Food calendar: It’s time for D.C. Restaurant Week

THURSDAY

WINE TASTING: Wine from Cline Cellars with savory pairings. 6:30-8 p.m. $15. Wegmans, 11620 Monument Dr., Fairfax. 703-653-1600. www.wegmans.com.

SUNDAY

POP-UP DINNERS: Chefs JJ Basil, most recently of wd-50 in New York, and Chris Wolff, most recently of Viajante in London, prepare six courses with wine pairings and petits fours. 7 p.m. The dinners repeat every Sunday through Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Darnell’s Bar, 944 Florida Ave. NW. www.zerodegreeszerominutes.com.

TASTE OF LINGANORE: Benefit for the Maryland Food Bank features wine, music, vendors and food from area food trucks, restaurants and caterers. Noon-5 p.m. $10 for 21 and older; free for designated drivers and those younger than 21 ($5 food bank donation suggested). Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 301-831-5889. www.linganorewines.com.

MONDAY

D.C. RESTAURANT WEEK: Through Aug. 17, more than 200 Washington area restaurants offer three-course lunches for $20.14 and/or three-course dinners for $35.14. www.ramw.org/restaurantweek.

MASON DIXON MASTER CHEF TOURNAMENT: Single-elimination chef competition. A portion of the proceeds goes to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. 5:30-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:30-9 p.m. $35 ($25 in advance), including tax; $55 ($45 in advance) for judging experience. Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore, a Doubletree Hotel, 4 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore. www.masondixonmasterchef.com.

TUESDAY

COCKTAIL SEMINAR: Philip Greene discusses the history of presidential cocktails. Samples included. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $60. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-3030. smithsonianassociates.org.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be submitted online only at www.washingtonpost.com/gog/talk-to-us.html, at least 14 days in advance.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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