Rickey Month Final Party at Jack Rose: Monday, August 1; 6 PM
The Rickey was recently named DC's native cocktail—it was invented by a Washington bartender in 1883—and July in Washington was declared Rickey Month by the DC Craft Bartenders Guild. Tonight, Jack Rose is hosting a competition to see which local bartender mixes the best version of the gin-based cocktail. The ticket price ($10) includes one Rickey. Drinks from six finalists are available for an additional $10. DCist has a full list of the 25 participating bartenders.
Mid-City Dog Days Street Sale: Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7
Shops and restaurants along DC's 14th Street are offering deals and specials for the annual summer promotion. DC Noodles, ACKC, 1905, Rice, and Cork—the Market & Tasting Room and the Wine Bar—are offering discounts, specials, and early opening hours. Need some new kitchen gear? Check out Miss Pixie's and Home Rule, where sales run from 20 to 60 percent. Visit the MidCity Web site for more information and a full list of participating vendors.
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