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DC Restaurants Help Welcome 19th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival Attendees

August 25, 2019

RAMW member restaurants welcome book lovers with limited-time exclusive specials and promotions

Washington, DC (August 25, 2019) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Saturday, August 31, 2019. This beloved end-of-summer event is FREE and open to the public, offering a celebration of all things books with appearances from some of today’s most powerful voices (plus some sticking around for book signings!) like José Andrés and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For more information and the complete schedule of events and author lineup, please visit

During the National Book Festival this Labor Day weekend, attendees are encouraged to dine out at our region’s critically-acclaimed dining destinations, with some RAMW member restaurants welcoming attendees to enjoy exclusive limited-time offers. Read on for details!

Exclusive Dining Deals & Specials:

Prather’s on the Alley | MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE
455 I Street NW, WDC 20001 | 202.838.9633
Instagram: @prathersdc |  Facebook: @prathersdc  |  Twitter: @prathersdc
Head to the National Book Festival 8/31 and swing by Prather’s on the Alley to refuel with 15% off your entire bill.

The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse | IVY CITY
1356 Okie Street NE, WDC 20002 | 202.529.3300
Instagram: @ivycitysmokehouse |  Facebook: @IvyCitySmokehouse  |  Twitter: @ICSHDC

The Darcy at The Darcy Hotel | DOWNTOWN
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW, WDC 20005 | 202.521.7171
Instagram: @thedarcyhotel  |  Facebook: @thedarcyhotel
Visit The Darcy to take a load off after a long day of National Book Festival excitement on 8/31 and enjoy 15% off your food purchase.

Atlas Brew Works | IVY CITY
2052 West Virginia Avenue NE, #102 WDC 20002 | 202.832.0420
Instagram: @atlasbrewworks |  Facebook: @atlasbrewworks  |  Twitter: @atlasbrewworks
Head to Atlas Brew Works for some tasty brews after the National Book Festival 8/31 & receive 10% off your purchase.

Mission Dupont | DUPONT CIRCLE
1606 20th Street NW, WDC 20009 | 202.525.2010
Instagram: @missiondupont  |  Facebook: @missiondc  |  Twitter: @missiondupont
Swing by the National Book Festival Saturday 8/31 for your bibliophile fix, then head to Mission Dupont and receive a FREE order of churros with any entrée purchase (limit one per table).

CIRCA at Chinatown | CHINATOWN
781 7th Street NW, WDC 20001 | 202.628.7777
Instagram: @circabistros  |  Facebook: @CIRCAatChinatown  |  Twitter: @CIRCAbistros
Make $19 bottomless mimosas with brunch at CIRCA Bistro’s Chinatown location part of your weekend lineup and take in the National Book Festival excitement Saturday 8/31! Offer available every Saturday and Sunday; no proof of attendance is needed to redeem this offer.

Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly | ROCKVILLE
5268-H Nicholson Lane, Rockville, MD 20895 | 240.669.4383
Instagram: @kuyaja |  Facebook: @kuyajaslechonbelly

ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company | GLOVER PARK
2418 Wisconsin Avenue NW, WDC, 20007 | 202.333.2558
Instagram: @rocklandsbbq |  Facebook: @RocklandsBBQ  |  Twitter: @rocklandsbbq
Visit ROCKLANDS’ Glover Park location after taking in the National Book Festival and enjoy a complimentary fountain drink or dessert with any meal entree purchased! Offer only available 8/31.

425 I Street NW, WDC 20001 | 202.847.0389
Instagram: @ottomantaverna  |  Facebook: @ottomantaverna
Refuel from National Book Festival excitement Saturday 8/31 with happy hour deals available from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Ottoman Taverna, a certified halal restaurant, just steps from the Washington Convention Center!

Charlie Palmer Steak | CAPITOL HILL
101 Constitution Avenue NW, WDC 20001 | 202.547.8100
Instagram: @charliepalmersteak  |  Facebook: @CPSteakDC  |  Twitter: @CPSteakDC

Mirabelle | DOWNTOWN
900 16th Street NW, WDC 20006 | 202.506.3833
Instagram: @mirabelledc |  Facebook: @Mirabelledc

City Winery DC | IVY CITY
1350 Okie Street NE, WDC 20002 | 202.250.2531
Instagram: @citywinerydc  |  Facebook: @citywinerydc  |  Twitter: @CityWineryDC
Get 15% off any non-sold out shows at City Winery DC scheduled 8/1 - 8/31/19. Purchase tickets at and use code 'RAMW' at checkout. Can only be redeemed online through the City Winery website for DC location, code not valid for VinoFiles members.

1247 First Street SE, WDC 20003 | 202.725.4634
Instagram: @rasa |  Facebook: @Rasagrill  |  Twitter: @rasa
Happy hour pricing available for National Book Festival attendees! Offer only available 8/31.

637 Florida Avenue NW, WDC 20001
Instagram: @wearefishscale  |  Facebook: @wearefishscale
Experience the National Book Festival Saturday 8/31, then visit FishScale in the trendy Le Droit Park/Shaw neighborhood to treat your taste buds to their one-of-a-kind, fire grilled, wild caught fish burgers and receive a FREE ½ side (grilled Japanese sweet potato, grilled corn or grilled romaine salad depending on availability) with purchase!

2129 Rhode Island Avenue NE, WDC 20018 | 202.200.9852
Instagram: @dcprovost |  Facebook: @provostdc
Head to the National Book Festival 8/31 and swing by Provost to refuel with 10% off your entire bill.

Succotash | PENN QUARTER
915 F Street NW, WDC 20004 | 202.213.5383
Instagram: @succotashrestaurant  |  Facebook: @SuccotashRestaurant

98 District Square SW, WDC 20024 | 202.516.4656
Instagram: @mividamexico  |  Facebook: @MiVidaMexico

Brothers and Sisters | ADAMS MORGAN
1770 Euclid Street NW, WDC 20009 | 202.588.0525
Instagram: @brothersandsisters_dc  |  Facebook: @brothersandsistersdc

Maketto | H STREET NE
1351 H Street NE, WDC 20002 | 202.838.9972
Instagram: @maketto1351  |  Facebook: @maketto1351  |  Twitter: @maketto1351

Spoken English | ADAMS MORGAN
1770 Euclid Street NW, WDC 20009 | 202.588.0525
Instagram: @dcspokenenglish  |  Facebook: @dcspokenenglish  |  Twitter: @dcspokenenglish

722 7th Street NW, WDC 20001 | 202.347.9190
Instagram: @latascausa  |  Facebook: @LaTascaDC  |  Twitter: @latascaUSA

Not Your Average Joe’s | WOODBRIDGE
15101 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22193 | 571.989.5637
Instagram: @nyajoes  |  Facebook: @NotYourAverageJoesWoodbridge  |  Twitter: @NYAJoes

Additional RAMW Restaurant Members Welcoming Attendees:
Ben’s Chili Bowl, Ben’s Next Door | Black Restaurant Group | Buttercream Bakeshop | Compass Rose | Maydan | CHIKO (Capitol Hill & Dupont Circle) | Clyde’s Restaurant Group | Cork Wine Bar & Market | Great American RestaurantsKAZ Sushi BistroMasa14Knightsbridge Restaurant Group | Martin’s Tavern | Maydan | Mindful Restaurant Group | Neighborhood Restaurant Group | Nick’s Riverside Grill | Passion Food HospitalityRis | Right Proper Brewing Co. | Earl's Sandwiches | The Dubliner | The Salt Line | The Liberty Tavern GroupThinkFoodGroup | Pizzeria Paradiso | Daikaya | Haikan | Bantam King | Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place | Doi Moi | All Purpose Pizzeria | The Red Hen


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