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14TH STREET CORRIDOR—Bresca chef Ryan Ratino is launching a new quarterly dinner series. To set the scene for the five-course meal (with a wine pairing option), the restaurant will be completely transformed into a garden decorated by a local florist. Tickets for the first dinner go on sale on Friday, March 2. Attendees will receive a watercolor from local artist Caroline Prince as a parting gift. 1906 14th Street NW
GEORGETOWN— Budding chain South Block Juice Co. is lending neighboring retailer South Moon Under a hand this weekend. During the clothing store’s grand opening on Saturday, March 3, shoppers can sip on free cold-pressed juice — an ideal drink for those trying on the brand’s discounted swimwear and cover-ups. The first 25 customers to get in line will get a mystery gift card that could be valued at $500. 1065 Wisconsin Avenue NW
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—D.C. is getting another dining app. The Ritual “to go order” app, essentially a skip-the-line service, lets customers plug in their order and then walk to the restaurant to pick it up. To celebrate its arrival, participating restaurants on the app — including homegrown chain Beefsteak — will be offering discounts from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 16.
PENN QUARTER—FYI for those not into observing meat-free Fridays for Lent: Italian chain Carmine’s is serving its huge seven-ounce meatballs for $1 apiece in the front of the restaurant from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, March 9, with all proceeds flowing through to local charity DC Central Kitchen. 425 Seventh Street NW