Food

Marijuana-Themed Food and Drink Specials for 4/20

Ice cream tacos, pot pairing menus, and more deals to satisfy the munchies.
Marijuana-Themed Food and Drink Specials for 4/20
Ice cream and cheesecake "taco chocos" at Room 11, designed to satisfy the munchies. Photograph courtesy of Room 11.

A fun faux-holidays is upon us, and we’re not talking National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake day. April 20th is also 4/20, a celebration of all things cannabis. Now that the possession of marijuana is legal in the District, a number of bars and restaurants celebrate with specials and munchies-friendly dishes. Note that these deals are still enjoyable if you’re just high on life, or pineapple upside-down cakes.

Taco Chocos return to Room 11

3234 11th St., NW

The Chipwhich has nothing on these house-made dessert tacos, which come in two flavors: chocolate peanut butter ice cream in a pretzel taco shell, or a cheesecake version stuffed in a waffle cone, dipped in chocolate, and topped with cookie dough chunks ($10 each). If that’s too much to handle, the bar also sells crinkle-cut potato chips covered in chocolate.

Amsterdam Falafelshop‘s “marijuana pairing” menu

2425 18th St., NW

Everyone knows bacon-wrapped pb&j works well with a bong hit. Now you can take pot pairing to the next level at the original Adams Morgan falafel joint, which serves a special menu designed to match various strains of marijuana. The nuances of zesty Lemon Haze matched with brightness of pickled cauliflower may be lost on some, but hey, it’s more fun than foie gras and Sauternes.

Waldos’ Special Ale tapping at Churchkey

1337 14th St., NW

Certain IPAs already smell a little like marijuana (or in industry terms, “herbaceous”), but this one is specifically made with bud on the brain. Lagunitas creates a special brew for 4/20 each year, and you can get the first taste at Churchkey alongside a number of other beers from the brewery. Admission is free, and pours are priced individually.

Ice cream burritos at Ben & Jerry’s

Multiple locations

Ramen burritos may have been a disaster, but we have much higher hopes for Ben & Jerry’s dessert version. Customers pick two flavors, which are then topped with fudge and cookie crumbs, and wrapped in a chewy waffle cone. The Vermont-based ice cream chain releases the “BRRR-ito!” just in time for 4/20 fun.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.