Veterans Day is coming up on November 11th, and area bars and restaurants and marking the holiday with a variety of specials honoring and supporting veterans, active duty servicemembers, and others. Here are some events to keep in mind:
• City Tap Penn Quarter (901 9th St. NW) and City Tap Dupont (1250 Connecticut Ave. NW) are both offering a 10% discount to customers with military ID on Saturday the 11th.
• Le Diplomate (1601 14th St. NW) is giving away free baguettes to veterans on Saturday. Those looking to support the troops can also purchase a baguette from a pop-up stand outside the restaurant from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on the 11th. The $3 price will be donated entirely to the Wounded Warrior Project.
• Grilled cheese bar GCDC (1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) is offering a free sandwich for both active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Two sandwiches are available: The "Your American," with tomato and bacon, and the "Buffalo Blue," with chicken, blue cheese, red onion, and Buffalo sauce.
• For a meaty celebration, military members should check out BLT Steak (1625 I St. NW), where parties of two or less can get 50% off their food bill with a valid military ID. Groups of three or more can score 25% off. This deal extends to some of the restaurant's most prime cuts and dry-aged beef, including melt-in-your-mouth A5 Wagyu beef from Japan.
• International Scotch brand Johnnie Walker is getting in on Veterans Day support, too. It has joined up with Hire Heroes USA for the "Sip, Support, and Salute" campaign from November 10 through 12. The effort includes two specialty highball cocktails featuring Johnnie Walker whiskey. Find them in D.C. at places like Homestead (3911 Georgia Ave. NW), Courthaus Social (2300 Clarendon Blvd.), and Wicked Bloom (1540 N. Capitol St. NW), among others.
•Waterside Mexican restaurant Agua 301 (301 Water St. SE) is giving servicememebers and veterans 50% off food on Saturday, excluding happy hour items.
•Over at Pennsylvania 6 (1350 Eye St. NW), take advantage of 20% off dinner (in the dining room) for active and retired military members.
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(Photo courtesy of BLT Steak)
This post has been updated.
Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.