Del Campo launches late-night happy hour (with free food!)
777 I St., NW
Coming from an event at the Verizon Center, or just a really long day at the office? Consider Del Campo’s reverse happy hour, which runs from 10 to midnight, Thursday through Saturday. Sip $6 margaritas, pisco punch, beers, and wines, alongside free snacks like chorizo bites and grilled provoleta sandwiches. The deals are available at the bar, and on the patio.
New barbecue lunches at Jackson 20
480 King St., Alexandria
Chef Brian McPherson fires up his smoker for a new Lunch Line menu. Guests can pick between ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and spicy chopped chicken to stuff into sandwiches or put on a platter, plus traditional sides such as slaw and beans, and a nonalcoholic beverage ($15 for meat, side, and drink). The lineup launches Friday with a barbecue giveaway starting at 11:30—250 sandwiches are up for grabs. Going forward the ‘cue can be eaten in the restaurant or taken to-go, Monday through Friday, 11:30 to 2:30.
Outdoor summer movies at the Occidental
1475 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Classic movie buffs can hit this downtown stalwart for an outdoor summer movie and dinner series, beginning Saturday, June 6. Flicks like Arsenic and Old Lace play on an oversize screen in the courtyard, while guests order a three-course menu, snack on complimentary seasoned popcorn, and grab drinks from a cash bar. Reservations are now being accepted for the first two Saturdays; the event starts at 8, and costs $45 (exclusive of gratuity, tax, and alcohol).
Sunday wine dinners at Casa Luca
1099 New York Ave., NW
Chef Erin Clarke and sommelier Sarah Bengston team up for a Sunday series of Italian wine dinners, launching May 31. Each week guests can try a three-course Sunday Sips menu, which showcases dishes and wines from a particular region. First up: Sardegna. The prixe-fixe is available at dinner, and is $48 per person including food and alcohol.
STK offers al fresco happy hour
1250 Connecticut Ave., NW
Head outside for $10 buy-one-get-one sangrias, $7 Belvedere vodka cocktails, $2 oysters, and $6 Prosecco. Rosé fans should plan to cut out of work extra early; glasses go for $5 from 2 to 5.
Throwback dishes at Il Pizzico
15209 N. Frederick Rd., Rockville
The Rockville Italian celebrates its 25th anniversary by bringing back favorite dishes, beginning Monday, June 1 and running through the week. Head in for mozzarella-stuffed eggplant bundles, homemade fettuccine with shellfish, mushrooms, and peas, and veal scallopini. A portion of the sales benefit the Manna Food Center.