Washington Post food calendar

AUG. 7

PAELLA DINNER: The main dish is prepared by mixologist Todd Thrasher. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Fit for Hope Challenge, a 16-chef weight-loss competition to benefit the American Cancer Society. 7:30 p.m. $100, not including tax and gratuity; $50 for optional wine pairings. Society Fair, 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-683-3247. societyfair.net.

AUG. 8

WINE DINNER: Multi-course meal featuring wines by Soliste Cellars. 7 p.m. $139, not including tax and gratuity. Ashby Inn & Restaurant, 692 Federal St., Paris. 540-592-3900. www.ashbyinn.com.

AUG. 9

BEER DINNER: Four courses featuring Chimay Brewery beer. 6:30 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.

AUG. 11

TASTE OF LINGANORE: Wine tastings, winery tour, food and live music. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength. Noon-5 p.m. $15 ($12 in advance); $10 for designated drivers and younger than 21 ($8 in advance). Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy. 410-795-6432. www.linganorewines.com.

COLLEGE PARK RESTAURANT WEEK: Through Aug. 17, the inaugural event at various restaurants features three-course specials and other discounts. www.shopcollegepark.

HOP CHEF: Eight chefs compete to cook a dish and pair it with Brewery Ommegang beers. 6:30-9 p.m. $55. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. 202-650-6937. www.washingtoncitypaper.

AUG. 12

FREE BREAKFAST: In honor of the restaurant’s 50th anniversary, egg dishes, juice and coffee will be available in the Omelette Room on a first-come, first served basis. 8-10 a.m. Other food and drink specials throughout the day. Clyde’s of Georgetown, 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180. www.clydes.com.

BEER DINNER: Four courses paired with six beers from Perennial Artisan Ales. 7 p.m. $60, not including gratuity. Birch and Barley, 1337 14th St. NW. 202-567-2576. birchandbarley.com.

AUG. 14

BEER DINNER: Featuring six beers from Brooklyn Brewery. 7 p.m. $60, not including tax and gratuity. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.

COFFEE AND BEER TASTING: Samples of New Belgium beer blended with Counter Culture cold brew and cascara tea, as well as music, raffle prizes and snacks. 7-11 p.m. $35 at the door; $40 online. Tryst Coffeehouse and Bar, 2459 18th St. NW. 202-232-5500. tinyurl.com/l2eeemp.

AUG. 15

BEER & BITES TASTING: Beer from DC Brau Brewing paired with food. 6-8 p.m. $30, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 Seventh St. NW. 202-349-3700. www.clydes.com.

BEER DINNER: Five courses paired with beer from DC Brau Brewing. 7:30 p.m. $65, not including tax and gratuity. Ripple, 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-7995. rippledc.com.

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: Dinner featuring selections from the new restaurant’s menu, with all proceeds going to the Manna Food Center. 6 p.m. $40, including tax but not gratuity. Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 11333 Woodglen Dr., Rockville. 301-816-1100. www.paladarlatinkitchen.com.

SOUR BEER BLENDING EVENT: Workshop on sour beer blending, samples of New Belgium Brewing ales and a food pairing. 6-8 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. $55. Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW. newbelgiumsession1.eventbrite.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail food@washpost.com, 14 days in advance. To find more calendar items, go to www.washingtonpost.com/gog/dc-events.html and click on "Food Events."

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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