All the D.C. news that’s fit to eat (and drink).
This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More
- We celebrated National Hot Dog Day with our own video game inspired dogs as well as places to find the best hot dogs in town.
- We joined in on the Veggie Burger Smackdown on the Hill. After all of the hot dogs consumed, it was only right to give meat a break.
- This week’s Hidden in Plain Sight featured The Maine Avenue’s Fisherman Wharf. If you’re looking for affordable, authentic Maryland crab, this is definitely the place to go.
- We tried out Jack Rose’s Tiki Bar and experienced a delicious booze-filled paradise.
- After years of never truly experiencing all of the food wonders of D.C., we finally went on a Carpe DC Food Tour and ate (and drank, what’s new?) our way through the city.
- And we poisoned one of our interns through a homemade Goetze’s Carmel Candy BBQ Sauce. *note: he’s alive just slightly traumatized.
Upcoming Food Events:
- All of July – The Twisted Horn will do previews every Wednesday evenings throughout July, ahead of their official opening.
- July 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.
- July 31– Remember when Super Size Me made us freak out about the fast food industry. Well now there’s That Sugar Film coming to the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market that will scare you even more
- August 1 – Daikaya Izakaya hosts a late night “Burger Smackdown,” where you can watch / eat for only $5 a burger.
- August 1– Washington City Paper presents Wine Yards at Yard Park from 1-5. Get your tickets now, get drunk later.
- August 6-It’s hard enough finding food trucks alone. So they’re all coming together at the Phillips Collection 5th Annual Food Truck Fiesta. Plus sangria and music.
- August 9- The 7th annual DC Beer Week kicks off with a Brewers on the Block celebration that will feature a taste from all local breweries.
- 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.
- August 10 – EatWell DC’s partner restaurants will host the 4th Annual Dining Out With The Dogs, a benefit for City Dogs Rescue.
- Summer Long – Matchbox has launched their Summer Sessions Happy Hour equipped with drinks and bites at special prices. Participating restaurants include Commissary, Grillfish, Logan Tavern & The Pig.
- 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:
- If you’re traveling out of DC, here are great places to eat in and around Union Station so you won’t starve on the way there (via Eater).
- Alfa Piehouse has opened a cafe which will be serving Greek foods and desserts (via Eater).
- Whole Foods in Ashburn has opened up a pub which will feature barrel-aged cocktails and local absinthe (via Eater).
- Columbia Heights has welcomed sushi into its neighborhood with the opening of Shanghai Tokyo (via Popville)
- And in other unexpected press releases, Hard Rock Cafe will now be serving Hard Rock Energy Drinks at all locations for Hard Rockers playing Hard Rock Guitars (via press release).
- How about an interactive arepa map? Do you even know what arepas are? Get familiar here (via Eater).
- Looking for a place to take your date on without blowing major cash? 17 Cheap dates under 20 includes Little Red Fox and outdoor movie screenings via (Thrillist).
- Stanton & Greene on Capitol Hill started serving “all day brunch,” which doesn’t make sense for a meal that is a portmanteau of the words “breakfast” and “lunch” (via press release).
- Zeke Emanuel will start serving a breakfast menu at Union Market for two weekends only (via City Paper).
- Luke’s Lobster in Bethesda reopened Wednesday, and they’re not just takeout anymore (via Eater).
- Plus Bandolero closed in Georgetown, a bummer for those looking for Mexican food in the area (via Eater).
- An editorial in the Post examines the problematic usage of the term “ethnic” to describe food (via WaP0)
- Big things are coming to the Shaw neighborhood. La Jambe, a French cheese and wine bar is set to open next year (via City Paper).
- 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).