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Where to Eat During This Year's Cherry Blossom Festival

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgThe National Cherry Blossom Festival officially launches on Saturday and will run longer than usual this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of the cherry blossom trees to the United States. Over the next five weeks, restaurants and bars all over the DC area are joining in on the festivities with cherry-inspired menus and cocktails, and the best of the offerings are highlighted ahead. Those who can't find the time to head over to the Tidal Basin to check out the 3,000 trees in all their pink glory will at least be able to raise a glass - and fork - in their honor.

—Claire Nugent

Plume

1200 16th Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 448-2300 Visit Website

Bastille

606 North Fayette Street, , VA 22314 (703) 519-3776 Visit Website

District Commons

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, , DC 20037 (202) 587-8277 Visit Website

Art and Soul

415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 393-7777 Visit Website

Capitol City Brewing Company

1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005 202 628 2222 Visit Website

Hank's Oyster Bar

701 Wharf Street Southwest, , DC 20024 (202) 817-3055 Visit Website

Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20431 202 822 8783

Agora

1527 17th Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 332-6767 Visit Website

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