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Today is National Margarita Day

(Lavanya Ramanathan / The Washington Post)

Declaring a National Margarita Day in late February makes about as much sense as calling for a National Chicken Consomme Day a few weeks after the Fourth of July: It's just not the season for it.

Look, maybe you're happy drinking margaritas all year, but the best way to enjoy one (other than on the rocks with salt) is on a sun-drenched patio in the heat of summer. And with today's temperature just north of freezing and a wintry mix in the forecast, it's odd timing. It's still brown liquor season for another few months!

(It must also be noted that in addition to being National Margarita Day, Feb. 22 also happens to be National Cook a Sweet Potato Day.)

If you're less conflicted about your seasonal beverage choices, however, you may be interested to know that Stoney's offers half-price margaritas on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. Elsewhere, Tortilla Coast and Cafe Deluxe are serving $5 El Jimador Margaritas all day, Bandolero's house margarita is $6 from 4 to 7 p.m. and El Chucho's house special margarita made with reposado tequila goes for $7.

For more margarita picks, check out a list of the D.C. area's best margaritas.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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