Learn about growing, roasting, brewing, and serving coffee, along with details about its production and a few coffee myths from the founders and editors of Sprudge, the premier website for coffee content.
Food writers, cocktail fans, and musicians Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington teamed up to write Booze and Vinyl, showcasing iconic albums from the 1950s through 2000s, each matched with the perfect cocktails. If you’re feeling in the groove, join the Darlingtons at the Smithsonian Castle for a listening party—and learn how to mix a couple of perfect cocktails.
A sweet favorite that hasn’t changed in a century is being transformed into something more modern. Learn (and taste) how producers are creating new variations on an American classic—and why you might be topping your pancakes with a salted-caramel-infused maple syrup.
If your idea of desert heaven is digging into a slice of cake from one of Milk Bar’s D.C. locations—or one you’ve made yourself—a sweet treat awaits. Spend an evening with the bakery’s founding chef Christina Tosi to learn about the sugar-fueled magic behind Milk Bar’s creations, and how home bakers can produce their own in the same delicious spirit.
The best food in Cuba can be found in paladares, small private restaurants generally run out of family homes. Join chef and cookbook author Guillermo Pernot as he serves up a paladares-inspired meal at his D.C. eatery, Cuba Libre.
Belgium is a beer-lover’s paradise. A pair of top specialists in the country’s beer offer an overview of the country’s long tradition of brewing, insider’s tips on planning the ultimate beer trip, and a guide to experiencing the best in authentic Belgian brews if you can’t make it to Europe.
Join Garrett Peck, author of Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C, on a walk through Old Town’s alleyways, archaeological finds, ice wells, warehouses, and waterfront as you explore the beverage’s local heritage and its renaissance.
Want some great cocktail ideas for celebrating the holidays? How about with Champagne? Learn about the French 75, the Bellini, the Mimosa, and that venerable classic, the Champagne Cocktail, with author and mixologist Philip Greene in a sparkling and spirited evening of food, drink, and enlightening discussion.
Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger provides a colorful glimpse into how members of the Tudor dynasty and their courtiers marked the festive season with midwinter merrymaking fit for a king (or queen). Afterward, enjoy a Tudor-inspired holiday “feast.”