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WUNDER GARTEN LAUNCHES “FALLFEST” WITH FOOD POP-UPS AND SAFE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

The lineup featuring local restaurants socially distanced arts and crafts classes,

fall-themed drinks and more November 6-28

 

The beer garden has been a popular destination providing the community a safe, outdoor space for socially distanced drinks and food, and the addition of fire pits and warm drinks will allow guests a chance to comfortably and safely enjoy the final weeks of fall outdoors.

 

FALLFEST at Wunder Garten features special menus and pop-ups from local award-winning restaurants including CHIKO, Laos in Town, Little Miner Taco, Timber Pizza, and Toki Underground. Socially distanced arts and crafting classes are planned with AR Workshop, Marcella Kriebel and She Loves Me. Wunder Garten’s extensive draft and canned beer menu will be available, along with a special offering of warming drinks. The bar will feature a special tasting flight of Old Forrester whiskies and hot cocktails such as Spiked Butterscotch Hot Chocolate and Spiked Hot Cider, all of which can be enjoyed during classes and restaurant pop-ups. Finally, all guests can purchase a commemorative beer mug painting kit, which comes with paints, a paint palette, a brush, and a mug.

 

“Wunder Garten is the perfect space to safely enjoy drinks and food at a time when many are looking to socially distance,” said Christopher Lynch co-owner of Wunder Garten. “With 13,000 square feet of urban, garden space we have a unique opportunity to provide that,” he continued. “So many local, small businesses have been devastated by COVID and these pop-up partnerships are a great way for us and for the community at large to support restaurants, artists, and makers.” 

 

Running November 6-28, the calendar of events includes:

 

  • November 7: CHIKO, the award-winning Chinese Korean restaurant will pop-up on November 7 starting at 5 PM serving some of the kitchen’s favorite appetizers and entrees.

  • November 8: She Loves Me, Petworth’s plant and flower shop, will host a “Brass Wreath Workshop” with owner Holley Simmons on November 8 from 12 PM to 1 PM. Tickets are $75 and include instruction and materials to make a wreath along with one complimentary drink. Guests leave with a completed wreath.

  • November 8: Timber Pizza’s mobile pizza oven will be at Wunder Garten serving a selection of their signature wood-fired pies. Starting at 12 PM, pizzas will be ready just in time for lunch and those attending the wreath making workshop.

  • November 12, 13, and 14: NOMA restaurant, Laos in Town known for its unique Laotian cuisine will pop-up November 12 and 13 from 6 PM to 9 PM and November 14 from 2 PM to 9 PM serving a Lao street grilled skewer including jumbo prawns, pork shoulder, and more. 

  • November 14: Local artist, Marcella Kriebel, will lead a watercolor painting class where students will receive instruction on how to paint a custom-designed illustration featuring a floral garden theme in a nod to the Jugendstil artistic movement. Tickets, which include all materials and instruction are $60 and can be purchased through the Wunder Garten website.

  • November 15: AR Workshop Alexandria will co-host a “Chunky Blankets & Brews” class from 12 PM to 1 PM where guests are guided through the step-by-step hand knitting process to start making a chunky blanket. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $90 per person and include a complimentary drink and all materials and instruction to make a 40x50 blanket.

  • November 15: Little Miner Taco, the local taco truck with a cult following known for its braised beef birria and melted cheese tacos will pull up to Wunder Garten on November 15 starting at noon. The full menu will be available for all guests including attendees of the chunky blanket knitting class.

  • November 19, 20, 21, and 22: H Street favorite, Toki Underground, will close out the festivities with a special menu of Japanese-inspired items including oden – a Japanese fish cake winter stew with vegetables and meat, corn dogs in vegan and beef frank varieties and steam buns with pork belly or shiitake mushrooms.

  • November 24: Wunder Garten's annual TurKegging event returns for its 5th year. The annual pre-Thanksgiving event will feature awesome drink specials and themed beers and cocktails.

  • November 28: District Motherhued the DMV’s premier organization for millennial moms of color returns for its 2nd Small Business Day and Holiday Market featuring black-owned small businesses. It's a perfect time to shop for those special holiday gifts.

  • November 29: She Loves Me, Petworth’s plant and flower shop, will host a “Brass Wreath Workshop” with owner Holley Simmons on November 8 from 12PM to 1PM. Tickets are $75 and include instruction and materials to make a wreath along with one complimentary drink. Guests leave with a completed wreath.  Tickets can be purchased at TBA