kelly magyarics

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Cheers to cherries

As spring approaches, Washington, DC is cherry red. The warm weather brings the beloved Cherry Blossom Festival to the Nation’s Capital, and all around the District, bars and restaurants are serving cherry-themed and -inspired food and drinks.

Guests at Equinox can savor Mixologist Simo’s creative cherry cocktails while nibbling on complimentary snacks by Pastry Chef Melanie Parker and Executive Chef/Co-Owner Todd Gray during the "Cherry Up! Happy Hour", occuring every Friday from 5-7 pm, and will run from March 20, 2009 until June 5, 2009.

Complimentary nibbles include Duck Spring Rolls with Dark Cherry Sauce, Crispy Asparagus Tempura with Green Garlic Mayo, White Chocolate & Cherry Bark Cherry Up!

Happy Hour Cocktails, all priced at $10, include Cherry Rum & Cola (Mt. Gay Rum, Classic Cola, Hand-Macerated Cherries); Cherry Pie (Vanilla-Infused Vodka, White Chocolate Liquor, Maraschino Cherry Juice); The Cherry Sphere (Cherry ‘Sphere’ in a Martini Glass, Cherry-Infused Vodka, Sweet Vermouth).

For directions and more info, check out Equinox's website.