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District Restaurants Plans for International Women’s Day/Day without Women Wednesday

by Prince Of Petworth March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am 8 Comments

1837 1st Street, NW

Ed. Note: Post will be updated and/or please feel free to leave other restaurants in the comments.

From Crisp (Bloomingdale):

“we are donating 10% of our Entire Sales (including our $5 Happy Hour) to N Street Village Shelter for Women.”

From Nido (Woodridge):

“Nido (2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE) will be participating in the international A Day Without A Woman strike that will take place on International Women’s Day, this Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Nido is a woman-owned business with a majority female staff (only three males on staff), so on Wednesday the restaurant will be run by two male employees as well as male family members and friends that have volunteered to help execute service. They will offer a full bar and a limited menu from 5:30pm-10pm.

The restaurant is encouraging guests to wear red to support the cause. Women will receive 20% off their check to recognize the gender pay gap, and the restaurant will be donating a portion of proceeds to cover their female staff’s hourly wage, and donating surplus proceeds to Planned Parenthood. They will also be accepting additional donations for Planned Parenthood.

The goal of the women’s strike is to bring attention to the issue of equal rights for women across the globe. Women’s March organizers have called for women to take the day off from paid or unpaid labor if possible, avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses), and to wear red in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.

Patrons can make a reservation for Wednesday night online or by phone at 202.627.2815.”

From Pizzeria Paradiso (multiple locations):

“In observance of International Women’s Day and “A Day Without A Woman” Pizzeria Paradiso and Chef/Owner Ruth Gresser will serve half of her food and draft beer menus to symbolically reinforce the impact of a day without women. The reduced menu will be in effect at all Pizzeria Paradiso locations – in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Old Town Alexandria – and the restaurant group will donate half of the day’s profits to two women’s organizations – My Sister’s Place and the National Organization for Women.”

From Alta Strada and Conosci (Mt. Vernon Squangle):

“I wanted to let you know that in honor of International Women’s Day, Alta Strada City Vista and Conosci will donate 10% of sales on Wednesday, March 8th to DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, My Sister’s Place.”

From Hill Country (Chinatown):

“We will be donating 100% of dessert sales to https://womenchefs.org/. We stand proudly behind our General Manager Carrie Westbrook, Assistant General Manager Kalie Adams, Dining Room Manager Kaitlyn Thompson, Kitchen Manager Nancy Serrano and ALL of the women who make this place go!”


RareSweets will donate 10% of proceeds from March 8 to DC’s local chapter of Suited for Change, a non-profit organization aimed at providing professional and job-readiness skills in the greater Washington Metropolitan area. RareSweets, located in CityCenter, is owned by pastry chef Meredith Tomason and is operated by a majority female staff.”

  • Anonanamoly

    Props to those businesses donating to organizations that support women. Women who choose to skip work tomorrow are completely sending the wrong message.

    • eggs

      Why do you say that women who are doing what the event organizers are calling for are sending the wrong message?

      • eggs

        Just realized that this sounds combative. I’m genuinely curious to hear your opinion on it, is all.

  • anonymous

    Wow absolutely love the way that Nido is supporting this cause- with men volunteering to help run the business tomorrow and the restaurant donating a portion of their profits to cover the hourly wages of the women who take off. I am super impressed and hope to stop by tomorrow for a drink at the very least.

  • eggs

    Alexandria City Schools will be closed – it’s outside the District itself but wanted to point out what a big one that is!

    • AnonPetworth

      That’s very different from what this article is capturing. These businesses are making a political statement in support of the strike and their female employees. Alexandria City Schools specifically said they were not endorsing the strike and made the decision to close because too many teachers put in for leave.

      • eggs

        Just figured I’d share, since it surprised me when I heard. This is the only post I’ve seen on the topic overall.

  • Eat the Rich is a certified Safe Bar also donating its proceeds to N Street Village tonight!


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