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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 have a new NFL themed Happy Hour Hotline, how timely! Share with friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers, etc.


  • The two most important food groups of football season: buffalo wings and beer. Take a look at our definitive guide to the best buffalo wings in DC.




Upcoming Food Events:

  • September 15 – October 15 – Bastille hosts their “Family Foodie Nights” on Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays where kids 10 years and younger get half off the whole menu (via press release).
  • September 22 – September 24 – Del Campo is having an ALL DAY long Happy Hour because of the Pope (via Washingtonian)
  • September 22 – September 26 – Because the Pope doesn’t want anyone to be hungry, Posto is serving up a three course tasting menu for $29.99 (via Washingtonian).
  • September 23 – Commissary’s Yom Kippur Break Fast is serving up a buffet of everything from Bullfrog Bagels and House Smoked Salmon to Potato Latkes and Honey Baklava.
  • September 23 – &pizza is hosting a one day “Buy One, Feed One” campaign in celebration of the Pope’s visit. For every Maverick Pizza sold, &pizza will donate the vale of one pizza to the hunger activist group S.O.M.E. (via press release).


  • September 24DNV is closing its pool up with a party. Since its in conjunction with EdibleDC, the party will include handmade sushi rolls, special hot dogs, and drink specials.
  • September 25 – Are you ready for one last Del Campo at Dusk? 7-10 pm at Del Campo’s rooftop, be there or be…somewhere else – but this sounds like a good time. There will be panoramic views of the city along with Spanish sangria, gin & tonics, sherry cocktails, beer, and wine. Tickets are $37 per person and available through Sosh (via press release).
  • September 27 – Starting this Sunday, Garrison on Barracks Row will be offering brunch. Get your girls together and talk about everything you remember – or maybe don’t remember – from this weekend (via press release).
  • September 29 – If you’re really into gardening, check out Urbana and FreshFarm’s Dupont Harvest Dinner. It’s a family style event that is focused on showing off the delicious side of urban gardens. Call (202) 956-6650 if you’re interested in purchasing tickets.
  • September 29 – Jose Andres’ Beafsteak’s Dupont Circle location will be open to the public (via PoPville).
  • September 30 – Bastille is having their “Oysters on the Patio” event where they’ll be serving Dragon Creek Oysters from the Chesapeake Bay (#local) and beer from Port City Brewing in Alexandria (#local) (via press release).
  • Summer LongBamayo will be open Monday through Wednesday at EatsPlace with menu’s changing weekly.
  • Summer LongMatchbox 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 – D.C.’s Middle Eastern inspired pop-up Kafta Burgers is serving up fresh burgers for those with adventurous pallets.
  • Summer LongDel Campo will be offering a fixed price traditional Argentine asado dinner.


  • Summer LongTICO has a new “Funday” menu (*sigh*) that is available at the bar and communal table during weekend brunch and includes $6 draft cocktails, brunch cocktails, and pretty cheap beer.
  • Summer LongPrequel is starting a Monday night supper club called Rising Stars that lets different chefs come in and completely control the night’s menu. Tickets are $50 each, and upcoming chefs include Jerome Grant (Executive Chef at the Museum of the American Indian), Nick Sharpe (After Peacock Room in Georgetown), and Colin McClimans (Equinox).
  • Summer Long – Up until September 30, if you spot a Logan’s Sausage Company truck out on the road, take a picture, and send it to Logan’s on either Facebook or Twitter, you can win a variety package of the best-selling sausages from Logan’s (via press release).
  • October 3 – If you haven’t had enough caffeine for a Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Stumpton Coffee Roasters is hosting a seminar where you can sample their Hair Bender Blend (sounds dangerous) at three stages of the roasting process (via press release).
  • October 4 – October 11 – the Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour – the largest international traveling food, beer and arts festival – is coming to D.C. (via press release).
  • October 4 – Bastille is hosting an extra long brunch event called “Wake Up in Brazil.” Sounds cool (via press release).
  • October 11 – The Culinary Historians of Washington is hosting Garrett Peck – also a historian – to present on the history of beer brewing in D.C. (via press release).

Other Food News:

  • Landmark Music Festival, September 25 – 26 had José Andrés curate the food vendors who will be at the festival and they’ve finally announced the list. Vendors include Amsterdam Falafelshop, Beefsteak, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Duke’s Grocery Maketto, Toki Underground, Maki Shop, The Hamilton, Oyamel, PEPE, Proof, Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, Shake Shack, and more. (via Landmark)


  • Mike Isabella and and Top Chef finalist Jennifer Carroll will be opening a new French restuarnt at The Wharf called Requin. (via press release)
  • L’Hommage Bistro Francais opens in Mount Vernon Triangle in early September for those of you who need more French food in your life. (via press release)
  • Astro Doughnuts is opening a new locations in Falls Church with even more seating than their D.C. location and a bigger menu. This will probably be the death of many people. (via Eater)
  • Mad Fox Brewery is opening a brand new location in D.C. There’s going to be beer, food made with beer, oh, and did we mention beer? (via Urban Daddy)
  • The Royal has a new Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. that is seven days a week including $5 on draft vermouth (do people actually drink vermouth straight?) and $7 classic cocktails. The same specials will also be available Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., for those of you that do not sleep. (via The Royal)


  • Sonoma Cellar, a new wine bar in Old Town just had its soft opening last Monday. If you love California wines above all else, this will probably satisfy. (via Urban Daddy)
  • Along with it’s upcoming Adams Morgan location, a Philz Coffee will also be opening in Navy Yard. (via Eater)
  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group is taking over the old Kraze Burgers space on Barracks Row. (via PoPville)
  • Ulah Bistro on U is 100% closed, but a new ~mystery~ restaurant is opening in its place. (via PoPville)
  • If you’re traveling out of D.C., here are great places to eat in and around Union Station so you won’t starve on the way there (via Eater).
  • Founding Farmers Tysons has developed a sunflower program in partnership with Sweet Virginia to educate the importance of honey bees in the environment (via press release).


  • 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).
  • How about an interactive arepa map? Do you even know what arepas are? Get familiar here (via Eater).
  • 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).



  • 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).
  • El Centro D.F. debuts two new Halloween themed cocktails for October – the Blood Orange Margarita and the Roasted Pumpkin Spice. Spooky and sweet (via press release).
  • PassionFish just opened in Bethesda. Let’s hope business goes swimmingly. (via press release)
  • Football fans/anyone looking for cheap beer! CIRCA is offering $4 beers and $8 apps for NFL Sundays (via press release).
  • New addition to the Saw neighborhood, Sol, has opened where El Sauce used to be (via Eater).
  • IMPORTANT: Dunkin’ Donuts is making home deliveries a thing. Not sure if this is a blessing or a curse, TBD (via Eater).
  • Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar, in partnership with Takeout Taxi, is launching a new catering and delivery service for Montgomery County (via press release).
  • New York’s Brooklyn Winery is coming to DC in 2017 (because I guess we need over a year to prepare) and will be at The Yards. Still unsure about a DC Girls spin off (via Eater).
  • Whole Foods is coming to Shaw near the 9:30 Club (!!). You know for when you’re at the 9:30 Club and your friend tells you that they’re craving some almond butter (via PoPville).