Around Town: Biscuit Jam @ Industrious Warehouse — 8/6/16

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The Bumper Jacksons perform at Biscuit Jam 2016 in DC on Saturday, August 6. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. turned two years old recently, and instead of simply selling $2 biscuits or some other kitschy idea, it threw a proper birthday bash in Ivy City and called it the Biscuit Jam.

Held at the Industrious Warehouse (1900 Kendall St. NE, DC) on Saturday, Biscuit Jam offered up music, drink, food, and art on a sunny day. The full entertainment line-up consisted of a slate of regional bands: Jonny Grave & The Tombstones, Justin Trawick & The Common Good, Oh He Dead, Jahnel Daliya, Brian Farrow & What Got Over, Ampersand Stringband, and The Bumper Jacksons.

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Don’t Miss: Biscuit Jam @ Industrious Ivy City Warehouse, 8/6/17

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Biscuits! (Photo by Lucas Richarz)

Hey there’s a great way to spend your day this Saturday that involves eating biscuits, listening to music, and generally just having a great time.

Go to Biscuit Jam, presented by the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., in Ivy City for all of this and more! Mason Dixie is throwing the big biscuit bash to celebrate its second year, and you are invited!

Come out to celebrate at Biscuit Jam and dance the day away with these bands on Saturday, August 6:

  • Jonny Grave & The Tombstones
  • The Bumper Jacksons
  • Justin Trawick & The Common Good
  • Oh He Dead
  • Jahnel Daliya
  • Brian Farrow & What Got Over
  • Ampersand Stringband

One Love Massive will present live graffiti, 3-D expositions, and art installations. Food providers other than Mason Dixie include Amavi Sweets, Arepa Zone, Black Pearl Tarts, BBQ Bus, The Big Cheese Truc, Capitol Kettle Corn, Capital Candy Jar, Confluence Coffee, DC Brau, Dorpare Tea, Gouter, Ivy City Smokehouse, Krave Jerky, Milk Cult, Momme Meals, PinUp Preserves, Popcorn Queens, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Singer’s Significant Meats, Southern Efficiency, The Ugly Mug, and more.

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. specializes in made-to-order gourmet biscuit sandwiches, platters, and spreads. Founded in 2014, the Kickstarter-funded and Launch Pad winning company has since been operating with much acclaim out of pop-ups around the city, through app-based delivery services UberEATS and Caviar, and a location at Union Market. The brand recently released their signature line of ready-to-bake biscuits across Whole Foods Markets Mid-Atlantic, as well as local groceries across the DC metro area.

Biscuit Jam is sponsored by The Washington Blade, DC Brau Brewing Co., Lyft, Coldwell Banker and Thomas Burns Realtor, and Bicycle Space.

Tickets are available online! Packages include general admission, beer and wine tickets, and an open bar VIP package experience.

Biscuit Jam
Industrious Ivy City Warehouse
1900 Kendal St. NE, DC
Saturday, August 6
12-10:30pm
$0-$125
All ages
21+ to drink

Around Town: Summer Drive-In Movie Series @ Union Market, Begins 7/1/16

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The Summer Drive-In Movies at Union Market are back!

Starting this Friday, July 1st, drive up to see Top Gun, and start feeling patriotic for the 4th of July weekend.

The Drive-In Movies will be monthly, through October.

It’s free for walk-ups in the picnic area, and $10 per car.

You can get Mason Dixie biscuits and Stella’s Popkern, and the DC Rollergirls will be there to roll snacks and drinks right to you.

Movies start at 8pm, and the gates open at 6:30pm.

What movies can you see?

  • Friday, July 1, 2016 – Top Gun
  • Friday, August 5, 2016 – Ratatouille
  • Friday, September 2, 2016 – Grease
  • Friday, October 7, 2016 – Ghostbusters

 

Summer Drive-In Movie Series
Union Market parking lot (1305 5th Street NE )
Begins July 1 (through October 7)
6:30pm gates (Movie at 8:00pm)
$10 per car; free for walk-ins (pay for food trucks/snack)
All ages

Around Town: Annual Biscuit Bash @ Art and Soul, 6/16/16

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Biscuits are good.

So we approve of the 3rd Annual Biscuit Bash contest at Art and Soul Restaurant on Thursday, June 16th.

One place that has excellent biscuits, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., is missing from the list. And I hear Meats & Foods’ biscuits are good as well.

So the contest winner may need an asterisk next to it, but I’m sure all of these will be worth your time.

2016 Contenders:

  • Matt Baker/Gravitas
  • Brandon Byrd/Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
  • Louis Goral/Rural Society
  • Jerome Grant/Mitsitam Café at the National Museum of the American Indian
  • Hamilton Johnson/Honeysuckle
  • Tiffany MacIsaac/Butttercream Bakeshop
  • Drew Market/Beuchert’s Saloon
  • Alex McCoy/Alfie’s/Crisp Kitchen & Bar
  • George Rodrigues/Tico
  • Tadd Ruddell-Tabisola/BBQ Bus
  • Evan Scarlatelli/Southern Efficiency
  • DC Central Kitchen’s culinary job training program

A share of the proceeds will go to DC Central Kitchen.

Biscuit Bash 2016
Art and Soul Restaurant (415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001)
Thursday, June 16
6-8pm
$40

Don’t Miss: DC Craft Beer Festival: Spring Seasonals @ Washington Convention Center, 5/9/15

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3/17 Update: The next edition of the DC Craft Beer Festival has been postponed until May 9. The full statement from the organizers today:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to change the date of our festival to Saturday, May 9. All previously purchased tickets will be honored, or refunds will be available through Friday to guests that cannot attend at the new date. We are truly sorry for the last minute nature of the date change. We know it is little consolation but the change was unavoidable. Major logistical obstacles, that did not previously exist, just now presented themselves. These obstacles would have resulted in unacceptably long wait times for beer replenishment and lines at tasting stations. As attendee experience is of paramount importance to us this is unacceptable. The only solution is to move to our previous space, Hall D. Mountains were moved by the Convention Center in order to open the space for us…unfortunately it had to be May 9. This is unfortunate but we had absolutely no choice. For over three years we have been committed to presenting the best craft beer festivals, across the country, in multiple cities and without issues such as this. This stalwart commitment is the only reason for the change. We humbly ask for your understanding and continued patronage if not at this event, at the many others to come in the future.”

The last time I participated in a DC Craft Beer Festival at the Washington Convention Center, it was for their Winter Harvest session. Where many of the beers have a high ABV (8-11%). I overly enjoyed my fair share of winter and pumpkin ales.

Forget the cold. Now it’s time to think about Spring. Two seasonal beers each will be on tap from more than 75 breweries.

Local breweries, like Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars, Denizens and Port City will be represented.

Maybe Atlas will tap their 1500 South Cap Lager (sold at Nats Park) or even introduce a new beer. We can hope.

Of the food vendors, one to look out for is Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., whom recently opened a stand at Union Market. They will provide much needed biscuits to soak up the suds so you can keep going strong. Try Benton’s bacon, egg and cheese.

Don’t miss the fun!

Tickets are available online.

DC Craft Beer Festival: Spring Seasonals
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Two times @2-4:30 pm and @7-9:30 pm (add 1 hour for VIP)
$49.95 ($65 VIP)
21+