Brine in Mosaic District opened yesterday. [WaPo]
Tomorrow there’s a chocolate crawl—cupcake, mousse cake, martinis— in Shirlington. [wire]
Deschutes Brewery launches bottles of Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter and Fresh Squeezed IPA with tasting events in NoVA. [wire]
The closest NoVA had to a local winner at the James Beard Foundation Awards Monday night was Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic.
Josh Ozersky, the national food writer who declared Virginia as the most important food region in 2014, died at 47 while in Chicago to attend the James Beard Awards. [Chicago Tribune]