Dine After Dark Washington, D.C. Contact: Katherine Ashworth Brandt Phone: (202) 599-0651 (Day/Night) Email: email@example.com For Immediate Release DINE AFTER DARK UNVEILS 2021 “DINE DIRECTORY” FOR RAMADAN Washington, D.C. – Dine After Dark is unveiling its 2021 Dine Directory of restaurants participating in the nonprofit organization’s celebration of Ramadan this year; the Islamic holy month begins at sundown this Monday, Apr. 12 and runs through May 12, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, restaurants participating in this year’s festivities will, like last year, not be offering extended holiday business hours for Muslim customers who observe the tradition by fasting from dawn to dusk Instead, Dine After Dark is once again focusing on promoting halal- friendly options for carry-out and delivery via the organization’s online ordering portal, and encouraging safe holiday celebrations. “As we prepare for our second celebration of Ramadan under COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and protocols, we recognize the challenges still facing both our Member Businesses and our customers this holiday season,” says Dine After Dark’s President and Founder, Katherine Ashworth Brandt. “Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to modify Dine After Dark’s celebration of Ramadan for a second year in a row and forego offering extended holiday hours. Instead, we plan to support our participating restaurants and customers by offering halal carry-out and delivery options, so we can all celebrate Ramadan safely.” Luckily, notes Brandt, all of Dine After Dark’s participating Member Businesses have survived the challenges of COVID-19 thus far, and every restaurant that participated in the organization’s modified celebration of Ramadan last year is returning to do so again in 2021. They include: Agora (D.C. and Tysons); Avenue Café; Busboys and Poets (14th & V St NW; 450 K St NW; Anacostia; Hyattsville, MD.; and Shirlington, VA.); City Kabob & Curry House (D.C. and Arlington, VA.) Duke’s Counter; Duke’s Grocery (Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom); George’s King of Falafel & Cheese Steak; Gogi Yogi Korean Steakhouse; and Lapis Bistro. “Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we are looking forward to celebrating Ramadan this year in a modified capacity,” says Brandt, adding that the organization “hopes to fully resume normal operations by the time we Dine After Dark for Ramadan in 2022.” To view the 2021 Dine Directory and order halal carry-out or delivery this Ramadan, visit www.DineAfterDark.org/directory. ##### For additional information, contact Katherine Ashworth Brandt, President & Founder of Dine After Dark, at (202) 599-0651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.