Around Town: Smithsonian Food History Weekend, 10/27-10/29/16

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cookies
Kick the Food History Festival off right with “Cookies and Kindness with Dorie Greenspan” (Photo Credit: thethrillstheyyield)

The Smithsonian hosts its annual Food History Festival on Saturday, October 29th at the National Museum of American History, while also offering other pre-events to get you in the mood. Plus an after hours beer event on ‘The Great History of American Brewing’.

Thursday, October 27th
The Food History Gala: A seated dinner and fundraiser.

Friday, October 28th
Roundtables: A day of moderated discussions on the ‘politics’ of food and health.

Dine Out: Afterwards, almost 30 restaurants in DC and VA will offer a special dish inspired by American food history. Learn more here.

Saturday, October 29th
Food History Festival: Live demonstrations, talks, book signings and other ways to learn about food and its history in our country. Find the full schedule of the Food History Festival here.

The Great History of American Brewing ($40): Taste beers, try food and learn a bit of history over four historical tales. Breweries include Alewerks, Heavy Seas and Bluejacket, along with New Columbia Distillers. Get tickets here.

Smithsonian Food History Weekend
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Thursday-Saturday, October 27-29, 2016
Festival: October 29 (10am-5:30pm)
Free (The Great History of American Brewing and the Gala require tickets)
All ages

Sports Park: Where to Watch Pac-12 College Football


Ah, the smell of pigskin is in the air.

The 2016 College Football season is upon us and everyone has an alma mater or a favorite school to root for. Or they should.

Because I grew up in Washington State, and went to the University of Washington, I’m going to highlight where football watch parties take place in the DC area for all of the Pac-12 Conference schools. Maybe I’ll get around to other conferences…

After the first week of games, there are three Pac-12 schools in the AP Top 25 (as of 9/6/16), including two in the Top 10. (Source: Associated Press)

Don’t miss a minute of college football action!

Pac-12 Football Watch Party Locations

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