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Memorial Day 2024
Memorial Day is a time to remember and reflect, but also a time to celebrate. However you commemorate the weekend - brunching all weekend long, gathering with friends at a BBQ or  going to the pool — DC area restaurants and markets are at the ready to make this Memorial Day the most memorable yet. Check here for all the details and pro-tip, don't forget to check the rest of the weekend for other celebratory options, too!
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MoCo’s Kickoff to Summer
Visit Montgomery’s Go MoCo Month is a collection of week-long programs in May celebrating Montgomery County, Maryland’s small businesses and entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout the month, visitors and locals will be able to access deals, discounts, and special events at a selection of the county’s hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail, and craft beverage producers. The Go MoCo Month campaign celebrates the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit within the tourism and hospitality industry.• May 1-10: Week one starts with Shop MoCo Week, aligning with National Small Business Week, celebrating the diverse range of small shops contributing to the county's charm. Local shops will offer a deal or discount. Participants will check-in to the Go Shop digital passport to redeem deal and be entered to win the Go MoCo Ultimate Giveaway.•          May 10-19: Week two, MoCo Eats Week shifts the spotlight to the region’s culinary diversity with the 4   annual MoCo Eats Week. Food and beverage businesses can participate in the largest Montgomery County restaurant week of the year. Participants will check-in to the Go Eat digital passport to redeem deal and be entered to win the Go MoCo Ultimate Giveaway.•          May 19-25: The third week, MoCo Hotel Week, coincides with National Travel & Tourism Week, emphasizing the county's welcoming accommodations. Hotels will feature special packages encouraging spring and summer travel to the county.*        May 24-31: As the campaign crescendos towards Memorial Day Weekend, week four completes the month-long event with MoCo’s Kick Off to Summer, highlighting fun things to see and  do during your weekend in Montgomery County. Participants will check-in at events on the Go Play digital passport to be entered to win the Go MoCo Ultimate Giveaway. Enter to win up to $1,000 in giveaways by checking-in at participating locations during Go MoCo Month using weekly digital passports within the Visit MoCo Adventure Planner app or visitmontgomery.com
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You’re Laaaa-st Week of Lamb Jam
The American Lamb Board’s annual month-long competition challenges chefs to create innovative lamb dishes in celebration of family operated farms and ranches raising sheep in the United States. This year’s seven-city Lamb Jam Restaurant Month features the creations of some of the most talented chefs in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and here in Washington, DC.  Each chef has created an American lamb-focused small plate that is featured on their menu and secretly tasted by a panel of local dining judges. The chef whose dish scores the highest out of all other chefs in their city will be named their city’s Lamb Jam Master. (They’ll also win a trip to New York City to compete for the title of National Lamb Jam Master as part of the Lamb Jam Finale event at Platform by the James Beard Foundation.)And, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorite lamb dish. The chef with the highest number of votes will win the People’s Choice Award and you could win a $250 gift card to the participating restaurant of your choice Where you are getting your lamb on:  Robert Curtis – Mercy MeSatinder Vij – ililiJames Collura – Iron GateMichael Costa – ZaytinyaRakesh Singh – Rasika West EndDemetri Mechelis – Martha DearErik Bruner-Yang – MakettoRyan Moore – Sababa For more information on what the chefs are serving, details on how to vote and be entered to win that $250 gift card visit AmericanLamb.com/lamb-jam
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Passport DC: May is International Cultural Awareness Month
Events DC has brought back Passport DC, the month-long journey around the world highlighting Washington, DC's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. In its 17th year, Passport DC is celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington. Passport DC will be a showcase of an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums, and special receptions throughout the District. All events are free and open to the public. Check out events including the EU Open House, Fiesta Asia, and a variety of other programs here.
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Memorable Eating: The List’s List of Food Offerings
 Let's embrace the vibrant spirit of spring in DC. Join us as we delve into the lively culinary scene. We savor all the seasonal delights and have the 411 on the latest menus prepared by your local faves - and maybe some there’s a name or two that’s new to you. We are ready for spring on a plate — you?  NEW & NOTEWORTHY: Ampersandwich Returns at Shilling Canning Co.: Ampersandwich, the fast-casual pop up by Sara Quinteros and Chef Reid Shilling is back at Shilling Canning Company. Shilling Canning Company’s menu highlights fresh and local ingredients from their on-site garden, local purveyors, and partner farms. The new Ampersandwich menu adapts the ethos of Shilling with a casual menu featuring high quality, from-scratch ingredients. Expect new items like the breakfast burrito, made with braised pork belly, crispy potatoes, black beans, farm fresh eggs, pickled corn, fresnos, and fire roasted salsa, all wrapped in a hand-made flour tortilla. Returning favorites include the Baltimore pit beef sandwich, the Chivito with wood-fired beef, Virginia ham, applewood smoked bacon, egg, roasted red peppers, chimichurri, garlic aioli, red onion, iceberg lettuce, and melted mozzarella on a griddled benne seed bun, and the McReid, made with St. Louis style ribs & pork shoulder. Looking for a meat-free sandwich? Check out the veggie Reuben, made with braised collard greens, Amp slaw, homemade Dijon, and melted Swiss cheese on crispy sourdough. Sides include hand cut fries, house made chips and cookies, and fries apple pie. Drinks include Mexican Coke & Sprite, cold brew on-tap, Natty Bo, High Noon, and Dale’s Pale Ale. Order through UberEats, Grubhub, Doordash, or via Toast. Catering is also available through their website. 350 Water Street SE; ampersandwichdc.com Pranzo! (Lunch Alert): Chef Mike Friedman is rolling out lunch at Bethesda’s Aventino. Lunch service will be available Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The lunch menu is a mix of dinner favorites and new additions, including a panini caprese with roasted cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, arugula, basil &  pizza bianca, the Aventino burger featuring a dry-aged beef patty, smoked red onion, fontina & black truffle aioli on a potato bun, and capesante with pan-roasted scallops, ‘risi e bisi,’ spring peas, brown butter, lemon, capers & fresh herbs. 4747 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda; aventinocucina.com Cornettos & Express-oh (Brunch Alert): Inspired by the pastry shops and cafes in southern Italy, Caffè Morini brings bruschetta to brunch with offerings like a smashed avocado bruschetta, and Italian takes on classic breakfast delights like the Morini Morning breakfast with scrambled egg, avocado, and roasted tomato grilled ciabatta. Sweet offerings include authentic, filled-to-order housemade cornettos that will transport diners to the sun kissed shores of Italy. Fillings include nutella and toasted hazelnuts, and pistachio cream and crumble – the perfect complement to their Express-Oh! Martini, or the new brunch libation, the Thunderbolt Spritz featuring Malfy, limoncello, A’sicilia Limonata, & espresso. Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 901 4th Street NW; cucinamorini.com Chef Update: Mary Mendoza at Centrolina: Centrolina welcomes back chef Mary Mendoza as executive pastry chef of Centrolina and Piccolina. Chef Mary creates traditional Italian desserts that highlight seasonal, local ingredients. Mary's love for baking comes from creating unexpected sweet and savory pairings. She believes in just one bite of dessert you can experience the feeling of the person making it. Mary is a Finalist for the 2023 RAMMY Awards for Pastry Chef of the Year. She was previously the pastry chef at Tonari. 974 Palmer Alley NW; centrolinadc.com The Duck for Lunch (Lunch Alert): The Duck & The Peach has begun counter service lunch. It will be available on Fridays only, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a to-go menu of sandwiches, salads, sides and drinks. All orders are packed to-go, or can be enjoyed indoors or on the patio, as well as ordered for pick-up and delivery. Menu highlights include a chicken salad sandwich with grated tomato, pickled onion, caper, pan de cristal; egg sandwich with fried egg, sriracha aioli, arugula, pan de cristal, and cobb salad with egg, bacon, tomato and green goddess dressing. 300 7th Street SE; duckandpeachdc.com Show Your Pride (Immigrant Food): Immigrant Food (White House & Planet Word locations) is showcasing a new dish for Immigrant Heritage and Pride Month throughout June, in partnership with one of their Impact Partners, AsylumWorks. The team chose a Greek dish, the “Greek Rainbow Salad,” in celebration of their recent strides for LGBTQ+ equality. Greece legalized same-sex marriage in February, becoming the first Southeastern European country to do so. Chef Ben Murray’s Greek dish features watermelon, feta, cucumber, cherry tomato, olive, bell pepper, & red wine vinaigrette. In honor of the month, Immigrant Food will donate 25% of June sales from the dish to AsylumWorks. 925 13th Street NW; 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; immigrantfood.com Here's the Scoop: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ Hot Summer Spins collection drops for the summer. This collection is their take on the classic Americana summer, from cherry pie straight from the oven, to creamsicles from the ice cream truck, and fruity shaved ice from the snow cone stand. The 5-pint collection launches in scoop shops across the DMV and online via jenis.com on June 6th (with early access online for rewards members on May 29th). Flavors include Sparkling Cherry Pie with sour cherry and Sichuan peppercorn, Snow Cone Sorbet, with blue brambleberry, watermelon, and pink lemonade sorbets, Burnt Orange Dreamsicle, a juicy orange ice cream with vanilla custard and burnt orange caramel, Tahini Oat Chocolate Cookies,  with milk chocolate and tahini ice creams and an oat cookie crumble, and Double Dough, a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream swirled into a buttery brown sugar custard. jenis.com Moon View at Lunch (Lunch Alert): Dine with a view at Moonraker, in the Pendry Hotel. The newly launched lunch menu features Japanese-inspired light bites such as the pan-fried shrimp dumplings and Tokyo fried chicken served with Kanzuri mumbo aioli. Enjoy a selection of maki rolls, as well as Donburi rice bowls with four different protein options, including a Sashimi bowl with hamachi, tuna, salmon, ikura, oshinko, wakame, and sesame scallion ponzu, and an Unagi bowl with oshinko, wakame, and scallion. On the sweeter side, indulge in Moonraker’s signature Sakura profiteroles stuffed with cherry blossom cremeux, vanilla anglaise, and strawberry chocolate. Sip on Moonraker’s new signature cocktails, like the Man on the Moon featuring Suntory Toki Whisky, and the Shio Kosho Margarita with Clase Azul Reposado. 655 Water Street SW; pendry.com  Chef Update: Josh Hunt at Modena: Ashok Bajaj has announced Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s Modena has a new exec chef, Josh Hunt. Most recently, Hunt served two years as the executive sous chef at L’Ardente. Before moving to the nation’s capital, Hunt worked in Memphis, Tennessee as executive chef of Biship, 8 & Sand for two years, as well as as a sous chef for Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen. His Italian culinary experience includes an apprenticeship at Frosio in Almè, Italy, a one-star Michelin restaurant.  You will want to partake in the restaurant’s tableside service with a trolley carte of antipasti served family-style with six to eight selections available until the dishes run out during service. At lunch service, enjoy the Pranzo Esecutivo, a two-course experience with an antipasto and a secondo for $30. 1100 New York Avenue NW; modenadc.com   Picnic in the Park: Just in time for summer weather, Park Hyatt has introduced a new package, Picnic in The Park, that invites you to savor breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a picnic for two in one of the area’s local parks. The picnic is paired with an overnight stay at the luxurious Park Hyatt. Private sedan roundtrip transportation from the hotel to the picnic location is included and you will find a beautifully outfitted picnic setup, thanks to the creative work of Park Hyatt Washington’s partner for this adventure, Sutherland Styled Picnics.  Elegant linens, silverware, plush pillows, candles, and low-slung tables set the tone for a special pampered experience at the private picnic. The first meal option is Breakfast at the Park, with house-made croissants, chocolatines, muffins, preserves, freshly sliced fruit and berries, yogurt parfaits, house-made granola, freshly brewed coffee or cold brew, and seasonal fresh fruit juices. Ham, quiche, cheese selections, salmon, and eggs can be added at an additional fee.  Lunch at the Park begins with Blue Duck Tavern roasted vegetable salad, goat cheese, sorrel, green goddess or einkorn and quinoa salad, followed by a choice of sandwiches or wraps, served with house-spiced chips, and Blue Duck Tavern chocolate chip cookies and whole fruit. Evening at the Park starts with market vegetable crudités with dips, marinated olives, roasted peppers, and local feta with crackers. Next, nibble on artisan charcuterie, with palladin Bread and house mustard, followed by a local handcrafted cheese display with seasonal fruit jam, candied walnuts, honeycomb, and fig-almond cake.. Sable cookies and assorted macarons complete your feast. This package begins at $900 per night. The Picnic in The Park is available for booking by calling 1.800.778.7477 or visiting parkhyattwashington.com Indian Gastro Bar in Columbia Heights: Tamashaa is the brainchild of restaurateur Rajiv Chopra (Bombay Velvet in Reston), chef Manoj Goel, and their beverage director/GM, Satyam Rai. This upscale Indian establishment will offer a unique tapas-style menu, transporting you on a culinary journey, complete with nostalgic flavors and unexpected familiarity. The name "Tamashaa" originates from a Hindi word meaning “performance or spectacle,” signifying the restaurant's dedication to a memorable dining experience. Shivani Chopra, the co-founder of Tamashaa, is an Indian interior designer whose aesthetic influence is evident in the restaurant's unique decor. Chef Manoj, with 24 years in the industry, began his career in New Delhi and has worked in renowned hotels and restaurants, including the Taj Palace and Taj Mahal hotel. He was featured in Asia’s best 50 restaurant list in 2013 & 2014 and is known for artistically presented modern Indian cuisine. At Tamshaa, the menu embraces the full multicultural span of Indian cuisine. Small plates include multigrain sev puri, with avocado and cranberry chaat, flaky biscuits and spicy mint emulsion and ghevar chaat, with sweet and tangy chickpeas, honeycomb and tamarind sauce. Mains include the seasonal soft shell crab with mild coconut curry, tawa branzino, chili vinegar marinated fish with lemon rice, and Pondicherry duck, a grilled duck breast served with curried lima beans and goan chorizo.  Seven chutneys are available a la carte or in a group of three, and include flavors like smoked pineapple, Bombay tadka guacamole and bramley, rhubarb and ginger. Satyam Rai’s cocktail collection reflects fond recollections and favorite elements from his formative years. In addition to cocktails, Tamashaa also has a dedicated section for mocktails, inspired by the rich heritage of Indian literature, specifically the epic tale of Mahabharata. 3115 14th Street NW; tamashaa.us  NOT NEW, BUT NOTEWORTHY: Alfreda To-Go: Now you can grab your favorites to take home with Alfreda’s to-go service. Starting at noon every day, order for pickup or delivery online. Alfreda will be open for pickup and delivery only until 4:00 p.m., when the dining room opens for dinner service. 2016 P Street NW; toasttab.com Pinkies Up (High Tea Alert): Indulge in a lovely afternoon of bites at Art and Soul's high tea, featuring a freshly curated menu of savory sandwiches, sweet treats, and bubbly drinks. Enjoy delicate sandwiches paired with flavorful tea blends and cocktails, including favorites like beet cured salmon and tomato burrata. Treat yourself to red velvet cupcakes, chocolate mousse, and freshly baked scones accompanied by honey butter and seasonal jam. Elevate your experience with menu enhancements like Wagyu beef tartare and decadent chocolate truffles or macarons. High tea is available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. artandsouldc.com  Savor the Small Things: The first D.C.-based, woman-owned and Black-owned gourmet cookie company, Bell’s Reines, has officially launched. The mother-daughter duo, Angel Thompson-Cephas and Teneisha Bell-Thompson, have curated a special menu with eight specialty flavors including gluten free and vegan options. Each small-batch cookie is baked by hand using the highest quality of nut free ingredients with no artificial flavors or added preservatives. Bell’s Reines wants you to be able to satisfy your sweet tooth in moderation by providing a treat that is less than 100 calories and Non-GMO Project Verified (with eco-friendly packaging, as well). The current cookie collection ranges from classics like snickerdoodle and chocolate chip to more unique flavors like matcha white chip and lemon. Shop the snack packs and assorted cookie tins directly on Bell’s Reines website, all of which are delivered straight to your doorstep. In addition to online purchases, find the cookies at Shop Made In DC, Reagan National Airport, Local Flavor Love, and Park Ridge Trading Company. bellsreines.com/collections/all  Top Tapas: Located in the bar area of Casa Teresa, Tapas Bar is a direct line to the small-plates culture of chef Garcia’s Spanish upbringing. The menu is a collection of the classics: gambas al ajillo, patatas bravas and jamón Ibérico de Bellota. There’s a variety of cheeses, meats, olives and all sorts of snacky bits, plus chicken croquetas and chicken skewers. Gilda Clásica—a Basque pintxo featuring pickled and roasted peppers, anchovy filet, and olives punctured with a toothpick—is a cheeky reference to Rita Hayworth’s brazen character in the movie “Gilda.” Of course, there’s a tinned-seafood program, featuring baby scallops, mussels, sardines and cockles. Drinks include two dozen-plus vermouths by the glass, a half dozen sherries, classic Spanish cocktails, and of course, the joy of porron. teresadc.com Five Star Dive Bar: 17th Street’s “Five-Star Dive Bar”, Commodore, has changed ownership with previous owner Matt Crofcheck handing the keys over to long-time bartender and GM Rob Van de Graaff, and executive chef, Steve Kim. Chef Kim rolled out new brunch and dinner menus this month, both an homage to Commodore’s Southern-leaning menu, with hints of Asian flavors.  New brunch items include an ube French toast, and “Carl’s Sausage Fest”, a platter with Berkshire pork sausage, confit garlic fried egg, chipotle mayo potatoes, and toast with Guinness mustard. The dinner menu will feature new “handhelds” such as a bacon, burrata, and heirloom tomato on rosemary focaccia, and an herb turkey prosciutto, mozzarella, lemon pepper arugula, and Diablo aioli, on rosemary focaccia. Commodore has also recently introduced weekly programming - Monday is Industry Night; trivia nights on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m; and drag bingo on the first Wednesday of each month. 1636 17th Street NW; commodoredc.com Let’s Meet at Delbar (Patio Update): Delbar, the new lounge and patio space at Joon, is now open. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails alongside dishes from James Beard nominated chef/owner Chris Morgan such as fried calamari with torshi remoulade, Joon hot wings with lime buffalo sauce, and housemade advieh seasoned potato chips paired with dips. 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; eatjoon.com We Feel Joy (Patio Update/Brunch Alert/Pet Menu): JOY by Seven Reasons has plenty to offer for a brunch experience on the covered patio this spring. Enjoy new dishes from chef William Morles like “Happy Pancakes'' (berry mix marmalade, sugar powder, micro mint, maple syrup), their famous $65 “Colossal Short Rib Sandwich,” and a crowd-pleasing kid’s menu. Plus, four-legged friends can enjoy alongside their family with pupsicles and other yappy hour offerings. 5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase; sevenreasonsgroup.com  Cream of the Crop: Brooklyn-based ice cream company Malai has opened its first DC location. Malai, figuratively meaning cream of the crop, draws inspiration from South Asian ingredients, aromatic spices, and its founder's upbringing. Malai’s ice cream is all eggless, handcrafted, and churned with very little air, resulting in pure, more robust flavors. The first 50 customers on Saturday, May 18 will receive a free Malai tote bag. You can also enjoy discounted $3 single scoops all day Saturday. 1407 T Street NW; malai.co  Veggie Delights: Miguel Guerra and Tatiana Mora, the former chefs behind El Cielo and Serenata, have unveiled their four-course tasting menu at MITA. Priced at $75, this prix fixe experience is available Tuesday through Thursday, offering a journey through the freshest produce in this vegetable-forward concept. On Fridays and Saturdays, treat yourself to an exclusive tasting menu priced at $150 per person. For a more casual experience, walk-ins are welcomed at the bar, where a selection of à la carte dishes are offered. 804 V Street NW; mitadc.com And, How: James Beard semifinalist Peter Chang and his daughter-business partner Lydia Chang have opened NiHao in the National Landing neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The all-day modern Chinese concept will highlight Sichuan cuisine with small, shareable plates that lean into the famed chef’s signature use of peppers and spice. Erik Bruner-Yang, an acclaimed chef and friend of the Chang family, is involved in the new concept as a partner. This menu will differ from its Baltimore counterpart, focusing on dim sum and small, shareable plates that do not shy away from spice and bold flavors. NiHao will serve Lunar hard seltzer, an AAPI-owned beverage company that uses real fruit juice and premium Asian ingredients, along with local beer, wines by the glass, baijiu, and a list of signature cocktails named for Chinese films. 1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington; nihaoarlington.com Reservations on the Patio (Patio Update): Pascual, the contemporary Mexican restaurant from The Popal Group’s chef Matt Conroy and Isabel Coss, has been a tough reservation to snag since they opened a few months back. Luckily, Pascual’s patio will be opening for day-of reservations on RESY, expanding their capacity and giving you a plan to enjoy the new restaurant outside in Capitol Hill. Keep an eye on RESY and Instagram for availability. 732 Maryland Avenue NE; pascualdc.com  Social Food Hall: Solaire Social, a 13,000 square-foot food hall, features a collection of artisan concepts curated by chef and restaurateur Akhtar Nawab of Hospitality HQ. Designed by Eimer Design, the interior builds on Silver Spring’s industrial past. In addition to the venue’s 40-seat bar and entertainment stage, the food vendors are a mix of culinarians that make up the fabric of Silver Spring, including fried chicken, sushi, Thai, Indian, and Brazilian, plus a butcher and deli, and African inspired ice cream. 8200 Dixon Avenue, Silver Spring; SolaireSocial.com Executives Need Apply: Xiquet has launched a new “executive tasting menu” of five courses at $95/person, available exclusively from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. daily. This one-hour, five-course culinary journey is a great introduction to modern Spanish cooking and includes many of the same highlights as their full tasting menu experience (available nightly for $195 and for $265 on Fridays and Saturdays). This quick taste is a great option for a pre-theater or pre-event dinner. The offerings will rotate monthly and includes: snacks for the table (this month, these include house-aged tuna loin; black olive tartlets with grilled squid; and tritura espanyola, an egg white merengue with shallots, potato and jamon Iberico); a choice of seafood for the second course (currently scallop crudo or potato-crusted hake); for the main course, a choice of paellas, or, for an additional $25, you can choose to upgrade to the signature Iberico Pork Wellington; dessert; and, for the final course, a variety of house-made mignardises. For an additional $95/pp, you can choose to add a wine pairing to the executive tasting menu experience. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW; xiquetdl.com  
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Memorable Drinking: The List’s List of Drink Offerings
Spring has sprung, so let's raise a glass with delightful drinks of the season. With warming temperatures, we are ready for the refreshing over-ice concoction, and we found you delish libations that promise to add a touch of warmth to your spring evenings: NEW & NOTEWORTHY: Kiss on the Rose: Primrose is debuting an all-new, seasonally-focused cocktail list of French-inspired libations under $17 each. Highlights include the “Fleur de French 75” made with rose and hibiscus gin, lemon juice, and sparkling wine ($14), “The Gardener” made with vodka, St Germain, pineapple shrub, lemon ($15) and the Moloko Clarified Milk Punch perfected with bourbon, Oolong tea, Centum Herbis ($16). 3000 12th St NE; primrosedc.comDown in the Cellar: The Dabney’s wine bar is a hidden and intimate English basement space that serves a wide variety of wines by the glass, cocktails, oysters, country hams and other various food preparations. Open Sundays & Mondays, The Cellar is a more casual offspring of The Dabney’s Michelin Guide award winning bar program. 122 Blagden Alley NW; thedabney.comForget the Mimosa: Residents has two refreshing and approachable cocktail for those summery sunny days. The Maracuya Royale ($18) is an elevated, tropical cocktail meant to be adored by mimosa lovers and tiki cocktail fans alike. Residents also put a spin on the Aperol Spritz with the Arroyo Spritz ($18), an elevated version of an aperitivo and digestivo cocktail made with grapefruit soda, Pamplemousse liquor, and finished with Double Gold-winning Amaro Arroyo. 306 18th Street NW; residentsdc.comWe Love an Aperitif (Happy Hour Alert): Bresca has a new happy hour for your to unwind during the week. For $9, youcan enjoy Lead Bartender Sara Chaudhuri’s Espresso Mini with Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum, or a Coconut Martinez with Gin, Maraschino, Vanilla and Sweet Vermouth. 1906 14th street; brescadc.comTropicalia Cocktail Garden: Throughout June, in the spirit of community and shared purpose, Mercy Me and Swingers, The Crazy Golf Club, are partnering with local charities by offering specialty cocktails. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the LGBTQIA+ community. Mercy Me has partnered with DCEndsHIV and is donating 10% of sales from the signature Caipi Lychee (crafted with Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto Liqueur, rectified lime juice, lychee cordial, Sake, Cachaça Prata and fresh raspberries) to the organization. 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW; mercymedc.comAperitivo at Red Hen: The Red Hen's bar-only happy hour-style menu returns for the summer on Memorial Day. Aperitivo Hour will offer guests a rotating list of cocktails and beers alongside snacks from the kitchen. Try the Aeperol Spritz, negroni and more. 1822 1st Street; theredhendc.comIt’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Tea Party (High Tea Alert):  You can embark on a journey down the rabbit hole and indulge in the Waldorf Astoria's senses in a delightful array of delectable treats at A Mad Tea Party (Afternoon Tea) set in the elegant surroundings of Peacock Alley. Indulge in a new and special cocktail offered at Peacock Alley,The Curious Cat,  made with Empress Gin, Crème de Violette, Egg White, Lemon Juice.  1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; hilton.comAn American Oak Maverick: Maverick Distilling has released the second batch of their highly anticipated and exclusive Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled in Bond edition (SRP $135/bottle). This Samuel Maverick Straight Triticale Whiskey Bottled in Bond is produced in accordance with the criteria established in the 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act. The Act was created to protect the integrity and authenticity of aged spirits in the United States. The designation ensures that the spirit is the product of one distillation season, by one distiller, at one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof. Order here. Hole (Happy) in One: Inspired by the green turf that surrounds the stalwart restaurant's new location, co-owners Ellen Kassoff and Todd Gray will launch a new summer happy hour with seasonal fritters, beer flights, small bites (including jumbo lump crab cake sliders, beef short rib empanadas, and yellow tomato gazpacho) and a pop-up putting green. The 19th Hole Happy Hour debuts on May 21 and will take place every Tuesday this summer from 4 to 7 p.m. on the patio and at the bar. 900 19th Street; equinoxrestaurant.comNOT NEW, BUT NOTEWORTHY: Atlas Brew Works x Patagonia Provisions: Atlas Brew Works is introducing Kernza® Lager in partnership with Patagonia Provisions, the food and beverage division of outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Atlas Brew Works, along with 10 additional breweries, joins this second cohort of partners in the movement to scale regenerative and organic ingredients that improve soil health, restore ecosystems and help fight the climate crisis. The Patagonia Provisions x Atlas Brew Works Kernza® Lager will be available in both Atlas taprooms. 1201 Half St SE; atlasbrewworks.comBourbon, Bed & Breakfast: Ironclad Distillery purchased the Kenmore Inn and will now serve up beds alongside their bourbon. The bed, breakfast, and bourbon Inn is now taking reservations for overnight stays and to host special events. The bourbon tasting room is the central hub of the Inn. It serves bourbon tastings, cocktails, and a light snack menu until 8 p.m. There are also sitting areas on the property where people can relax and unwind.ach room has its bourbon cart for tastings, and guests can have breakfast each day with a selection of sweets and savory items with a Southern flair.1200 Princess Anne St.; ironcladinn.comCucina Cocktails: Cucina Morini has a new selection of light and bright cocktails. Try the Vignola Punch - Blossoming with clarified milk punch, Sakura Gin, Aperol, Luxardo Maraschino, grenadine, pineapple and lime, the Morini Martini - Signature libation, featuring Skyy Vodka, Bombay Dry Gin, Cinzano Bianco, caper, dill and white pepper , and more. 901 4th street; cucinamorini.comIt’s a Secret: 'HUSH After Dark' is a summer series highlighting local artists at Viceroy - think painters, poets, interpretive dancers, vocalists and more. Every Thursday evening guests and locals can sit back and relax under the moonlight while sipping on the new 3 M's cocktail menu (margaritas, martinis and mojitos) paired alongside  bites from Executive Chef James Gee. viceroyhotelsandresorts.comWine @ Night: Takoma Bev Co has come out with a new way for you to experience wine. The new Wine Bar experience will give customers more opportunity to explore some of these special wines that aren't normally available by the glass. From a rotating list of premium pours to special events with winemakers. 6917 Laurel Takoma Park; takomabevco.comSip Spirit Free: Enjoy refreshing seasonal NA cocktails at Centrolina that pair perfectly with Chef Amy Brandwein’s Northern Italian cuisine. New cocktails include the LAVANDA made with  lavender, lemon, tonic and LAMPONE made with raspberry, lime, brown sugar, tonic and more. 974 Palmer Alley NW; centrolinadc.comRaise a Glass to Spring : To celebrate spring, La Bohème is offering 4 course cocktail or wine pairings on Tuesday - Thursday evenings, and 6 course pairings for $45, for a limited time. At La Bohème, each seasonal menu is inspired by the works of a groundbreaking artist, from Giacomo Puccini (who composed the opera La Bohème), to film director Tim Burton, to the current “artist in residence”, playwright William Shakespeare, which is live through July, 2024.  2622 P Street; labohemedc.comA Drink a Day : HIFI has all new drink specials during the week. Dive into Wednesday Schooner Night, where big glasses of Lager Beer await you for just $5 all night long. Thursdays are full of $12 Beer + Shot Combos, Fridays have Giant Margaritas priced at just $15. 200 Mt Vernon Ave; hifitexmexbbq.comMargarita Vibes (Happy Hour Alert): Ometeo is now offerings weekday happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Happy hour specials are available at both the outdoor and main indoor bar. Indulge in Moscow mules as well as frozen cocktails. ometeotexmex.com
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What You’re Doing When You’re Not Eating: The List’s Seasonal Activation Roundup
Spring has sprung! And with it, so many fun & exciting ways to celebrate the season. The best way to soak in the sunshine? All these springtime activations:  MUSEUMS:Art Under the Stars: This year Hedy's will focus on music and the arts - announcing a line up of live DJs throughout the summer for the perfect evening hangs. The kick off the season, the rooftop bar and lounge is hosting "Art Under the Stars," an immersive art experiencing with live entertainment, a live DJ, live art installations and more. All season long, you can enjoy a 'Retro Revival' cocktail menu featuring old school classics from different eras, think Vintage Hi-Balls, Tiki cocktails, and more. The rooftop bar will be open from Wednesday through Saturday through the summer. 1155 14th St NW; viceroyhotelsandresorts.comMarcela Hazan x Smithsonian American History Museum: Marking the centennial of Marcella Hazan’s (1924–2013) birth, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has received a donation from the family of the influential cookbook author and legendary teacher of regional Italian cuisine in the United States and United Kingdom. Hazan is widely known for her six cookbooks on the cuisines of Italy, published between 1973 and 2004. Her husband Victor Hazan, an authority on Italian food and wine, and son Giuliano, a chef and cooking teacher, donated 20 of her specialized Italian cooking tools, including a passatelli press, garganelli pasta comb, a mattarello for rolling out pasta, her wood cutting board, lasagna pan and her cotton apron to the museum’s food history collections. The donation also includes a selection of her recipe notebooks, written in Italian, that will be housed in the museum’s Archives Center. Hazan immigrated to the United States from Cesenatico, Italy, with her husband in 1955, and they made their home in New York City where she opened a small cooking school in her apartment in 1969 and published her first cookbook, The Classic Italian Cookbook, in 1973. Hazan was the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Association of Culinary Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), Cavaliere della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana Award (2003) and the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award (2000).Constitution Avenue NW, between 12th and 14th streets; americanhistory.si.edu New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024: Now open, the exhibition New Worlds highlights the work of 28 visionary artists from around the globe who reimagine past, present and alternate realities at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Works by the 28 artists featured in New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 explore these ideas from perspectives that shift across geographies, cultural viewpoints, and time. Learn more here. Intersections: This is Where We Meet: Intersections: This is Where We Meet invites viewers into Shawn Yancy's off-camera inner world and introduces them to yet another facet of her identity – Artist. Shawn uses abstract art and color relationships to express her thoughts and feelings about peace, chaos, joy, pleasure, pain, family, community and connection. It runs through May 29. 702 8th Street NW; rsvp here. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania at The National Building Museum: The National Building Museum has opened Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania, an exhibition co-organized by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and Fallingwater, a property entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania is a journey into the famed architect’s mind, articulating—for the first time—his broader creative vision. Presenting both realized and unrealized projects Wright designed for the region from the 1930s through the 1950s, the exhibition examines how his vision of the future might have impacted urban, suburban, and rural landscapes. Find out more info here. DMV THEATER:The Matchbox Magic Flute:  Shakespeare Theatre Company welcomes Mary Zimmerman back to D.C. with her innovative production, The Matchbox Magic Flute. Based on Mozart’s beloved family-friendly opera, Zimmerman’s magical production runs at STC’s Klein Theatre from May 21 to June 16. Find out more info here . Studio Theatre 2024-2025 Season: Studio Theatre's 2024-2025 season is here. The 2024-2025 season slate demonstrates Studio’s ongoing commitment to advocating for uncompromising contemporary artists and providing a home for plays that get you to think by asking you to feel. The lineup includes Summer, 1976, and more. More info here. Long Way Down at Olney Theatre Center: Olney Theatre Center is rolling out a roster of events for the community on its campus, including live performances, parties, and talkbacks with Black artists and business owners to celebrate Black excellence and to highlight the many themes in and calls to action inspired by the world premiere of the musical Long Way Down. Long Way Down runs May 22 - June 23 in Olney Theatre’s Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab in association with TheaterWorksUSA and Edgewood Entertainment. More info here. Metamorphosis at Folger Theatre: Folger Theatre is concluding its 2023/24 season with Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. The tales of Ovid here are placed in a modern-day setting with an all-Black cast of eleven and directed by Psalmayene 24 (Tempestuous Elements at Arena Stage and Good Bones at Studio Theatre). Metamorphoses is on stage at the Folger from May 7 through June 16. Staged as a series of interwoven vignettes, the play showcases the transformative power of myths through a rich tapestry exploring themes of love, loss, and the human experience. LET'S GET INTERACTIVE:King Tut's Tomb: An Immersive Experience: “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures,” the most in-depth and historically accurate recreation about King Tut and his treasures ever mounted, and it has never previously toured in Washington, D.C. Produced by Exhibition Hub and Semmel Exhibitions in partnership with Fever, this hands-on experience offers guests the chance to explore ancient Egypt with unprecedented detail and scale, mirroring Egyptologist Howard Carter's discovery right in Washington D.C. Find out more info here. OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES:Rock the Dock Series: The Wharf has kicked off it's summer series and you can kick back on Transit Pier for free concerts featuring local bands playing a variety of genres such as R&B, Country, Pop and more (Wednesday nights starting May 29, 7:00 - 9:00 PM). wharfdc.com Reston Concerts on the Town: Reston Concerts on the Town featuring Sip & Stroll occur every Saturday at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, May 18-Aug. 24, 7:30-10:00 pm. Concert lineup includes: June 1 - Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (Zydeco)June 8 - Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute)June 15 - Herr Metal (80s Hair Metal)June 22 - Lee Rocker + DJ (Rock)June 29 - Lao Tizer Band (Blue-Eyed Soul/Jazz/R&B)July 6 - La Mafia Del Guaguanco (Salsa)July 13 - Big Sam’s Funky Nation (Funk)July 20 - Deanna Bogart Band (Boogie-Woogie/Jazzy Blues)July 27 - The Reflex (80’s tribute)August 3 - Sam Grow Band + DJ (Country)August 10 - Three Sheets to the Wind (Yacht Rock)August 17 - Right On Band (Disco)August 24 - Magic! + DJ (Reggae Fusion)Jazz in The Garden: Jazz is officially back in the DC Sculpture Garden for summer. Musical performances include jazz, Latin fusion, zydeco, and more. The concert series will run through August 9. More info here. Jazz @ Met: National Landing is hosting their second Jazz festival. Enjoy music outside on a comfy blanket all summer long. May dates include: May 23: Joe Brotherton Quartet (Afro-Latin New Orleans Jazz)May 30: The Marshall Keys Group (Jazz fusion)June 6: Alex Hamburger (Electric and acoustic)June 13: Siné Qua Non (Neo-classical jazz fusion)June 20: Akua Allrich & The Tribe (Pan-African)OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS:Sunset Cinema Movies: A great movie night is taking place this summer at the Wharf. Enjoy a wide range of fan-favorite movies showing on the big screen (Thursday nights starting May 30, 7:30 - 9:30 PM). Full lineup here. Smithsonian Summer Movie Series: Come to the Zoo for an unforgettable cinematic experience! Introducing Summer Film Nights at the Zoo, a free outdoor summer event series set to dazzle and entertain. To see the full summer movie lineup, look here. The Drive-In at Union Market: The Drive-In at Union Market is back for the 12th season.  Get ready for a  blend of movies and munchies with concessions. From street food to Michelin-starred fine dining, experience it all at Union Market District. Bring your chairs and blankets for a cozy picnic-style setup in front of The Market. No tickets are needed to watch on Neal Place. More info here. EXPERIENCES:I’ll Have What She’s Having at CJM: The Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum is pleased toannounce the special exhibition “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli, on view at the Museumfrom Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, August 18, 2024. The exhibition, organized by the SkirballCultural Center in Los Angeles, explores how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, andbuilt community through the experience of food. In addition to showing how Jewish deli forged anentirely new, quintessentially American cuisine by combining Central and Eastern European dishes withingredients abundantly available in the United States, the exhibition traces the larger arc of the Jewishexperience in the US during the twentieth century. Find out more information here. Capital Wheel 10 Year Anniversary : The Capital Wheel at National Harbor has been spinning for 10 years. To celebrate the decade you are invited to enjoy 10 months of special offers, events, packages and, of course, unparalleled views. The events include “Dad Rides Free” with a paying adult, plus enjoy an IPA flight for only $10 on Father's Day weekend. For more information, click here.Riverdale Artisan Market: The Riverdale Artisian market is back for the summer. Enjoy locally crafted fresh goods, artisanal crafts and live music at monthly markets from May to October. From May through October, markets will be held on the last Saturday of each month, featuring a variety of local vendors offering everything from paintings and jewelry to vintage clothes and even ice cream. More info here. Perch Putt at the Watermark Hotel: Putt into spring with the re-opening of Perch Putt. The 18-hole putt putt golf course located at The Perch – a 2.5 acre sky park has reopened. The Perch offers guests rounds of golf with live entertainment accompanied by a Greyhound and a double decker bus that have been converted into food trucks, including a new addition this year, Bap-Bowl. Rhum Rhoost, a vibrant tiki bar, will also be serving special festive drinks for Easter, including Peeps Hot Chocolate and mimosa buckets. perchputt.comWhitlow’s on Water: The guys who brought DC’s only pedal party cruise boats, the Potomac Paddle Club, and only floating tiki bar party boats, the Potomac Tiki Club, will be back on the water for  the 2024 season with  a 48-passenger Tiki Boat in collaboration with iconic DC and former Clarendon bar, Whitlow’s. The 50-foot floating bar, Whitlow’s on Water, will sail from Georgetown Harbour and Navy Yard beginning St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2024. Whitlow’s on Water will have an 18-foot U-shaped bar surrounded by stool seating. The vessel will be fully covered allowing cruises in all kinds of weather. It will have two televisions, an on-board bathroom and plush seating couches. Find out more info here. 
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Patio Pleasures: The List's List of Outdoor Settings (2024 Edition)
The moment we get that first 75 degree day it’s al fresco dining for us. Fortunately, most restaurants in the DMV agree. Find us soaking in our much needed vitamin D (or, sometimes, tucked under an umbrella) on our favorite patios all season long. Look here, there, and everywhere for all the new outdoor settings - and not just your tried & true spots - many of the new restaurants and bars have outdoor options as well. And, if you looking for a place with a view, you know we got you, check out our rooftop listing in our Up On The Roof round up: Al Dente: Dog friendly; 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW; aldentedc.com  All Purpose: 79 Potomac Avenue SE; allpurposedc.com All Set: Dog friendly; 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring; allsetrestaurant.comApéro: 2622 P St NW; aperodc.comArt & Soul: Dog friendly; 415 New Jersey Avenue NW; artandsouldc.comAstro Beer Hall: Dog friendly; 4001 Campbell Avenue, Arlington; astrobeerhall.comBastille: 606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria; bastillerestaurant.comBlue Duck Tavern: 1201 24th Street NW; blueducktavern.comBourbon Steak: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; bourbonsteakdc.comBrasserie Liberte: Dog friendly; 3251 Prospect Street NW; libertedc.com Bronze: 1245 H Street NE; bronzedc.comCafé Riggs: 900 F Street NW; riggsdc.comCalico: 50 Blagden Alley NW; calicodc.comCentrolina: 974 10th Street NW; centrolinadc.com Chaplin's: 1501 9th Street NW; chaplinsdc.com Cheesetique: 2411 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; cheesetique.comThe Commentary: Dog friendly; 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington; thecommentaryarl.comConvivial: 801 O Street NW; convivialdc.comCork: Dog friendly; 1805 14th Street NW; corkdc.comDacha: Dog friendly; Shaw & Navy Yard; dachadc.com Dauphine's: 1100 15th Street NW; dauphinesdc.comDel Mar: 791 Wharf Street SW; delmardc.com dLeña: 476 K Street NW; dlenadc.com Electric Cool-Aid: Dog friendly; 512 Rhode Island Avenue NW; electriccool-aid.comFairmont Courtyard Bar: Dog friendly; 2401 M Street NW; fairmont.com/washington Fiola Mare: 3100 K Street NW; fiolamaredc.com The Fountain Inn: Dog friendly; 1659 Wisconsin Avenue NW; fountaininndc.com Hell's Kitchen: 652 Wharf Street SW; gordonramsayrestaurants.comHook Hall: 3400 Georgia Avenue NW; hookhall.comIron Gate: 1734 N Street NW; irongaterestaurantdc.com  Joon: 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna; eatjoon.comJoy by Seven Reasons: Dog friendly; 5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase; sevenreasonsgroup.com  King Street Oyster Bar: Leesburg, Middleburg, NoMa, City Ridge, Potomac; kingstreetoysterbar.comLapis: 1847 Columbia Road NW; lapisdc.com Le Clou: 222 M Street NE; lecloudc.comLe Diplomate: 1601 14th Street NW; lediplomatedc.comLulu’s Wine Garden: 1940 11th Street NW; luluswinegarden.comLupo Marino: 40 Pearl Street SW; lupomarinodc.comLupo Verde: 1401 T Street NW; lupoverdedc.com Maiz.64: 1324 14th Street NW; maiz64.com Maker's Union: Cathedral Commons; makersunionpub.com/cathedral-commonsMaketto: 1351 H Street NE; maketto1351.comMasseria: 1340 4th Street NE; masseria-dc.commatchbox: Dog friendly; Locations vary; matchboxrestaurants.com Maxwell Park: 1336 9th Street NW; maxwellparkdc.comMGM National Harbor: 101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD; mgmnationalharbor.comMidlands: Dog friendly; 3333 Georgia Avenue NW; midlandsdc.com Milk & Honey: Bowie, College Park, Fairfix; milknhoneycafe.comMi Vida: 98 District Square SW; mividamexico.com  Nina May Patio Pop Up: 1337 11th Street NW; ninamaydc.comNobu: 2525 M Street NW; noburestaurants.comOld Town Pour House: 212 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD; oldtownpourhouse.com  Omateo: 1640 Capital One Drive, Tysons; ometeotexmex.comOpaline Bar & Brasserie: Dog friendly; 806 15th Street NW; opalinedc.comOttoman Taverna: Dog friendly; 425 I Street NW; ottomantaverna.com Pascual: 732 Maryland Avenue NE; pascualdc.comPerry's: 1811 Columbia Road NW; perrysam.com Petite Cerise: 1027 7th Street NW; petitecerisedc.comPhilippe Chow: 653 Wharf Street SW; philippechow.comThe Point: 2100 2nd Street SW; thepointdc.com Pop Fizz Bar: 2108 Vermont Avenue NW; popfizzdc.comQ Street at Hank’s Oyster Bar: 1624 Q Street NW; hanksoysterbar.com/dupont-circle  The Royal: 501 Florida Avenue NW; theroyaldc.comThe Rub Chicken & Beer: 801 King Street, Alexandria, VA; cluckinhot.comThe Salt Line: 79 Potomac Avenue SE; 4040 Wilson Boulevard; thesaltline.com  Seamore's: 2815 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA; seamores.comSfoglina: Downtown DC; Rosslyn, VA; Van Ness Street NW; sfoglinapasta.com   Shilling Canning Co.: 360 Water Street SE; shillingcanning.comSt Anselm: 1250 5th Street NE; stanselmdc.com Steak Frites DC: 1324 H Street NE; stabledc.comStellina: 508 K Street NW; stellinapizzeria.com Taco Bamba: Some dog friendly; Locations vary; tacobamba.comTaberna del Alabardero: 1776 I Street NW; alabardero.com THRōW Social D.C.: 1401 Okie Street NE: throwsocial.com Tony & Joe’s: 3000 K Street NW; tonyandjoes.comUnconventional Diner: Dog friendly; 1207 Ninth Street NW; unconventionaldiner.com Zeppelin: Dog friendly; 1544 9th Street NW; zeppelindc.com
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Up On The Roof! The List's List of Rooftops in the DMV (2024 Edition)
Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No … it’s the DC skyline now dotted with a fabulous array of rooftop options. Dining and drinking outside … with a view? Yes please. Now, it’s still early in the season so not every spot is open just yet. Be smart and check the property’s website and know before you go. As more spots unfurl their umbrellas we’ll post that info here ~ Betsy: 514 8th Street SE (Back alley); thebetsyusa.com Buena Vida Gastrolounge: 2900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington; buenavidagastrolounge.com Ciel Social Club: 601 K Street NW; cielsocialclub.com Colada Shop: multiple locations; coladashop.com CUT Above at The Rosewood: 1050 31st Street NW; rosewoodhotels.comDeck 11 at Yotel: 415 New Jersey Avenue NW; deck11rooftop.comThe Delegate: 901 L Street NW; thedelegatedc.comEl Techo: 606 Florida Avenue NW; eltechodc.comThe Ellipse Rooftop Bar in Hyatt Place: 1522 K Street NW; theellipserooftopbar.comHell's Kitchen: 652 Wharf Street SW; gordonramsayrestaurants.comHi-Lawn: 1309 5th Street NE; hilawndc.comHive Bar in The Hive Hotel: 2224 F Street NW; hotelhive.comHush Rooftop Bar: 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com The Imperial: 2001 18th Street NW; imperialdc.comIvy City Smokehouse: 1356 Okie Street NE; ivycitysmokehouse.comJack Rose Dining Saloon: 2007 18th Street NW; jackrosediningsaloon.comLady Bird Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Banneker: 1315 16th Street NW; thebanneker.comLost Society: 2001 14th Street NW; lostsociety-dc.com  Lucha Rosa at The Moxy: 1011 K Street NW; atlasrestaurantgroup.com/properties/lucha-rosa Moonraker at the Pendry: 655 Water Street SW; pendry.comO-Ku DC: 1274 5th Street NE; o-kusushi.com  Officina: 1120 Maine Avenue SW; officinadc.comThe Perch at The Watermark: Dog friendly; 1805 Capital One Drive, Tysons; capitalonecenter.com/the-perch Perry’s: 1811 Columbia Road NW; perrysam.com Pupatella: Varies; pupatella.com Rooftop Kitchen: 14 Ridge Square NW; rooftopkitchendc.com Roof Terrace Restaurant: 2700 F Street NW; resy.com/rtr-at-the-kennedy-centerThe Rooftop DC: 476 K Street NW; therooftopdc.comThe Rooftop at The Graham: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW; thegrahamgeorgetown.comRooftop at the Riggs: 900 F Street NW; riggsdc.comSalazar: 1819 14th Street NW; salazardc.com  Sauf Haus Bier Hall: 1216 18th Street NW; saufhausdc.comSmoke & Mirrors: 867 New Jersey Avenue SE; smokeandmirrorsrooftop.comSUMMIT at The Conrad: 950 New York Avenue NW; conradwashingtondc.comTakoda: 715 Florida Avenue NW; takodadc.com Tiki TNT: 1130 Maine Avenue SW; tikitnt.com Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel: 2650 Virginia Avenue NW; thewatergatehotel.com Upstairs at The Morrow: 222 M Street NE; themorrowhotel.com The Ven at Embassy Row: 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW; thevenembassyrow.com VUE at Hotel Washington: 515 15th Street NW; thehotelwashington.comWhiskey Charlie: 975 7th Street SW; whiskeycharliewharf.comWild Days at The Eaton: 1201 K Street NW; wild-days-dc.com Wilson Hardware: 2915 Wilson Boulevard; wilsonhardwareva.comYara at Washington Marriott Capitol Hill: 175 L Street NE; @yara_caitol_hill12 Stories at the Intercontinental: 75 District Square SW; 12storiesdc.com
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Glowing Hour: The List’s List of the Happiest Hours
Whether you call it 'cocktail hour' or 'happy hour', you're looking for the same thing: friends, a drink or two (or three), perhaps something to nosh on...somewhere to sit back, relax, & connect. You know the team here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com has been busy compiling a list to make sure that the hour is indeed happy:ala: Weekdays, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 1320 19th Street NW; ala-dc.comAl Dente: Sunday through Thursday, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.; 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW; aldentedc.comApero: Tuesday through Thursday ; 3:00 - 10:00 p.m.; apero.comAll Set: Weeknights, starting at 4:00 p.m.; 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Md; allsetrestaurant.comANJU: Monday through Friday; 1805 18th Street NW; anjurestaurant.comAlfreda: Monday thru Friday from 4pm - 6pm for a Spritz Happy Hour; alfredadc.comAny Day Now: 2 I Street SE; anydaynowdc.comAssembly: 1700 Moore Street, VA; assembly-va.comApero Caviar: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 2622 P Street NW; exploretock.comAtlas Brew Works: Navy Yard: Weekdays, noon to 6:00 p.m.; Ivy City: Thursday, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.; atlasbrewworks.com Balos: Monday through Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 1940 N Street NW; balosrestaurants.com Brookland Pint: Wednesday through Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 716 Monroe Street NW; 202.758.2757; brooklandpint.com BLT Steak: Friday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.; 1625 I Street NW; bltrestaurants.comBresca: Wednesday through Friday; 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.; brescadc.comBistro Du Jour: Monday through Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 99 District Square SW;.bistro-dujour.comChaplin's: Daily 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; 1501 9th St NW; chaplinsdc.comCharlie Palmer Steakhouse: Monday through Friday; 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.; charliepalmersteak.comCity Swing: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; 901 New York Avenue; cityswingdc.comCrooked Run: Daily; 22455 Davis Dr; crookedrunfermentation.comCrane's: Daily from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; resy.comEllington Park Bistro; Daily 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 2033 M St NW; ellingtonparkbistro.coGhostburger: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. every day and late night on weekends 9:00 p.m. - close; 1250 9th Street NW; 202.827.5237; ghostburgerdc.comThe Fairmont: 2401 M Street NW; 202.457.5019; fairmont.com/washingtonFight Club: Weeknights; 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; fightclubdc.comHello Betty: 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD; 301.389.5840; hellobettybethesda.com Hi- Lawn: 1309 5th Street NE; hilawndc.comKing Street Oyster Bar: Daily 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.; Multiple locations; kingstreetoysterbar.comJ Hollinger’s: Tuesday through Sunday, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; jhollingers.com Il Canale: Weeknights, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 1065 31st Street NW; ilcanale.comThe Imperial: Wednesday through Friday. 2001 18th Street NW; imperialdc.comImmigrant Food: Tuesday through Saturday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.; immigrantfood.comJOY by Seven Reasons: Daily; 5471 Wisconsin Avenue; joybysevenreasons.com The Landing Kitchen + Bar: Daily + themed specials Monday-Thursday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 2399 Richmond Highway, Arlington; hilton.com Last Call: Saturday and Sunday noon - 4:00 p.m.; 1301-A 4th Street NE; lastcallbardc.comLupo Verde: Monday through Friday. 1401 T Street NW; lupoverdedc.coThe Majestic: 911 King Street, Alexandria, VA; themajesticva.comMi Vida: 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1901 14 Street NW; mividamexico.comMeli: Tuesday through Saturday 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; 1630 Columbia Rd NW; melidc.comModena: Monday through Friday, various hours; 1199 H Street NW; modenadc.comNama Ko: Weeknights 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; nama-ko.comNick’s Riverside Grill: Monday through Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 3050 K Street NW; nicksriversidegrill.comOfficina Cafe: 1615 L Street NW; officinadc.com Opal: Weeknights 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 5534 Connecticut Avenue NW; opal-dc.comOpaline: Pet-friendly; Monday-Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.;  806 15th Street NW; opalinedc.comOsteria Morini: Weekdays 3:00 - 6:00 pm; osteriamorini.com Pappe: 1317 14th Street NW; pappedc.comThe Point:  Weeknights, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 2100 2nd Street SW; thepointdc.com Puro Gusto: Monday through Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 1345 F Street NW; purogustocafe.co Queen’s English: 5:00 - 7:00 pm; 3410 11th St NW; queensenglishdc.comRoofer's Union: Tuesday through Saturday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm; 2446 18th St NW; roofersuniondc.comThe Saga: 1190 22nd St NW; .sevenreasonsgroup.comThe Salt Line Navy Yard: Weeknights, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 79 Potomac Avenue SE; thesaltline.comStable: Wednesday through Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm; 1324 H Street Northeast; stabledc.comSt. James: Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 2017 14th Street NW; stjames-dc.comStellina Pizzeria: 399 Morse Street NE; stellinapizzeria.comSeven Reasons: Sunday through Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 pm; sevenreasonsdc.com STK Steakhouse: Daily starting at 3:00 p.m.; stksteakhouse.com Tabla: Various hours, Monday through Friday; 3227 Georgia Avenue NW; tabladc.comEl Tamarindo: Weeknights, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.; 1785 Florida Avenue NW; eltamarindodc.comThe Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse: Monday through Friday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 1356 Okie Street NE; tavern.ivycitysmokehouse.com Tiki TNT: Monday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.; 1120 Maine Avenue SW; tikitnt.comTiger Fork: Monday through Thursday, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.; 922 N Street NW; tigerforkdc.comTony & Joe’s: Weeknights, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.; 3000 K Street NW; tonyandjoes.comUnconventional Diner: Weekdays, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.; 1207 9th Street NW; unconventionaldiner.comWilson Hardware: Weekdays, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.; 2915 Wilson Boulevard; wilsonhardwareva.comYardbird: 901 New York Avenue NW; runchickenrun.comZeppelin: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; 1544 9th Street NW; zeppelindc.com
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