El Centro D.F. National Tequila Month Party

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July is National Tequila Month and El Centro D.F. Is Celebrating with A Festival of Events

Guests can look forward to tequila drinks, tequila ceviches, signature dishes enhanced with tequila and tequila gelato during the month of July.

Known for its impressive tequila collection with over 250 tequilas, Richard Sandoval’s vibrant Taqueria and Tequileria, El Centro D.F., with locations in two of DC’s hottest neighborhoods, 14th Street and Georgetown, is excited to celebrate July’s National Tequila Month. Sandoval and his culinary team are pulling out all the corks for tequila enriched dishes and tequila infused specials served all month long. Plus both restaurants will be showcasing a tequila gelato that is being churned by leading Gelato creator Robb Duncan of Dolcezza for this month-long celebration.

Here is what is happening:  Guests can attend two Meet the Maker dinners, and toast the festival finale at a lively, ticketed Tequila Party at both El Centro locations. From July 1st-31st, the restaurant will be pouring two new house-made tequila infusions: pineapple/sage and grapefruit/lime/lemongrass, which will be served as specials in addition to El Centro’s ten seasonal infusion flavors. These two new infusions can be served straight-up or with a splash of soda, and are priced at just $5 each. Guests can enjoy these drink specials for the month of July on Mondays during lunch and dinner service, and during happy hour every night of the festival from 5 PM to 7 PM.

On Monday, July 28th, fans of El Centro D.F. are invited to attend a National Tequila Month party in Georgetown or at 14th Street, from 5 PM to 8 PM.  The event is priced at $39 per person and tickets are available at:https://www.livingsocial.com/cities/1-washington-d-c/deals/1167874-tequila-appreciation-party-or-tasting-dinner. Guests will receive three drink tickets, and the opportunity to indulge in a variety of dishes on an extensive buffet  including Carnitas, Brisket and Nopal Tacos with molcajete, verde, and morita salsa, pico de gallo, crema and lettuce; Refried Beans; Mexican Rice; Chips with salsa and guacamole; Mini Chorizo Empanadas; Chicken Tinga Flautas; Mini Mushroom Quesadillas, as well as Mini Open-Face Tortas. Additionally, the restaurants will have DJs spinning music throughout the restaurant from 5 PM to close.  Regular dinner service will resume at both locations at 8 PM.

WHERE: El Centro D.F. has two locations in Washington, DC: 1819 14th Street, NW, 20009, (202) 328-3131; 1218 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 20007, (202) 333-4100.  For additional information please visit www.richardsandoval.com

WHY: El Centro D.F. has Washington most diverse selection of over 250 tequilas, including blancos, reposados, anejos, premium, micro and infused options ranging in price from $8 to $200 making it a great place to get to know tequila for National Tequila Month. Vertical tastings are also available for $25, and feature tequilas made with different aging techniques.  Horizontal tastings comparing three tequilas made by different distilleries is another option with prices ranging from $18 to $32.  In addition, a micro-tequila tasting can be enjoyed for $25, as well as a premium tasting of three high-end tequilas for $75.  For those seeking an alternative to traditional tequila, the menu at El Centro D.F. features over 45 different mezcals ranging from $8 to $40, as well as a mezcal tasting highlighting three unique selections for $25.

House-made infused tequilas are also available for $9, and include such flavors as strawberry-basil infused 100% agave tequila; watermelon & cucumber infused 100% agave tequila; pineapple & serrano infused 100% agave tequila; serrano infused 100% agave tequila; plum infused 100% agave tequila; blueberry-lemon infused 100% agave tequila, as well as cranberry-orange zest infused 100% agave tequila.  A tasting of three of the house-infused tequilas is also available for $21.  Frozen margaritas are also available throughout the restaurant along with house-made sodas.  Margaritas are priced at $9 a glass, $22 for a half-carafe and $40 for a full carafe.

About Richard Sandoval Restaurants:

Richard Sandoval Restaurants (RSR) is a leading restaurant group founded by Mexican-born chef/restaurateur/author Richard Sandoval and based in New York City. Known for offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience, this internationally recognized contemporary Latin restaurant group successfully owns and operates 35 restaurant concepts around the globe. Spanning from California to New York, Colorado to Florida, Nevada to Virginia and Arizona to Washington, D.C. — as well as from Dubai to Mexico and Qatar to Serbia — Chef Sandoval’s “made from scratch” approach and passion for introducing Latin cuisine to the world continues to inspire him to combine authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques to create one-of-kind concepts and cuisines that range from modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian to Pan-Latin, among others.  For a complete list of RSR restaurants, menus or for more information, please visitwww.richardsandoval.com.

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Drink the District Beer Fest

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Take an unlimited tasting journey through more than 50 beers from around the world, dive into DC’s most delicious food trucks at Drink the District: Beer Edition.

This third annual event features awesome lawn games and live music on the main stage at the New York Avenue city block between 5th and 6th Streets on Saturday, July 26.

With this offer, you can snag tickets to the afternoon or evening session to celebrate beer and summer in the nation’s capital.

Be sure to buy early! The price will go up as sessions sell out.

Drink the District’s Website

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Capital Club’s Sinatra Soiree

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Join the Capital Club for a night of cocktails and carousing at the 22nd Annual Summer Sinatra Soirée.

Named one of the best parties of the summer by Washingtonian Magazine, Sinatra features premium open bar, appetizers, and live music from a Sinatra orchestra.

Our photos from last year! More pictures from past years: http://capital-club.com/photo-album

For Tickets Visit: https://sinatra2014.eventbrite.com/

Pictures from past years: http://capital-club.com/photo-album

Attire: Ladies-Strong Cocktail, Gents-Summer Ahoy!

Must be 21+ to attend. Group discounts available, e-mail president@capital-club.com

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Opening Reception: Femininity Beyond Archetypes

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Femininity Beyond Archetypes: Photography by Natalia Arias of Colombiahighlights themes closely connected with OAS values through AMA’s mission to promote social impact through the arts and the Inter-American Commission of Women’s (CIM) work towards gender equality and the participation and leadership of women.

“Femininity” is a social construction that has been defined and redefined by ideological discourses over time and from culture to culture. Colombian photographer Natalia Arias presents her own perspective on femininity, going beyond pre-established archetypes, challenging imposed generalizations, and emphasizing elements of feminine identity and empowerment rooted in both history and the female anatomy.

This exhibition features two of Arias’s series: Taboo (1999-2005) and Venus(2005-2010). Taboo exemplifies her departure from rigid discourses on femininity, where social values champion perfect physiques while religious ideologies dismiss the natural processes of women. The Venus series explores ways in which the notion of “Venus” has been interpreted throughout history. After the creation of the iconic goddess of love and beauty in Greco-Roman times, academics have identified “Venus” in a plethora of manifestations of femininity. Arias examines these long-standing ideas by reworking historical Venuses from those of ancient cultures to the present.

Arias questions traditional discussions on femininity in which natural processes are considered shameful or traumatic and beauty is based on a standardized formula. In response, her photography proposes a discourse on femininity that highlights the beauty of imperfection and the female body’s physicality, form, and physiology. Through her research, process, and execution, Arias seeks to empower women while at the same time challenging society to preserve perceptions such as delicacy, sensuality, and fertility.

This exhibition is presented with the Nohra Haime Gallery and with the support of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the OAS, the Embassy of Colombia to the United States, and the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas.

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EMBASSY ROW HOTEL TO UNVEIL THE ROOFTOP DURING GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

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Please note: event is invitation only.

Renowned Hotel Overlooking Dupont Circle Partners With OneHope Wine to Launch Terrace & Pool Featuring New Menu, Cocktails and Wine
 
         Washington, DC – The Embassy Row Hotel’s long awaited rooftop oasis is ready to show off its new look with an exciting event featuring the fresh, new space. On Wednesday, July 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with a VIP media reception from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.), The Embassy Row Hotel, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, will celebrate the completion of The Rooftop — the comprehensive $500,000 renovation featuring a 4,130-square-foot open-air roof terrace with a 450-square foot pool, outdoor lounge area and a submerged sundeck overlooking Dupont Circle. To help mark The Rooftop special grand opening, guests are invited to take part in a fun-filled celebration that will include food and cocktail selections from the exclusive new menu and an extensive wine list featuring California-based OneHope Wines – a social enterprise that integrates charitable causes into products and services to make a social impact.
         The Rooftop is the only rooftop terrace in Dupont Circle providing visitors with stunning views of the Washington Monument, National Cathedral and the surrounding DC and Virginia skylines. With this grand opening event, invited guests will have the opportunity to experience the skyward setting that is ideal travelers, locals and private functions.
          WHAT:     The Rooftop’s Grand-Opening Celebration  
                           ***RSVP Needed for Door Entry***
                           Complimentary Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres
                           From The Rooftop New Menu
 
         WHO:        The Embassy Row Hotel and OneHope Wines
 
         WHEN:       Wednesday, July 16
                            VIP Media Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
                            Grand-Opening Party: 6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.
 
         WHERE:    The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel
                           2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
                           Washington, DC 20036         
         MEDIA
         CONTACT:      Matt Hagan
                                matt@bulldogpublicrelations.com / (202) 483-3003
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CAPITOL CITY BREWING COMPANY TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY ON JULY 24

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Shirlington Village Location Offers $5 Tequila Cocktail Specials All Day Long
 
Arlington, VA – When life gives you limes, pair them with tequila! Capitol City Brewing Company at Shirlington Village is celebrating National Tequila Day with tequila-based cocktail specials on Thursday, July 24. For the entire day (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.), all five specialty tequila drinks are only $5 with the option to add an extra shot of tequila for only $2. Drinks will include:
  • Pomegranate Tequila Mojito – tequila, Monin Pomegranate, muddled mint and limes, and simple syrup topped off with Sprite
  • Cap City Siesta – tequila, agave, lime juice, Campari, and simple syrup finished off with grapefruit juice
  • Peachy Sunrise – tequila, orange juice, grenadine and peach schnapps
  • Hawaiian Punch – tequila, triple sec, lime juice, Crème de Noyaux, topped with orange juice
  • Melonita – tequila, sour mix and watermelon schnapps
Not in the mood for tequila? Capitol City also features their core four beers (Capitol Kolsch, Pale Rider Ale, Amber Waves Ale, and Prohibition Porter) for $2.50 all day everyThursday.
For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company, please visit:www.capcitybrew.com. Find Capitol City Brewing Company on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/CapCityBrew and on Twitter: @CapCityBrewers.
WHO:        Capitol City Brewing Company
Shirlington Village Location

WHAT:      National Tequila Day
                    $5 Tequila Drinks / $2 Extra Shot of Tequila
                   
WHEN:       Thursday, July 24
                  All Day
 
WHERE:  The Village at Shirlington
                  4001 Campbell Avenue
                  Arlington, VA
                  (703) 578-3888
Media
Contact:    Steven Eliopoulos – steven@bulldogpublicrelations.com
                  (202) 483-3003             
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About Capitol City Brewing Company
In 1992, Capitol City Brewing Company opened its doors as the first brewpub in the nation’s capital since Prohibition, giving its citizens and many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest handcrafted beer in the country. On the front of the menu is the Lady Freedom, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol.
Our dedicated brewers use only the highest quality hops, yeast and select malt to brew many of the world’s great ales and lagers. Capitol City’s state-of-the-art craft brewing system is located in our Arlington, VA restaurant, where our talented brewers closely monitor each phase of the brewing process and provide beer within hours of completion, fresh and locally made.