Pint night at Republic
6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park
The Takoma Park spot commemorates its one-year anniversary with a slew of festivities, one being the institution of a new Wednesday happy hour. Each week, guests can sip $5 local pints from 9 to close.
“Foodie in training” (a.k.a. kiddie) menus launch at Härth
7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean
Parents who’d like to familiarize their kids with truffles over tater tots can head to this New American restaurant, which designed a menu for the discerning under-ten crowd. Items include roast chicken with seasonal vegetables, truffle mac, and meatballs with fall veggies and angel hair pasta. To drink: mocktails like the “no-jito” with fresh juices, mint, and club soda.
Cellos at Arcuri
2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW
The Glover Park Italian introduces a selection of weekly changing limoncellos through January 28 ($5 each). Look for flavors such as cranberry this week, kumquats coming up next, and peppermint-spiked “elf breath.”
25 cocktails of Christmas at Bibiana
1100 New York Ave., NW
The barkeeps at Bibiana go way beyond the Christmas dozen, creating a new holiday drink every day through December 24. Options include the Belladonna with bourbon, cider, and cranberry, a Variopinto with Prosecco, grappa, orange, and ginger, and more ($12 each). Guests will also find bar snacks such as sherry-glazed lamb ribs and fried artichokes.
Champagne happy hour at the Rye Bar
1050 31st St., NW
Toast the end of the day with a glass of Taittinger Champagne starting Fridays from 5 to 7 at the Capella, where glasses go for $16 (instead of the typical $24) and bottles for $80 (versus $110). A “sabering master” will also uncork bottles with a sword at 6 each week.
Gordy’s Hoagie at Taylor Gourmet
Anyone looking to eat local with a taste of Philly can try the new Gordy’s Boulevard Hoagie at Taylor Gourmet, which runs through December. The sandwich combines pepperoni, ham, mozzarella, cherry pepper-garlic sauce, and Gordy’s hot peppers on a sesame seed roll ($7.49 to $10.49).
Maketto holiday tour at Shoo-Fly
510 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore
Readers closer to the Baltimore environs who want a taste of chef Erik Bruner-Yang‘s upcoming Maketto can head to Shoo-Fly through Friday between 5 and 10 for Asian noodle bowls and small plates.