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- Shake Shack opened its fourth Washington DC location in Union Station today, with reportedly long lines clamoring for the New York import’s signature burgers, dogs and frozen custard. This newest spot — situated on the western side of the main level — offers two location-specific frozen custard concretes spotlighting local bakers: the Busy Bee, a delicious vanilla custard, strawberry puree and Baked & Wired’s honey-almond Bee Sting bar; and the Beaux-Arts Banana — vanilla custard, caramel sauce, banana and graham crackers made by Pollystyle. The two-story outpost features the same modern-industrial design of other Shake Shacks (50 Massachusetts Ave. NE).
- Tico, the newly opened spinoff of Michael Schlow's Boston original, kicks off its weekday happy hour tonight from 4-7 PM, when drink and food specials will be on offer. The happy hour food menu includes select $3 tacos; $5 small plates, such as housemade chrorizo, a veggie tortilla and fried calamari; $5 wines and beers; and $6 cocktails (1926 14th St. NW; 202-319-1400).
- Well-known DC sommelier Andrew Stover hosts a series of wine tasting and pairing events throughout the summer to highlight American wines from across the country. Event highlights include a summerlong rotating craft American wine flight at Green Pig Bistro; a four-course wine dinner at Northside Social on Wednesday; a BBQ and High Plains Texas wines tasting at Radius Pizza in Mount Pleasant on Thursday; and a Fourth of July inspired tastings at both The Bottle Shop in Rockville and DCanter Wine Boutique on Barrack’s Row on Friday. For the full list of events, visit www.grapeamericanroadtrip.com or email Stover at firstname.lastname@example.org.