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Graffiato Launches Saturday Lunch; Colonial Beer Dinner

CHINATOWN—The folks at Graffiato have announced that they'll be open for lunch on Saturdays starting with this very weekend. Reservations are available from 11:30 a.m. and on. [Twitter]

VIRGINIA—Beer dinners are a dime a dozen, but Thursday night brings a pretty interesting one should you be willing to make the trek out to the Mount Vernon Inn. They're hosting a four-course colonial beer dinner in conjunction with Philadelphia's Yards Brewing Company that will feature a menu inspired by some of George Washington's favorite dishes like hoecakes. The $95 tickets will also include a guided after-hours tour of George Washington's old digs. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 703-780-2000. [EaterWire]

ACQUISITION WIRE—The City Paper shares the news that Gifford's Ice Cream has been bought out by another company named Gifford's Ice Cream. That would be a Maine ice cream company buying up the Maryland ice cream company. A press release notes that their families are unrelated. [WCP]

DOWNTOWN—Prince of Petworth reports that a Thai restaurant with the excellent name of DC Thai Restaurant has opened downtown above King of Kebab. [PoP]

COURTHOUSE—ARLnow has it that while Toscana Grill has kept its name, the restaurant has recently undergone a massive revamp that has resulted in a new menu, management team and staff. The menu's new focus is "classic Italian." [ARLnow]

WEST END—Here's an event for a good cause: Hudson is hosting a cocktail party tomorrow at 7 p.m. that will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. They will have $6 "pink" cocktails and foods like pink bacon lollipops and pink s'mores. Should you wear pink, you'll get 10 percent off your bill, too. Then, on Saturday, the restaurant will also host a $25 brunch with unlimited mimosas that will also benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. [EaterWire]


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