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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



Upcoming Food Events:

  • November 4, 11, 18, 25 – Brookland’s Finest and Atlas Brew Works are coming together for four beer dinners, which honestly sounds like the best thing I could have even imagined. Includes a $35 prix fixe and three course menu with beer pairings.
  • November 6 – It’s the last night of International Sherry Week. It’s Asian Market Night at Dolcezza. There will be sherry-based gelato, Buredo sushi burritos, Chao Ku noodles, and more.
  • November 6 – Hipsters unite! The Art League’s second annual Art on Tap event includes art and beer. I can’t guarantee there will be PBA. (I hope there won’t be.) The event is from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria.
  • November 8 – For reading chili recipes, eating chili, or just enjoying some tunes, Showtime Bar is hosting the Rock’n’Roll Chili Cookbook Launch Party from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • November 9 – More live music at Republic (!!!!!) go and see Jonny Grave.
  • November 10 – Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley pairs good food with Denizens Brewing Co. beer at Roofers Union in Adams Morgan. The chocolate cremoux paired with a pumpkin porter looks particularly incredible, but that might be because dessert is the only meal that matters.


  • November 11 – Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont is taking the night to celebrate English brewing. The Thornbridge Kipling sounds like something Daniel Radcliffe drank in the Harry Potter movies, so that’s cool.
  • November 11 – Jack Rose Dining Salon is hosting its “Night to Salute Heroes,” a fundraiser dinner in celebration of Veterans Day.
  • November 11 – BLT Steak is giving 50% discounts to veterans and armed service members.
  • November 12 – On Tap is having their third annual Cider Press to benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. For $25 you can enjoy 26 different hard ciders, apps, music, and prizes.
  • November 13 – 14, 20 – 21 –  Met Bethesa is offering festive dishes prepared by Chef Andrew Kern. For $35, two people can be fed. and for just $14, two people can enjoy a limoncello pomegranate prosecco. They’ll give you the recipes if you ask.
  • November 13 – 22 – It’s Cider Week at Bastille. All ciders are from Virginia and go for $9 a glass.
  • November 19 – January 4 Sticky Rice Baltimore is converting its Fells Point location into a  gallery space for “Pop-Culture Pop-Up”.
  • November 19 – 22 – If you’ve ever wanted to try red wine braised rabbit then Bastille is giving you your chance. Served alongside Manoir du Carra’s Beaujolais Village Nouveau (long for “fancy wine”).
  • November 21Project GiveBack is hosting the 21st annual Thanksgiving food distribution. Volunteers will get together at the Barry Farm Recreation Center to package and deliver food items to over 1,500 families in D.C. 
  • November 25 – Get a special assortment of a dozen Thanksgiving mini doughnuts for $20 at Astro Doughnuts.
  • November 25 – Your Thanksgiving dinner awaits you from Del Campo. Get a turkey, chili puree, chapa bread stuffing, and pumpkin risotto. Order before November 22.
  • November 25 – 26 – Get an Italian Thanksgiving dinner from Centrolina, including turkey, safe stuffing, and pine nut tart pie. That sounds good enough to devour. Place your order before November 20.
  • November 25 – Another way to opt out of making Thanksgiving dinner is to go to Bastille. They have a $75/person three-course prix menu from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • November 26 – Pick up a Greek Thanksgiving dinner at Kapnos or Kapnos Taverna between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. They’re taking orders from now until November 22.
  • November 26 – Be thankful for Medium Rare restaurant. The Barracks Row location is offering a free turkey fry. You just have to supply the turkey.
  • November 28 – Once you recover from your Black Friday shopping, consider heading to DC Brau’s annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace, where they’ll be teaming up with Think Local First DC. There will be lots of local artisans, and lots of food.

Other Food News:

  • Veloce in Farragut is launching a new beer program. To celebrate, they’re offering a special pizza until November 6. That’s today.
  • matchbox One Loudoun opens its doors in Ashburn on November 14
  • Osteria Morini’s Morini Mondays are BACK, meaning a rotating menu of good food for just $10 from November 2 – March 28, 2016.
  • DC Coast is closing on December 31.
  • Brad Smith, previously having worked at Raku and Addie’s, is now executive chef at Cuba Libre (via Eater).
  • People are still talking about Milk Bar (via Eater).
  • Boundary Stone is expanding, which means there will be a kitchen closure in November. No worries though, there will be an outdoor grill and the full bar will remain open.
  • Cava Grille is expanding (via Eater).
  • There was an entire study on when to store your food in plastic vs. glass containers. We don’t really care which you do (via Washington Post).
  • Astro Doughnuts is participating in Movember with a vanilla glazed doughnut with a mustache. Buying it will support Karl Alzner’s Movember fundraiser.


  • Chef Geoff’s Rockville location has closed. Thankfully the other ones are still up and running (via Eater).
  • Compass Coffee’s second location opened this past weekend at The Shay. It’s neighbors with D.C.’s second (probably unnecessary but we still love it) Warby Parker store (via Eater).
  • Bastille’s autumn menu is what you’d expect it to be – in a good way. They also expanded their delivery service to the Alexandria area.
  • Captain Gregory’s Speakeasy, the bar inside Del Ray’s Sugar Shack Donuts, is finally launching its menu which fittingly will have doughnut sliders. Donuts + cocktails = more sugar than any of us should be consuming but whatevz, right? (via Washingtonian).
  • Cotton & Reed much to my surprise, is a rum distillery and not a fancy English t-shirt designer, is coming to Union Market. Fun facts: the founders used to be NASA consultants (via WTOP).
  • Word about town is that Eric Hilton is opening a Korean BBQ restaurant with Erik Bruner-Yang from Maketto and Toki Underground. Oh right, it would in Shaw (via WTOP).
  • The Dabney is now open in Shaw (WTOP).
  • Concept restaurant Shouk is coming to D.C. this spring. The concept? Healthy comfort food. The challenge? Accepted, I guess (via WOTP).