Saturday, May 5 - Curbside Cookoff is back. More than 40 food trucks, live music and nine and a half hours of truck hopping and stuffing yourself silly on everything from tacos to lobster rolls to lasagna. Head down to RFK Stadium from 11:30 AM til 9 PM and check out what all the trucks are serving up. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday, May 9 - There's something about warm weather and roasting whole pigs. By that I mean a bunch of restaurants are doing just that. Jackson 20 is hosting patio pig parties on the second Wednesday of every month. For $40 per person, you'll get to try some of the whole roasted, eco-friendly pig from Pipe Dreams Farm, along with classic summer barbecue dishes such as macaroni salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, cole slaw and more. The first patio pig party is on May 9 and other dates include June 13, July 11, August 15, September 12 and October 10. All of the pig roasts begin at 6 PM.
Friday, May 11 - Truckeroo is back to fulfill your food truck needs until the end of September. One Friday per month more than 25 trucks set up at the corner of Half and M streets, SE for a day of live music, games and yes, food. Admission is free and Truckeroo runs from 11 AM until 11 PM. This year's dates for Truckeroo also include June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 28.
Sunday, May 13 - If you've got a little more cash to throw down, chef Tony Chittum of Vermilion will be serving up a four-course dinner benefiting Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. Start out with a little stroll around Woodlawn Historic Farm (which is beautiful, by the way) and then sit down to dinner prepared by the chef, along with desserts from executive pastry chef, Tiffany MacIsaac. Tickets to the Spring Farm Dinner Hosted by Vermilion and Arcadia are $185 and include dinner, wine pairings, a farm tour and cocktail reception beginning at 3 PM.
Thursday, May 17 - Restaurant 3 in Clarendon has its second Patio Pig Roast of the season. The restaurant will roast a whole, smoked Tamworth or Berkshire pig, and you'll get to chow down on their patio. The pig roast will include $5 pulled pork sandwiches, $3 beer drafts, $5 bacon bloody marys, handcut fries, homemade slaw and other sides. 3 will host their pig roast on the third Thursday of every month until September 20th.
Sunday, May 20 - Music and food just go together. DCCK's Sound Bites is back at the 9:30 Club. Five bands, a whole slew of restaurants serving up food and a good cause. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon, right? Tickets are $40. Sound Bites starts at 3 PM.
Monday, May 21 - Lamb Jam returns to DC for a second year. Eighteen restaurants (mostly different from last year) will be competing with their best lamb dishes, including 701, Bibiana, Bourbon Steak, Granville Moore's Urbana and more. Tickets are $50 per person. Lamb Jam 2012 runs from 6-9 PM at the Eastern Market North Hall.
Take a bite: www.bonappetitfoodie.com.