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Creative Coolers
. No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants: Artechouse  Artechouse has collaborated with 2 DC mixologists to curate XR Drinks during the run of Ase: Afro Frequencies. The XR Bar program for Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies is inspired by the African Diaspora and utilizes many ingredients found in Nigeria. By incorporating the ingredients, color and inspiration behind the origins of the art, the XR Bar is a multi-sensory extension of the exhibition. 1238 Maryland Avenue SW; artechouse.com NEW:  Canopy By Hilton Bethesda  Canopy by Hilton’s newly launched Green Room allows guests to enjoy the holistic benefits of plant life, even while traveling. While staying in The Green Room, there are aromatic plants, herbs, air plants and preserved moss wall art. The Green Room experience is separated into four vignettes, each designed to reduce stress, boost productivity, improve moods and freshen the air. Find out more here. 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD; hilton.com Casa Kantuta Sibling duo, Carla (of @SpicyCandyDC) and Juan Sanchez have brought back their extremely popular Bolivian cocktail lounge, Casa Kantuta, a pop-up experience inspired by their upbringing in the Bolivian capital city of La Paz to Ambar. Casa Kantuta’s bar director, brings one of their signature cocktails from last summer along for the pop-up, the Angry Llama. The Angry llama marries Blanco Tequila Mijenta, hints of celery, pineapple, and lime, with the Bolivian national spirit, Singani, and llajua, a traditional spicy Bolivian sauce. 2901 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia; instagram.com/casakantuta Catoctin Creek  For six weeks every Friday, John Shope, the Virginia Sales Manager, is leading this summertime series with a host of brand new cocktails honoring the best of regional and seasonal ingredients. Classes will run every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Ingredients will be easy to obtain, and the lessons will be fun as ever. Classes start July 22, and run through August 26th. You can register here. Cheesetique  Cheestique is having a new summer series every Sunday from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. they are hosting a “sabering” of sparkling wines. Guests can choose from three different types of champagne to toast with. Sign up here. NEW:  Churchkey Beer Shop Churchkey now has Fiden’s available on a limited basis at the CPxNP Beer Shop. You can enjoy Fidens Teacher’s Pet, Fidens Weka, and more. They also have a fresh drop of beers from De Struise Brouwers, including 3 variants of their flagship Pannepot. 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue; nrgprovisions.com NEW:  Mark T. Wendell Tea Co. Throughout its 118-year history, this specialty tea brand has been loved by everyday people and celebrities alike. Even the beloved Julia Child was a loyal customer and bought several teas from Mark T. Wendell Tea Company for several decades. She lived close and was a fan of the exotic blends that only this Boston-based tea importer could provide. Teas include Hu-Kwa Tea (Offers a distinct and smokey flavor), Cheericup Ceylon (sparkling liquor with a sweet and distinct taste). Get yours here. Maxwell Park Maxwell Park is bringing your natural wines to their Maxwell Park Wine Club. Available for local pickup or delivery, their monthly membership offers an exploratory experience from the comfort of your home. Enjoy a curation of hand-selected wines from Owner and Sommelier Brent Kroll, taking a deep dive into his favorite producers, grapes, and regions.  Join the club here. North Italia North Italia is launching their new limited-edition cocktail, Summer Sweet, Summer Sour which is a part of North Italia’s new, nationwide ‘Summer Sips’ campaign, which includes 10 cocktails specially curated for each restaurant’s region. The refreshing drink is made with Yellowstone bourbon, lemon, raspberry aperitivo, and red wine. The cocktail is available for $14 during normal business hours and $10 during happy hour. 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 102; 202.803.8051; northitalia.com NEW:  Snallygaster The beast is back! Named after the mythical Mid-Atlantic dragon, this event has been monumental in attracting a curious scope of drinkers, savvy brewers and food vendors from across the Mid-Atlantic. For one day and one day only, they’ll simultaneously unleash an unparalleled beer, cider, wine and cocktail selection alongside the best of the best in food trucks, live music on two stages, entertainment and family fun. This year they are brining nearly 350 beers from over 150 breweries. Pennsylvania Avenue NW (between Third and Sixth Streets, NW); snallygasterdc.com NEW:  The Point (Happy Hour Alert)  The Point is hosting one of the happiest hours in the district Monday-Friday. Enjoy freshly shucked oysters, mahi mahi tostadas, and seasonal cocktails plus beer and wine. This month’s Riverkeeper special is a raspberry-lime patron Margherita. They are donating $1 for every drink sold to help keep the Anacostia rivers clean and Patron is matching donations. 2100 2nd Street S.W.; 202.948.2522; thepointdc.com NEW:  Tiki Trail DC Tiki Trail DC, the annual DC-wide tiki treasure hunt that began in 2017, returns for its sixth year with 10 participating bars: McClellan’s Retreat,Truxton Inn, Barrel, Archipelago, Service Bar, The Green Zone, Bar Charley, Tiny Tiki, Last Call Bar, and Tiki on 18th. Guests may purchase a Tiki Trail Map (stamp card) from any of the ten bars for $20.00 – with 50% of all map sales going towards Another Round Another Rally, a nonprofit financial and educational resource for the hospitality industry. Map holders are then challenged to collect stamps by visiting and purchasing a Tiki Trail cocktail from each of the participating bars. Guests who collect all 10 stamps will receive an invitation to an end-of-the-trail luau. Find out more here. Trummer’s Trummer’s has transformed its bar and lounge into a pop-up Tiki Bar for the month of August, featuring a seasonal menu of tropical-inspired cocktails and bar snacks from co-owner and beverage director Stefan Trummer. The Tiki Bar’s beverage menu includes drinks such as the Venus D’Vinyl, made with a house cherry cordial, Trummer’s house-spiced rum, vanilla and lime ($16); Mai Old Ways with Smith & Cross rum, Barbancourt rum, pistachio orgeat, and passion fruit ($14), and more. 7134 Main St, Clifton, VA; 703.266.1623; trummersrestaurant.com NEW: Wine & Spirit Education Trust  Wine lovers get your accreditation. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognized education and qualifications in wines, spirits, and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts. Join Jay Youmans MW - Owner and Educational Director of the Capital Wine School - on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 to learn more about WSET courses at the Capital Wine School. Register here.
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National Oyster Day
Photo: Nycci Nellis Every day is a "National" something day. We know 'cause we keep track. But SOME of these "National" holidays are totally worth reporting on...like...National Oyster Day. People, it's coming up this Friday, August 5. The team here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com completely has you covered no matter how you like your bivalves prepped - Rockefellered, roasted, shot glass style, or freshly shucked (topped with lots of horseradish, please) - we got the info on where you need to go:  All Set  BlackSalt  Brine Cranes Fiola Mare Fog Point Hank's Oyster Bar Ivy City Smokehouse Joe's Seafood King Street Oyster Bar Le Diplomate Old Ebbitt Grill Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Pop's Sea Bar Rappahannock Oyster Bar The Salt Line The Grill by Knead Hospitality + Design The Point Tony & Joe’s Vola's Dockside Grill  
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Summer Suppers
Photo: Nycci Nellis @ Via Carota There is a buzz in the air and that’s not the bumble bees reemerging, it’s us! People are out and about. City streets are filling up and people are making their way back into the office. There’s a vibration and restaurants are so ready. New dishes and spring menus are coming out and with that, innovative and delicious ways to serve you. A firm reminder to still be kind. Staff shortages and supply issues still plague our beloved restaurant industry. Patience isn’t just a virtue - it’s a necessity: Albi  Albi is offering the Sofra experience with a special menu in the dining room. The Sofra menu offers guests an always-evolving set of dishes, the vast majority of which will be served family-style: several bites, a choice of spreads, mezze, mashawi, and dessert - all of which will change often to feature peak seasonal Mid-Atlantic ingredients. 1346 4th Street SE; 202.921.9592; albidc.com Bresca Chef Ryan Ratino and his culinary team at Michelin-starred Bresca, have introduced a brand new 3-4 course, prix fixe tasting menu, available exclusively on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays during dinner service. Offerings include Coho “Mi Cuit” (made with sorrel, raspberry and chives), Brioche Stuffed Chicken (accompanied with chanterelle mushrooms, cavatelli, and parmesan cheese), and more. 1906 14th Street, NW; brescadc.com NEW:  Chicken + Whisky Chicken + Whisky has made its way to a different part of town. Chicken + Whiskey, a rotisserie chicken joint with a whiskey bar added just for fun is now open in the Ballpark District. Instead of hiding the whiskey bar behind a secret door, Chicken + Whiskey Ballpark brings all the fun out to the front and create a seamless flow from inside to out. The entire menu was created by critically acclaimed Chef Enrique Limardo (Seven Reasons, Imperfecto, and Immigrant Food), and is ever-evolving with Enrique’s seasonal specials. 70 N Street SE; 202.991.8100; chickenandwhiskey.com Chiko  For the month of August the ChiKo x Anju Supper Club is bringing you a Summer Boil Feast featuring the main event: a Chinese/Korean Inspired Seafood Boil, with shrimp, sausage, mussels, and a savory stock. Accompanying dishes include sesame pineapple coleslaw, cucumber watermelon salad, CHIKO crazy corn, chilled green bean salad, and strawberry shortcake custard. 2029 P Street NW; 202.331.3040; mychiko.com DC Vegan Chef Challenge Presented by animal advocacy organization Vegan Outreach, the Inaugural DC Vegan Chef Challenge kicks off on August 1st and runs through August 31st, 2022. The Vegan Chef Challenge (VCC) is a month-long event showcasing new vegan menu items created by chefs at local restaurants. Some of the talented chefs participating are Spacy Cloud, Shafleafa’s Kitchen, DC Harvest, and more. Winning dishes will be announced in early September. For Challenge updates, please visit here. Destino In an effort to one-up themselves, Destino has officially launched its completely refreshed menu for summer. Innovative new dishes include a corn and hibiscus ice cream sundae, duck breast (w/ prickly pear gastrique, frijoles amarillos, fairytale eggplant, pattypan squash, salsa chipotle), and a beef short ribs braised in chiles which they describe as “Chef Robert Aikens on a plate” because of it’s English flair with Mexican technique. With “Caviar Bumps” trending, Destino and Chef Robert Aikens wanted to get in on the caviar fun with their brand new Chips & Caviar dish. An appetizer sized portion of their Chilaquiles Rojos is served with paddlefish caviar, trout roe, jammy egg, dill, and crema. 1280 4th Street NE; 202.866.0933; destinodc.com NEW:  Fairmont  Fairmont is hosting West End Wednesdays in the Courtyard Bar beginning Wednesday, August 10 through Wednesday, August 31.  Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Executive Sous Chef Jason Rowley are firing up the grill every Wednesday to offer bites like beer-brined roasted suckling pig, grilled Chesapeake oysters, and more. 2401 M Street NW; 202.429.2400; fairmont.com   NEW:  Fight club (Brunch Alert) Fight Club has now added brunch items to its menu. Fan favorites include brisket biscuit (smoked beef brisket, pimento cheese, spicy pickles, and bacon jam on a buttermilk biscuit), bodega egg & cheese (fried egg, cheddar, FC hot sauce, hot sauce butter, and guests' choice of bacon or pork roll on a sesame seed bun), and more. 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; 202.885.9714; fightclubdc.com NEW:  Founding Farmers Catering Co. Founding Farmers Co. Catering & Events is an all new company from Farmers Restaurant Group. The restaurants have been executing catering for years with a steady and growing client list. With this in mind, the owners – the North Dakota Farmers Union, Michael Vucurevich and Dan Simons decided to open a catering company. Founding Farmers Co. Catering & Events offers full-service catering, private chef experiences at home or at a venue of your choice, pick up & drop off catering, event planning from start to finish, and more. Find out more here. HalfSmoke  HalfSmoke opens its third location in Bethesda at the Montgomery Mall foodcourt. HalfSmoke is a dining destination for gourmet, house-made sausages, wood-grilled entrées, and house-made desserts as well as beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Menu options include Pinky & The Brain (carnival fennel cake topped with buttermilk brined dried chicken), Wood Grilled Wings (served with a choice of mumbo sauce, buffalo, ranch of BBQ sauce), and more. 7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland; 240.753.9312; halfsmoke.com Harbor Social Harbor Social, a new elevated sports bar experience offers interactive games including duckpin bowling, bocce ball, darts, shuffleboard, cornhole, giant Jenga and more. Guests can enjoy a menu made up almost exclusively of gourmet handheld sliders - selected by executive chef, Jakob Esko. The sliders, many of which have a local tie, come in options such as The Marylander (a crab cake with louis sauce on a brioche bun), The Politician (a DC half-smoke with mustard and spring onions), and more. 201 Waterfront Street; 301.965.4000; marriott.com Iron Gate  Experience Iron Gate in your home with Chef Anthony preparing a rotating monthly menu inspired by the seasonal ingredients. Locally-grown produce are the focal point of every dish. Members will receive a 3-course meal available for pickup or delivery. Become a member here. NEW:  Las Gemelas  Las Gemelas just launched their “walking tacos”, which are tacos made for on-the-go. The “tacos” are served in a bag with a spoon and include chips from Head Tortillera Yesenia Neri-Diaz, cheese, salsa, crema, and a choice of either Frijoles Negros or Chorizo. They are also offering Mexican Pizzas with the option for veggie or Chorizo. 1280 4th Street NE; 202.866.0550; lasgemelasdc.com Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap Take a brewcation! In honor of Virginia Craft Beer month, Lena's in Alexandria is hosting its 3rd Annual Brewcation featuring a variety of beer experiences and offerings to celebrate the month in their dog-friendly and aesthetically pleasing outdoor beer garden. They also have live music in the beer garden on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as well as on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the month of August. 401 E. Braddock Road; 703.683.5330; lenaswoodfire.com Lupo Osteria Lupo Osteria now serves a 3-course menu as a part of their Monday dinner series. Starter options include the zucca and carota, carciofi, and lupo salad. Mains include a classic Cacio e Pepe, margherita pizza, or Bbanzino. Finish up with the choice of tiramisu or gelato. 814 MacArthur Boulevard NW; 202.506.6683; lupoverdeosteriaalimentari.com Opaline Bar & Brasserie Opaline Bar & Brasserie Patio has brought back its popular Café Cinema every Wednesday evening at dusk beginning August 3 with classic French films. In addition to Opaline’s French-inspired menu, guests can enjoy buckets of beer for $24, savory-seasoned popcorn for $6 and classic French Poutine for $12 on the pet-friendly patio. 806 15th Street, NW; 202.730.8701; opalinedc.com NEW:  Osteria Costa (Brunch Alert) Osteria Costa is now hosting bottomless brunch at MGM national harbor. The new menu features a buffet of Italian twists on classic brunch dishes as well as new dishes inspired by Italy’s southern region. Menu items include personalized omelets, cinnamon roll pizza, vanilla panna cotta, and more. 101 MGM National Avenue Oxon Hill, MD; 844.646.6847; mgmnationalharbor.mgmresorts.com NEW:  Osteria Morini (Lunch Alert)  Osteria Morini has brought back their lunch menu. Guests can now enjoy appetizers like burrata, handmade pasta like gnocchi, spaghetti Pomodoro, and lunch sandwiches. 301 Water Street Southeast, Suite 109; 202.484.0660; osteriamorini.com Pink Taco  You might have heard the news about the end of the chocolate taco ice cream, but fear not, Pink Taco has your back. Pink Taco’s take on the nostalgic summer dessert features a delicious chocolate waffle, decadent vanilla and chocolate ice cream, caramelized banana, cajeta, salted peanuts, and of course, whipped cream. 100 M Street SE; 202.970.7724; pinktaco.com Rasa Rasa is spicing things up in the heart of Mosaic. Created in DC, this Indian restaurant is serving up its build-your-own and chef-inspired bowls, plus classic cocktails and homemade vegan soft serve twisted with Indian flavors now in Virginia. Co-founders Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod have a lifelong dream of making Indian food more accessible to all. 2905 District Avenue #160; 571.378.0670; rasa.co Thirsty Crow Thirsty Crow, the Malaysian-inspired sports bar from the team behind Makan, have launched a new summer pop-up series called “Eats and Beats”. Every Monday, the bar features a dynamic guest chef who will prepare a selection of bites for guests to enjoy. This month will feature Thai noodles from Chef Kitima Boonmala of Toh Roong, cocktails prepared by Al Thompson, the Bar Director at Thip Khao and Hanumanh and Owner of Prosper, birria tacos prepared by Chef Marco Salierna of Churros Taqueria and food from Chef Matthew Gaston’s Afro-Portuguese concept ‘Frango’. 400 11th Street NW; 202.730.2295; thirstycrowdc.com NEW:  Trummer’s  Trummer’s is excited to welcome Zachary Ridenhour as Trummer’s new executive chef. A veteran of Bluejacket, The Salt Line and most recently Alta Strada, Ridenhour returns to the Trummer’s thirteen years after he first stepped into the kitchen as a part of the restaurant’s opening team spearheaded by Chef Clay Miller. Under Ridenhour’s direction, the restaurant has refocused on its casual, American-bistro concept, with new seasonal menus that highlight Trummer’s rotisserie oven and feature nods to both Ridenhour’s Southern upbringing and Stefan’s Austrian heritage. Guests can now enjoy dishes such as BBQ Bone Marrow with corn cob jam and toasted ciabatta, Spit Roasted Porchetta with tasso collard greens, bacon dashi and cherry chow chow, and more. 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA; 703.266.1623; trummersrestaurant.com
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August is Activated
Photo: National Landing BID Spring has seriously sprung and with it, there's more than flowers popping up out of the ground. Look around and see all at the latest in seasonal activations, festivals, and pretty fabulous art installations: NEW: The 50 States Project Kate Fleming and Tom Woodruff of The 50 States Project, a mobile artist residency spanning 46,000 miles, two years, and all 50 states, are opening two overlapping exhibitions across DC: People from Away at 2900 M and The Hum of the Road at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. People from Away is at The Meridian Group and Martin-Diamond Properties’ premier 2900 M block in Georgetown from Saturday, August 7 to Sunday, September 11. The exhibition is a sweeping overview of the two years Fleming and Woodruff spent documenting America, including over 150 works and a site-specific video installation in a two-level exhibition space. The Hum of the Road is in the gallery of Fleming and Woodruff’s longtime partner, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop from Tuesday, September 6 to Friday, September 30. This exhibition takes a closer, more intimate look at the artists’ life on the road in their 2000 Ford Econoline diy camper van. The artists lived a nomadic life for 12 months as they painted and photographed America, facing car troubles, extreme weather, and the endless heartbreak of falling in love with and leaving a new place every other day. These two overlapping exhibitions tell the story of Fleming and Woodruff’s travels to all 50 states in a quest to document and better understand their nation, and their year stuck at home in the DC area during the pandemic. Both artists work directly from life — Fleming as a plein air painter and Woodruff as a street photographer — and the images they make are direct impressions of moments in time. Free. 2906 M Street NW; 545 7th Street SE; the50statesproject.com NEW: AdMo Vibe in Kalorama Park AdMo Vibe is a series of free, outdoor concerts featuring local musicians in Kalorama Park on Columbia Road, NW. Concerts will be held on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of August (excluding August 17) from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The bands will be playing various genres of music including folk, pop, classical, rock, jazz, and more. You can picnic with takeout from a local restaurant, enjoy good vibes with neighbors and friends, and visit an array of shops and boutiques just steps away before or after the performances.  Concert schedule: August 3: Saints Band (Sitar Arts Center) https://www.sitarartscenter.org/ August 10: Justin Trawick and the Common Good https://justintrawick.com/ August 24: The Perfectionists https://www.theperfectionistsdc.com/ August 31: Emma G https://emmagmusic.com/ For a limited time, Adams Morgan restaurants will be offering specials before, during, and after the concerts. These to-go style meals are perfect for a picnic in the park – all while supporting our local businesses and neighborhood economy. For a complete list, visit admodc.org/admovibe. Artechouse: Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies ARTECHOUSE kicks off the celebration of its 5th anniversary with the debut of a groundbreaking cultural exhibition, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies, in the nation’s capital. Created by ARTECHOUSE Studio featuring designs by Vince Fraser, a London-based Afro-surrealist visual artist, the sensory-filled, immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey that celebrates historical and social aspects of the African diaspora and Black culture through the artist’s lens. Open to all ages, Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies will be on display through fall 2022. The main audiovisual installation in the Immersion Gallery, Visions of the Black Experience, employs 18-channel, 270° floor-to-wall surround projection array, and a 22.5-channel hyperreal spatialized audio system to shed light on the cultural and diasporic triumphs and social justice issues facing the Black community. The word itself Aṣẹ (ah-shay), a philosophical belief held by the Yoruba people of West Africa, is drawn on to invoke power to produce change. Multi-sensory installations throughout the art space depict the journeys of African kings and queens reimagined in a new digital context. Furthermore, visitors can virtually “try on” African masks, which are assembled around the viewer’s computerized reflection like an Instagram filter. Aṣẹ’s visuals are echoed by pulsating rhythmic drums and stirring spoken words from Philadelphia-based poet and musician Ursula Rucker. A Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award winner, Rucker’s words intricately narrate the exhibition, connecting the dots of Fraser’s imagery and speak to similar themes of empowerment, ancestry, and social justice. ARTECHOUSE DC is open 10:00 am-10:00 pm daily at 1238 Maryland Avenue SW. ARTECHOUSE DC’s XR Bar is open Monday–Thursday 4:00 pm-close and Friday–Sunday 11:00 am-close. Tickets are $17-25 with special pricing for families Monday–Friday. To purchase tickets online, visit:  artechouse.com/location/dc. Dog Days of Summer at The Boro Plenty to do at The Boro, from bootcamps to live music and everything in between. Offerings include: Yoga Series at The Boro Presented by Honest Soul Yoga Studio: On select Fridays, 12-12:45pm Sandlot Cars & Coffee: On select weekends through October 22, 11am-1pm Summer Live Music Series: Every Thursday through September 1, 5:30-8pm For more information, visit theborotysons.com; 8350 Broad Street, Tysons, VA. Cirque du Soleil: Kurios Returns this Summer Cirque du Soleil returns to the Washington, DC area this summer with its most critically acclaimed touring show KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities. Premiering July 29, you are invited to escape reality and step into a world of extraordinary imagination under the iconic Big Top at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II for a limited series of performances. An escape from reality, KURIOS unveils a festive, steampunk-inspired universe where the unexpected lies at every corner. In an alternate yet familiar past, KURIOS steps inside the mechanical lab of an inventor convinced that there exists a hidden, invisible world. Once the inventor succeeds to unlock the door to this world of wonders, time comes to a complete stop and an uplifted cast of otherworldly characters invades his curio cabinet, bringing his makeshift creations to life one by one. Tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/kurios.  In Bloom Exhibit at The Conrad DC's contemporary luxury hotel’s newest art initiative is in partnership with Latela Curatorial, a women-owned and operated art advisory studio based in Washington, DC. Providing a public platform for local artists to showcase their work to an international audience of travelers, the hotel’s quarterly exhibition series centers around and uplifts local artists. The new program is inaugurated with the exhibition “In Bloom,” by Hoesy Corona, on view through September 30. “In Bloom” highlights Corona’s interest in creating mythological characters that speak to the issues of our time. The exhibition features a few pieces from Corona’s body of work: Plant People and Mother Scapegoat.  “In Bloom” is presented in dialogue with “Coneflower Canopy,” by Phaan Howng, a public art installation of 230 coneflowers hanging in CityCenter’s Palmer Alley, also curated by Latela Curatorial. Like “In Bloom,” “Coneflower Canopy” uses magical realism to give voice to members of the plant world, inviting us to consider their place in the local ecosystem. “In Bloom” brings a dynamic complement to the hotel’s permanent collection of contemporary art, which is exhibited throughout the property. Drawing inspiration from “In Bloom’s” Plant People, the hotel’s restaurant, Estuary, will offer a unique dish for the duration of the exhibit: Sprouting. Sourcing ingredients from the Chesapeake Bay region, the special dish features seasonal vegetables delivered fresh from a local female-owned farm, Moon Valley Farms. 950 New York Avenue NW; latelacuratorial.com Dock Days of Summer at DC Brau Hot summer days are calling for cool, delicious beer and great music in the beer garden. Join DC Brau every Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the Dock Days of Summer, featuring live music, cold beer, refreshing seltzers, and house-made slushies to chase away the Sunday scaries. Every week features a different band, so check the website for updates throughout the summer. dcbrau.com NEW: Sunset Cinema in Georgetown  After a two-year hiatus, the Georgetown Sunset Cinema outdoor movies series will make its way back to Georgetown Waterfront Park this summer. Free and open to the public, the six-week series will feature “Fan Favorites” on Tuesday nights from August 2 – September 6. Set up a blanket, bring food from a local Georgetown restaurant, and enjoy an evening along the beautiful waterfront during the following featured sunset offerings:   The Goonies (PG) - 8/2  Encanto (PG) - 8/9  Bridesmaids (R) - 8/16  Black Panther (PG-13) - 8/23  Summer of Soul (PG-13) - 8/30  Knives Out (PG-13) - 9/6  Georgetown Waterfront Park is located at the intersection of K/Water Street NW and Cecil Place NW. Films start at sunset - around 8:30/8:45 p.m. Arrive early to picnic and to get the best seating! For additional information, please visit www.georgetowndc.com/sunsetcinema. The Safari at Hook Hall  Hook Hall’s backyard is being turned into a Safari, complete with *air conditioned* tents at the yard’s perimeter that seat from 12 to 50 guests. This is now the coolest place – literally – to have a large party. Palm trees, animal printed pillows, and African masks are part of the décor inside the tents. Banyan trees line the middle of the yard surrounded by umbrellaed  picnic tables. The Springbok Savana tent that holds up to 50 is decorated with couches, swings, rattan furniture, big pillows, colorful footrests,  large coffee tables and chandeliers. The beverage menu includes cocktails like “A Peachy Cheetah” with Ketel One Botanicals peach and orange blossom paired with Makers Mark and ginger beer and peach bitters, or the “Hippo Hibiscus Fizz” that incorporates Haku Rice Vodka, Bushido Sake, hibiscus syrup, lemon and bubbles. Tent rental prices are as follows: Safari tent (up to 12 guests) $75 for 2.5 hours; Parrot Island group seating– (30-35 guests) $150 for 2.5 hours; Springbok Savana (up to 50 guests) $350 for 2.5 hours; Safari tables (picnic tables  for up to 8 guests at the center of the yard) $15 for 2.5 hours. Bar service and a full bar menu are available for additional charge. hookhall.com/safari Skateland at Mosaic Mosaic Skateland returns this summer, featuring live music and performances on the big stage, including Kazaxe and Groovalicious. Plus, Urbano Mexican Fare will host a pop-up with their signature food and beverages. Skateland will be open daily from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm until September 25 on Merrifield Town Center Drive. For tickets, visit mosaicrink.ticketsocket.com NEW: NaLa Beach Club National Landing BID is bringing the beach to Northern Virginia with the launch of the NaLa Beach Club. The tropical-inspired installation will transform Gateway Green, located at the entrance to Long Bridge Park esplanade at 201 12th Street, into a summertime oasis that will be home to community and family-friendly events all season long. From live music and refreshments from local businesses to outdoor workout classes and sea-inspired crafts, a visit to the NaLa Beach Club will feel like a trip to the beach, without the travel. The NaLa Beach Club will be open for public use 24/7 and will host a diverse lineup of events for all ages and interests, including: Yacht Rock, August 10: With performances by local musical groups, food trucks, mocktails and more, the entire family can jam out and hang loose.  Mermaid Landing, August 17: Travel into the depths and find your fins at the Beach Club’s mermaid party. With kids crafts, games, and snow cones, it’s time to shell-abrate!  Latin Beach Party, August 24: Learn to salsa to live music. There will also be food trucks, mocktails, and more.  Bark at the Beach, September 7: Time at the beach with your furry friends is a must for the dog days of summer.  Sunset Hour, September 14: Celebrate the final days of summer with live music, food, giveaways and more. nationallanding.org/events/nala-beach-club  National Building Museum: Summer Block Party Installation  The National Building Museum and the Folger Shakespeare Library are partnering this summer to present The Playhouse. Running through September 6, you can step back in time with the Bard for the latest iteration of the Museum’s Summer Block Party. An exciting Festival stage, developed by Jim Hunter, Department Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina, which comfortably fits into the Museum’s immense Great Hall, will welcome visitors as they arrive. By day it provides a venue for unique experiences related to theater—from behind-the-scenes tours to sword-fighting demonstrations and other hands-on activities. At night The Playhouse transforms into a stage for Shakespeare’s most famous, fairy-filled comedy for Folger Theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Victor Malana Maog. Visiting The Playhouse during the day is included with Museum admission; tickets to evening performances of Midsummer are a separate purchase. The Museum will offer a variety of drop-in and scheduled programs daily, Thursday–Monday. Folger Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be in performance Tuesdays through Sundays from Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, August 28, 2022. Tickets to Midsummer available at folger.edu/theatre; nbm.org Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience at National Geographic Commemorating the discovery of King Tut’s tomb 100 years ago, take the opportunity to enter the tomb at the National Geographic Museum. Experience cinematic projections of King Tut’s treasures, meet the gods of the underworld, and learn more about the Explorers who continue to study the mysteries of the Boy King’s life. Descend into Tut’s tomb and enter a 280-degree projection room where you will come face-to-face with a replica of King Tut's golden burial shrine. You’ll discover more about Egyptian mummification and follow Tutankhamun's journey through the afterlife. End your trip with a photo opportunity featuring the iconic National Geographic golden border. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1145 17th Street NW; nationalgeographic.org/tickets Notre Dame de Paris: Augmented Exhibition The National Building Museum brings French heritage back to life with a major new exhibition, Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition, a 360-degree augmented reality immersion into the 850-year history of the cathedral and its ongoing restoration. The exhibition’s North American debut at the Museum runs through Monday, September 26.  To navigate the exhibition, each visitor will use a HistoPad™, an augmented reality touch-screen tablet developed by Histovery. The hand-held device creates immersive and interactive reconstructions, visually transporting visitors back in time. They can choose their own experience to explore the cathedral being built in the Middle Ages, witness the coronation of Emperor Napoleon I, see the iconic Viollet-le-Duc spire being erected, or be guided through the complex operation designed to safeguard the structure since the fire, prior to the start of the restoration. Vinyl replicas of the cathedral’s flooring, stained-glass transfers on the Museum’s historic windows, audio of Notre Dame’s organs and tolling bells, as well as a projection of the cathedral’s famed rose window, that miraculously survived the 2019 fire, complete the multi-sensory experience. For more information, visit nbm.org; or listen to the full 411 with Nycci on the latest Industry Night. NEW: The Office Experience This summer, fans of The Office will be transported to the world of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company with The Office Experience. Celebrate your favorite moments and characters from the widely acclaimed television series in the largest-ever official interactive fan experience based on The Office, created by Superfly X and Universal Live Entertainment in consultation with The Office’s U.S. creator Greg Daniels. This interactive two-story experience features 17 areas filled with original props and costumes, set re-creations and more, allowing fans to visit Scranton Business Park and other sites associated with the beloved series. Guests will be able to set foot inside the Dunder Mifflin office including Pam’s desk, Michael’s office and Ryan’s closet, as well as relive iconic moments such as Kevin’s Chili Spill and Beach Day. The Office Experience includes an on-site themed retail store replicating the Warehouse, featuring exclusive products for sale and open to ticketed and non-ticketed guests. Open through January 16, 2023. Timed entry tickets start at $35.50 plus taxes and fees. 1020 G Street NW. www.TheOfficeExperience.com Summer at The Wharf The Wharf has a new Summer 2022 event series, which will include Rock the Dock at The Wharf Concert Series, Sunset Cinema, Let’s Skate DC at The Wharf and more, taking place through August 2022. Every Tuesday (6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m.) through August, unwind with an hour-long outdoor vinyasa session for $15. Every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m., enjoy free concerts from local favorites. On Friday, August 12 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. take a free Salsa lesson, then put your new skills to the test during a live music dance party. Afterward, join the group at Cantina Bambina and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. On the second weekend of August, get your skate on as the Wharf becomes a roller rink. Thursdays through August 25 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., watch free movies under the stars. Transit Pier at The Wharf – 970 Wharf Street SW; wharfdc.com
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Know When Your Area Restaurant Week Is
. We here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com love to soak up the sun of Summer. But you know what we also love?! All the Summer Restaurant Weeks that are about to launch in the region, obvi! There are so many ways to dine and dine well throughout the summer months -- we of course have you covered: RAMW Summer Restaurant Week: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced the roster of restaurants participating in Summer Restaurant Week from Monday, August 15, through Sunday, August 21. The area’s signature summer dining promotion returns this August, inviting diners to experience regional restaurants in different ways. Participating restaurants will offer multi-course brunch and lunch menus for $25 per person, and multi-course dinner menus for $40 or $55 per person for on-premises dining. Many restaurants will also offer cocktail pairings and RW-To-Go dinner meals, available at two price points: $70 or $100 for two people and $140 or $200 for four people. A number of 2022 RAMMY Awards Finalists are participating in the promotional dining week including Annabelle, Baan Siam, Blend 111, Bindaas Cleveland Park & Foggy Bottom, Bresca, China Chilcano, Convivial, Cranes, Dauphine's, La Bise, La Cote D'Or Cafe, Mintwood Place, Modena, Nama, Slate Wine Bar, Rasika, Rasika West End and Sababa. Visit the Restaurant Week website atrwdmv.com to view participating restaurant menus and make reservations. Fairfax City Restaurant Week Fairfax City Restaurant Week returns Monday, August 29 through Monday, September 4. During the week-long event, participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe menus of $20 for lunch/brunch and $35 for dinner per person, with couple and family meal options available. In addition to the curated menus, specialty restaurants will offer a Two for $10 Deal providing food lovers the opportunity to further explore Fairfax City’s regionally lauded diverse culinary scene. Restaurants making their debut for the Summer program include a range of recently opened and established locals such as: Draper’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, El Pollo Rico, and Slice of Matchbox, with additional restaurants joining daily. Diners are encouraged to follow at @FairfaxCityRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Facebook and tag #FairfaxCityEats. For more information, visit fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com.  
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The List’s List of Lunch: Updated
Photo: Nycci Nellis Recently, I wanted to meet a friend for lunch. A proper, sit down, maybe have an appetizer and entree and a glass of wine kind of lunch. It seemed like our options were limited. I put it out to The List team, let's do a round-up of where can one go for lunch?! Needless to say, the options for a lovely long lunch (or quick one, if that's more your style) are endless. And you are welcome: Ada's on the River: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.; adasontheriver.com Al Dente: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; aldentedc.com Ala: Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; ala-dc.com  Alta Strada Mosaic: Weekdays 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; altastradarestaurant.com Ambar Capitol Hill: Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; ambarrestaurant.com Black Salt: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; blacksaltrestaurant.com  BLT Steak: Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; bltrestaurants.com Blue Duck Tavern: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; blueducktavern.com Bombay Club: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; bombayclubdc.com Bourbon Steak: Mnday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; fourseasons.com/washington Brasserie Liberte: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.; libertedc.com Brightwood Pizza: Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m.; anxodc.com Cafe du Parc: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.; cafeduparc.com Cafe Riggs: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; riggsdc.com Il Canale: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; ilcanale.com Centrolina: Wednesday through Saturday 1130 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; centrolinadc.com Charlie Palmer Steak: Monday through Friday 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; charliepalmersteak.com Cheesetique: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.; cheesetique.com Chiko: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.; chikodc.com Clyde’s: Monday through Sunday 11:00 a.m.; clydes.com Cranes: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; cranes-dc.com Del Mar: Thursday through Friday 12:00 - 2:45 p.m.; delmardc.com  dLena: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; dlenadc.com Et Voila!: Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; etvoiladc.com Equinox: Wednesday through Friday 11:20 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; equinoxrestaurant.com Farmers Restaurant Group: All day dining; farmersrestaurantgroup.com Filomena’s: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; filomena.com Fiola Mare: Wednesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; fiolamaredc.com Flavio: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; flaviodc.com  Frank Pepe: Monday through Sunday; 7101 Democracy Boulevard; order.pepespizzeria.com Gatsby: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; gatsbyrestaurant.com Good Eats Emporium: All day dining; goodeatsemporium.com Green Almond Pantry: Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; greenalmondpantry.com Green Pig Bistro: Tuesday through Friday 11:00a.m.- 2:30 p.m.; greenpigbistro.com The Greenhouse @ The Jefferson: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; jeffersondc.com Guapos: Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m., Friday through Saturday 11:00 a.m.; guaposrestaurant.com  Iron Gate: Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; irongaterestaurantdc.com  Ivy City Smokehouse: Daily from noon; ivycitysmokehouse.com Jaleo DC: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; jaleo.com Joe’s Seafood: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; joes.net Juniper @ The Fairmont: Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; juniperdc.com La Chaumiere: Wednesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; lachaumieredc.com  La Famosa: Daily from 11:00 a.m.; eatlafamosa.com Laduree: Monday through Sunday 10 a.m.; laduree.us Le Diplomate: Monday through Friday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.; lediplomatedc.com Lebanese Taverna: Monday through Sunday 12:00 p.m.; lebanesetaverna.com Lupo Verde Osteria: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; lupoverdeosteriaalimentari.com Lyle's: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; lyledc.com/lyles Maketto: Monday through Saturday all day dining; maketto1351.com Mi Casa: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; micasa-mexico.com Michele’s: Lunch pop-up Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; michelesdc.com Nick’s Riverside Grill: All day menu; nicksriversidegrill.com North Italia: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; northitalia.com Old Ebbitt Grill: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m.; ebbitt.com Ottoman Taverna: Monday through  Sunday 11:00 a.m.; ottomantaverna.com Peacock Cafe: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.; peacockcafe.com  Pisco y Nazca: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.; piscoynazca.com Pizzeria Paradiso: Dupont, Thursday through Sunday 12:00 p.m.; Spring Valley, Monday through Sunday 12:00 p.m.; eatyourpizza.com The Point: Wednesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; thepointdc.com Rasika: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; rasikarestaurant.com The Roost: Monday through Sunday all day dining; theroostdc.com Rumi’s Kitchen: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; rumiskitchen.com  Ruthie’s All Day: Monday through Friday 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.; ruthiesallday.com Santé: All day dining; meetatsante.com Seasons @ The Four Seasons: Monday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; fourseasons.com Ser: Monday through Friday 11:30a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; serrestaurant.com Sequoia: Monday through Sunday 12:00 p.m.; sequoiadc.com  Supra: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; supradc.com Tabard Inn: Monday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; tabardinn.com Taberna del Alabardero: Monday through Sunday 11:20 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; alabardero.com  Tabla: Wednesday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; tabladc.com La Tomate: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m.; latomatebistro.com Tony & Joe’s: All day dining; tonyandjoes.com Tosca: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; toscadc.com Truluck’s: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; trulucks.com Yardbird: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; runchickenrun.com  Yellow: Daily, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; yellowthecafe.com Zaytinya: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.; zaytinya.com
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The List’s List of Happy Hours: Updated
Photo: As seen on Foodie & The Beast   Cocktail hour does sound way more refined than "happy hour" but at the end of the day they both call for the exact same thing: Friends + Drinks @ Dusk. Whatever you call it, you know the team here at TheListAreYouOnIt.com has been busy compiling a list to make sure that the hour is indeed happy: Assembly Assembly by DMK Restaurants has rolled out a new, can’t miss happy hour food and beverage menu. Can’t miss cocktails include an Old Fashioned (maker's mark, cinnamon-blackberry syrup, angostura, peach bitters), a Metro-Rita (hornitos Blanco tequila, lime juice, triple sec, simple syrup), The Citizen (Beefeater gin, lilet blanc, strawberry-peppercorn syrup, lemon juice, over muddled strawberry), and more. 1700 N Moore Street, VA; assembly-va.com Brookland Pint  Bookland Pint is having a happy hour special called beat the clock on  Wednesday and Thursday. Starting at 3:00 p.m., they offer beers for just 50¢. Every hour, the price goes up $1 until 6:00 p.m. 716 Monroe Street NW; 202.758.2757; brooklandpint.com El Cielo Award-winning chef Juan Manuel Barrientos has announced the official opening of his barra/bar at the restaurant Elcielo.  A concept based on the DC Happy Hours, just a bar with 8 chairs where the Colombian fruits, some Latin American spirits, even the neuroscience are applied to create cocktails. Offerings include an Old-Fashioned cocktail with some drops of Cherry Syrup and smoked with cherry wood. 1280 4th Street NE; 202.569.9855; elcielowashington.com Dolce Vita Dolce Vita’s summer happy hour is a 14th Street can’t miss from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday with $5 beer, $6 red, $6 white, $7 bubbles, and $8 rail drinks. For food, the upscale Mediterranean spot features a $7 food menu with options like cheese + meat, crab stuffed piquillo, spanakopita, and classic churros. 1610 14th Street NW; 202.506.4872; dolcevitadc.com El Tamarindo  At El Tamarindo, they are offering happy hour at the restaurant's bar Monday-Friday and from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in all other areas of the restaurant. Happy hour includes $7 craft cocktails, and $5 select drafts and house wine. 1785 Florida Avenue NW; 202.328.3660; eltamarindodc.com Fainting Goat  The Fainting Goat is now hosting Tinder Tuesdays date night and Goat Unplugged live music on Thursdays. Tinder Tuesdays includes a curated cocktail and snack pairings like Aperol spritzes and a shareable meat and cheese board. 1330 U Street NW; 202.735.0344; faintinggoatdc.com NEW: Tail Wag Tuesdays at The Fairmont The Courtyard Bar at the pet-friendly Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown, is now offering Tail Wag Tuesdays for doggies and their humans.  Every Tuesday, four-legged guests will enjoy Puptails and a V.I.P, Very Important Puppy menu. Drinks include the Pawgarita (chick broth, chicken apple sausage, with a kibble rim), and more. 2401 M Street NW; 202.457.5019; fairmont.com/washington Fight Club Fight Club is now featuring a happy hour every Monday-Friday. Happy hour specials include draft punches, house wines, and industry pop-ins (visits from industry reps educating Fight Club guests on new booze they might like). 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; 202.885.9714; fightclubdc.com Hello Betty  Hello Betty, the recently opened surf & skate inspired restaurant in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose neighborhood, has officially opened its Boat Bar for the summer season. Crafted from a retired Maryland deadrise fishing boat, the 40’ full-service bar on Hello Betty’s expansive, pet-friendly patio. The bar is now open during all service periods, including happy hour, which can be enjoyed throughout the restaurant daily and features half priced specialty cocktails, beer and wine in addition to discounted small plates. 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD; 301.389.5840; hellobettybethesda.com Lupo Verde  Lupo Verde Osteria has officially launched its happy hour special which is available Monday through Friday at their bar/patio. Draft and bottled beers are available along with wines, and cocktails. The restaurant will also offer deals on appetizers, pizzas, and pasta. 1401 T Street NW; 202.827.4752; lupoverdedc.co The Majestic  The Majestic, known as the King Street staple that’s been around since 1932, recently introduced a new extended Happy Hour. Enjoy items like the fried chicken sandwich, summer tomato toast, wines, beers, and more. 911 King Street, Alexandria, VA; 703.837.9117; themajesticva.com Nick’s Riverside Grill  Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat after work, a fun place for all the friends and family to gather or a romantic night on the waterfront, family-owned Nick’s Riverside Grill is the place to be. 21 TV’s inside and out at the patio bar are available to you to watch all your favorite games. Nick’s happy hour, available Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. includes $5 classic bar food small plates like mini corn dogs, mozzarella sticks, and totchos as well as $5 drink specials including rail drinks, beers, and wine by the glass. 3050 K Street NW; nicksriversidegrill.com Officina Cafe  The newest Officina outpost offers a convivial (and delicious) atmosphere to gather for work lunches, happy hours, and everything in between. With this in mind, chef Nicholas Stefanelli reinvented the typical weekday dining experience by showcasing sit-down-worthy handmade pasta, pastries, gelato, and cocktails—in addition to a robust selection of grab-and-go favorites such as panini and salads. 1615 L Street NW; 202.747.5252; officinadc.com The Point  Winner of the Restaurant Development & Design Magazine Award for “Best Restaurant Design”, The Point brings the thrill and robust flavors of open flame cooking with fresh, local seafood. Situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, the contemporary design features live green walls, tranquil open-air patio and fire pits. They are offering happy hour with Chesapeake oysters, mahi-mahi tostadas, and fried Brussels sprouts. Sip on beer and drink specials as well as a new Tito's cranberry mule. Available Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 2100 2nd Street SW; 202.948.2522; thepointdc.com  Puro Gusto Puro Gusto is offering a Bottomless Aperitivo Happy Hour every Monday – Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The price of $17.95 covers bottomless draft beer (Peroni, Dogfish Head IPA), draft cocktails (Aperol Spritz, Seasonal Strawberry Spritz, Classic Negroni) and light snacks including olives, chips and taralli (an Italian-style mix of a breadstick and cracker). 1345 F Street NW; 202.347.6752; purogustocafe.co  Red Hen No reservation? No problem. Red Hen’s bar-only menu, Aperitivo Hour, is now available Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a list of rotating cocktails ($8), wines by the glass ($7), and Manor Hill cans ($5) alongside cichetti-style snacks from the kitchen, like chips & caramelized onion dip, wild mushroom tallegio, and bacalao crostini. 1822 First Street NW; theredhendc.com/aperitivo-hour Stellina Pizzeria Stellina Pizzeria has launched an Aperitivo Italiano happy hour. Offerings include a choice of one drink (select cocktails, wine and beer) and cicchetti (snacks): 10-inch cheese pizza, arancino, mozzarella in Carrozza, and housemade chips. 399 Morse Street NE; 202.851.3995; stellinapizzeria.com Tabla Tabla is now offering Happy Hour every Wednesday through Friday. The new menu from Chef Alfredo Martinez features shareable plates like Ajika honey wings with a honey-ajika glaze and guda dressing, pickle assorti platter with house-pickled green tomatoes, cucumbers, and Turkish peppers, and more. 3227 Georgia Avenue NW; 202.291.3227; tabladc.com The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse Ivy CitySmokehouse, Ivy City’s first neighborhood restaurant, smoke their own seafood and serve with the freshest local and seasonal ingredients available. They are now offering happy hour where you can enjoy sangria and house margaritas along with bites like salmon nuggets, smash burgers, and more. Available Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 1356 Okie Street NE; 202.529.3300; tavern.ivycitysmokehouse.com  Tony & Joe’s  Tony & Joe’s now has happy hour where guests can enjoy $5 drinks and bites like the spicy fried chicken taco, and the bar burger. Located on the Potomac River in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour, family owned Tony and Joe’s is dedicated to bringing you the freshest seafood and steaks since 1983. Whether dining indoors or out on the riverside patio, you can enjoy the views of the nearby Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Island and the Key Bridge. Available Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 3000 K Street NW; 202.944.4545; tonyandjoes.com Unconventional Diner Unconventional Diner has launched a new happy hour offering discounts on a selection of drinks as well as snacks from the dinner menu. Options include Dirty Shirleys, Pink Panthers, and Old-Fashioneds for $10, highballs for $8, and a selection of beer and wine for $6. Available weekdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 1207 9th Street NW; unconventionaldiner.com Yardbird  Yardbird DC is now offering Happy Hour featuring a selection of modern American-inspired appetizers and discounted cocktails, wine by the glass, and draft beer. Yardbird is famous for its farm fresh ingredients, chef-driven and locally inspired menu, and bourbon cocktails. Standout happy hour appetizers include a crispy chicken biscuit with pepper jelly, a smoked brisket biscuit, field pea & pistachio hummus,  and more. 901 New York Avenue NW; 202.333.2450; runchickenrun.com
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The List’s List of Brunch: Updated
Photo: Nycci Nellis They say DC is a brunch town, and after a bit of digging, we here at the List will tell you that that assessment is 100 percent accurate. The List team has been busy at work compiling the best places for your leisurely weekend brunch - Saturdays, Sundays, Bottomless, Dress Up, or Dress Down - however you do, we got you. And you are welcome: Ada's on the River: (Saturday/Sunday); 3 Pioneer Mill Way, Alexandria; adasontheriver.com The Admiral: (Saturday/Sunday, bottomless); 1 Dupont Circle, NW; theadmiraldc.com Agora: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1527 17th Street NW; agorarestaurant.net  Al Dente: Saturday/Sunday; 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW; aldentedc.com  ala: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1320 19th St NW; ala-dc.com All Set: Saturday party brunches/Sunday; 8630 Fenton Street; allsetrestaurant.com  Ambar Capitol Hill: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 523 8th St SE; ambarrestaurant.com Anju: Saturday/Sunday; 1805 18th Street NW; anjurestaurant.com  Assembly: Saturday; 1700 N Moore Street, Arlington; assembly-va.com  B Side: Daily; 709 D street NW; redapronbutchery.com  Barca Pier & Wine Bar: 2 Pioneer Mil Way, Alexandria; barcaalx.com Bammy's: Saturday (DJ); 301 Water Street SE; bammysdc.com Bantam King: Sunday; 501 G Street NW; bantamking.com Bar Charley: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1825 18th Street NW; barcharley.com  Bar Chinois: Sunday (bottomless); 455 I Street NW; barchinoisdc.com Bistro Du Jour: Saturday/Sunday; 99 District Square SW; bistro-dujour.com Black Salt: Saturday/Sunday; 4883 MacArthur Boulevard NW; blacksaltrestaurant.com   BLive: Saturday/Sunday (all day; Bloody Mary bar); 2854 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington; bliveva.com Blue Duck Tavern: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1201 24th Street NW; blueducktavern.com Boqueria: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); Dupont, Penn Quarter; boqueriarestaurant.com Boundary Stone: Saturday/Sunday; 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW; boundarystonedc.com Brasserie Liberté: Saturday/Sunday (mimosa kits); 3251 Prospect Street NW; libertedc.com Cafe du Parc: Saturday/Sunday; 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; cafeduparc.com  Casta’s Rum Bar: Saturday/all day parties Sunday; 1121 New Hampshire Avenue NW; castasrumbar.com Cheesetique: Saturday/Sunday; Del Ray, Shirlington; cheesetique.com  ChiKo Bethesda: Saturday/Sunday (Dim Sum); 7280 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda; mychiko.com/dim-sum China Chilcano: Saturday/Sunday; 419 7th Street NW; chinachilcano.com  Compass Rose: Sunday (bottomless); 1346 T Street NW; compassrosedc.com  Commissary: (Daily, bottomless on weekends); 1443 P Street NW; commissarydc.com Cork Wine Bar: Saturday/Sunday; 1805 14th Street NW; corkdc.com Courtyard Bar at The Fairmont: Saturday/Sunday; 2401 M Street NW; fairmont.com  Dauphine's: Sunday; 1100 15th Street NW; dauphinesdc.com dLeña: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 476 K Street NW; dlenadc.com Del Mar: Saturday/Sunday; 791 Wharf Street SW; delmardc.com  Destino: Saturday/Sunday; 1280 4th Street NE; destinodc.com  Dolce Vita: Sunday; 1610 14th Street NW; dolcevitadc.com Due South: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 301 Water St SE; duesouthdc.com Duke’s Grocery: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); Dupont, Foggy Bottom; dukesgrocery.com  El Chucho Cocina Superior: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 3313 11th St NW; elchuchodc.com  El Techo: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 606 Florida Ave NW; eltechodc.com Espita: Saturday/Sunday (mimosa kits); 1250 9th Street NW; espitadc.com  Estuary at the Conrad: Saturday/Sunday (starting 7:00 a.m.); 950 New York Avenue NW; estuarydc.com Et Voila!: Saturday/Sunday; 5120 MacArthur Boulevard NW; etvoiladc.com Equinox: Sunday (unlimited tastings); 818 Connecticut Avenue NW; equinoxrestaurant.com  Evening Star: Saturday/Sunday; 2000 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; eveningstarcafe.net Fainting Goat: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1330 U Street NW; faintinggoatdc.com Farmers Fishers Bakers: Saturday/Sunday; 3000 K Street NW; farmersfishersbakers.com Fiola Mare: Saturday/Sunday; 3050 K Street NW; fiolamaredc.com Founding Farmers: Saturday/Sunday; Potomac, DC, Tysons; wearefoundingfarmers.com Gatsby: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1205 Half Street; gatsbyrestaurant.com Gerrard Street Kitchen: Saturday/Sunday; 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW; thedarcyhotel.com  The Grill: Saturday/Sunday; 99 Market Square SW; thegrilldc.com  Grillfish: (Saturday/Sunday); 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW; grillfishdc.com Halfsmoke: Daily (bottomless); 651 Florida Avenue NW; halfsmoke.com  Harvey's: Sunday; 513 W. Broad Street; harveysva.com Hawthorne: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1336 U Street NW; hawthornedc.com  Hello Betty: Saturday/Sunday; 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda; hellobettybethesda.com Honeymoon Chicken: Saturday/Sunday; Petworth & Bethesda, MD; honeymoonchicken.com I Egg You: Saturday/Sunday; 423 8th Street SE; ieggyou.com  ilili: Sunday; 100 District Square SW; ililirestaurants.com Immigrant Food: Saturday/Sunday; 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; immigrantfood.com  Imperfecto: (Saturday/Sunday); 1124 23rd Street NW; imperfectodc.com The Imperial: Saturday/Sunday; 2001 18th Street NW; imperialdc.com Ivy City Smokehouse: Sunday; 1356 Okie Street NE; tavern.ivycitysmokehouse.com  Jack Rose: Sunday; 2007 18th Street NW; jackrosediningsaloon.com Joe’s Seafood: Saturday/Sunday; 750 15th Street NW; joes.net  La Famosa: Saturday/Sunday; 1300 4th Street SE; eatlafamosa.com Laduree: Saturday/Sunday; 3060 M Street NW; laduree.us Le Diplomate: Saturday/Sunday; 1601 14th Street NW; lediplomatedc.com Lebanese Taverna: Saturday/Sunday; Silver Spring, Rockville, DC; lebanesetaverna.com  Logan Tavern: (Saturday/Sunday); 1423 P Street NW; logantavern.com Lupo Pizzeria: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1908 14th Street NW; lupopizzeriadc.com  Lupo Verde: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1401 T Street NW; lupoverdedc.com Lyle’s: Saturday/Sunday (DJ, bottomless); 1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW; lyledc.com Maiz64: Saturday/Sunday; 1324 14th Street NW; maiz64.com  Makan: Saturday/Sunday; 3400 11th Street NW; makarestaurantdc.com  Matt and Tony's: Tuesday-Sunday; 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; mattandtonysva.com Medium Rare: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); Bethesda, DC, Arlington; mediumrarerestaurant.com  Mi Casa: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1647 20th Street NW; micasa-mexico.com Mission Dupont: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1606 20th Street NW; missiondupont.com  Mission Navy Yard: (Saturday/Sunday); 1221 Van Street SE, missionnavyyard.com Mon Ami Gabi: Saturday/Sunday; 7239 Woodmont Avenue; monamigabi.com   Newland: Saturday/Sunday; 327 7th Street SE; newlanddc.com   Officina: Saturday/Sunday; 1120 Maine Avenue SW; officinadc.com Opaline: Saturday/Sunday; 806 15th Street NW; opalinedc.com Ottoman Taverna: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); ottomantaverna.com  Pamplona: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington; pamplonava.com Pearl Dive Oyster Palace: Saturday/Sunday; 1612 14th Street NW; pearldivedc.com The Pembroke: Saturday/Sunday; 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW; thepembrokedc.com  The Pig: (Saturday/Sunday); 1320 14th Street NW; thepigdc.com Pisco Y Nazca: Saturday/Sunday; 1823 L Street NW; piscoynazca.com  Quattro Osteria: Saturday/all day Sunday); 600 Florida Avenue NW; quattroosteria.com Rustico: Saturday/Sunday; Alexandria, Ballston; rusticorestaurant.com  Ruthie’s All Day: Saturday/Sunday; 3411 5th Street S Arlington; ruthiesallday.com  Salazar: (Saturday/Sunday); 1819 14th Street NW; salazardc.com The Salt Line: Saturday/Sunday; 4040 Wilson Boulevard; 703.566.2075; thesaltline.com Season’s at the Four Seasons: Saturday/Sunday; 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; fourseasons.com SER: Saturday/Sunday; 1110 N Glebe Road Arlington; serrestaurant.com  Sticky Fingers Diner: Saturday/Sunday; 406 H Street NE; stickyfingersdiner.com Succotash Prime: Saturday/Sunday; 915 F Street NW; succotashrestaurant.com Summer House Santa Monica: Saturday/Sunday; 11825 Grand Park Avenue; summerhousesm.com Tabard Inn: Saturday/Sunday; 1739 N Street NW; tabardinn.com  Taberna del Alabardero: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1776 I Street NW; alabardero.com Tabla: Saturday/Sunday; 3227 Georgia Avenue NW; tabladc.com  Takoda: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 715 Florida Ave NW; takodadc.com Teddy & The Bully Bar: Sunday (bottomless); 1200 19th Street NW; teddyandthebullybar.com  Tico: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 1926 14th Street NW; ticodc.com Tony & Joe’s: Saturday/Sunday; 3000 K Street NW; tonyandjoes.com TTT Clarendon: Saturday/Sunday (bottomless); 2900 Wilson Boulevard Arlington; tttrestaurant.com  Vue: (Saturday/Sunday); 515 15th Street NW; thehotelwashington.com Zaytinya: Saturday/Sunday; (rosé menu); 701 9th Street NW; zaytinya.com
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The List’s List of Al Fresco Dining: Updated
Photo: Buena Vida Gastro   Spring has sprung in our DC area and those daffodils are not the only things popping up. Look here, there, and everywhere for all the new outdoor settings - and not just your favorite places - many of the new restaurants and bars have outdoor options as well. As the days grow longer so will the offers. Check back here for the latest in al fresco dining both up on the roof and down on the sidewalk:   PATIOS: Al Dente: Dog friendly; 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW; aldentedc.com   All Set: Dog friendly; 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring; allsetrestaurant.com Apéro: 2622 P St NW; aperodc.com Bastille: 606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria; bastillerestaurant.com Blue Duck Tavern: 1201 24th Street NW; blueducktavern.com Brasserie Liberte: Dog friendly; 3251 Prospect Street NW; libertedc.com Cafe Riggs: 900 F Street NW; riggsdc.com Calico: 50 Blagden Alley NW; calicodc.com Centrolina: 974 10th Street NW; centrolinadc.com Cheesetique Le Pré: 2411 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; cheesetique.com The Commentary: Dog friendly; 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington; thecommentaryarl.com Convivial: 801 O Street NW; convivialdc.com Cork: Dog friendly; 1805 14th Street NW; corkdc.com Dacha: Dog friendly; Shaw & Navy Yard; dachadc.com  DBGB Kitchen & Bar: 931 H Street NW; dbgb.com Del Mar: 791 Wharf Street SW; delmardc.com  dLeña: 476 K Street NW; dlenadc.com Electric Cool-Aid: Dog friendly; 512 Rhode Island Avenue NW; electriccool-aid.com Fairmont Courtyard Bar: Dog friendly; 2401 M Street NW; fairmont.com/washington  Federalist Pig: 1654 Columbia Road NW; federalistpig.com Fiola Mare: 3100 K Street NW; fiolamaredc.com  Flight Wine Bar: 777 6th Street NW; flightdc.com The Fountain Inn: Dog friendly; 1659 Wisconsin Avenue NW; fountaininndc.com  Hook Hall: 3400 Georgia Avenue NW; hookhall.com Iron Gate: 1734 N Street NW; irongaterestaurantdc.com  Jackie's: 79 Potomac Avenue SE; jackiedc.com Le Diplomate: 1601 14th Street NW; lediplomatedc.com Lulu’s Wine Garden: 1940 11th Street NW; luluswinegarden.com Lupo Marino: 40 Pearl Street SW; lupomarinodc.com Lupo Verde: 1401 T Street NW; lupoverdedc.com Maketto: 1351 H Street NE; maketto1351.com Mandarin Oriental: 1330 Maryland Avenue SW; mandarinoriental.com Masseria: 1340 4th Street NE; masseria-dc.com Midlands: Dog friendly; 3333 Georgia Avenue NW; midlandsdc.com  Mi Vida: 98 District Square SW; mividamexico.com  Nobu: 2525 M Street NW; noburestaurants.com Old Town Pour House: 212 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD; oldtownpourhouse.com Opaline Bar & Brasserie: Dog friendly; 806 15th Street NW; opalinedc.com Ottoman Taverna: Dog friendly; 425 I Street NW; ottomantaverna.com  The Point: 2100 2nd Street SW; thepointdc.com  The Royal: 501 Florida Avenue NW; theroyaldc.com The Salt Line: 79 Potomac Avenue SE; 4040 Wilson Boulevard; thesaltline.com  St Anselm: 1250 5th Street NE; stanselmdc.com  Stable: 1324 H Street NE; stabledc.com Stellina: 508 K Street NW; stellinapizzeria.com Taberna del Alabardero: 1776 I Street NW; alabardero.com  Tony & Joe’s: 3000 K Street NW; tonyandjoes.com Tortuga Caribbean Bar & Grille: 514 8th Street SE; tortugadc.com  Unconventional Diner: Dog friendly; 1207 Ninth Street NW; unconventionaldiner.com ROOFTOPS: Big Sky Admo: 2436 18th Street NW; bigskyadmo.com The Brixton: 901 U Street NW; brixtondc.com Buena Vida Gastrolounge: 2900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington; buenavidagastrolounge.com Clarendon Pop-Up Rooftop: 3184 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington; instagram.com/clarendonpopupbar Colada Shop: 1405 T Street NW; coladashop.com  Cortez: 1905 9th Street NW; cortezbardc.com CUT Above at The Rosewood: 1050 31st Street NW; rosewoodhotels.com Deck 11 at Yotel: 415 New Jersey Avenue NW; deck11rooftop.com El Techo: 606 Florida Avenue NW; eltechodc.com The Ellipse Rooftop Bar in Hyatt Place: 1522 K Street NW; theellipserooftopbar.com Hi-Lawn: 1309 5th Street NE; hilawndc.com Hive Bar in The Hive Hotel: 2224 F Street NW; hotelhive.com Hush Rooftop Bar: 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com Ivy City Smokehouse: 1356 Okie Street NE; ivycitysmokehouse.com Jack Rose Dining Saloon: 2007 18th Street NW; jackrosediningsaloon.com Lady Bird Rooftop Bar at Kimpton Banneker: 1315 16th Street NW; thebanneker.com Lost Society: 2001 14th Street NW; lostsociety-dc.com Officina: 1120 Maine Avenue SW; officinadc.com The Perch at The Watermark: Dog friendly; 1805 Capital One Drive, Tysons; capitalonecenter.com/the-perch The Rooftop DC: 476 K Street NW; therooftopdc.com The Rooftop at The Graham: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW; thegrahamgeorgetown.com Rooftop at the Riggs: 900 F Street NW; riggsdc.com Smoke & Mirrors: 867 New Jersey Avenue SE; smokeandmirrorsrooftop.com SUMMIT at The Conrad: 950 New York Avenue NW; conradwashingtondc.com Takoda: 715 Florida Avenue NW; takodadc.com Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel: 2650 Virginia Avenue NW; thewatergatehotel.com The Ven at Embassy Row: 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW; thevenembassyrow.com  VUE at Hotel Washington: 515 15th Street NW; thehotelwashington.com Whiskey Charlie: 975 7th Street SW; whiskeycharliewharf.com Wild Days at The Eaton: 1201 K Street NW; wild-days-dc.com 12 Stories at the Intercontinental: 75 District Square SW; 12storiesdc.com
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And The RAMMY Goes to...
The gang was all there last Sunday evening for the 40th Annual RAMMY Awards. The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) hosted their annual gala that kicked off with all the winners being announced. It was an evening of joy and celebration of our hospitality leaders and their incredible excellence. The winners of the 2022 RAMMY Awards are (*denotes publicly voted category*): - Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Christian Irabien, Muchas Gracias - Pastry Chef of the Year: Francois Yann Buisine, Un je ne sais Quoi - Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Congressional Seafood - Employee of the Year: Herman Machado, The Salt Line - Navy Yard - Manager of the Year: Robert Heim, Shaw's Tavern - Service Program of the Year: Tail Up Goat - Splendid Holidays at Home*: Unconventional Diner - Hottest Sandwich Spot*: Mangialardo's  - Favorite Gathering Place of the Year*: Casta's Rum Bar - Favorite Fast Bites*: Little Miner Taco  - Outstanding Pop-Up Concept*: Bun Papa - Standout Family Meal Packages To Go*: 2 Fifty Texas BBQ - Best Brunch of the Year*: A&J Restaurant - Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Albi - Casual Restaurant of the Year: Ruthie’s All-Day - Wine Program of the Year: Queen’s English - Cocktail Program of the Year: Serenata - Beer Program of the Year: Quarry House Tavern - Chef of the Year: Rob Rubba, Oyster Oyster - Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Cranes - New Restaurant of the Year: Daru - Restaurateur of the Year: Scott Drewno and Danny Lee, The Fried Rice Collective   Also! The 2022 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award recipients were also honored, celebrating a significant number of years serving locals and visitors in Metropolitan Washington: 1789 and The Tombs (60 years), Anthony’s Restaurant (50 years), Bombay Bistro (30 years), Duangrat’s (35 years), El Tamarindo (40 years), Franklins (30 years), La Côte d’Or Café (30 years), Mike’s American (35 years), and Tabard Inn (100 years). And lastly, Scott Drewno has one more thing to say … 
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