ALL THE DC NEWS THAT IS FIT TO EAT (and drink).
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THIS WEEK ON BYT FOOD:
- Burgers, boozy milkshakes, and the neon sign the Post’s Fritz Hahn bets will be the most-Instagrammed thing in Washington this fall. The Satellite Room is now open.
- Happy VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. Check out our guide to eating and drinking your way through this election season in DC.
- It’s cold out; eat some mac and cheese. We recommend from a truck or with some sherry.
- Haven’t bought your tickets to the French Underground party yet? Will some Frenchy food porn change your mind?
- We drink fancy beers at this weekend’s Snallygaster fest – and with Ty Segall.
- Eyeing the 14th Street Matchbox for signs of progress? Peek in with our preview of the build-out.
AND ON TO OTHER FOOD NEWS & EVENT BITES…
- OCTOBER 24TH! Eat food by Scott Drewno and Mike Isabella, dance to Shea Van Horn AND support Marriage Equality in Maryland? SIGN US UP. More details (and very reasonably priced $50 tickets) at: http://chefsforequality.org/
- For tonight only, you can celebrate The Coupe‘s 24/7 grand opening with a super special (super delicious) offer! The first 50 purchases after midnight get a voucher for free breakfast (up to $10) at their 24/7sister spot, The Diner.
- Starbucks people are freaking out about a possible pumpkin-spice flavoring shortage which might force them to drink coffee that tastes… like coffee (well, burned, gross coffee anyway).
- Congratulations to Roberto Donna, of TenleyTown’s Al Dente (formerly known as La Forchetta) who just got named by ESQUIRE as the Chef of The Year. NATIONALLY.
- Eater compiles a list of 38 ESSENTIAL DC Restaurants. Do you agree with it?
- After Blue Duck Tavern and Restaurant Eve, this year the President and First Lady chose BOURBON STEAK as the location of their anniversary dinner. Chef Adam Sobel even tweeted (along with a photo of presidential M&Ms he got) about it:
- Named after the popular hit song from James Brown’s band, The JB’s, “Pass the Peas” is a special night of old-school soul food dishes paired with live DJ tunes from Soul Call Paul, hosted in Saint-Ex’s Gate 54 lounge. Taking place on the second Wednesday of every month, Saint-Ex’s “Pass the Peas” series will kick off with an inaugural launch party on Wednesday, October 10 at 6 p.m (tonight!). A special southern menu courtesy of Executive Chef Billy Klein. Guests can expect to find dishes like Country Fried Steak with country gravy, Pork Chops with candied yams, Cornmeal-crusted Catfish and fresh Cornbread served in a cast iron skillet. Uplcoming dates are: Wednesday, November 14, Wednesday, December 12, Wednesday, January 9, Wednesday, February 13
- Victor Albisu, The former chef of BLT Steak is opening a Mexican spot, Taco Bamba. Before his new restaurant opens, you can sample the tacos (and cocktails) at Black Jack. Check out Victor whipping out some fall tacos for us in our FALL/WINTER food guide:
- On October 17th Jackson 20’s Executive Chef McPherson will prepare a Turkey, Bourbon and Cigar dinner to celebrate the season. The family-style feast will feature locally-raised turkeys from Eco-Friendly Farms served three ways: sous vide, slow roasted and fried, with all the fixings, including traditional gravy, pan roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potato banana mash casserole and Yankee brown bread stuffing. Dinner will be followed by a Bourbon tasting in the courtyard, and cigars will be available for purchase a la carte in the restaurant’s courtyard, courtesy of John Crouch Tobacconist. The dinner is $36 per person, exclusive of tax, gratuity and cigars. Space is limited, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 703.842.2790.
- Make an at-home cocktail of apple cider and whiskey (aka official flavors of fall), The Urban Woodsman