Tax Day: Feeling less than flush this tax season? Restaurants and bars are chipping in with deals to relieve your mental and financial burden on Monday. Check out our roundup of specials, from half-off cocktails at BLT Steak to free whiskey at Jack Rose.
Post-Tax Day: Alexandria’s Union Street Public House extends tax-centric festivities to Tuesday with a post-Tax Day, six-course beer dinner featuring Port City brews ($55 per person). Growlers will be available for carryout.
Birthday patio: Chez Billy turned one last week, and celebrates with a 50-seat patio and beer garden. Pints of Stella are only $1 Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 in the outdoor space, and certain bottles of wine are half off. The full dinner menu is available, as well.
Martini contest: If your idea of competitive sports involves large glasses of alcohol, head to Beacon Bar & Grill on Wednesday for the sixth annual martini contest. A dozen local bartenders compete to win a cash prize while you sample their concoctions alongside appetizers and vote for your favorite. Tickets are $25 per person.
Wine and swine: Jackson 20 throws its annual Pigs and Pinot dinner on Wednesday at 7, with plenty of EcoFriendly Foods pork paired with a number of Pinot varietals. Check out the menu and buy tickets ($85 per person) through CityEats.
Calling all vegans: Teaism in Old Town hosts a five-course vegan dinner (Wednesday at 7 PM) prepared by Sticky Fingers guest chef and author Doron Petersan and Teaism’s executive chef, Alison Swope. The meal starts off with an aloe-tini and can be paired with sake for an additional fee ($67 with, $50 without).
Women’s wine club: Trummer’s on Main hosts is second monthly women’s wine club on Thursday, led by sommelier Diana Roderique. Ladies can blind taste, network, and shop wares of local artisans; proceeds go toward Women Giving Back. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations ($30 per person).
Francophile marketing: Georgetown’s annual French Market arrives in the Book Hill neighborhood on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5. The lineup includes live music, street fare from the likes of 1789, and up to 75 percent off merch from a variety of boutiques.
Crawfish boil: It’s crawfish season, and Bayou Bakery is getting into the mud bug game on Saturday with its inaugural boil from 5:30 to 7:30. Head out to the patio party for live jazz, pitchers of Abita, plenty of spiced crawfish and shrimp, and sides such as corn on the cob. Items are priced individually.
Greek marketing: As part of its ongoing Greek Easter celebrations, Zaytinya hosts an agorá, or Greek outdoor market, on Sunday from 11 to 4. You’ll find goods from local artists, live Greek music, tastes of Mediterranean food and drinks, and lamb shoulder sandwiches from the Pepe food truck. A second market is also held on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 10 PM.