Little Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H St. NE) is scheduled to host its second annual “Movemberfest Pig Roast” Saturday at 3 p.m. The event is set to feature an all-you-can-eat feast from Queen Vic chef Ryan Gordon and bottomless booze from local brewer DC Brau.
Attendees can fill their plates with roasted pork, slow-cooked ribs, pimento mac and cheese and jalapeno cheesy grits, then participate in a cash raffle “with hundreds of dollars in prizes.”
Tickets cost $60 per person. A portion of all proceeds go toward the Movember Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at aiding men with physical and mental health issues.
Photo courtesy of Little Miss Whiskey’s
Exiles (1610 U St. NW) is scheduled to host a “hootenanny” next Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The party will include a pig roast, beer pairings, spiked apple cider and a family-style buffet, according to the bar’s co-owner, Brian Hillery.
“We will host the hootenanny on our back patio where our smoker Suzie Q lives,” Hillery said. “As we recently installed outdoor televisions, I was planning on screening The Last Waltz at some point.”
The event will also include games like cornhole and darts along with a chance for partygoers to make some music.
“We’re also encouraging attendees to bring along guitars, banjos, harmonicas, fiddles, and empty jugs with ‘XXX’ printed on them,” Hillery said.
Tickets to the “hootenanny” cost $45. Those interested in attending can email the bar to make reservations.
Flier courtesy of Bryan Hillery
From Alejandra Owens. You can find her at her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Alejandra also writes for City Eats DC, a Food Network site, where you can book dinner reservations. Follow her on Twitter at @frijolita and email her at alejandra[AT]borderstan.com.
Anything with pig in it continues to be all the rage – and I think that’s a good thing. Aside from some deeply questionable bacon productsout on the market, the ongoing popularity of pork dishes and the raising of heritage-breed hogs provides valuable lessons in community and learning about and becoming closer to our food systems. Aside from the apparent entertainment factor related to pig roasts, I think they do all the afore mentioned things and that’s why their popularity persists.
While I have a few entrepreneurial and chef friends who host pig roasts every summer, attending a pre-coordinated, booze-provided pig roast hosted by some serious professionals is probably the best way for me to appreciate a porcine beauty.
Bourbon Steak DC is hosting their 3rd annual pig roast, dubbed “Porc Out” this Sunday, August 19th.
So for $50 (food only) or $60 (food and drink) you can eat till your belly says no, but your eyes say yes for three solid hours. A giant whole roasted pig from Leaping Waters Farm, sides sides and more sides, an oyster bar hosted by War Shore Oyster Company, a full dessert bar (serving sundaes even), a variety of Port City beers, wines and non-alcoholic drinks are all on the menu. This. Is. A. Steal. And always a good time. I honestly have never heard a bad review of the event.
Grab your tickets and tweet the shit out of it (@BourbonSteakDC) and make all your friends jealous.
Where: Bourbon Steak, Four Seasons Georgetworn
When: Sunday, August 19th, 12-3pm
How Much: $50 for food, $60 for food and drink and $40 for children 12 and under
Reservations/Tickets: Call 202.944.2026, email [email protected] or visit the website at www.bourbonsteakdc.com.