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November 8, 2017
UNION MARKET—Buffalo & Bergen is celebrating “National Harvey Wallbanger Day” on Wednesday by adding the disco-era elixir of vodka, orange juice, and Galliano L’Autentico to its menu. Legend has it the cocktail was named for a Californian surf star who, after losing a competition, got sloshed at a bar and couldn’t stop running into walls. 1309 5th Street NE
MT. VERNON TRIANGLE—Shouk wants to feed customers’ friends for free every Saturday. Starting November 11, and continuing through the end of 2017, order a pita, bowl, or salad, and Shouk will provide another order free of charge. 655 K Street NW
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA—Neighborhood restaurant Bastille is starting a new promo called Twosdays, offering dining duos an appetizer, two entrees, and a choice of dessert for $59. Running Tuesday, November 28 through Tuesday, December 19. 606 N. Fayette Street
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—DC Cocktail Week runs from November 13 to 19, and more than 40 bars and restaurants are participating by pushing featured cocktails alongside paired bites.
DUPONT CIRCLE—All November, The Riggsby will raise money for victims of the Northern California fires by only selling California wines by the glass and donating 10 percent of sales to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. There’s wines from three wineries that were directly hit, like a chenin blanc from Leo Steen, a sauvignon blanc from Eric Kent, and a red table wine from VinRoc winery in Napa Valley. 1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW
November 6, 2017
DOWNTOWN—In celebration of Mean Girls, Tina Fey’s movie-turned-musical (at the National Theatre through Sunday, December 3), Quill bar at the Jefferson Hotel is serving themed pink mocktails (which can be spiked with Tito’s vodka for $19). Feeling tipsy? There’s also a “That's So Fetch” hotel package that includes orchestra seats and an overnight stay.
GEORGETOWN—Bourbon Steak just acquired a rare whiskey: Yamazaki 18-year Mizunara, aged in Japanese oak. It’s the first edition in the past four years, with just 5,000 bottles distributed worldwide. According to the restaurant, the first person to order a drink from the bottle — priced at $201 per one-ounce pour — gets a free American wagyu burger.
UNION MARKET—Local shop Bazaar Spices is celebrating five years of bringing global spices to D.C. with specials all week. On Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10, buy five items, get $5 off; on Saturday, November 11, grab free sample bags of smoked salts and grilling wood chips. And from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12, there’s a pancake brunch at its location in Shaw (2130 Eighth Street NW).