8 Exciting Foods Gatherings All around DC This Weekend

iichiko Shochu will be at the Sakura Matsuri competition. Picture by Daniel Schwartz/courtesy of iichiko Shochu.

DC’s culinary deal with-off, Money Food items Struggle, is back again on Thursday, April 7. The 18th yearly occasion, which gains DC Central Kitchen, will take spot at the Anthem (901 Wharf St., SW) from 6 to 9 PM. View Oji Abbott (Oohh’s & Aahh’s), Brittanny Anderson (Leni), Benjamin Lambert (the Stage), and Pepe Moncayo (Cranes) struggle it out even though snacking on samples from location restaurants. Appearances incorporate Spike Mendelsohn, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. Far more information on the occasion and tickets ($350 and up) can be discovered below.

Union Industry (1309 Fifth St., NE) and DC Fray are placing on a desk tennis showdown, Industry Insanity, on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 6 PM. Signal up to take in, consume, and test your ping pong abilities throughout the tournament, which benefits the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. The celebration is no cost to check out, or spend $50 to indication up and participate as element of a starter or highly developed staff.

In celebration of Khmer New 12 months, Maketto owner Erik Bruner-Yang will host a Cambodian cooking course at Hill Centre (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). The class, $100 for every man or woman, is on Saturday, April 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets can be bought right here.

On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s largest Japanese tradition competition, is back again for its 60th anniversary. From 10:30 AM until eventually 6 PM on Saturday, and from 10:30 AM till 4 PM on Sunday, many suppliers will line Pennsylvania Avenue concerning Third and Seventh streets, Northwest. Take in your way by means of the festival’s Flavor of Japan area, acquire in a cocktail demonstration, or check out one particular of over 40 performances on 3 independent levels. Tickets start at $12 for a just one-day move or $20 for two-day.

Bloomingdale’s Major Bear Cafe (1700 Very first St., NW) is web hosting a cherry blossom-themed craft market place on Sunday, April 10. Store and stroll as a result of stalls from regional artists from 10:30 AM until finally 3 PM.

On Sunday, April 10 at 4 PM, Capitol Hill Italian restaurant La Collina (747 C St., SE) is placing on a cherry blossom-themed watercolor and cookie-portray class with artist Marcella Kriebel and pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. The function is $90 for each human being, and includes Italian treats and wine pairings.

Noodle 7 days is kicking off at all locations of Korean/Chinese quickly-informal place Chiko subsequent week, with confined-time discounts and specials readily available every single day. Monday, April 11, start with a get-out noodle tasting menu for $60. Dishes involve ahi tuna tartare, chicken-and-egg lo mein, and dan dan noodles.

On Monday, April 11, Shirlington compact plates cafe Palette 22 (4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington) is web hosting a paint-and-sip event from 7 to 9 PM. Attendees can make “folk art chicken” paintings on wood boards. Tickets are $63 for each man or woman and can be purchased below.

Tori Bergel