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Happy lunchtime, DC! This week is not about your relationship status– it’s about food. And if you’re single, that means that 1. you don’t have to go for an overpriced multi-course dinner, and 2. you don’t have to share your food or wine. There are tons of events, specials for lovebirds and single babies alike, and a ton of dessert porn. Let the romance begin.
This week in BYT food:
- ROOFER’S UNION IS OPEN! We looked around and report back, because duh.
- We want you to seal the deal no matter what holiday it happens to be, so we’ve got that guide RIGHT HERE.
- Jaleo has a new brunch and it’s as great as you’d imagine it to be.
- Max Brenner’s expanded Valentine’s dessert menu is heavenly, and so are the photos.
- And Menu MBK brings even more food porn to the table. Get ready to salivate over everything about this place.
- We checked out LobsterFest and found that it is truly a thing of beauty and decadence. Or something.
- Pinstripes opens in Georgetown and brings bowling, bocce and Italian American bistro favorites.
- In a new weekly feature, we present five brunches that you’ve got to try this weekend.
- Being single on Valentine’s means more booze for you, so we have an appropriately themed Happy Hour Hotline this week.
- Speaking of Valentine’s, here are a bunch of DC restaurants that don’t take reservations.
- …and here are some that might still have some openings. If you’re really, really lucky.
- We’re still on an NSFW kick from yesterday, so here’s a rundown of our food photographers’ favorite dessert porn.
- We’re going to talk smack about your favorite condiment, because your love is very, very misguided.
Upcoming food events:
- Tonight, Think Local First hosts “Locals Unplugged: Which Came First, Coffee or Community?“
- The Woodrow Wilson House hosts a Speakeasy Bash tonight to honor booze.
- Forget the wine. Drink the District: Beer Edition kicks off on Friday and runs through the weekend.
- Actually, no, let’s do wine. The International Food and Wine Festival returns this weekend. Godspeed.
- DCanter wants you to find the perfect dessert for your Valentine tomorrow, including dessert wine.
- On Saturday, Tudor Place hosts a Valentine’s Day tea and chocolate tasting for adults.
- Glen’s Garden Market keeps Saturday’s finery going with a local cheese and wine class.
- Taste some winter beers at Politics & Prose with local beer historian Garrett Peck on Saturday.
- Next Wednesday, Taberna de Alabardero hosts their Annual Sherry Wine Tasting paired with an expert menu.
- Also next Wednesday, the Turn Up the Heat Gala returns to celebrate female chefs and benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
Valentine’s Day specials:
- Beau Thai is offering a Valentine’s Day supper club in the private dining room.
- Open City offers an Anti-Valentine’s menu with food you would never, ever eat on a date. They just want to be friends.
- Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro has a five course dinner with wine pairings.
- Flight Wine Bar presents a flight of special sparkling wines from Italy, Austria and Spain.
- Arcuri presents a Valentine’s bash with an open bar option and a prix fixe menu to boot.
- Dolcezza Gelato is scooping a limited milk chocolate passion fruit gelato until Sunday.
- Trummer’s On Main offers an aphrodisiac menu including “pain & pleasure morphing cocktails.”
- Vinoteca’s got the lonely hearts covered with a bitter cocktails menu to match a five course dinner.
- Busboys and Poets and Eatonville are donating a portion of all Valentine’s dinner sales to the Wanda Alston Foundation.
- Astro Doughnuts has your classy dessert selections with these flavors: rose and vanilla, champagne glazed, and chocolate covered strawberry.
- Casa Luca and Fiola both offer decadent menus and cocktails through the weekend.
- 2941 offers not only a lovely three-course prix fixe dinner, but a vegetarian one as well.
- Taste of the Nation DC is on March 31st, and you can get a 10% discount with the Valentine’s code CUPID14.
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Policy will begin lunch delivery in early spring to surrounding apartment buildings.
- Geography is very very important when it comes to Oysters. But you already knew that.
- South Koreans can drink you under the table. You shouldn’t be surprised.
- Food for Thought nails this argument for a higher minimum wage in the service industry.
- We don’t need an explanation for why people love to hate Starbucks. Unless you just bought a frappuchino. Then you might need to be filled in.
- There are some impressive beards behind Mast Brothers Chocolate. Nice work, Brooklyn.
- Let’s take a look at the State Dinner menu and feel bad about our sorry ass snow day provisions.
- One of the coolest members of the US Olympic team: Chef Allen Tran.