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THIS WEEK ON BYT FOOD:
A Nutella truck rolled into town handing out free smears of chocohazelnutiness.
Oyamel celebrates the Day of the Dead with a special, limited-edition menu featuring sweet potato tacos with peanut mole, venison heart ceviche, and more exotic treats.
Commissary on P Street hosts a sausage fest.
Brunch at Char No. 4 in Brooklyn might make Morrissey cry.
AND ON TO OTHER FOOD NEWS & EVENT BITES…
Gastropub AGAINN may be closing soon.
DC is set to get its first Icelandic restaurant, Look, next month. Scandinavia: still so hot right now.
Local blogger Julip Made has a project to put your drinking to good use.
Everybody loves Toki Underground, even super-chefs Jose Andres, Ferran Adrià, and Gastón Acurio.
Local Halloween Specials:
All fall long, burger and shake haven, Shake Shack is blending up creamy, hand spun Pumpkin Pie Shakes. Combining a heaping cup of housemade Shake Shack vanilla custard with a whole slice of homemade pumpkin pie blended right in-and whipped cream to top it off. Shake Shack’s Pumpkin Pie Shake is $5. Shake Shack is located at 1216 18th Street, NW Washington, DC. For more information, visit: www.shakeshack.com.
Bar Pilar & Café Saint Ex
14th Street watering holes Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex are each hosting their own rockstar Halloween parties – paying tribute to the best pop and metal stars of our time. On Wednesday, October 31 from 7pm-close, it’s the King of Pop vs. the Prince of Darkness, and Washingtonians are encouraged to dress up.
Vinoteca, the popular neighborhood dining spot on U Street, is taking advantage of fall’s harvest and serving up the Harvest Pumpkin cocktail ($12). Expert mixologist Horus Alvarez infuses Boyd & Blair potato vodka with fresh pumpkin and squash from local farms, and then uses his grandmother’s recipe to create a house pumpkin ‘candy’ puree with pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. He combines the infused vodka and puree with Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur and serves in a martini glass, garnished with a not-too-sweet piece of candied pumpkin. Vinoteca is located at 1940 11th St. NW in Washington, DC.
Food, Wine & Co.:
Food, Wine & Co., paradise for Bethesda suds lovers, celebrates the expansion of its beer program this October and November with 99 Bottles of Beer, two months of events designed for beer lovers. To kick the month off, Food, Wine & Co. will launch the Food, Wine & Co. Power Hour, a happy hour that dominates all others. Monday through Friday, all bottled beers are $5 from 5 to 6pm. With over 60 bottles in stock, thirsty attendees will have the unique opportunity to sample beers from near and far including beloved fall pumpkin and Oktoberfest brews including the highly sought after Southern Tiers Pumking and the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin. Food, Wine & Co. is located at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, visit: www.foodwineandco.com.
This Halloween YO! Sushi invites children of all ages for a full day of trick or treating Japanese style at its recently opened outpost in Union Station’s West Hall. No carefully crafted costumes will be required for this nostalgic ritual, but the treats, prepared by YO!’s team of sushi ninjas, will be just as sweet. At YO! Sushi menu items are priced according to the colored plate on which they are served, ranging from $2.50 to $6.00 each. On Wednesday, October 31, guests should keep an eye out for the orange plates, normally $4.00 each, as all day each plate will come with a special trick or treat. With the purchase of each orange plate guests could receive anything from a YO! to go box, a California roll, matcha doriyaki, green tea, or could be tricked into nothing at all. Treats will be redeemable on a future visit to YO! Sushi and the more orange plates stacked up mean more treats to be had.