Help the Cause: DC Restaurants Are At War

DC restaurants (and bars) are currently in the middle of a war — War of the Rosés.

This annual restaurant industry fundraiser and competition may have started as a friendly rivalry between Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield, co-owners of Beau Thai and BKK Cookshop… who now also co-own Jane Jane with Jean-Paul “JP” Sabatier. But now in its sixth year, there are serious bragging rights at stake.

Eighteen bars and restaurants around the city have each designated a charity of choice and will donate 10% of sales of specific rosé offerings for the month of July to a range of causes. And all you need to do is order their pick of wine, frozé, rosé-based cocktail, or even a pink non-alcoholic drink.

The winner of the friendly competition is the business that sells the most of their War of the Rosé specials in July and whose designated charity benefits the most. But really, everyone’s a winner because of generosity (and generous pours, please!).

Since its inception in 2018, War of the Rosés has raised over $27,000 for area charities.

Here’s where to do battle in this month-long “war”: