TONIGHT, 10/4: National Taco Day at El Centro D.F! In addition to all the usual types of tacos that the restaurant features, they will be featuring a number of specially made tacos such as a cauliflower taco. Rice and beans will be served with the tacos, which are being offered for $11.95-13.95 each.
TOMORROW 10/5: Head over to Zaytinya tomorrow from 12-4 to take part in their Grape Harvest Patio Party. There will be tasty snacks, music, grape stomping, and of course wine! Tickets are $10, which includes one glass of wine.
MONDAY 10/7: For a fun event that is also fundraiser for a good cause, check out the Craft Spirit of Poe. A number of restaurants in the area will be offering specialty cocktails inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. Participating restaurants include Daikaya, Hank's Oyster Bar, Room 11, Ripple, The Gibson, The Green Pig, Vinoteca, and 8407 Kitchen & Bar. Tickets for each venue can be purchased online. The event will raise money to provide scholarships for young persons interested in a culinary education.
DURING THE SHUTDOWN: All Jose Andres restaurants, including Oyamel, Zaytinya, and Jaleo, will be giving away free sandwiches from 3-5pm to all furloughed employees as long as the government is shut down. Clyde’s in Georgetown will be serving a $10 blue plate special during the shutdown, and Clyde’s in Chevy Chase will give 20% off to all government employees.
THIS FALL: Amazing happy hour specials are everywhere! Capitol Hill’s Ambar will offer $4 drinks and food, every week day from 4-7pm. Food specials include their crunchy leek croquettes and earthy wild mushroom salad. At Zengo, signature cocktails, wine, and beer will be offered for $5. Come on Mondays when they offer fancy mojitos in flavors such as mango and pineapple. Their happy hour is especially notable for its long hours, Monday through Friday from 3-8pm. Masa 14 will also have food and drink specials, such as their hearty mushroom bao bun and wok fried okra, available for $4-6. Their happy hour takes place both at the downstairs bar and upstairs rooftop bar. See their website for more info on hours, as the timing for happy hour changes depending in the day of week.
FOOTBALL SUNDAYS: All day happy hour at Black Jack on Sundays, which means that draft beers, pizzas, burgers, and mussels are half off. $5 glass of wine will also be available, as will buckets of canned beer for $10.