Openings, closings, events, charities, compiled from press releases, compressed into haiku

Roman-kind ah-peetz/Floating mozzarella trough/Blue crab, vegan pies; Fiorella Pizzeria, opening May 26, 152 National Plaza, National Harbor, Md., (301) 839-1811

Local chefs compete/Chili cook-off charity/Hot-dog eating match; from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 30, Café Saint-Ex, 1847 14th St. NW, (202) 265-7839

Eating, painting, drinks/Meet “Masters’ of Food & Wine“/Local vino, cheese; June 2-5, Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington, (202) 419-6755

Top Chef‘s Carla Hall/Silver Spring tasting event/Challah bread pudding; from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 12, $125 per person, address provided upon registration, (202) 450-2837

Photo courtesy of Café Saint-Ex