The best food and drink events in Washington this week

When it comes to food and drink, there's plenty to do in Washington this week. From whisky tasting to a professional networking day party, here's how to add some flavor to your social calendar.

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Wines Over Washington 2019 Series Kickoff Party with Stag's Leap Winery

On Thursday, Downtown's BLT Steak is launching its 2019 Wines of Washington event. Every Thursday all spring and summer long, it will be featuring favorite winemakers paired with house steaks and other food, all on its rooftop patio. The featured winery this week is Stag's Leap, out of Napa, California.

When: Thursday, April 4, 6-8 p.m.
Where: BLT Steak, 1625 I St. NW
Price: $85
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Day Party: Spring Mix & Mingle

Then, the Meetup group DC Metro Area Social & Professional Network has planned this day party at U Street's Pure Lounge. You can dance if you want to or just have a drink, smoke hookah and meet some new friends.

When: Saturday, April 6, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Pure Lounge, 1326 U St. NW
Price: $20
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Premier Drams 2019: a Whisk(e)y Festival Celebrating the Cask-Strength, New & Rare

Jack Rose Dining Saloon is your host for this whiskey festival. The day-long tasting event will feature stations scattered throughout the bar serving unusual cask-strength bourbons, ryes and scotches. There'll also be blind tastings, special cocktails and the chance to ask questions of distiller reps.

When: Sunday, April 7, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW
Price: $125
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Ring in Spring at Westend Bistro's First Patio Happy Hour of the Season

Finally, the Westend Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton is celebrating the opening of their patio for the first time this season with this happy hour event. Chef Alvin Dela Cruz has created an all-new spring menu, with items like braised short rib plantain tart and Dungeness crab with spring vegetables and ricotta. Seasonly-appropriate cocktails will be on hand, too.

When: Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m.
Where: 1190 22nd St. NW
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