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All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).

This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More

  • We found a piece of L.A. in the ‘burbs of Maryland, so we took photos to prove it.


  • Our resident Sad Girl made a trip to IKEA to try their new veggie meatballs, and they made her even more sad. She took photos though. Sad, rainy, overcast photos.
  • After going to their housewarming party last weekend, we got our own first look at Maketto. In black and white.
  • The Tidal Basin is crawling with tourists, so we dipped into the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown for some cherry blossom themed food and drinks.


  • We discovered the most important airport hack you’ll ever read, so you definitely want to read that.
  • We also ate brunch at Water and Wall for you. We know, we’re too kind.



Upcoming Food Events:

  • Don’t miss our YOUR BEST APRIL guide for some exciting food-related news and events to keep in mind this month.
  • Now – As the trees turn from pink to green, Ted’s Bulletin is replacing their cherry pop-tarts with a key-lime pop-tart for just $3.99. It’s filled with lime custard and topped with meringue, lime glaze, graham cracker crumbs…brb, we want one too.
  • April 13 – &pizza opened its twelfth location in Dupont and its bound to be just as good as, well, their other 11 locations. Check out our review of one of those here.


  • April 14 – Jettie’s first downtown location is welcoming their first 100 customers with FREE Nobadeer sandwiches.
  • April 16 – Enjoy a three course Whiskey Dinner at Pinea’s Root Cellar Whiskey Bar, featuring Ryes and Pearousia whiskeys.
  • April 17 – Looking for an excuse to drink wine? You’re in luck. It’s World Malbec Day, and Rural Society is hosting complimentary wine tastings from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


  • April 18 – Slow and steady wins the race, or at least the Snail of Approval. Celebrate this years winners at RIS, with a menu from Chef Ris as well as a silent auction.
  • April 20 – It’s 4/20, and that means, chocolate? Room 11’s Paisley Fig is introducing two new Taco Chocos and a chocolate-covered potato chip snack to satisfy your munchies, but only for one day!
  • April 24Truckeroo is back this month, with live music, games like cornhole, drinks and, of course, plenty of food trucks.
  • April 25Taste of Three Cities is back in D.C. (with one more city than last time), featuring music from local bands and D.C.’s best food trucks.
  • April 30 – The next Grilled Cheese Social at Marvin is here, with music by Jerome Baker III featuring Daniel Biltmore.


Other Food News:

  • There’s a book that tells you what to eat to live a longer life. We’re guessing fried Twinkies aren’t on there. (NPR)
  • Bullfrog Bagels is finally getting their own place on 7th Street in Southeast, but it’s not opening until late summer or early fall. (DC Eater)
  • The Coupe has the best restaurant bathroom to bang in, according to the Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. poll. (Young & Hungry)
  • Sette Osteria is opening on April 14, and on opening day all customers get a 50 percent discount after 7 p.m. (Washingtonian)
  • Spike Mendelsohn is opening a new restaurant in Miami, so when you’re on vacation this summer, you won’t have to miss D.C. favorites like Good Stuff Eatery, Béarnaise and We, The Pizza. (DC Eater)