Thursday, May 2nd
Stock up for the weekend at Glen's Garden Market, which's just opened at the corner of S & 20th NW, and should really be called Glen's House of Local Meats, Artisanal Sandwiches to Go, and Growler Refill Station... Market. This is you new weekend salvation. See for yourself.
"Part Machine, Part Awesome", the Trolley Pub is Arlington's first roving 14-person pedal-powered mobile, and you should probably call them right now to book a Clarendon bar crawl. Don't even think about heading down that hill to Rosslyn. Even if you don't have 14 friends, single seats are also available
Friday, May 3rd
Until June 30th, El Centro is guac-ing it out with the introduction of five different regions' (Baja/ Norteno/ Pacifico...) interpretations of the dip. So obviously cop them all in the Guacamole Toastada Sampler. Get your guac news and see what they've got cooking for Cinco de Mayo
* BONUS - Richard Sandoval’s Masa 14, El Centro D.F., and Zengo all toast Cinco de Mayo with DJs spinning tunes at each spot and $5 margs all day on Sunday
Hit the Italian Embassy from 9p-1a for the Phillips Annual Gala After Party: La Dolce Vita -- DJs spinning global tunes, an espresso bar, classic martinis, midnight bocce ball, and paparazzi snapping photos, where you can totally pretend to rage out and break their cameras.Go get cultural with a bunch of hot Italian women
Saturday, May 4th
Becky's Fund still has tickets for their Gold Cup tent with unlimited food, beer, wine, and vodka, plus great views of the
horse race line-up of talent walking around. One ticket covers all your food and drink needs at Gold Cup
Speaking of which, now's a great time to take a minute and ogle/respect girls from last week's race, Foxfields. Luckily, we made it easy for you with this "Cute girls, big hats" slideshow.
3-8p at the Hill Center, BYT's got Spike Mendelsohn cooking, all the mint juleps you can drink, bluegrass bands & barbershop quartets, and "real live mini horses to laugh at". Poor, poor mini horses. So throw on them Sunday duds, and get to Prancin'!
Photo by Stephanie Breijo
Derby-do yourself from 4-7p on Jack Rose's rooftop terrace, where you'll sip minty juleps and swat stupid big hats outta yer face while enjoying two hours of complimentary "Kentucky-inspired fare". Pull out that seersucker and bowtie, it's time to look good
Sunday, May 5th
Hit the Gaylord National for The 6th Annual National Harbor Wine & Food Festival, with over 150 international wines, spirits, and beers, along with award-winning celebrity chefs. Both Saturday and Sunday are still open; get'um now
Annnnnnnd, just in case you forgot about our rundown of how you can crush Cinco de Mayo in DC, check out where to go for the best of everything for the not-Mexican holiday