Foodie Round-Up (July 13-17th)

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Ms. Katie’s headin’ home early for the weekend and so it is my pleasure to make a meeger attempt at filling those big ol’ shoes of hers by pullin’ together a Foodie Roundup for all you (y’all, in Katie’s words) voracious eaters out there. You ready for this?

Just when I thought I was getting over the trauma, er…I mean adventure?, of my tactile dining experience Katie tells me the folks over at banished productions announced that due to popular demand (a fact I highly doubt) they will be serving up two extra shows of A Tactile Dinner on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7pm and 9pm at the Arthur S. Flemming Center (1426 9th St NW) in Shaw. Reference the review I wrote about my experience before deciding whether or not you’d like to attend.

The owners of popular Cork Wine Bar cordially invite you to  join them for an afternoon wine tasting on Sunday, July 19, 2009.  They’re gonna be learning about wines from the Jura Region in France with local distributor pals of at Potomac Selections.  Known as France’s smallest wine region, the Jura offers an amazing diversity of wines and wine styles.  You’ll taste delicious wines and learn about the Jura region, its varietals and winemaking.  The tasting starts at 3:00 p.m., costs $30, and is limited attendance to ensure the comfort of guests (awww, how nice!)

Next up, the folks of Asia Nine are throwing a “Full Moon Party” for a good cause. Here’s the skinny: each month in Thailand, on the night of the full moon, more than 10,000 people come to Koh Phangan Beach to celebrate and take in the world’s most beautiful view of the full moon. This summer Asia Nine Bar & Lounge is transforming the restaurant in honor of Thailand’s Full Moon Party and inviting guests to experience the world-famous beach celebration right here in Washington, DC.  The “Asia Nine Full Moon Party” will take place on Wednesday, July 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Guests will be asked for a $3 donation at the door that will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). $3? That’s it? Sounds pretty sweet when you consider the bar menu: throughout the first half of the evening a variety of food and drink specials will be available such as Chang Beer (Thai Beer), Svedka Vodka, Red Bull, Oyster Bay Sauvigoun Blanc and Malbec all for $4 each.  The food specials include Asian Street Wings, California Roll, Crispy Salmon and Cream Cheese Roll, Gyoza, Shumai, Tako Yaki and Edamame all priced from $3 to $6.

Next on the Foodie Roundup wagon we’re headin’ on yonder to Virginny, where Union Street Public House will hostOld Town Alexandria’s first ever Great Grill Out on Thursday, July 30th, beginning at 7:00pm. You’ll gnosh on array of fresh summer vegetables, seafood, lobster, steaks and more, all grilled and paired with a selection of beers and wines. The cost is $49 per person, including tax and tip.

And just in case you’re not hangin’ on every word of the WLDC crew (shame on you!), here’s a little summary of what we talked about this week in food: Jenn writes about loving drinks at DC9; while Katie summarizes the Washingtonian Best Of party, which I met her at (for the first time, no less) and it was awesome; Katie talks up DC’s Best Creameries; Tiff confesses that something’s been missing in her life, and that thing was Authentic Jamaican Spicy Cock Mix; Katie highlights a recessionista’s heaven with Urbana’s $3 Pizzas, $3 Sparkling wine special; Jasmine makes even the staunchest anti-vegan men reconsider their thoughts about veggie dogs by throwing sex into the mix; and Rebecca gives an overview of DC’s Best Lox. Throw it all together and you’ve got yourself 15 minutes of mouthwatering reading and a bunch of things to add to your calendar! Have a great weekend, y’all.

Liam Darmody moved to DC in 2001 by way of Boston, Beverly Hills, and Toronto, Canada (his home and native land) to pursue his dream of becoming a politician. He changed his dream upon meeting actual politicians and has since been seen eating, drinking, shopping, golfing (poorly), blogging, and goofing off in general around our fair city. By day he works socially as a product manager, and by night he’s all over the place. Connect with him digitally via Twitter, Yelp, LinkedIn, or Facebook, or by e-mail at ldarmody at welovedc dot com.

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