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Cocktail lover? Our March giveaway is for you! We’re giving away TWO tickets to ARTINI. Tweet us at @GirlMeetsFood and tell us why we should pick you to attend. You must also use the hashtag #ARTINIDC. Be funny. Be creative. Be quirky. The winner will receive two general admission tickets, perfect for surprising a friend, co-worker or significant other.

This year’s gala will be held Saturday, March 22 at The Corcoran Gallery of Art from 8:30pm to midnight. If you aren’t familiar with ARTINI, here’s the 5 second description. Now through March, mixologists from area restaurants compete to create the most artistic martini inspired by a piece of work at The Corcoran — hence the name “artini.” The city’s favorite artini, chosen via online vote, will be revealed at the gala along with a Critics’ Choice winner. Check out who’s competing:

P.O.V at the W Hotel
Mixologist: Joe Ambrose
Inspiration: Childe Hassam, A
North East Headland

The Gibson
Mixologist: Frank Jones
Inspiration: Thomas Hart Benton, Martha’s Vineyard

Oyamel
Mixologist: Jasmine Chae
Inspiration: Frederic Remington, Off the Range (Coming Through the Rye)

Quill
Mixologists: Sophie Szych and Rachel Kling
Inspiration: Frederic Edwin Church, Niagara

Celebrity Cruises – Feature night to be held at the Corcoran
Mixologist: Josh Durr, Hawthorne Beverages
Inspiration: George Inness, Sunset in the Woods

Farmers Fishers Bakers
Mixologist: Jon Arroyo
Inspiration: Jerome Myers, Life on the East Side

Range
Mixologist: Dane Nakamura
Inspiration: John Grabach, Waterfront – New York

Ripple
Mixologist: Caroline Blundell
Inspiration: Edward Hopper, Ground Swell

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Mixologists: Nick Lowe and Trevor Frye
Inspiration: Robert William Vonnoh, Notre Dame de Paris

City Tap House DC
Mixologist: Jo-Jo Valenzuela
Inspiration: William Morris Hunt, Niagara

Presented by The Corcoran’s 1869 Society, the seventh annual ARTINI supports NOW at the Corcoran, contemporary art exhibitions and performances by emerging and mid-career artists.

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, March 14.

Featured image courtesy Andrea Cohen.

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