Uova All’Amatriciana on the new brunch menu at Lupo Pizzeria. Photo courtesy of Lupo Pizzeria
Sip on a sparkling mojito at Cuba Libre (801 Ninth St., NW) until Friday, October 15, and $ 1 from each $ 12 drink will benefit Cuba Decide, an initiative working to change the country’s political system. The mojito is made with two rums, sparkling wine, mint and lime.
Modern Israeli Restaurant Sababa (3311 Connecticut Ave., NW) holds a Yom Kippur dinner tonight, September 16th. The Cleveland Park restaurant serves two specialties: one with grilled chicken thighs, lamb, skirt steak, hummus and pita and a vegetarian version with apple tabbouleh, a roasted beet salad and baba ghanoush. Each dish is $ 48 and can be served for dining, takeaway or delivery. The seats are from 17 to 21:30.
Listen to live orchestral music and snack on the grill tonight, September 16th. The National Symphony Orchestra performs an outdoor chamber concert at the Money Muscle BBQ (8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring) at The special $ 15 NSO BBQ Box is available to pre-order and comes with sandwich options, a side, a drink and a chocolate cake. The Money Muscle food cart will be open during the show to serve its full menu plus craft beers, hard seltzers and $ 8 cocktails in bags. BYO chairs and rugs.
The 21st annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest is this weekend. Before the official festivities, check out a pop-up show at Continental Beer Garden (1901 Fort Myer Dr., Arlington) tonight, September 16th, from 17 to 19. The main event is on Saturday, September 18th, with live jazz, food trucks, a beer / wine bar and a 10 percent discount at select restaurants. It will run from 1 to 5 PM at Gateway Park (1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington).
It may be mid-September, but lots of Oktoberfest events start Friday, September 18th. Get started early with beer deals, German fare and activities.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a four-flavor flight at Ice Cream Jubilee. The special varieties are strawberry / sixty leches; ristet horchata; Mexican hot chocolate; and mango habanero. A $ 16 ticket includes the tasting flight, a pint to take home and a donation to the local health initiative La Clinica Del Pueblo. The flights are available from the start Friday, September 17th, with additional dates for Sunday, October 3 in the Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington), 14th Street (1407 T St., NW) and Yards Park (301 Water St., SE) locations.
Lupo Pizzeria (1908 14th St., NW) launches its brunch menu this weekend, which will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch price includes tiramisu pancakes; a chivito with steak and fried eggs; and build your own pizza. For $ 35, you can get a main course paired with bottomless mimosas, bellinis and other beverages.
There are three ways to eat at Stable (1324 H St., NE) during the H Street Festival on Saturday, September 18th. A limited brunch menu will be available in the H Street-facing strip, in private cabins that can be booked at Resy and on the patio until 6 p.m. There will also be a satellite walk-up bar serving Swiss wines, beers, mimosas, “Schnapsicles” and raclette with potatoes and pickles and soft pretzels.
The DC Preservation League and the Capital Pride Alliance hold their annual crab festival Saturday, September 18th. Each $ 75 ticket includes crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, hot dogs, DC Brau beer, wine, soda and ice cream. The party will be held at the Washington Canoe Club (3700 Water St., NW), and canoes and paddle boards will be available for water activities. All participants must present proof of vaccination. The party runs from noon to 3 p.m.
The Happy Ice Cream cart from the Komi / Happy Gyro people will make beer flow at the Brookland location of Right Proper (920 Girard St., NE) on Saturday, September 18th. The fleets will be made with the brewery’s Haxan ports and New Orleans-style coffee ice cream. Drop by to float between 13 and 19.
Osteria Morini (301 Water St., SE), part of the Altamarea Group, participates in Negroni Week in favor of City Harvest. The Navy Yard restaurant serves three cocktails: a classic version; mezcal-spiked rendering; and a boulevard. The cocktails are $ 15 to $ 17 and will be available through Sunday, September 19th.
DC Beer Week starts Sunday, September 19th with more than 15 events running through next weekend. The two events this weekend are $ 5 beers at four Pizzeria Paradiso locations and an oldest Pine Brewing tasting at the Dupont Circle location of Dawson’s Market (2001 S St., NW).
National Landing Site The Freshman (2011 Crystal Dr., Arlington) debuts two specialty drinks in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. El Almanacer ($ 12.50) is made with tequila, mango puree and fresh lime. Dirty Horchata ($ 5.50 or $ 6.50) contains Swings coffee and horchata syrup and can be served hot or ice cream. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Food Justice DMV, and the drinks will be available until 15 October.