All the DC news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
Happy lunchtime, DC! IT’S RESTAURANT WEEK. EVERYBODY GO CRAZY. If you’re legitimately crazy and haven’t booked your reservations yet, time to get on that right now. Check out our nifty new restaurants guide if you need a refresher on some of the new eateries on the list this time around. Completely overwhelmed? Start with our all-inclusive pro-tip guide. Already made reservations three weeks ago? Nice work. We’re proud of you.
This week in BYT Food:
- SNALLYGASTER IS A GO. We are really excited and you should be too.
- It’s Restaurant Week. Haven’t made your reservations yet? What are you waiting for!?
- DC has gained a lot of new restaurants since the beginning of 2014. We list them here.
- Bardo Brewpub is open and brewing again for the first time in 14 years. Solid.
- Iron Gate rolled out a brand new garden menu. We ate everything in sight.
- Alcoholic slushies are the next big thing. Eat the Rich and Bar Pilar have them and you should try them.
- In further Restaurant Week news, Trummer’s on Main is offering an extended Restaurant Week menu through August 30th. Meanwhile, The Fainting Goat is rolling out brand new dishes, including gazpacho, whipped lardo, and a goat cheese tart.
Upcoming Food Events:
- Tuesday 8/12 – Menu/MBK is debuting an all-new, all-night happy hour offered daily from 5 pm to close. Sip $5 – $7 drinks and snack on everything from truffle pommes frites to duck confit cigars for under $10.
- Tuesday 8/12 – It’s Lambrusco Week at The Partisan and Red Apron Butchery. Sip the sweet wine for $6 a glass, or try charcuterie pairings offered at special prices.
- Tuesday 8/12 – Learn all about presidential cocktails (and sample some) at the National Museum of the American Indian. Tickets are $60.
- Tuesday 8/12 – California Tortilla was voted “best Mexican” in Washingtonian’s Best of Washington survey. They’re celebrating by giving out FREE TACOS ALL DAY.
- Wednesday 8/13 – Chef Bart Vandaele of B Too kicks off a weekly chef’s counter tasting menu, offering six Belgian courses for $45 per person.
- Wednesday 8/13 – Dino’s Grotto and 3 Stars Brewing Company are offering a four-course dinner for $59 or $69.
- Thursday 8/14 – Chef Matthew Britt of Ceiba squares off against Food Network’s Bobby Flay on a bacon-centric episode “Beat Bobby Flay.” The episode airs at 10 pm EST.
- Thursday 8/14 – Hit up Macon Bistro and Larder for pre- or post-film snacks if you’re going to see The Hundred Foot Journey — the restaurant is offering complimentary small plates with $15 wine flights from 4:30 to 9 pm.
- Sunday, 8/17 – DC Beer Week kicks off with with a beer cruise, featuring lots of samples care of Brewery Ommegang and Boulevard Brewing Company.
- Sunday, 8/24 – Sign up for Alexandria Food Swap, a homemade food sharing event for the DMV’s most dedicated food crafters. Get on the list via EventBrite, then bring samples of your home-prepared goods to the event and take home a few samples from other cooks and crafters in the area.
- Friday, 8/29 – RareSweets and La Colombe are teaming up again for another affogato tasting. Affogatos will be available for $3 apiece between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm (or until they run out — which they probably will).
Everything else that’s fit to eat (and drink):
- Jay-Z’s mom opened a restaurant in New Jersey. It’s called Diamondz in Da Ruff.
- People cooked tofu and hash browns on Mars. The future is now, people.
- Find out where to best gorge yourself on Indian food thanks to Eater’s handy-dandy list.
- First D.C. licenses get rejected at airports, and now pizza apps don’t recognize us as a valid location? This is the last straw.
- Zentan is serving cocktails made with activated charcoal. What?
- Will David Chang ever open a restaurant in D.C.? The world may never know.
- A man bought 23 apple pies at a Burger King just to spite a whining kid in line behind him.