All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
This week in BYT Food:
- El Camino is the best thing (it’s not a bad thing) that ever happened to Bloomingdale, so we tried it and took pictures.
- There’s a new Thai X-ing on 9th street and it serves booze. We had to try it.
- California Tortilla now has Ramen Burritos. We had to try it. Stop saying ew. It’s not good, but it’s not ew.
Other Things You Want to Know
- There is now a decent food option at DCA and it’s Taylor Gourmet.
- We made gin with a recipe from D.C.’s Ginbrew and it was delicious. And we took pictures.
Upcoming Food Events:
- January 24 – Waterfront Station is hosting a Soup-er bowl, a soup and chili competition featuring a beer garden and live music.
- January 27 – Kapnos Taverna is opening in Arlington, the second of Mike Isabella’s Greek restaurants in the District.
- January 30 – Timber Pizza Co. is previewing their future menu in a five-course pop-up at the Dolcezza Gelato factory, paired with beer from DC Brau.
Super Bowl Deals (because football is nothing without the food):
- Boston-based Legal Sea Foods’ is supporting the Patriots (and our bellies) with a Souper Bowl Special. Get six souper bowls of clam chowder for $12 during the Super Bowl Weekend.
- If you’re hosting your own party at home, Rosa Mexicano has you covered with their Guac-to-Go Party Pack, delivered straight to your door on game day.
- Get two pints of frozen custard (and a mini football) for the price of one with Shake Shack’s “Two-Pint Conversion” special, running from Jan 29 to Feb 1.
- Trummer’s on Main is offering a Pre-Bowl Brunch on game day, featuring dishes like Crispy Pig Ears for $6 and a Pork Belly Biscuit “Banh Mi” for $12. Plus, get $5 Mimosas and $6 Bloody Marys at the bar during happy hour from 1 to 3 p.m
- Jack Rose is hosting its own competition on Super Bowl Sunday between two barbecue styles and two local breweries. Barbecue plates are are $10 and beers are $5, with $6 punch specials and $7 whiskeys available as well.
- For football purists, Vinoteca is holding a no-fuss, all night Super Bowl happy hour and viewing party on Feb 1, starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine or Peroni draft for $5 each as you kick back and watch the game of the year.
Other Food News:
- You might not be able to get carnitas on your Chipotle burrito now that they’ve suspended one of their major pork suppliers for not meeting their animal welfare standards.
- D.C.’s first “cakepoppery”, Baked by Yael, just opened across from the National Zoo.
- If you’re a cyclist, Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe wants to make your morning commute a little more tolerable in the winter with a free cup of coffee or tea.
- Silver Crust, a new restaurant in Dupont Circle, is shaking up the kosher scene in D.C. with kosher pizza.