Washington Post food calendar for July 12-21

May 31, 2011
TUESDAY

ALL-CRAB WINE DINNER: Chef, author and TV cooking-show host John Shields joins Wildfire executive chef Eddie Ishaq to prepare a four-course Maryland blue crab dinner paired with wines. Includes a hands-on lesson on how to pick steamed crabs. $70, excluding tax and tip. Reception, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. At Wildfire restaurant, Tysons Galleria, McLean. Call Michelle Bringham for reservations at 703-442-9110; for more information, go to www.wildfirerestaurant.
com/wine-dinners.

JULY 15

URBAN GARDEN TOUR: The tour will start at Old City Green, a garden shop in the District, and continue through the Shaw, Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighorhoods. 5-8 p.m. $10. 902 N St. NW. E-mail questions to Bettina at bettina@loulies.com. www.loulies.com.

JULY 16

ROCKIN’ ROSE PARTY: Sample 20 roses at Screwtop Wine Bar with charcuterie prepared by Stachowski Brand Charcuterie and accompanied by 1980s music. 3-5 p.m. $19.99. 703-888-0845. 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington. www.screwtopwinebar.com.

BOOK READING AND SIGNING: Author Jael McHenry will read from and sign copies of her new book, "The Kitchen Daughter,” at One More Page Books in Arlington. 2 p.m. Free. 703-300-9746. 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. www.onemorepagebooks.com.

JULY 21

HEMINGWAY HAPPY HOUR: In honor of what would have been Ernest Hemingway’s 112th birthday, Cuba Libre will serve Papa Doble daiquiris for $5. In July, the restaurant will prepare Hemingway-themed dishes, including blue marlin and grilled swordfish. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 801 Ninth St. NW. 202-408-1600. www.cubalibrerestaurant.com.

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