You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a pig event these days, but what about that other tenderest of meats:
delicious, previously swung cats lamb? Well, never fear, Lamb Jam's back for its second year, and's baa-der than ever.
In just under a week, Eastern Market's North Hall will play host to three hours of bottomless booze and limitless lamb prepared by chefs from 18 of this town's best restaurants (from Vidalia, to Oyamel, to Poste) as they vie for categories like "People's Choice" and "Best Shank", though you'd be unwise to vote for anyone other than Adebisi... he'll find you. The lamb's done up every way you can imagine and several you can't, from pull-apart lamb sticky buns, to smoked BBQ lamb shoulder with lamb bacon, to loin in a Fernet-Branca reduction; and because you'll probably need to eat again several days later, all guests will go home with lamb jerky, and lucky ones will go home with cuts from a live butchery demo. Whistle-wetting comes via unlimited pours of crafties like Flying Dog, Heavy Seas & Port City, plus local wines from the likes of Cardinal Point & Millbrandt Vineyards, and even bourbon slushies, all of which'll lead you to enthusiastic dancing, and -- after purchasing a portrait of yourself dancing from the caricature artist randomly on site -- enthusiastic crying.
And because we love lamb, Thrillist Rewards is even hooking you up with normally $50 tickets for just $35 -- so just buy now and say thanks later, unless of course that cat's got your tongue.