Sangria is a classic Spanish beverage with as many variations as there are regional dialects. In the D.C. area, restaurants take the basic sangria recipe — starting with red or white wine with some form of citrus — and run with it, adding everything from tequila to pisco to rosé to cava. These takeout cocktails won’t replace dining at a cafe in Barcelona, but they’re an ideal refresher when hot days persist during the final weeks of summer.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More