Tag Archive for Acadiana

Easter Brunches to Try This Weekend

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Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

Spread the word, Jesus is back!!! There’s no word of brunch in the Bible but this is 2016 and it seems like it’s okay to keep doing whatever we want. Maybe you celebrate Easter, maybe you don’t, but these are some pretty good specials regardless.

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Best Brunches in D.C.

Best Brunches in D.C.

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

It is true…there are tons of places to eat brunch in Washington, D.C., but which ones truly are the best? And what does it take to be the “best” exactly? Good food is a given, obviously, but there’s also great views and a terrific ambiance. These 10 restaurants certainly have most, if not all of those.

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Exotic Animals on a Plate and Where to Eat Them

Exotic Animals on a Plate and Where to Eat Them

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Tired of the normal meet options at your local eatery? Why not try elk, alligator, or frog? You can at one of these restaurants here in our own backyard. Places like Thunder Burger, which offers an elk burger, Redline, which serves pan seared gator with a number of dipping sauces, and New Big Wong, which has fried frog legs with a side of peas and green beans.

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The Happy Hour Guide to Derby Day in D.C.

The Happy Hour Guide to Derby Day in D.C.

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

This weekend marks the beginning of the Triple Crown season with the Kentucky Derby race set to occur on Saturday afternoon. In line with this prestigious occasion, ladies wear big hats, gents wear their best bowties, and everyone enjoys as many mint juleps as they can handle. Here are some of the places around D.C. that will celebrate the Derby with style.

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Where to Have Mint Juleps and Watch the Derby

Where to Have Mint Juleps and Watch the Derby

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Sip mint juleps at one of these Washington, D.C., bars while getting ready to watch The Kentucky Derby, the first leg of this season’s Triple Crown. The southern-inspired Acadiana will feature Kentucky favorites on the food menu as well as prizes for the best bowties. The Circle Bistro will offer $5 wines and mint juleps and if you come in derby gear, you’ll also get a free snack. Rebellion is going all out with a crab boil and Southern Efficiency will have mint juleps on tap.

 

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Soft Shell Crab and Where to Get them

Soft Shell Crab and Where to Get them

Source: DCist Food

Its season is short and the supply is in limited quantity so when the soft shell crab season starts, everyone is eagerly awaiting to sample the first taste. They are delicious particularly when fried. It’s early in the season but here are the restaurants where you can get them now.

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BYT’s New Year’s Day Brunch Guide

BYT's New Year's Day Brunch Guide

Source: Brightest Young Things – DC

New Year’s Day is a day made for brunch. BYT has compiled a list of places in the city to drag yourself to after a night of partying. Firstly, for those who are able to get themselves out of bed early, Urbana has a deal — the first 15 folks through the door can get a $1 – $15 bottomless brunch, depending on what order they arrive.

For those who are a little slower on the draw, there are still plenty of options. For anyone who wants to ring in the new year in ...

Eater’s Cocktail Salad Combo Map

Eater's Cocktail Salad Combo Map

Source: Eater DC

Craving a cocktail? Also craving a nice big green plate of salad? Believe it or not, there are some restaurants in the area that cater to both those cravings. Eater DC has put together a list of a few of the city’s “classy restaurant salad” options. At Tico on 14th Street, a cabbage salad with salsa verde and crushed almonds goes well with a margarita. Le Diplomate offers frisee and warm shrimp salads, paired with a nice glass of wine. Try Proof’s butter crunch salad, topped with avocado and grapefruit. Or head to Mintwood Place for a ...

The Truth Behind Restaurant Week

The Truth Behind Restaurant Week

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Restaurant Week comes twice a year, placing immense stress on kitchens and chefs as several times the usual volume of customers come bustling through the doors of any given restaurant. According to Washington City Paper, there are two reasons why a restaurant would participate in Restaurant Week: bringing in dollars during slow months, and converting new diners to regulars. It’s not free for restaurants to participate — they must be RAMW members (membership costs between $200 and $2,000 per year), and they must pay a $500 Restaurant Week fee. According to some restaurant ...

DC’s Wildest Meat-Centric Restaurants

DC's Wildest Meat-Centric Restaurants

Source: Eater DC

While D.C. has its share of restaurants devoted to pork, beef, lamb and chicken, there are many eateries in the area that cater to a more adventurous palate. Eater DC has put together a list of the area’s wildest meat-centric restaurants. Try snapping turtle soup at Acadiana, seared and then braised into a delectable, tender stew. Or have gator on Wednesdays at Bayou, sandwiched in a big helping of etouffee. For those interested in wild boar, head to Dino’s Grotto, where the meat is available in both paté and pasta forms. For a full ...

Where To Get Boudin Around Town

Source: Eater DC

Image: Yelp

Snack Board at Art and Soul – Image: Yelp

It may be crawfish season, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t show other Cajun staples some love. Boudin, a traditional Cajun sausage that is typically stuffed with rice, meats, garlic and spices, might be hard to get your hands on if you’re not in the know. Luckily, Eater has compiled a list of the best places to grab a link (or a ball) of boudin sausage in the District. Art and Soul has boudin balls featured on its snack board. For a twist on chicken and waffles, head ...

Penn Commons is Coming to Penn Quarter

Source: Eater DC

Image: Yelp

Image: Yelp

Passion Food Hospitality, the group who brought us Burger Tap and Shake, District Commons and Acadiana to name a few, are working on their newest restaurant venture. Penn Commons will be coming to Penn Quarter this summer according to Eater. Chef Jeff Tunks will head the kitchen and create American fare dishes such as brick-pressed chicken with rainbow chard and shrimp and grits. The restaurant will also offer 50 beers on tap, 50 wines by the glass and 13 cocktails. 

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Mardi Gras Parties for Grown Ups

[Originally published Feb. 26, 2014 — Updated Feb 28, 2014]

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Image: Facebook

As a reminder that Mardi Gras is less that a week away, the Post has a list of places to celebrate Fat Tuesday “like an adult.” There’s a little something for everyone, including parades, block parties, bands, and of course, restaurants and bars. Our pick would be the party at Acadiana, where a $100 ticket gets you an open bar and all-you-can-eat oyster po’ boys, shrimp and grits, crawfish etouffee, charbroiled oysters, Buffalo frog legs, raw bar, boudin balls, and ...

Eater’s Thanksgiving Day Dining Map

Source: Eater DC

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Eater provides a “Thanksgiving Day Dining Map,” listing dine-in and carryout spots where readers can find a good Thanksgiving meal without having to cook it.

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Hangover Power Hour: Brown Booze for Brunch? Why Not?

Source: Eater DC

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Nothing against the vodka in a Bloody Mary, or the bubbles topping the O.J. in a Mimosa, but sometimes the clear choice for the base in a morning libation doesn’t need to be so, um, clear. Head to these spots, where dark rum, Bourbon and Brandy are popping up in potent eye-openers. All are available during brunch, perfect for a morning after pick-me-up.

· The 172 Degree Cocktail ($13) at Society Fair combines Thibault-Janisson VA Fizz with Licor 43, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tahitian vanilla, lemon peels and Bittermans Tiki Bitters.

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