All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More
- We tried out Provision No. 14 and were taken on a very pleasant food journey.
- Our first look at Songbyrd Music House proved that sequels can be better than their predecessor. Next to the original Songbyrd Record Cafe, you can now dine at the Music House for any meal of the day!
- We did a taste test of Taylor Gourmet’s Summer Menu and were reminded by how much we enjoy Taylor. Be prepared to get a little messy.
Upcoming Food Events:
- All of July – The Twisted Horn will do previews every Wednesday evenings throughout July, ahead of their official opening.
- July 10 – Hogo will be hosting their annual rooftop deck Del Campo at Dusk Tiki Party. Don’t be boring, dress up as if you’re about to head into a tropical vacation.
- July 10 – PechaKucha will offer various presentations examining different perspectives on the local food industry, all the while serving up light plates and drinks.
- July 18 – Be one of the first 50 customers at the South Block Juice Co. grand opening Block Party and get a $25 gift card! Kickstart this juice cleanse you’ve been talking about for a year and get a free half-pint of juice between 9 and 11 am.
- July 18 – Early Mountain Vineyards will host a BBQ Fest in Madison, VA, for which a ticket will net you a vineyard tour, a wine tasting and a BBQ platter. Sounds like a nice day out.
- July 28-29 – Chef Majorie Meek-Bradley will be taking over Jug & Table Tuesday and Wednesday night with a six-course menu accompanied by a soundtrack highlighting music from the last five decades.
- August 9-16 – D.C. Beer Week seeks to educate all on good beer through events and seminars, kicking off with an event at Union Market featuring 20 of the region’s best breweries.
- Summer Long – Matchbox has launched their Summer Sessions Happy Hour equipped with drinks and bites at special prices.
- Summer Long – Chef Christopher Morgan of The Partisan curated a new menu at McClellan’s Retreat in Dupont, featuring new bites Angostura Beef Jerky and a Pork Belly Cuban sandwich.
- Summer Long – DC’s Middle Eastern inspired pop-up Kafta Burgers is serving up fresh burgers for those with adventurous pallets.
- Summer Long – Del Campo will be offering a fixed price traditional Argentine asado dinner.
Other Food News:
- People are actually buying a $125 martini…it’s a thing (via WashingtonCityPaper).
- R.I.P. Pho DC in Chinatown (via PoPville).
- Change.org is petitioning for ThinkFoodGroup president Jose Andres to pull out of plans to open restaurant in Trump hotel after Trump makes ignorant remarks about Mexican immigrants (via Washingtonian).
- In the aftermath of Sloppy Mama’s truck catching on fire, they will be coming out of the ashes (pun intended) and opening a cafe in Chantilly for the time being (via Eater).
- The next Ben’s Chili Bowl is open on H St. (via press).
- Sushi burritos are a thing in D.C. (via Eater).
- A new rooftop garden restaurant, Betsy, is set to open on top of Belga Café (via PoPville).
- In the wake of all the FIFA controversy, Boundary Stone has $5 drafts of D.C. Brau Corruption (…get it?!). (via Eater)
- Heat Da Spot Cafe is slated to open soon in the old Tibet shop on Georgia Ave, complete with extremely cozy interior decor (via PoPville).
- There’s a new farmers market on Wednesdays in Columbia Heights from now until September 30 (PoPville).
- The Habit Burger Grill, California-born fast food chain, will open its first D.C. location in Ashburn (via Eater).
- Chef Nick Stefanelli will be opening his own Italian restaurant, Masseria. Opening is expected for July (via Eater).
- You won’t event need to go to Mexico this summer to enjoy a Mexican resort. Mike Isabella will be opening Pepita, a Mexican cantina, in July (via Eater).