Welcome to BYT’s newest “hot damn, how could I live without this” column, Eating Out. We’ll be highlighting one food or booze special event every night of the week. From the best happy hours in the city to the uber expensive $500 per person tasting menus, there is something good to eat or drink every single night in this city and we want to help you find it. And yes, we get the joke.
After waiting for what has felt like years, one of D.C.’s best BBQ spots is back and ready to put us in a food coma. New pitmaster Shawn McWhirter promises old standbys will remain on the menu (so you can stop crying) but he’s also bringing new things to the table, like house baked bread and ANXO ciders. If you’re only going to gorge yourself once this week (that’s as close to a post-NYE diet as we can get), let it be here.
In 2017 I’m forcing myself to read at least 50 pages a night instead of spending four straight hours watching The Office, because even though I’ve always loved reading, I’m finding it harder and harder to pull myself away from Netflix. Petworth Citizen’s book themed cocktail nights aren’t necessarily going to get me closer to my goal, but they do put me in the right frame of mind to throw my computer across the room and pick up a book instead. This week, Room 11 bartender Sean MacPherson is bringing us cocktails based on the book Regarding Cocktails by the famous bartender Sasha Petraske.
My favorite Dupont bar is throwing a low-key anniversary celebration. They’ll be featuring beers from Victory and Rogue and that’s it. There wont be a douchey DJ or an insane cover at the door. Just a basement bar that has a good beer list and likes to play Rob Zombie celebrating its birthday. In a city going through a food and cocktail boom like D.C., sometimes simple and basic is exactly what you need.
Before you come have a drink at one of our favorite museums in D.C., pregame at the Root Cellar. Happy hour is from 4:30 p.m.m to 6:30 p.m. and features $5 wines, $7 cocktails, and $3 to $7 beers (depending on how fancy you want to be). There are also $4 french fries. Get two orders. You don’t want to be wasted at our fancy museum party.
If you’re not too hungover to make your way over to NE on Sunday, head to One Eight Distilling for their 2nd anniversary brunch. Featuring a bloody mary flight, S.S. Shucking oysters, Black Pearl Tarts, and smoked salmon from Ivy City Smokehouse. Because oysters for breakfast is always a good idea.
Your week looks delicious.