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On Tap This Week: Bars Host Savor and RAMMY Events with Beer Deals

By Rina Rapuano
May 5, 2014

Eat

Art and Soul hosts a Biscuit Bash Wednesday from 6-8 PM to open its patio for the season. The event features a battle between chefs from five local restaurants - Menu MBK, Vidalia, Rappahannock River Oysters, Jackson 20 and BlackSalt - to see who can make the best biscuits, with the public voting for the winner. There will also be cocktails by Mockingbird Hill, freshly shucked oysters from Rappahannock, a whole roast lamb, live bluegrass and an appearance from chef Art Smith - all to benefit Hospitality High School, a local program for kids interested in the hospitality industry. Purchase the $55 tickets in advance here (415 New Jersey Ave. NW; 202-393-7777).

The Grill Room at Capella Georgetown executive chef Jakob Esko has tailored a menu to pair with Quintessa Vineyards wines for a special four-course wine dinner held Thursday at 6:30 PM. The dinner, which will include such dishes as diver scallop carpaccio with cucumber, radishes and soft goat’s cheese and bison strip loin with wild-mushroom ragout, black truffle and spring peas, costs $180 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Call 202-617-2424 or visit the restaurant's website to reserve space.

Drink

The RAMMY finalists vying for the Beer Program of the Year award will offer an evening of promotions Thursday night to show off why they were nominated. Birch & Barley/ChurchKey will host a Surly Brewing Co. draft and cask takeover starting at 6 PM; Brasserie Beck will host an all-day $10 Antigoon beer and brats special; Granville Moore’s will run specials; Lyon Hall will host a pig roast and BBQ with sides and desserts along with a tasting of barrel-aged beers; and Mad Fox Brewing Co. will conduct brewery tours at 5 PM, 6 PM and 7 PM that include samples of brews straight from the fermenting vessels. The winner will be announced at the RAMMY Awards Gala June 22.

Savor

A few local bars will feature several events this week leading up to this weekend’s Savor beer and food pairing event. (You still have time to enter to win tickets for the sold-out event! Find out how here.) Here’s how you can pre-game the event - or console yourself if you didn’t score tickets:

- Jack Rose Dining Saloon hosts events tonight through Thursday, culminating with a Sam Adams clam bake with brewery founder and owner Jim Koch Thursday night from 6-8 PM. That night, you gain free entry to the clam bake when you buy one of the 20 Sam Adams drafts that will be on special for $5 each. Other nights will feature a beer mixology competition, a Cinco de Mayo fiesta and a tap takeover from an Oregon brewer otherwise unavailable in DC. Visit the restaurant’s website to find out more about what’s happening there each night (2007 18th St. NW; 202-588-7388).

- City Tap House features three nights of events to coincide with Savor, including a Sierra Nevada tap takeover Thursday from 8 PM to close; a Colorado brewers night Friday from 10 PM to close; and a locals-only brunch held Saturday from 11 PM-3 PM, when local breweries will be highlighted. The Penn Quarter spot will also host the official Flying Dog Brewery Savor after party Saturday from 10 PM to close. Visit the website for more information (901 Ninth St. NW; 202-733-5333).

Places Mentioned

The Grill Room

American • Georgetown

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Art and Soul

Soul Food • Capitol Hill

Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$47
 
 
 
Vidalia

Southern American • White House/World Bank

Food26 Decor24 Service25 Cost$63
 
 
 
Mockingbird Hill

Bar • Shaw

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar • NoMa

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Jackson 20

Alexandria

Food21 Decor21 Service21 Cost$39
 
 
 
BlackSalt

Seafood • Palisades

Food27 Decor21 Service23 Cost$55
 
 
 
ChurchKey

Bar • 14th Street Corridor

Atmo.24 Decor- Service- CostE
 
 
 
Brasserie Beck

Belgian • Downtown

Food25 Decor22 Service22 Cost$49
 
 
 
Granville Moore's

Belgian • Atlas District/H Street Corridor

Food24 Decor19 Service21 Cost$30
 
 
 
Mad Fox Brewing Company

American • Falls Church

Food20 Decor20 Service20 Cost$25
 
 
 
Lyon Hall

French • Arlington

Food24 Decor19 Service22 Cost$38
 
 
 
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

American • Adams Morgan

Food20 Decor24 Service18 Cost$45
 
 
 
City Tap House

Penn Quarter/Chinatown

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