Holiday Specials

The popular Downtown Holiday Market returns to Washington, DC in 2021

Downtown Holiday Market returns to Washington, DC’s Penn Quarter

70 Local exhibitors will be featured, including Black- and minority-owned businesses

The popular Downtown Holiday Market returns to Washington, DC in 2021. The bazaar, operated by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District and Diverse Markets Management, starts November 19, as the holiday season kicks off. The 17th Annual Downtown Holiday Market will set up shop in Penn Quarter, covering two blocks with a worth-the-visit outdoor, winter wonderland.

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Many DC-area restaurants will be extending their brunch service into Labor Day Monday, including Richard Sandoval’s dLeña

DC-area restaurants extend their tasty brunch into Labor Day

An extra day of brunch treats during summer’s holiday finale

Many DC-area restaurants will be extending their brunch service into Labor Day Monday. At Pisco y Nazca, its three-course, Peruvian-inspired brunch will be served and reservations are still available. At Richard Sandoval’s dLeña, bottomless is a recurring brunch theme and the meal is served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Further south, at Shirlington’s Copperwood Tavern in Arlington, a-la-carte brunch offers a variety of choices.

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Tony and Joe’s, The Point offer seasonal dishes, celebrate Military Appreciation Month

Sister concepts from Fish & Fire Group also offer service members, veterans a discount

Fish & Fire Food Group, which operates the The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse, Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place, Nick’s Riverside Grill and The Point, which was recently opened in Buzzard Point in Washington is kicking off patio season in May and also celebrating National Military Appreciation Month, giving a 10% discount on all meals to active service members and veterans (with proper ID).

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Smokecraft Modern Barbecue is helping local diners with their holiday spreads with build-you-own meals. An expanding menu offers whole smoke ducks, smoke turkey and smoked legs of lamb

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue offers build-your-own meals for holidays

Smoked duck, lamb, turkey on the menu

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue is helping local diners with their holiday spreads by offering build-you-own meals. An expanding menu at the Arlington, Va.-based eatery will include whole smoke ducks and smoked legs of lamb. Of course, being the National Turkey Federation Turkey Smoke Grand Champions that they are, the the Smokecraft team will also offer their award-winning whole smoked turkey.

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Restaurants in Metropolitan Washington are offering individual and group meals and treats to help customers take some of the work out of the holiday entertaining equation

Here are Washington-area eateries offering holiday takeout options

Metro-DC eateries bring on big flavor, creative options during season

Eateries in Metropolitan Washington are offering festive, prepared meals and treats to help customers take some of the work out of holiday entertaining. These dishes are timely as local residents are ready to celebrate the holidays according to their traditions. La Famosa, Tiger Fork, Schmaltz Brothers Food Truck, Bayou Bakery, and Best Buns Bakery offer holiday dishes and sweet treats that make it a joy to celebrate all the December holidays, including Christmas and Hanukkah, while patronizing our local foodservice scene.

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For its holiday menu, Jinya Ramen Bar offers a new Soft Shell Crab Bun and a Spicy Maze-Men bowl along with new cocktails

Jinya unveils holiday menu, including new Soft Shell Crab Bun, Sassy Old Fashioned

New, merry cocktails also arrive in time for holidays

Jinya Ramen Bar will be adding new dishes as part of its holiday menu. In addition, the Japanese-style ramen restaurant and bar will offer two new cocktails, the Sassy Old Fashioned and Winter Blossom. Its four locations in Metropolitan Washington are serving up thee new drinks and also serving a new Soft Shell crab Bun and a Spicy Maze-Men bowl.

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Astro Doughnuts launches December and holiday flavors

Astro Doughnuts rolls out holiday flavors in December

Christmas, Hanukkah Astro Mini Boxes return for holidays

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken added Red Velvet doughnut, Gingerbread Pear doughnut, Christmas Cookie doughnut, and Chocolate Candy Cane doughnut to the menu during December. As part of annual, holiday tradition, the gifted-doughnut maker is also featuring mini-doughnut boxes. Astro Doughnuts Mini Boxes started pre-selling December 2.

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La Famosa and Calico announce pop-ups in Washington, DC

Pop-up tastings, markets, workshops bring island flair, holiday festivity

La Famosa, Calico, Estuary plan special events

A pop-up eatery, a market pop-up and a workshop are sure to stir up excitement and feelings of nostalgia as we approach the holidays. First, La Famosa Restaurant, which is set to open in spring 2020, plans a pop-up restaurant November 16. Then, Estuary and the Conrad Hotel team up with She Loves Me for a wreath-making class, complete with pick-me-up toddies. Finally, Calico will host a pop-up market in its backyard, with abundant holiday festivities and a Christmas tree lot.

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