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14th STREET NW—Chef Rodrigo Perez has new fall flavors in mind for restaurateur Michael Schlow’s Tico. New tacos include a al pastor featuring braised pork shoulder, grilled pineapple, and avocado salsa ($13), as well as suadero, uniting braised brisket with salsa verde ($13).
CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS—To celebrate the opening of the latest Silver, restaurateurs Bob Giaimo and executive chef Ype Von Hengst donated $5,000 toward ballet scholarships for local kids through the Washington Ballet, a new neighbor.
CLARENDON—Australian-themed Oz is showing off its Greek and Italian influences this fall. Think: scallops with pumpkin risotto and brussels sprouts, and beetroot cacio e pepe with beet fettucine (chef Brad Feickert is now making pasta in-house). New cocktails include The Perth, featuring vanilla vodka, pear puree, Licor 43, brown sugar cordial and a caramel garnish. And a new weekend dinner special ($36 per person, Thursday to Saturday) includes a two-course meal paired with penny rail drinks, 50-cent domestic bottled beers and $1 house wines.
DUPONT CIRCLE—Canadian chain The Chickery, which recently called in Top Chef alum and fellow Canuck Spike Mendelsohn to revamp the menu, is debuting new late-night bites such as a chicken-filled waffle cone ($8.50) starting Thursday, October 5. The after-hours offerings are scheduled to be served every Thursday through Sunday going forward. The public can meet Mendelsohn on-site tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1300 Connecticut Avenue NW
GLOVER PARK—Glover Park Hotel restaurant Casolare is hosting a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, benefiting animals displaced by Hurricane Irma. The restaurant will provide small bites, while Peroni’s got the beer covered. $10 suggested donation at the door. 2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
PENN QUARTER—Taste cuisines from four different regions in Peru all month long at China Chilcano via its new Passport to Peru promotion (now through Sunday, October 29). The culinary journey begins along the Peruvian Coast; other areas include the Andes Mountains, Amazon, and its capital city, Lima. Guests can collect stamps for a complimentary treat. 418 Seventh Street NW
SHAW—Neighborhood bar The Passenger is hosting a fundraiser for hurricane-battered Puerto Rico from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, October 2. The $25 admission includes four beverage tickets. 1539 Seventh Street NW
MT. VERNON TRIANGLE—Sixth Engine plans to slash an extra dollar off happy hour items for all fans dressed in Washington Capitals hockey gear before weekday home games, starting Wednesday, October 11. Happy hour runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 438 Massachusetts Avenue NW