Archive for June 30, 2015

What and where to eat near the Mall on the Fourth of July

What and where to eat near the Mall on the Fourth of July

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Expect The National Mall to be packed this weekend with all the Independence Day celebrations. If you plan to watch the Capitol Fourth concert and be in a good position to watch the fireworks, prepare to secure your spot before noon on Saturday. Doing so will require some serious food preparation and knowing where the best places to eat at or get portable food beforehand can make a different between getting a good seat and a crappy seat. Here’s your guide to restaurants and eateries near The Mall.

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Rickey Bar at Cashion’s; Taylor Puts Peaches on a Hoagie

Rickey Bar at Cashion’s; Taylor Puts Peaches on a Hoagie

Source: Eater DC

Serious sexual assualt accusations plague the Bethesda co-owner of Mamma Lucia according to Eater DC reports. You can read more about the story here. On a much lighter note, Cashion’s Eats Place in Adams Morgan will be hosting a pop-up called Rickey Bar on Wednesday, starting at 6:30 p.m. Also, the summer menu for sandwich place Taylor Gourmet is now available. One of their highlights is peaches on a hoagie.

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Town Patio’s “4000 square foot outdoor space” open six days a week

Town Patio’s “4000 square foot outdoor space” open six days a week

Source: PoPville

Town Patio’s 4,000-square foot patio will now be open six days a week according to an announcement made by the owners of the popular Shaw gay club. The patio opens at 6 p.m on weekdays, except Monday, and 2 p.m. on weekends. There will be drink specials during happy hour, the occasional food truck vendor on-site, and a bring your own pooch day on Tuesdays. 

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5 Great Places to Eat in Annapolis

5 Great Places to Eat in Annapolis

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Annapolis is just around the corner from Washington, D.C., and Maryland’s capital sure does offer a heck of a lot of great seafood among other top dishes. Lobster rolls at Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, crabs at Wild Country Seafood and The Point Crab House, plus pizza at Vin 909 Winecafe and comfort food at Preserve rounds up the 5 great places to eat in Annapolis.

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Latke Poutine and Smoked Salmon Nachos Jazz Up DGS’s Mosaic Happy Hour

Latke Poutine and Smoked Salmon Nachos Jazz Up DGS’s Mosaic Happy Hour

Source: Eater DC

Are you in the Mosaic District looking for the best happy hour? Stop searching because the newly opened DGS Delicatessen delivered on their promise of providing cool bar bites and awesome drinks at very affordable prices. From 3-7 p.m., choose from a selection of cocktails that include items like The Schmoozer, made with house-infused plum vodka and ginger beer or a classic gin martini. $5 bar bites include poutines, reuben egg rolls, and a pickle plate.

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Local Drinking Clubs Keep Booze Enthusiasts Buzzing

Local Drinking Clubs Keep Booze Enthusiasts Buzzing

Source: Eater DC

Washington, D.C.’s drinking clubs gives social drinkers a great way of introducing different types of lesser known liquor and instilling a bit of culture at the same time. You can learn about rakia, the potent Balkan liquor, and the part it plays in the region’s culture. Perhaps bourbon is more your thing. Old Glory has over 100 of them for you to try while Church & State’s whiskey programs not only provides exclusive tastings for members, but provides discounts too.

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Invasive Species Infest D.C. Restaurant Menus

Invasive Species Infest D.C. Restaurant Menus

Source: Eater DC

If you’re a fishmonger, here’s a sentence you hardly ever hear…let’s catch as many of those suckers to help save the environment! Often times, there’s a quota on how many kilos of fish or seafood you can fish but not in the case of “invasive species.” Not many of them are edible, but there are a few that’s making its way into restaurant kitchens, particularly the blue catfish. Try them at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on Catfish Fridays for $23 per person.

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First Lady Inspired Desserts

First Lady Inspired Desserts

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

How do you make your July 4th party more patriotic? In addition to wearing an outfit made up of red, white, and blue, and serving burgers, barbecue, and hotdogs, why not top it off with first lady inspired desserts from CityCenterDC’s Raresweets. Options include Lady Bird Johnson’s lemon bars and Eleanor Roosevelt’s angel food cake. 

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New Sushi Restaurant Kona Grill Opens on Wilson Boulevard

New Sushi Restaurant Kona Grill Opens on Wilson Boulevard

Source: ARLnow

Rosslyn adds another restaurant in its neighborhood. This time it’s the restaurant chain Kona Grill, which combines American and Hawaiian flavors. The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor bar and offers two sets of happy hours. There’s plenty of hot food and sushi options to choose from the menu. Kona Grill is located at 1776 Wilson Boulevard.

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Legendary Zoo Bar’s Owner Diagnosed with Cancer; Bar in Danger of Closing; Daughter Launches Fundraiser

Legendary Zoo Bar’s Owner Diagnosed with Cancer; Bar in Danger of Closing; Daughter Launches Fundraiser

Source: PoPville

 

The Zoo Bar owner, Steve McKinney’s cancer returned, according to a press released by his daughter earlier this week. McKinney’s Zoo Bar represents more than just a place to grab a drink for the community of Woodley Park. It has also become a haven for Blues artists that are trying to find their big break. A fundraising has been set up to help maintain the bar. Details on how to donate are below.

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A Look at Some of the new Item on Taylor Gourmet’s Summer Menu

A Look at Some of the new Item on Taylor Gourmet’s Summer Menu

Source: PoPville

Taylor Gourmet, the popular sandwich place on 14th and H Streets released new sandwiches for their summer menu. Some of the new additions include Orchard, filled with house roasted turkey, firecracker sauce, brie, and peach & jalapeno salad and the Randolph, made with breaded chicken cutlet, sweet chili glaze, cherry pepper mayo, fresh summer slaw, and spiced almonds.

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Your Dining, Drinking, and Partying Guide to Fourth of July Weekend in Washington

Your Dining, Drinking, and Partying Guide to Fourth of July Weekend in Washington

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

If you’re going to be around this 4th of July weekend, here’s what’s in store for you. Gather ’round for loads of all-you-can-eat-and-drink feasts starting at all of Richard Sandoval’s restaurants like Masa 14 and El Centro D.F. Follow that up with day-to-evening brunch at Bar Pilar and Cafe Saint-Ex. A three-day weekend means plenty of opportunities to try bottomless brunches just like the one Tico’s has or the one at Station 4. Plus buckets of fried chicken, rooftop grill parties and more!

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These Restaurants Work Extra Hard to Cater to Diners with Allergies

These Restaurants Work Extra Hard to Cater to Diners with Allergies

Source: Eater DC

There are lots of limitations to dining these days. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free are just a few of the most common dietary requirements. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of restaurants and eateries that work extra hard to cater to diners with such allergies and/or requirements. Have a look at this listing, separated by category for easier viewing.

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Mia’s Coffeehouse Now Open in Hill East

Mia’s Coffeehouse Now Open in Hill East

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Specialty drip coffees and a hearty breakfast offerings that includes egg, beef barbacoa, and Manchego cheese sandwich on ciabatta or the vegetarian option with egg, baby spinach, and roasted cherry tomatoes are the types of items you can expect at Mia’s Coffeehouse, the latest cafe to open in the Hill East area. It will also carry desserts and small bites like biscottis from Be-Bop Biscotti and ice cream from Philadelphia-based Bassetts Ice Cream. Mia’s Coffeehouse sits at 101 15th Street, Northeast.

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Which Pizza Should You Eat?

Which Pizza Should You Eat?

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Take a quiz and find out which fast casual pizza chain suits you best. Are you more inclined to eat by the slice or the type to devour an entire pie? Are you a traditionalist and think that pizzas are supposed to be round, not square or oblong or some other geometrical shape. Find out your pizza personality!

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