Women Get One Free Mimosa at Lupo Verde on March 8

by Tim Regan February 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Lupo Verde doorItalian restaurant Lupo Verde wants to treat local women to a free drink on International Women’s Day.

The eatery, located just off 14th Street at 1401 T St. NW, will give its female guests one free mimosa during dinner service on March 8, according to a press release.

The idea is based off of “Festa della Donna,” a decades-old Italian holiday where men give women a yellow mimosa flower.

Though this is the restaurant’s third time offering such a promotion since it opened in February 2014, reactions were mixed when Twitter caught wind of it yesterday:

Despite the Twitter naysayers, Lupo Verde partner Antonio Matarazzo said the event is simply about honoring women.

“This is part of our Italian culture we grew up with and we want to carry on the holiday tradition as our families have for generations, like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day here in America,” Matarazzo said. “We don’t think of the political aspects surrounding this or anything sexist by celebrating this women-oriented day.”

Photo by Rodney Choice


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