The Gibson puts a giant $45 cocktail on its new menu
2009 14th St., NW
Grab three friends and head to the Gibson for a shareable $45 cocktail on the new summer menu, which launches on Friday. The drink, aptly called “Mines Bigger Than Yours,” combines Old Overholt rye, bitters, and lemon zest (so yes, very boozy). Any drink on the patio menu can also be super-sized and poured as a punch, meant to serve three to five tipplers ($42).
DBGB opens its courtyard (with plenty of rosé)
931 H St., NW
DBGB debuts its interior courtyard patio in CityCenterDC, tucked away off H Street. Sommelier Caroline Bowker created a rosé wine menu for outside sipping, including a pink wine on draft from Viriginia’s Rosemont Winery. Diners can pick between spring-y specials like a charred snap pea salad with a poached egg, and a strawberry-rhubarb sundae with buttermilk ice cream.
Sunday crab feasts begin at Pop’s SeaBar
You don’t have to travel to the Bay for hard-shell crabs. Pop’s launches a series of Sunday crab feasts on their outdoor patio, which can be reserved online for parties of six to ten. Seatings are between 1 and 3 or 4 and 7. Steamed and spiced crabs go for market price, while buckets of beer are $18.
&pizza goes gluten-free
Washington’s fast-growing pizza chain adds gluten-free crusts to its menu on Friday at all 12 locations. The wheat-less version joins two other crust options: classic white and ancient grain.
Black Market Bistro pours afternoon tea
4600 Waverly Ave., Kensington/Garrett Park
Keep it classy in Garrett Park with afternoon tea on Wednesday afternoons. Drop by between 2 and 3:30 for a high tea menu ($25 per person) of finger sandwiches, pastries such as scones with clotted cream and miniature cakes, and pots of tea. Call for reservations.
Rooftop whiskey at the Graham hotel
1075 Thomas Jefferson St., NW
If a silent dance party isn’t your thing, head to the Graham hotel in Georgetown on Mondays for a new whiskey and cigars series. Online tickets are available each week, where guests can order a cigar and then pick between Scotches like Lagavulin or Talisker ($25 per person). The event runs from 5 to 8.
International “street tacos” at California Tortilla
The same chain that conjured up the ramen burrito is going global again with street tacos from around the world. Corn tortillas are stuffed with three kinds of fillings: Korean beef barbecue, Mexican-style pork carnitas, and Cuban chicken with spicy “Havana sauce.” The tacos go for $2 a piece ($2.29 for beef), or $5.99 for all three.