12/21/2012 10:00:00 AM

Where to Party As If the World Will End Tonight

Toast the apocalypse at Oyamel!
It’s party time! Whether the world ends tonight, as the Mayans predicted, or it’s just the winter solstice and the start of a holiday weekend, there are good reasons for indulgence and high spirits.  Local restaurants and bars are offering over-the-top menus and deals from truffle and foie gras feasts to pizzas piled with everything under the sun. Here are some highlights.

Equinox: Rock the solstice with three-courses including crab beignets and venison, and live music from the WalkAways, at this Golden Triange New American, tonight at 7 PM for $100, reserve here).


Oyamel: Gird for D\doomsday with a foie gras or lobster taco, or a small bite of chopped venison heart, pickled nopal and chile oil washed down with an apocalyptic cocktail at this Penn Quarter Mexican’s party tonight (202-628-1005).

Pizzeria Paradiso: A free four-inch pizza topped with everything (pepperoni, sausage, pancetta, prosciutto and every cheese in the house plus hot peppers) comes with every apocalyptic draft beer purchase at these party-happy pizza parlors from 11 PM - 12 AM, tonight (2003 P St NW; 202-223-1245; 3282 M St. NW; 202-337-1245; 124 King St., Alexandria, VA; 703-837-1245).

Poste: Starting at 8:45 PM tonight, this Penn Quarter New American will offer a decadent foie gras-and-caviar-laden menu paired with tête du cuvée champagnes and fine wines for $180 (includes wine pairings; reserve here).

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