Editor's Note: There is nothing quite like a refreshing cold beer in the summer, are we right? That's why today's spotlight sends us to DC where Lisa Mathias, our DC Ambassador, hosted a Foodspotting Eatup and Drinkup at the sold-out Drink the District event. Take a look at her recap below.
It was a scorching-hot July weekend, but crowds of DC, Maryland and Virginia residents gathered in the Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood on July 28th for Drink the District, a first-time event held by the folks who hold Taste of DC. Drink the District gave local Foodspotters a discount to take advantage of the 40 breweries on hand for a casual "drinkup." Attendees were given their own small beer mug to use for unlimited tastings of beers, like Dogfish Head, based out of nearby Delaware, as well as Belgian ale makers Brewery Ommegang.
Several foodtrucks were also at Drink the District to provide more solid sustenance to go along with the flowing beer. Trucks like Carnivore BBQ and DC Slices were slinging barbecue and pizza, José Andres' Pepe served Spanish sandwiches, and Sinplicity and Goodie's DC handled desserts with artisanal ice cream and custard to help cool off in the heat.
Drink the District also had the block party vibe going on, including local bands and games like corn hole and flip cup. The Nats Truck was even on hand to dole out prizes. Seeing how fun this first year of Drink the District was, we're already looking forward to doing another "drinkup" next year!