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Is this Washington or Death Valley?! There’s only one thing to do when it’s scorching outside–cool off with ice cream, ice-cold vodka, beer, or a sit in a meat locker.

Today: Get thee to a crab, pig or oyster roast near you! Plus Belgian Restaurant Week is in full swing!

Like the rest of us, The Queen Vic is waiting for the royal birth! Just bring in a baby shower gift for the Sasha Bruce Youthwork to help abused and at-risk children and families in the DC area and get a free baby shot of Jameson. Through August 9.

Tomorrow: Russia House is hosting a 4-course dinner with “Vodka, Caviar and Violin” to the music of violinist Rafael Javadov at 7 pm. $75, reserve by phone 202-569-0016 or email: events@russiahouselounge.com

Friday: It’s National Daiquiri Day! Get $5 caipirinhas and caipiorskas and Hemingway bar bites at Cuba Libre from [4:30]-6:30 pm.

Saturday: Vinifera in Reston, Virginia is hosting a traditional South American prix fixe dinner with premium vintage wines from the region from 6-10 pm.  $50 for dinner, $75 with wine. Reserve at (703) 234-3550

Sunday: Get free ice cream and a whole day of family fun when DC Scoop returns to Union Market!

Union Market will also kick off this new branch of FRESHFARM Markets this and every Sunday from July 21 – October 27 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Monday: Eat Local First Week takes place this week and will include a Kick-Off Party at Woolly Mammoth Theatre with flash talks and a tasting party co-sponsored by Slow Food!

Tuesday: Tuesday: Hank’s Oyster Bar Capitol Hill celebrates its first anniversary by offering a free glass of champagne with your dinner.

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