Posts Tagged ‘Mari Vanna’

Olympic Food and Drink Deals Continue

A week and a half remains for Team USA to bring in more gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics, which also means a week and a half for you to get Olympic-themed food and drink specials around town.

Why Can’t People Stop Stealing From D.C.’s Restaurants?

Peter Ogburn’s life of crime began with a copper mug stuffed down his pants. The radio producer was drinking a Moscow mule at the bar at Senart’s Oyster and Chop House not long after its 2011 opening when the impulse struck him: He’d always wanted one of the shiny cups but had no idea where [...]

Warm Up With Free Vodka and Other Polar Vortex Food and Drink Deals

Stay warm the Russian way today: Mari Vanna is offering a free shot of vodka to patrons before 7 p.m. The Dupont restaurant offers a number of infused vodkas, including horseradish, pineapple, and cucumber dill. While that's hard to beat, here are some more deals: California Tortilla locations nationwide will give patrons (who make a [...]

The Borscht Beltway

D.C.’s isn’t exactly awash in Eastern European fare, one reason two recent additions to the dining scene are so welcome. In January, Russian restaurant Mari Vanna opened in Dupont Circle and Serbian eatery Ambar debuted on Barracks Row. Sure, you probably know your borscht and blinis. Here are some other dishes you’ll want to try—and [...]

Mari Vanna’s Secret Front Door Keys

Last night, I stopped by the opening party for Mari Vanna, the Russian eatery and bar that officially debuts today in Dupont. Near the end, an employee came through with a fistful of keys with matryoshka doll figurine key chains. She handed them out to all the media, friends, and family present. The keys, she [...]

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