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If You Like Whiskey, This is Your Lucky Weekend

By Rina Rapuano
May 29, 2014
Photo by: Fareham Wine


BLT Steak celebrates the limited-edition DC release of Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey this Saturday at 6:30 PM with a four-course Italian-inspired menu that pays homage to the singer and his favorite whiskey brand. Dishes include a riff on eggplant parmesan and veal milanese, and each course will be paired with a Jack Daniel’s selection. Tickets cost $100 excluding tax and gratuity and can be purchased by calling or emailing Isabel Torres at 202-689-8989 or (1625 I St. NW).

Bourbon Glover Park hosts a Pappy Van Winkle tasting Saturday starting at 9 PM, when the long history of the whiskey will be explored and the following bottles will be sampled: 2013 Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year; Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B 12 year; Special Reserve 15 year; Special Reserve 20 year; and Special Reserve 23 year. The event costs $100 per person and spaces can be reserved by emailing (2348 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-625-7770).


Watch some of the area’s most notable chefs at work on demo stages of the first annual Great Taste of Tysons held Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 PM at the Lerner Town Square at Tysons II (8205 Galleria Drive). The cooking stage will feature tips and tricks from the likes of Spike Mendolsohn of Good Stuff Eatery; Joe Yonan of the Washington Post’s Food Section; Jonah Kim of Pabu; Scott Drewno of The Source; Mike Friedman of The Red Hen; and Victor Albisu of Del Campo and Taco Bamba. The tent-covered event will also offer more than 150 wines, spirits and beers available for sampling; music; food trucks; and culinary tasting pavilions. Tickets cost $39-$269 and can be purchased here or by calling 800-830-3976.

Places Mentioned


American • Glover Park

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Good Stuff Eatery


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The Source

Fine Dining • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

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Red Hen

Italian • Bloomingdale

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Del Campo

South American • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

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Taco Bamba

Mexican • Idylwood

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