Earth Day Roundup

With Earth day upon us, here are some of the specials and events going on around town at some of my favorite spots to eat…

Poste’s Rob Weland will roast a 400 pound pig from Eco Friendly Foods as Poste officially reopens the courtyard for service. The new “Garden” menu will be unveiled, and guests can enjoy $4 food and drink specials from 5:30 to 8:00. Proceeds from entry fees and food and beverage will go to Washington Youth Garden and Beet Street Gardens

The first 150 customers who visit one of Mixt Green’s three DC locations on Thursday, will receive a complimentary Mixt Greens tote bag filled with goodies including recipes from Chef/Co-Founder Andrew Swallow’s upcoming cookbook, Mixt Salads, and packets of herb seeds to plant at home.

Firefly will give guests a $1 credit for every wine cork brought in for lunch and dinner (up to 22 corks per check), and will recycle all corks collected. Chef Danny Bortnick will also serve a five-course menu featuring produce from local farms.

Tallula looks forward to celebrating Earth Day with a special four-course dinner showcasing locally grown produce, humanely raised meats and sustainable seafood. Bev Eggleston, founder of EcoFriendly Foods and leading proponent of ethical farming, as well as Drew Koslow, biologist, clean water advocate and brother of Executive Chef Barry Koslow, will also attend the dinner. Priced at $85 per person including wine pairings the dinner will feature dishes such as Bison Carpaccio, sourced from New Frontier Bison in Madison, VA, and a Pork Trio from EcoFriendly Farms. The dinner will also include dishes using local, sustainable seafood, such as Virginia Clams and Striped Bass.

Jackson 20 unveils its new “Eco Hour” happy hour with an extensive canned beer list. A “Late Night Blackout” Happy Hour will be available from 11:00, where the restaurant will kill the lights and serve happy hour specials by candle light. Both happy hours will officially launch on Earth Day and will be available throughout the spring and summer months.

Chef Dennis Marron at the Grille at Morrison House will serve a 100-mile menu candlelight dinner.

Happy Dining!

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