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January 19, 2017
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—To commemorate the anniversary of last year’s Women’s March on Washington, restaurateur Jamie Leeds is rolling out specials on Saturday, January 20, across her family of restaurants. All Hank’s Oyster Bar locations are in on the action; there’s extended happy hour (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at its new Wharf location; oyster specials in Old Town Alexandria and Capitol Hill; and discounts for pink “kitty” hat-wearing customers in Dupont Circle.
PENN QUARTER—Participants in any events celebrating last year’s Women’s March on Washington can indulge in free coffee, special breakfast pastries, and half-price bloody marys on Saturday, January 20, at the Partisan.
PETWORTH—Popville has more deets on a future Cuban restaurant (3704 14th Street NW) destined for the same block as Taqueria Habanero and Mezcalero. Little Havana is projected to serve Latino-American cuisine, and seat 60 with a 12-seat patio.
SILVER SPRING—All weekend, local producer Denizen’s Brewing Co. will donate 10 percent of sales each day to organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union and Climate Reality.
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Budding chain Buredo, which is expected to debut on H Street NE any day now, is introducing a new buredo/salad inspired by pho flavors for the month of February. A portion of sales (30 percent) from the specialty offering — which features short ribs, carrots, and bean sprouts — will be donated to nonprofit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
January 16, 2018
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—Bar Roubaix, a month-old meeting ground for bicyclists, boozers, and everyone in between, just added weekday happy hour into the mix. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., pull up to the bar for $4 National Bohemian tall boys, $5 wines and well cocktails, and $6 Fat Tire, Peroni, and Blanche de Chambly brews. 1400 Irving Street NW
DUPONT CIRCLE—To celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington, Iron Gate is bringing back the “We Can Do It!” cocktail (bourbon, Caffo Mezzodi L’Apertivo, Orange Oleo Saccharum, lime). Available from Thursday, January 18, to Sunday, January 21, with $2 from each drink ($14) sold flowing through to local charity N Street Village. 1734 N Street NW
FOGGY BOTTOM—Another poke spot is in the works for D.C., this time on George Washington University’s campus. Onolicious Poke, from Can Yurdagul (Sushi Capitol) and Nuri Erol (Wiseguy Pizza), will feature “freshly cut fish” prepared on site paired with “high quality rice and seaweed,” according to a release obtained by Popville. It’ll sit inside a multi-use residential complex at 2121 H Street NW. Meanwhile, Union Station is waiting for another poke entrant: Chicago’s Aloha Poke.
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Nationwide chain Milk Bar has created a new protein-packed cookie to be sold in select Soulcycle studios, all Milk Bar bakeries, and online starting Wednesday, January 17. Dubbed Soulfuel, the gluten-free and dairy-free snack features almonds, macadamia nuts, coconut, turmeric, citrus, and quinoa. A portion of proceeds of the pre- or post-workout bite will go to charity.
PENN QUARTER—Chilcano Week is on at José Andrés’ China Chilcano — a week-long celebration of Peru’s pisco-based cocktail. Now through Sunday, January 21, the drink costs $10 for a single glass or $45 for a carafe. Newly infused flavors for the week include guava, raspberry, tamarind, passion fruit, grapefruit, mango, and prickly pear. 418 7th Street NW
SHAW—Aspiring chain Declaration debuts weekday lunch service this week from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Along with classic, DIY, and eight-inch individual pies starting at $8, there’s also $7 salads. A $15 combo meal option includes a choice of one pizza and one salad. 804 V Street NW