Where To Drink And Dine Around D.C. This Week

The city has slowed down a bit as everyone prepares for the holidays and year-end events. Here are a couple things to keep on your radar:

Events:

Santa photos and beer for charity

Swing by Calico (50 Blagden Alley. NW) on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to support two worthy charities. The restaurant will be accepting donations for photos with Santa, with all the money going to benefit No Kid Hungry. If you're thirsty, Stella Artois will be selling their signature chalices filled with beer for $15 each in support of Water.org

All things egg nog

The Wharf (1100 Maine Ave. SW) is throwing a Nog Fest party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a winter drink garden for sips and samples along with a fire pit with free s'mores and music by White Ford Bronco. Mixologists from Wharf restaurants will be whipping up egg nog theme cocktails, too. 

Go bottomless this New Year's Eve

If you're looking for plans to close out 2017 in style, why not get it on one of the city's all-inclusive parties? There's something for just about every taste and budget. Eater DC has a round up of some good bets. Highlights include a pig roast at Barrel, rare beers at Bluejacket, and unlimited slices at Timber Pizza.

Openings:

Taylor Gourmet
(888 17th St. NW)

The 15th location (and ninth in D.C.) of this favorite local hoagie chain is now open in Farragut Square. Come and fill up on the seasonal menu or go with one of the shop’s classic sandwiches. 

Wawa
(1111 19th St. NW)

If you haven't heard, D.C.'s first Wawa is open and people are going insane. It's a decidedly fancier version than loyalists are used to, but judging by the lines that's not going to be a problem.

(Photo by Scott Suchman)

Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.