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ADAMS MORGAN—Homegrown chain &pizza is scheduled to open its new Adams Morgan location (2465 18th Street NW) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19. The 25th shop in the burgeoning restaurant group’s family of eateries will stay open until 4 a.m. on weekends, giving night owls a new option in a sea of already-heated pizza competition. The first 125 customers in line will get a free pizza — while the first 25 people to request a complimentary “&” tattoo will earn free pizza for a year.
BLOOMINGDALE—Truxton Inn will celebrate its first holiday season by running a Christmas promotion through Sunday, December 24. Bar manager Brian Nixon will push a different bottle nightly at 8 p.m. sharp and sell one-ounce pours (neat or on the rocks) until the liquor of choice runs out. Prices vary between $8 and $12. A sneak peek of the sampling: Hillrock Estate and Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year. 251 Florida Avenue NW
BRISTOW—Murlarkey Distilled Spirits has launched a social media contest with winners getting branded swag or merchandise each week for four weeks. There’s also a grand prize drawing for a tour and tasting at the distillery in Bristow, Va., for one winner and seven friends.
DOWNTOWN—Recent arrival Gregorys Coffee is scheduled to open its second D.C. location on Tuesday, December 12 at 1900 L Street NW, offering the first 500 customers a free 12 beverage of their choosing (hot or iced). The NYC import arrived in the area (1000 Vermont Avenue NW) last month.
DOWNTOWN—Starting Monday, December 11, head to the Hamilton hotel lobby from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays for a complimentary hot chocolate. The Caribbean-style drink is a nod to Alexander Hamilton’s birthplace; there’s also a classic creamy option.
PENN QUARTER—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was spotted celebrating her birthday on the snowy evening of Saturday, December 9 at the original Rasika . A tipster tells Eater the New York Democrat and a group of 12 guests wined and dined for more than three hours.
SHAW—Hazel spirits manager Nick Farrell has added more hot cocktails, champagne and sparkling wine into the mix for winter. Hazel now claims to have the largest sparkling menu in the city. Find the expanded selection rolling through the dining room and patio on a cart.