This weekend has the best food festivals for the entire DC area. And, alas, I don't think I'll be making it to any of them!
First, BBQDC is a fierce two-day battle of the barbecues, that takes place every year on Pennsylvania Ave. Tickets at $10, and include a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of America. Yummmm. (See picture, above)
Secondly, NOVA Summer Brew Fest in Leesburg, also lasts Saturday and Sunday. This is the largest brew-fest in the Washington area, and focuses on American Craft Brews. The $25 tickets include 4 sampling tickets and a commemorative pint glass.
Finally, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is this and next weekend, on the National Mall (photo, below). The festival was a little dull last year, but the food was delicious. This year's selections look rather enticing as well: Chicken and Basil in the Asian Foods pavilion, Bhelpuri, an Indian street food, awesome Mexican selections (we're not talking Chipotle burritos here!), and the requisite BBQ. I'd say go, get some food, and then duck into one of the music pavilions, and just let yourself go. You won't regret it.