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DOWNTOWN—Todd English’s Mexican eatery MXDC is introducing a new boozy dinner option on Wednesdays which includes tableside bottle service of Patrón tequila. The 25-ounce bottle, exclusive to the D.C. location, becomes available starting Wednesday, March 7, from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., for $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The four-top can opt to integrate the bottle into margaritas for the table.
DUPONT CIRCLE—Starting this week, cult sandwich shop Bub and Pop’s is extending its hours on Thursdays and Fridays to 8 p.m. to cater to the 9-to-5 crowd craving carbs after work. The neighborhood eatery typically shuts down at 4 p.m.
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Homegrown salad chain Sweetgreen just released its debut collaboration with Los Angeles chef and owner of Pizzeria Mozza Nancy Silverton. Nancy’s Chopped Salad is stocked with romaine, kale, red onion, cucumber, chickpeas, shaved parmesan cheese, and cherry tomatoes, alongside pickled celery, organic salami, dried oregano, and Nancy’s Italian Vinaigrette. Available at all locations through May 30.
PENN QUARTER—Oyamel’s annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival runs through Sunday, March 18. Two festive dinners highlighting top Mexican brands are planned for Tuesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 15, paired with a five-course menu from chef Omar Rodriguez.
PENN QUARTER—The Partisan is honoring the NCAA basketball tournament with a “charcuterie bracket” comprised of 32 different carnivorous options, available Tuesday, March 13 through the finals on Monday, April 2. Those who eat their way through all of chef Nate Anda’s lineup (starting at $4 apiece) are entered into a drawing for a “Butcher’s Box” of meats — the CSA-style membership club Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Red Apron arm is launching soon.