iichiko Shochu will be at the Sakura Matsuri competition. Photo by Daniel Schwartz/courtesy of iichiko Shochu.
DC’s culinary face-off, Cash Foods Struggle, is back again on Thursday, April 7. The 18th annual function, which positive aspects DC Central Kitchen area, 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 spot dining places. Appearances include things like Spike Mendelsohn, Andrew Zimmern, and Maneet Chauhan. Far more details on the celebration and tickets ($350 and up) can be identified listed here.
Union Industry (1309 Fifth St., NE) and DC Fray are placing on a table tennis showdown, Market Madness, on Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 6 PM. Indicator up to consume, drink, and check your ping pong abilities for the duration of the match, which benefits the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. The function is totally free to watch, or pay $50 to signal up and participate as portion of a beginner or advanced staff.
In celebration of Khmer New Yr, Maketto operator Erik Bruner-Yang will host a Cambodian cooking course at Hill Middle (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE). The class, $100 for each particular person, is on Saturday, April 9 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Tickets can be ordered listed here.
On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, Sakura Matsuri, the nation’s greatest Japanese tradition festival, is back for its 60th anniversary. From 10:30 AM until finally 6 PM on Saturday, and from 10:30 AM until finally 4 PM on Sunday, various sellers will line Pennsylvania Avenue in between 3rd and Seventh streets, Northwest. Try to eat your way by the festival’s Style of Japan location, take in a cocktail demonstration, or check out one of around 40 performances on a few separate levels. Tickets start at $12 for a 1-day move or $20 for two-day.
Bloomingdale’s Large Bear Cafe (1700 First St., NW) is internet hosting a cherry blossom-themed craft industry on Sunday, April 10. Shop and stroll by stalls from regional artists from 10:30 AM till 3 PM.
On Sunday, April 10 at 4 PM, Capitol Hill Italian restaurant La Collina (747 C St., SE) is putting on a cherry blossom-themed watercolor and cookie-portray course with artist Marcella Kriebel and pastry chef Rochelle Cooper. The function is $90 per man or woman, and contains Italian treats and wine pairings.
Noodle Week is kicking off at all destinations of Korean/Chinese quickly-informal spot Chiko up coming week, with constrained-time promotions and specials out there every single working day. Monday, April 11, start with a take-out noodle tasting menu for $60. Dishes consist of ahi tuna tartare, hen-and-egg lo mein, and dan dan noodles.
On Monday, April 11, Shirlington modest plates cafe Palette 22 (4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington) is hosting a paint-and-sip event from 7 to 9 PM. Guests can create “folk art chicken” paintings on wood boards. Tickets are $63 for every particular person and can be bought here.