers and Hour Early Entry. See List of Breweries

Tickets are $40/per person or VIP $60/per person
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Taco Bamba Pop-Up Restaurant at Black Jack

October 22nd (Monday) 7 - 10 pm

Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Chef Victor Albisu (formerly with BLT Steak) has announced that he's doing a series of pop-up nights at the hot 14th Street bar Black Jack - while Taco Bamba gets ready for primetime out in Virginia. Ticket price includes all food and drinks.
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Tickets Are $40/per person plus ticket service fee
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Streetwise Partners Taste of Success

October 23rd (Tuesday) 7 pm

Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

Includes full access to samplings from Washington D.C.’s notable restaurants & distributors plus the opportunity to meet hundreds of young professionals. See List of Featured Vendors

Tickets Are $75/per person
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Wine Seminar: Wine 101 – An Introduction to Wine Appreciation

October 23rd (Tuesday) 7 - 8 pm

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, 20007

If you’re interested in taking your wine drinking to the next level, our Introduction to Wine Appreciation tasting seminar is exactly what you need.  Six wines and copious baguettes (to cleanse your palate) you’ll be guided through seeing, swirling, sniffing and sipping and the other key steps of wine tasting by Slate Wine Bar + Bistro’s owner and wine director, Elizabeth Banker.  Event Details http://slatewinebar.com/blog/events/

Tickets Are $20/per person
Call 202-333-4304 to Make Reservations


Franciscan Wine Blending Seminar

October 26th (Friday) 6 - 7:30 pm

Morton's The Steakhouse (Arlington), 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Mix, mingle and blend during a Meritage Wine Blending Seminar featuring Franciscan Oakville Estate Magnificat and Morton's signature hors d'oeuvres. Complete with wine kits and an expert to guide your every move, this seminar will explain why... and how... the best wines are blended to perfection.

Tickets Are $49/per person inclusive
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Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival

October 27th (Saturday) 1 - 6 pm

The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Md. 21401

Enjoy beer tastings from dozens of artisan breweries representing the best selection of beers ever presented in Annapolis.  Attend educational seminars on topics from artisan beer 101 to cooking with craft beer. List of Craft Breweries

Tickets Are $30 Regular Admission, $40 VIP Admission
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I Love Crab Cakes Multi-Chef Competition (AIWF - DC Chapter)

October 29th (Monday) 6:30 - 9 pm

Phillips Seafood, 900 Water Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024

Guests will sample each chef’s unique take on crab cakes, along with carefully selected wines and fresh, seasonal beers from Port City Brewing Company.  Chefs Scott Drewno and Ris Lacoste will share emcee duties to keep you entertained.
See List of Chefs Competing

Tickets Are $75/per person
Call to Make Reservations 202-550-3842


Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show

November 3rd (Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm) & November 4th (Sunday 10 am - 6 pm)

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Star-studded Celebrity Chefs from Food Network come to DC for this annual event - Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri and culinary legend Jacques Pepin, as well as cooking demonstrations by award-winning local and national chefs. The show will also include national and regional cookbook authors, demonstrations ranging from knife skills to holiday entertaining, a beer, wine and spirits pavilion featuring local mixologists and much more.
Tickets Are General Admission - $24.50 in advance; $27 at the door, various packages available
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Champagne Gala at the Embassy of France

Friday, November 9th (Friday) 7 - 11:30 pm

La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Join us for an evening of sophisticated elegance, glorious Champagnes, gourmet food, and much more! Upon arrival at the Embassy, guests will be presented with a flute that can be filled and refilled with Champagnes from France's finest Champagne houses. Dress code: black-tie optional
Tickets Are VIP 7pm admission: $165 ($100 tax deductible), Includes access to the embassy’s parking garage, Champagne, open bar, buffet style dinner w/desserts and live entertainment.
Tickets for After hours 8:30pm admission: $85 ($20 tax deductible), Includes open bar, limited Champagne, dessert buffet and live entertainment.

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