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“Popemobile” equals restaurant deals

Can we get a “pope” with that?

“Popemobile” equals restaurant deals

Forgive us Father, for we will sin— with food and drink specials courtesy of Pope Francis.

Several D.C. restaurants will offer discounts and special menu options during the Pope’s visit, which is likely the most religious thing that has happened in the city since the National Cathedral was built in 1990. Whether you identify as a religious fanatic or a lover of alcohol, you can take advantage of the following deals while His Holiness tours D.C.

Brookland Pint

Brookland Pint is located a couple blocks away from the church where the Pope will conduct Mass on Sept. 23. The environmentally-friendly restaurant will take advantage of its two-block proximity and serve Pontiff inspired drinks beginning Sept. 20 and ending Sept. 23. The religious-themed beers include “Resurrection,” “Even More With Jesus” and “Big Bad Baptist.” You can also purchase Trappist ales brewed by monks during the holy event.

Where: 716 Monroe St. NE.

Metro: Brookland-CUA, Red Line

Ella’s Wood Fire Pizza

Ella’s Pizza will celebrate the Pope with a Vatican inspired pizza called “Pope’s Pizza” starting Sept. 21. The special pizza contains marinated golden tomatoes, mozzarella and ricotta, which allegedly resembles the Vatican flag. You can purchase the pizza for $15 or visit the pizzeria from 4 to 7 p.m. during happy hour for a $6 seven-inch version. If a flag inspired pizza isn’t enough to attract you to the establishment, the pizzeria will also have a Pope cutout for your photographic enjoyment.

Where: 610 9th St. NW.

Metro: Gallery Place Chinatown, Red Line

Taylor Gourmet

Students who visit Taylor Gourmet on Sept. 23 will receive a free cookie “communion” after purchasing a new fall menu hoagie. The sandwich joint will also receive “confessions” at the registers from 2 to 5 p.m. This event is ideal for students who are too lazy to attend Mass on Sunday mornings and need a tasty incentive to repent for their sins.

Where: Multiple locations

frodriguez@theeagleonline.com


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