All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More
- We made you a guide to St. Patrick’s Day in D.C. You’re welcome.
- We kept it classy with a classic Italian meal at Bibiana. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.
- Stanton & Greene just had its soft opening and from the looks of it, it’s going to do pretty well.
- We celebrated spring at New Belgium Brewing with pickles, meat and beer. For those of you who missed out, we took photos.
- We took a cooking class and learned everything you ever wanted to know about Guinness, including how to cook it into almost anything.
- The Yona Pop Up at G is running until May 2, and if you’re wondering whether to try it, check out our review.
- One Eight Distilling held their inaugural Industry night and we were there. If you weren’t, here are some photos to make you feel bad about missing it.
- We took a first look (and some photos) at AMP, a performance venue with some pretty good food too.
Upcoming Food Events:
- Don’t miss our YOUR BEST MARCH guide for some exciting food-related news and events to keep in mind this month.
- March 16 – Joe Neuman of Sloppy Mama’s is teaming up with Chef Shannan Troncoso of Brookland’s Finest to offer a special barbecue menu, including smoked wing appetizers, pulled pork and pork ribs. The menu is served during lunch and dinner times for the next week only.
- March 16 – Spring is finally (almost) here, and RareSweets is offering new seasonal treats for a limited time only, including the President Taft Almond Sundae and the Chocolate Royal Iced Easter Egg Cookies.
- March 17 – It’s St. Patrick’s Day and that means more than good drinks, it means good food. Celebrate the holiday at Barrel, with special dishes from Chef Fleming like Black pudding and Fish and Chips.
- March 18 – Come by the Eastern Market North Hall for DISTILLED: A Moonshine & Craft Spirit Festival and try to avoid drinking yourself blind.
- March 22 – Right Proper Brewing Co. is hosting a cheese party with samples from local cheesemakers and beer pairings.
- March 23 – Now that we’re finally beginning to put winter behind us, The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington kicks-off their Spring Wine Fling. Stop by 2941 Restaurant, Central Michel Richard, iCi Urban Bistro, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab for discounted wine glasses and flights all week.
- March 25 – Raise your glass to Jack Rose’s newest bottle of bourbon at their Whiskey Toast tonight. Whiskey is $7 and there are special deals on Flying Dog brews and bar snacks all night. Hint: get there between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., there are free hors d’oeuvres.
- March 27 – Throw down at La Grande Fete, an all out food party with food and drink from over 30 embassies and music, featuring Emeline Michel and DJ Princess Slaya.
- April 10 & 11 – The Capture Wine Tour is bringing music, food and all the best wines to Union Market for two evenings only. Enjoy wines from all across the nation that you won’t be able to find at your local ABC store or supermarket.
Other Food News:
- Forgot your wallet? No problem, just use the Dash app to pay bar and restaurant tabs right from your phone. You can even split the bill with friends, so that friend who always says he’ll “pay you back” but never does has no excuse this time.
- Fairfax’s Mosaic District is quickly becoming the hip new place to dine, with offerings like a peanut butter bacon burger and fried chicken skins. (Washingtonian)
- A little closer to home, the Shaw neighborhood is welcoming a whole slew of new restaurants. (Eater DC)
- Starting this week, the Partisan is serving lunch and brunch, with new dishes offered alongside traditional Red Apron dishes. (Eater DC)
- Craft beer is a serious thing. So taxes on craft beer are being taken very seriously. (NPR)