There are few places in the world with more jazz heritage than the District, and that heritage will get a little richer with a show at Wolf Trap's Filene Center, at 1551 Trap Road in Vienna.
Bassist Stanley Clarke and keyboardist George Duke will "bring it," and by "it" we mean a funky jazz fusion that has led to awards, records and partnerships with respected performers. In addition to their own music, Clarke wrote the score for 1991's "Boyz 'n the Hood" and Duke has produced records for artists including Smokey Robinson and Barry Manilow.
Saxophonist Boney James, who cites Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire and fellow saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. as his influences, will also perform.
Tickets -- $42 in-house and $25 on the lawn -- are available at wolftrap.org. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Some days all you want to do is throw tomatoes. If today's that day for you, get to Valencia, Spain, for a tomato fight held annually on the last Wednesday in August. If you're feeling less like throwing tomatoes and more like eating them, though, save the airfare and head to Ripple (3417 Connecticut Ave. NW).
In honor of La Tomatina, Ripple will serve a four-course dinner that shows off the red fruit. The first course is a house-made tomato-buttermilk burrata with dandelion puree and green tomato mostarda. The third course is a roasted sturgeon paired with a vanilla-tomato confit with clams, bulgar and vinaigrette of sheep's milk whey. Finish it off with a goat cheese tomato ice cream sundae.
Dinner is $65 per person with beer and wine pairings for an additional $25.. The fat-washed tomato cocktail is available for $13.
Tacos, burritos and quesadillas, oh my! Opening for the first time in D.C. is Tex-Mex chain Lime Fresh, at 3100 14th St. NW in the DC USA shopping plaza. Though it's across the street from Chipotle, it offers a more pleasant dining experience for about the same price and for table service if you choose to dine in.
It also has a motto of "always fresh, never frozen," which is a "fresh" counterbalance to its fast-food counterparts. The seven-salsa bar (the asada is a winner) and hot sauce selection are impressive, and the queso sauce is a unique take on the cheesy treat. For a good serving of the latter, try the Queso Burrito with chicken, black beans and jalapenos.
Mayor Vincent Gray praised the establishment, honoring it with the New Employer Award for working with the One City • One Hire program. Lime Fresh hired 30 D.C. residents, helping to bring the unemployment rate below 9 percent for the first time in years.