Oyster aficionados can have their fill this weekend, with two splashy events catering to their briny tastes. First up, on Saturday, Hank’s Oyster Bar is hosting its fifth annual oyster fest, a four-hour mollusk feast featuring all-you-can-eat oysters (both East and West Coast varieties) paired with a selection of notable beers including Lagunitas, Tröegs, Victory, and North Coast. Tickets are $80 per person and available here. Then, on Sunday, the mollusk munching continues at Poste Moderne Brasserie with “Oysterstock,” an Earth Day-themed event benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Chef Dennis Marron is planning various preparations of Rappahannock and War Shore Oysters, plus house-made grilled sausages, coleslaw, mac and cheese, steamed clams and other stuff. Live music and a live auction are also part of the festivities. Tickets cost $75. Get yours here.
Also Sunday: D.C. chefs compete in the pork-centric Cochon 555 contest at the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill.
Coming up: Next weekend, Sou’Wester in the Mandarin Oriental hotel kicks off a series of backyard barbecues on its outdoor patio with a three-course, $42-per-person dinner. Entrees include your choice of blackened bluefish or grilled cornish hen.
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