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7 Places To Toast the End of the World As We Know It (Updated)

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You've heard the lore by now. On account of the end of the Mayan calendar, some people think Dec. 21 is the end of the world, the apocalypse, however you want to classify it. If you're the superstitious type (or, more likely, just want an excuse to eat rich foods and drink some champagne), here are seven places that are using the date as an excuse to party.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Poste Moderne Brasserie

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555 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-6060
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If you really want to go out in style, check out "The Final Feast - An End of Days Dinner" at Poste. Chef Dennis Marron is preparing a six course dinner with wine pairings. The meal has plenty of decadent, you-only-live-once ingredients like fois gras and caviar. It'll set you back $180.

2. Rustico

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827 Slaters Ln.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 224-5051
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On Thursday, Dec. 20, Rustico celebrates two things at once: Festivus, and the impending end of the world. The end of days draft list includes such beers as DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon. Stillwater Existent and Terrapin Hopsecutioner. There will be a la carte specials, too.

3. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Oyamel is planning a bunch of specials on Dec. 21 to reflect the end of the Mayan calendar. Chef Omar Rodriguez has a bunch of new tacos, with ingredients like fois gras and lobster, and entrees such as duck fat poached halibut. Expect custom cocktails, too.

4. Equinox

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818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-8118
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Equinox is wrapping the apocalypse theme into its annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Dec. 21. Tickets are $100 and the menu includes such dishes as fatty crab beignets and smoked apple chestnut soup, along with wines.

5. Union Station

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50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 289-1908
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TGI Friday's is hosting a block party at Union Station beginning at 5 p.m. with a "The Last Friday" theme. Local TGI Friday's locations are also running specials. They've got a whole apocalypse website going, too.

6. Artfully Gifts & Chocolate

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506 John Carlyle St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 575-8686
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Artfully Chocolate is having an End of the World Party featuring chocolates and champagne from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 21. You can RSVP through their Facebook page.

7. The Jefferson Hotel

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-2300
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At Plume in the Jefferson Hotel, the restaurant will be serving up a End of the Mayan Calendar Tasting Menu for $85 per person on Friday and Saturday nights. Dishes on the menu include lobster thermidor gratin and pave of Kobe beef. You also can get the menu's caviar tacos a la carte in the Quill lounge all month.

1. Poste Moderne Brasserie

555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
If you really want to go out in style, check out "The Final Feast - An End of Days Dinner" at Poste. Chef Dennis Marron is preparing a six course dinner with wine pairings. The meal has plenty of decadent, you-only-live-once ingredients like fois gras and caviar. It'll set you back $180.
555 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

2. Rustico

827 Slaters Ln., Alexandria, VA 22314
On Thursday, Dec. 20, Rustico celebrates two things at once: Festivus, and the impending end of the world. The end of days draft list includes such beers as DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon. Stillwater Existent and Terrapin Hopsecutioner. There will be a la carte specials, too.
827 Slaters Ln.
Alexandria, VA 22314

3. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Oyamel is planning a bunch of specials on Dec. 21 to reflect the end of the Mayan calendar. Chef Omar Rodriguez has a bunch of new tacos, with ingredients like fois gras and lobster, and entrees such as duck fat poached halibut. Expect custom cocktails, too.
401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

4. Equinox

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
Equinox is wrapping the apocalypse theme into its annual Winter Solstice Celebration on Dec. 21. Tickets are $100 and the menu includes such dishes as fatty crab beignets and smoked apple chestnut soup, along with wines.
818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

5. Union Station

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002
TGI Friday's is hosting a block party at Union Station beginning at 5 p.m. with a "The Last Friday" theme. Local TGI Friday's locations are also running specials. They've got a whole apocalypse website going, too.
50 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Artfully Gifts & Chocolate

506 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Artfully Chocolate is having an End of the World Party featuring chocolates and champagne from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 21. You can RSVP through their Facebook page.
506 John Carlyle St
Alexandria, VA 22314

7. The Jefferson Hotel

1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
At Plume in the Jefferson Hotel, the restaurant will be serving up a End of the Mayan Calendar Tasting Menu for $85 per person on Friday and Saturday nights. Dishes on the menu include lobster thermidor gratin and pave of Kobe beef. You also can get the menu's caviar tacos a la carte in the Quill lounge all month.
1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

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