CHECK OUT THESE 4 NEW EATS NEAR NATIONALS PARK

Baseball season is back in the District. The Washington Nationals kicked off their 2018 quest for the World Series last week and will return home to Nationals Park this Thursday, April 5. For many fans, the best part of the baseball game is the food. Eating at the ballpark is an experience all its own (there’s just something about a hot dog in summer), but it can also be pricey and less creative than other nearby options. CHECK OUT THESE 4 NEW EATS NEAR NATIONALS PARK

WHERE TO FIND FREE AND DISCOUNTED FOOD FOR MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

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Saturday, March 24 marks the highly-anticipated March For Our Lives, a nationwide movement to draw awareness to gun violence and call for Congress and governments across the country to enact stricter gun control legislation. In an effort to support the participants–many of whom are expected to be high schoolers and young students–restaurants around the mall and Capitol Building are offering free and discounted meals for marchers. WHERE TO FIND FREE AND DISCOUNTED FOOD FOR MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

DC’S CHERRY BLOSSOM BAR RETURNS

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In a sign that spring is truly close at hand, Drink Company announced this week the return of its popular Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar. The immersive experience opens on March 1 at 1841 7th St. NW and will feature lots of floral and Japanese-inspired design and drinks.

Even if you weren’t able to attend the inaugural Cherry Blossom Pop-Up last year, you are likely familiar with Drink Company’s work. They are the team behind a rotation of hit concepts like the Miracle On 7th Street Christmas bar, the Game of Thrones PUB, and the spooky Halloween-themed PUB Dread. This year, they’ve partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in order to host an even bigger bash. DC’S CHERRY BLOSSOM BAR RETURNS

WHERE TO FIND MARDI GRAS PARTIES IN DC

Mardi Gras is almost here. And as they say in New Orleans, it’s a time to “laissez les bon temps rouler” for a night of eating, drinking, and cheer. Fat Tuesday falls on February 13 this year (yes, that’s the day before Valentine’s Day) and D.C. is always down for an excuse to party. So break out the beads and make a plan for a day of Louisiana-inspired cocktails, food, and music.

No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without a traditional king cake. The colorful and sweet cake is the favorite dessert for the occasion–just watch out for the small toy baby baked inside. Finding it in your slice is said to be good luck. WHERE TO FIND MARDI GRAS PARTIES IN DC

SPICE UP SUNDAY NIGHTS WITH THESE SPECIAL MEALS

For most people, Sundays are a time to rest, spend time with friends and family, and maybe hit the city for a relaxing brunch. The evenings, in particular, are ideal for pausing over a meal and recharging for the week ahead. That doesn’t mean you need to spend the last hours of your weekend cooking and cleaning, though. There are several D.C. restaurants with special menus available on Sunday nights only, designed to be an easy and affordable way to close out the week. Here are a few spots. SPICE UP SUNDAY NIGHTS WITH THESE SPECIAL MEALS

5 BARS WHERE IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE SUMMER

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Let’s all take a minute to appreciate that we just survived one of the roughest stretches of arctic weather in D.C. in recent memory. Whether you spent the past days huddled at home or in one of the city’s cozy restaurants, I think everyone is glad it’s over! (I certainly didn’t decide to live in this place because of the cold.)

So now that it’s finally warmer-ish outside, consider hanging out somewhere that brings vibes of sun and warmth. Being cozy is great, but so is escaping winter altogether, however briefly. Here are some picks for bars and restaurants where it always feels a little more like summer. 5 BARS WHERE IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE SUMMER

START 2018 RIGHT WITH THESE 5 VEGETARIAN EATS

The new year is here. That means the holiday season—and all the indulgent eating and drinking that comes with it—is winding down. And if you’re ready to swap the cookies and party snacks for something healthier, the D.C. restaurant scene is here to help. There are a number of affordable and creative vegetarian restaurants where you can start 2018 off with an extra kick of nutrition and energy.  Here are five favorites to start with. START 2018 RIGHT WITH THESE 5 VEGETARIAN EATS