It's a good weekend for gluttony: two Saturday events will allow you to overindulge in either ice cream or burgers. (Or, ya know, both.)
From 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, head to Dock 5 at Union Markets for the annual DC Scoop festival featuring ice cream, gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles from more than a dozen different vendors. Among the participating purveyors: Dolcezza, Ice Cream Jubilee, Milk Cult, Shake Shack, and Gifford's Ice Cream. The free event will include ice cream-eating contests, raffles, and other giveaways, as well as a competition to see whose frozen treats reign supreme. And if you need a break from the sweet stuff, Timber Pizza Co. and Luke’s Lobster will also serve food.
Meanwhile, the D.C. BRGR Bash from noon to 6 p.m. at the former District Flea lot (945 Florida Ave. NW) will pit burgers from 10 restaurants against each other. The participants include Willow Restaurant (the defending champion), Burger Tap & Shake, Old Ebbitt Grill, Fainting Goat, and Granville Moore's. A $27 ticket includes five pre-selected "not-so-mini-burgers" from the competitors plus access to games and live music. A $47 ticket buys access for two people plus burgers from all 10 competitors. (Tickets are $30 and $50 the day of the bash.) There will also be beers from DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works, and New Belgium. Get more info and purchase tickets at dcbrgrbash.com.
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