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Foodie & The Beast from Home: August 2, 2020
It’s not live in studio …. still, but Foodie & The Beast continues to serve up the important interviews and information for all the #FoodNewsYouShouldUse. So, instead of saying "Live, In Studio” we’ll say “Recorded From Nycci & David's Bedroom” this week with:  Deb Moser of Central Farm Markets was back this week talking the importance of National Farmers Market Week RAMMY nominee for best wine program, Field & Main's Chef/Owner Neal Wavra and Sommelier Tony Ruffo discussed their favorite wines of the moment and their Covid-cabanas.  It is grill-season and everyone can use a little inspiration before they throw another shrimp on the …. well, you know. Cookbook author Matt Moore just releases his book Serial Griller and dropped some crispy tidbits.  Chef Jerome Grant, veteran of the Sweet Home Cafe at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is bringing the culinary  influences that have shaped his cooking to the menu at the new Jackie located a few feet from Nationals Park.  Small businesses and restaurants have been hit hard by this pandemic. Understatement of the century, but listen to Thamee’s Simone Jacobson, who thinks outside of the box and continues to serve Burmese hospitality even in these Covid-times.  Times may be different but there is still so much happening in the DC food, wine & hospitality scene. Listen to the full epsiode here.
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Hot Summer In The City: Summer Restaurant Week 2020
One of the cooling comforts of summer is the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s (RAMW) annual Summer Restaurant Week. And, if you weren’t sure whether or not it was going to happen, you can breath a sigh of relief — not only is Summer Restaurant Week back — it is back for an extra week and with a variety of new offerings.  Beginning Monday, August 17 and running through Sunday, August 30, Summer Restaurant Week 2020  has expanded to include a to-go program with a variety of family-style offerings as well as cocktail and wine pairings, available over two full weeks to encourage support of hundreds of restaurants throughout DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Participating restaurants will offer dinner menus at $35 or $55 per person. Similarly, many restaurants will also offer specially priced family-style to-go dinner meals, available at two price points intended to fit a range of budgets and tastes for curbside pickup. The to-go meals offer an even greater reason to take advantage of the promotion. Optional cocktail or wine pairings will be available a la carte for on-premise enjoyment, or take-out dining. Multi-course lunch and brunch menus will also be available for $22 per person. Restaurants throughout the region are participating, representing myriad cuisines from around the world. Understanding that many are struggling financially during these unprecedented times, RAMW’s incredible partners at Events DC and JBG SMITH are covering the cost of participation to ensure that area restaurants are able to partake without monetary burden. Both presenting sponsors are doing their part to help the region’s irreplaceable small and local businesses not only survive but thrive. Visit the Restaurant Week website at www.rwdmv.com to view participating restaurant menus and to make reservations. Participating restaurants will continue to be added to the Restaurant Week website in the coming weeks.
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Cool Eatings
Area restaurants are upping their delivery and to-go offerings, still, and for those who are ready, you can dine on their patios and socially distance indoors: Blue Duck Tavern Blue Duck Tavern serves a “Fare & Balanced” seasonally healthy lunch. Offerings include fluke crudo with fava beans, arugula and kale salad, harvest grain bowl, and more. The new offering is priced at $28, excluding gratuity and tax. 1201 24th Street NW; 202.419.6755;blueducktavern.com Butter Me Up  Butter Me Up, the virtual breakfast sandwich pop-up, has launched another location in Mess Hall. Butter Me Up at Mess Hall will offer the same a la carte selection of breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and boozy cocktails currently available at the HalfSmoke location. Additionally, each sandwich will come with a pay-it-forward action card to encourage individuals to spread love throughout the community. Patrons who collect five loyalty cards will receive a complimentary sandwich. 703 Edgewood Street, NE; 202.986.2127; halfsmoke.com Cafe Riggs  Cafe Riggs has reopened with a new terrace and summer menu. Highlights include halibut, chicken salad sandwich, and more. Delivery and carryout are also available. 900 F Street NW; caferiggs.com Colada Shop Colada Shop is open at a new location in the District Wharf. Seating 45 guests indoors and 40 guests outdoors, guests are offered a Cuban menu by Executive Chef Mario Monte. Menu offerings include rice bowls, empanadas, sandwiches, and more. 10 Pearl Street SW; 1405 T Street NW; 202.332.8800; coladashop.com Commissary  Logan Circles Commissary has launched a Summer daily bottomless brunch. The seven-day brunch menu includes bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, Southern fried chicken sandwich, avocado Bowl with poached eggs, and more. 1443 P Street NW; 202.299.0018; commissarydc.com Corduroy  Corduroy restaurant is offering soft shell crab. This summer Chef Tom Power is preparing this crab delicacy wrapped with a light kataifi crunch on a bed of local wilted greens and finished with a buttery, tangy tomato verjus. This dish is pairable with their wine selection of white burgundies. 1122 9th Street NW; 202.589.0699; corduroydc.com Eric Adjepong Chef Eric Adjepong, a first-generation Ghanaian-American bringing West African cuisine to the mainstream, has released a series of live virtual cooking classes that offer an engaging and approachable way to learn about Black history through the lens of food and the African diaspora. Classes are available to purchase on Adjepong’s website, and each highlights a different dish. A few days prior to class, students receive a shopping list to source ingredients for the recipe, as well as a Zoom link the day before. Classes hold a maximum of 30 students or households and range from $50 to $80. chefadjepong.com Jaleo  Jaleo is offering a four-course Spanish feast from Jaleo Penn Quarter and Jaleo Crystal City. The Almuerzo Rapido is available for dine-in and to go on weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For $20, offerings include Gazpacho estilo Algeciras and Dátiles con tocino ‘como hace todo el mundo’ (fried bacon-wrapped dates served with an apple-mustard sauce) and more. 480 7th Street NW; 202.628.7949; jaleo.com Mikey’s “Delikatessen” All-Purpose in Shaw is having a special weekend menu of Jewish deli-style platters, specialty sandwiches, latkes, and desserts available alongside the pizzeria's regular weekend lunch menu. Partnering with Bullfrog Bagels, the menu includes classic bagel platters with house-smoked lox, a selection of house-made cream cheeses and salads, and more. The Delikatessen will be available beginning August 7 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only. 1250 9th Street NW; allpurposedc.com Muchas Gracias  Muchas Gracias Mercadito, a contact-less delivery and takeout pop-up offers half roast chicken in mole, family taco night, shrimp cocktail champechano, and more. Part of Muchas Gracias mission is to support immigrant workers. They supply free, delivered meals, and farm-direct pantry boxes to families in need. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to organizations supporting immigrant workers. 202.244.5000; muchasgraciasdc.com Nina May  Nina May’s pop up Nina Mayo is now offered for takeout on Tuesdays for the remainder of the Summer. Offerings include the smoked chicken tamales, chipotle braised short rib flautas, and more. All orders must be placed before 3 pm on Tuesdays. They will also offer a limited number of the Nina Mayo Chefs Mexican menu for dine-in. It includes everything you need to sample the Mexican menu: tacos, chips and salsa, tamale, flautas, curtido, mole, frijoles de olla, cilantro rice, queso fresco, limes, and dessert ($70). 202.518.3609; ninamaydc.com Occasions Catering “Peach Perfect” Occasions Catering has created a new grab+go offering called Peach Perfect (available July 20th). Meals were designed for the modern workday to provide a healthier lifestyle. Meals are freshly prepared, individually packaged, delivered locally, and with minimal contact. Offerings include ricotta fritters, spicy Italian sandwiches, and more. There is a $100 food & beverage minimum and orders are due the prior business day at 12:00 p.m. 202.832.1212; peach-perfect.co/ Red Apron Butcher  Summer is here and so is the Red Apron Grill Menu, your be-all-and-end-all barbeque resource. Each week introduces new menu items. This week Chef Nate Anda is introducing carne asada grill packs ($36), with his marinated skirt steak, handmade tortillas, pickled onions, lime crema, and fresh cilantro. The burger night grill pack ($36) includes four 6oz patties, cheese, pickles, and more. The day drinking pack ($55) includes 4 wines. 2000 Mt. Vernon Avenue; neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com Rose’s  Luxury  Rose’s has launched an at-home delivery service that has three night's meals, garnishes, heating instructions, and a playlist. Each night’s dinner requires no prep and takes less than 15 minutes to assemble. Rose's new August menu includes smoked brisket with broccoli, grilled cucumber, eggplant tarte tatin, and more. 715 8th Street SE; rosesrestaurantgroupdc.com Sheesh Grille  Sheesh Grill announced that Executive Chef Taraneh Salehi will oversee the culinary program, and will apply techniques from her roots in Iran. The updated menu includes a mix of Middle Eastern flavors ranging Afghan and Persian, with Mediterranean comfort foods. Dishes include cauliflower shawarma, Persian baklava, and more. sheeshgrill.com Stable  Stable is launching at-home grilling, picnic, and fondue kits for guests to enjoy with flavors inspired by Switzerland. Stable owners Silvan Kraemer and David Fritsche designed the at-home packages as a new way for guests to bring home Swiss regional foods and products that are not always available on the restaurant’s current carry-out-only menu. The grill package ($59) includes veal bratwurst, swiss bread rolls, and more. The picnic package ($69) includes swiss-style donuts, bratwurst, and more. The fondue package ($79) includes fondue, cheese mix, and more. 1324 H Street NE; 202.733.4604; stabledc.com St. Anselm  St. Anselm is offering a movie concession menu of funky snacks and vintage sodas for Union Market Drive-In film series shows. Food offerings include popcorn with pimento cheese, hot dogs, loaded tater tots, and more. Drink offerings include sweet tea, malted vanilla milkshake, brownie caramel root-beer, and more. The Union Market Drive-In Movies are held on Friday evenings. The lot opens at 7:30 p.m. and films begin at 9:00 p.m. 1309 5th Street NE; 202-864-2199; unionmarketdc.com Thamee Burma Box Thamee has introduced a “Burma” box which is meal kits by Chef Jojo that you can make at home in 30 minutes or less. The boxes are $78 for 2 meals for 2 and $150 for 2 meals for 4. Burma box sells out quickly due to high demand and limited quantity. Order yours to pick up on August 7-8. 1320 H Street NE; thamee.com The Pig  The Pig has reopened featuring a new menu with a higher-end focus to moderately priced BBQ. Additions include Texas-style BBQ brisket, cherrywood smoked baby back pork ribs, a 12-hour smoked pulled pork shoulder, and more. The Pig has also introduced a BBQ to-go program in which all meats are available by the pound plus sides. 1320 14th Street NW; thepigdc.com
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Activate Your Summer
Constantly amazed by the creativity in this city... Bethesda Street Eats  In partnership with Montgomery County, Bethesda Urban Partnership has launched  the “Bethesda Streetery,” a new dining concept that creates additional restaurant seating, outside in downtown Bethesda. To implement this extended, outdoor dining space, temporary street closures will be in place.  The “Streetery” will be set-up as open seating, with all tables placed at least 6’ apart and a limit of four people permitted per table. Restaurant patrons can dine within this open-air area after picking up food and beverages from a local Bethesda restaurant. Tables will be cleaned after each use. For more information on street closures and enjoying the “Streetery”,  visit bethesda.org Camp Anthem The Anthem’s new pop-up waterfront bar and restaurant, Camp Anthem, is open to the public Thursdays through Saturdays. Located on District Pier, each table on the pier is covered by a cabana tent, and seats up to six people. Reservations must be made in order to attend, with a two-hour max at each table to allow thorough cleaning in between time slots. The reservation fee is $250 per cabana (approximately 40 dollars each when you attend with a group of 6). This amount is applied toward the cabana’s food and beverage tab. The rotating menu includes light fare, entrees, dessert, wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Guests must be 21 or over but children are welcome when accompanied by an adult, and Camp Anthem is also pet friendly if dogs are leashed. All reservations can be made by clicking here. Cook Kitz Got Your Kids Covered Camp may be closed for the summer, but Cook Kitz is an “almost” de-facto camp activity. The “Kitz” provide a fun activity that is already curated, scripted, and measured out.  So while parents may have varying levels of involvement, the work of pre-planning, shopping, and measuring is contained and there isn’t a lot of waste sitting on the pantry shelves. It’s awesome for the kids too.  Cook Kitz are fun cooking projects that are kicked up a few levels. While making cookies at home may be something that is normal, transforming the cookie dough into something frozen, cooked, customizing it with 5+ mixins, and more makes it a little more appealing than the standard Tollhouse recipe.  AND, there’s education in there as well. Each Kitz has a “Becoming a Chef 101” card with important kitchen reminders, helping to lay the foundation for good kitchen behavior, with an emphasis on cleaning while you work.  These kits can be done as a family project or individually as kids become more comfortable in the kitchen. The legwork, guesswork, and ingredient waste is removed but the creativity and fun is left in. For more information, visit cookkitz.com DC Shop Small  DC Shop Small is an initiative created so that small businesses can sell their products online. The website serves as a resource for shoppers looking to support local businesses. This year, they’ve partnered with District Bridges to take the MidCity Dog Days sidewalk sale online and expand the DC neighborhoods participating in response to COVID-19. Dog Days DC will take place online on Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, 9th. Businesses across the District are encouraged to participate, and many will be offering special sales, gifts with purchase, discounts, and more. dcshopsmall.com DC To-GoGo Ivy and Coney’s Josh Saltzman, Adam Fry and Chris Powers have launched a platform called DC To-GoGo that allows bar and restaurant owners to regain control of their food delivery process, especially those forced into delivery by the pandemic.  These business owners are paying up to 30% of their profits to larger food ordering platforms.  DC To-GoGo provides the ability for restaurants and bars to minimize these fees, at a time when sales and profits are down. With the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continuing to grow, many state and city officials have ordered the closure of dining rooms and bars across the country and millions of hospitality workers remain without income.  Ivy and Coney/DC To-GoGo  wanted to figure out a way to help restaurants and bars survive while providing as much employment to their furloughed workers as possible.  In addition to paying 10% in fees versus 30% or more, restaurants are strongly encouraged to hire their furloughed staff as couriers. The DC To-GoGo team is also adamant that the platform will not create gig economy-style jobs, and that all restaurant partners must agree to pay their staff a living wage. Unlike larger ordering platforms, DC To-GoGo will not delay payments due to the COVID-19 emergency. As a nonprofit, DC To-GoGo’s 10% fee is strictly for operations.  The service charges paid by the restaurants will be split evenly and go right back into their pockets once the bills are paid. DC To-GoGo will not only save restaurants from predatory fees, but the name is a show of DC pride with a nod to the official music of DC: Go-Go.  Patrons can order at DCToGoGo.com Eric Adjepong Chef Eric Adjepong, a first-generation Ghanaian-American bringing West African cuisine to the mainstream, has released a series of live virtual cooking classes that offer an engaging and approachable way to learn about Black history through the lens of food and the African diaspora. Classes are available to purchase on Adjepong’s website, and each highlights a different dish. A few days prior to class, students receive a shopping list to source ingredients for the recipe, as well as a Zoom link the day before. Classes hold a maximum of 30 students or households and range from $50 to $80. chefadjepong.com Federal Realty’s The Pick-Up The Pick-Up, Federal Realty’s contactless pick-up program at its shopping center properties in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, is made available to all tenants and customers looking for comfortable ways to return to shopping at their favorite stores. The program expands on an already popular curbside pick-up program that was rolled out for restaurants at the start of the COVID-19 mandatory closings. Customers will be able to place orders directly with stores by phone or on-line, and arrange for same day pick-up, or a time most convenient to them. Look for The Pick-Up to launch by May 15th at Federal properties throughout the DC-metro region, including Bethesda Row, Congressional Plaza, Mount Vernon Plaza, Old Keene Mill Shopping Center, Pentagon Row, Pike & Rose, The Village at Shirlington, Wildwood Shopping Center, and more. federalrealty.com/  Hook Hall Summer Garden Hook Hall’s Summer Garden has reopened with seven private cabanas and an Astro-turfed lawn with picnic tables. Socially distance in style with each  private  and covered cabana fashioned with sectional lounges, table, large bean bags and ceiling fans.  Cabanas have power with USB ports, bottle service and in-house catering options. Rental for cabanas is $100 for 2.5 hours; the largest cabana, The Captain’s Quarters, is $125 for 2.5 hours. Food may be ordered by servers tableside. In the backyard beer garden, picnic tables  are spaced six-feet apart. Rentals for picnic tables are $35 for a table of six for 2 hours; $10  for two to four people for two hours. The Summer Garden  will meet all DC safety compliances and codes with tables 6-feet apart and curtains separating the cabanas. Reservations are required for tables up to six guests and cabanas which  also seat a maximum of six. Mask protocols will be in effect. Hook Hall is dog-friendly and pets must be on leashes. Open Wednesday through Sunday. 3400 Georgia Avenue NW; For more information, call 202.629.4339 or visit HookHall.com Park Up DC Drive-In Movie Pop-Up Broccoli City has launched Park Up DC, a pop-up drive-in movie summer series, in partnership with Events DC. The series will take place on the RFK Stadium Campus from July 17th through October 31, with film favorites such as Jurassic Park, FRIDAY, Paddington, and more. Throughout the summer, movies will be shown on a 45-foot wide HD LED digital screen with high-quality sound delivered through each vehicle’s FM radio. Beyond movie screenings, Park Up DC will host community partner events like church services and pop-up concert experiences. To accommodate social distancing, multiple safety measures have been put in place in accordance with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Phase Two reopening guidelines. This includes properly distanced vehicles, cashless prepaid tickets, mandatory masks worn outside of vehicles, cashless mobile delivery options from local food trucks, and fully sanitized porta potties. Each vehicle will receive information that will include a code of conduct, a parking map, restroom locations, food order details, and an FAQ list at the point of purchase and upon arrival. General admission starts at $29 per vehicle. For more information on Park Up DC or to purchase tickets, visit ParkUpDC.com. Pike District Pop-Up Picnic Parks Grab a seat, bring your lawn chair, or lay down your picnic blanket: the Pike District now has a pop-up picnic park initiative aimed at giving local restaurants additional outdoor seating options for their customers. As Montgomery County moves through its COVID-19 reopening, the Pike District continues to support local restaurants and food vendors whose seating capacity has been limited by local regulations. Through the help of the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation, WMATA, and the North Bethesda Marriott and Conference Center, the Pike District is now offering four temporary picnic parks in the area. The four park locations are Market Street Park, at the corner of Market Street and Executive Boulevard, The Hill, at the corner of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road, Wall Park, at the corner of Executive Boulevard and Nicholson Lane, and The Patio, at the corner of Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road. The parks offer picnic tables and additional marked seating areas for a bring-your-own seated picnic. Areas are all positioned to be eight feet in diameter and six feet apart. A hand sanitizing station and cleaning supplies are available on site to provide additional safety measures. These pop-up picnic areas are expected to remain available through the fall. The number of persons in any one group may not exceed the Montgomery County COVID-19 regulations. Picnickers are encouraged to order at local Pike District restaurants and bring their meals to the pop-up park to enjoy. For more information, visit PikeDistrict.org Potomac Paddle Club There is only one passenger pedal boat that cruises the Potomac from the Georgetown waterfront, Potomac Paddle Club. Adhering to CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines the boat, which typically holds 16 passengers, will be booked for private groups, known as “Paddle Pods” of no more than 8 guests. There will be no individual tickets available. The boat is  propelled by a 6-foot paddle wheel powered by passengers pedaling in tandem. It also has a motor, a  captain and a deckhand. Passengers may bring their own coolers with beer, wine or soft drinks (no hard alcohol)  andsnacks. The 90-minute cruise departs from the Georgetown Waterfront and travels to Columbia Island Marina for a rest stop before continuing down the Potomac in front of monuments and landmarks. Passengers sit on bike seats that encircle a mahogany bar as they pedal at their own pace while enjoying monumental views of the city. The tours, available to be booked by reservations only. instagram.com/paddleclub_dc Reservations at Home The Yards has developed a virtual cookbook, Reservations at Home, to feature more than 20 of the most popular recipes from bars and restaurants at The Yards. While DC stays home and stays safe, The Yards’ cookbook gives the community a chance to try their hand at their favorite dishes and drinks, while also educating area residents on delivery and pick-up options available at The Yards’ restaurants. Restaurants include Agua 301, Albi, Anchovy Social, Chloe, District Winery, Due South, Ice Cream Jubilee, Maialino Mare, Maxwell Park, Nando’s Peri Peri, and Shilling Canning Company. The cookbook can be purchased on Eventbrite for $10. All proceeds will benefit The Yards’ virtual tip jar, supporting the restaurant employees impacted by COVID-19. Tiny Chefs Virtual Classes Children can “travel” around the world with Tiny Chefs’ virtual kitchen, and learn how to make ten delicious recipes in this online cooking class. Recipes such as basic crepes with honey sea salt whipped cream & bananas from France, chicken gyros with cucumber salad & tzatziki from Greece, and tortilla fruit cups from Mexico are just a few of the creations that will be made. Your child will be able to follow along with a video instruction of each recipe or print the recipe and shopping list to make at a later date. Students will learn a variety of cooking techniques and terminology, and their knowledge will be tested with a short quiz and fun activities after each video. For $10 off, use discount code Dawsons10 at checkout. (tinychefs.com)    Victura Park  Victura Park is a family-friendly outdoor oasis located outside the River Pavilion at the REACH named after John F. Kennedy’s iconic wooden sailboat, The Victura. A collaboration between the culinary creative team of The Hilton Brothers and Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, Victura Park is a winery-inspired landscape. Dotted with picnic and café tables and shade umbrellas, there’s plenty of space to enjoy a snack overlooking the Potomac or spread out a blanket on the grass with a glass of wine. Beer, wine, ciders, and seltzers as well as non-alcoholic beverages will be available. A weekly updated food menu of savory snacks (charcuterie boards, cheese plates, salads) will be available as well. For more information, visit victuraparkdc.com.
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Sunny Seatings (Patio Dining)
Usually this time of year we label this section Patio Pleasures, and given the last few months, nothing could be more accurate. Below is an ever-growing list of patios around the region that are now offering service. Some spots are offering specials, others are offering regular service — click to their websites to stay completely up to date.  REMINDER! Each property has set up their own rules, please abide. These rules are set up to keep you and their employees safe.  Eat, Drink — wear a mask when asked, wash your hands — and Enjoy! 2941 (Falls Church, VA): Monday through Saturday, tasting menu only. 703.270.1500; 2941.com Agua 301 (The Yards): Full menu including weekend brunch. 202.484.0301; Agua301.com Al Dente (Wesley Heights): Open seven days. 202.244.2223; opentable.com/r/al-dente-washington Albi (The Yards): Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. albidc.com Alta Strada (DC, Mosaic District): Patios open Monday through Sunday for Italian fare. 202.629.4662, 703.280.0000; altastradarestaurant.com Ambar (Capitol Hill): See a new look post-renovations and new Balkan Dining Without Limits menu for patio and rooftop dining. 202.813.3039; new.ambarrestaurant.com Ambar (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days, including weekend brunch. 703.875.9663; ambarrestaurant.com Atlas Half Street Brewery & Taproom (Navy Yard): Open seven days for indoor and outdoor dining and drinks. 202.525.2001; atlasbrewworks.com Bammy’s (Navy Yard): Riverside patio open with full menu plus extra items like pina coladas. 202.123.4567; bammysdc.com Bangkok Joe's (Georgetown): Patio and indoor space available for seating. 202.333.4422; bangkokjoesdc.com/reservations/ Belga Cafe & The Betsy (Barracks Row): Belgian menu and cocktails. 202.544.0100; belgacafe.com Bobby Van’s Grill (Metro Center): Open Tuesday through Saturday offering a limited menu as well as cook-at-home raw cuts of steak to-go. 202.589.1504; bobbyvans.com Bobby Van's Steakhouse (Downtown): Open Tuesday through Saturday offering limited menu as well as raw cuts of steak (to go only) and half priced wine bottles on Saturdays. 202.589.0060; bobbyvans.com Bourbon Steak (Georgetown): Front and the back patios of Four Seasons Hotel open featuring new menu items. 202.944.2026; fourseasons.com Brasserie Beck (K Street): Belgian style brasserie. 202.408.1717; brasseriebeck.com  Brasserie Liberté (Georgetown): Open daily. 202.878.8404; opentable.com/r/brasserie-liberte-washington Buena Vida Social Club (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days. 571.312.5306; buenavidaclarendon.com Cafe Riggs (Penn Quarter): Outdoor terrace and indoor dining available all week, including weekend brunch. 202.788.2800; caferiggs.com Calico (Blagden Alley): Urban backyard dining available Tuesday through Sunday. 202.791.0134; calicodc.com Catoctin Creek (Purcellville, VA): Open for tours and tastings by reservation; indoor seating and bistro-style sidewalk service available. 540.751.8404; catoctincreekdistilling.com/visit Central Michel Richard (Penn Quarter): Open for lunch and dinner featuring summer themed menus. 202.626.0015; [email protected] Centrolina (City Center): Prix-fixe dinner menu. 202.898.2426; centrolinadc.com  Chloe (Navy Yard): Patio open for dinner. 202.313.7007; restaurantchloe.com  Clyde’s (Chevy Chase): Patio open for dining, other DC area locations still offering carryout and delivery. 301.951.9600; clydes.com/chevy-chase Convivial (Logan Circle): Patio open for limited seating. 202.525.2870; convivialdc.com Cork (Logan Circle): Patio open Wednesday through Saturday evenings. 202.265.2675; corkdc.com/location/cork-wine-bar-market Denizen’s Brewing (Silver Spring, MD): Outdoor seating in beer garden. 301.557.9818; denizensbrewingco.com  District Commons (Foggy Bottom): Open for weekday lunch and dinner every day. 202.587.8277; districtcommonsdc.com Due South (Navy Yard): Waterfront dining available. 202.479.4616; duesouthdc.com Espita (Shaw): Wait list at the door for contactless ordering. 202.621.9695; espitadc.com Et Voila! (Palisades): Open daily from 4:30 to 8:40 p.m. 202.237.2300; etvoiladc.com Equinox Restaurant (Downtown): Tuesday to Sunday, including Federal Fritter pop up. 202.331.8118; equinoxrestaurant.com Evening Star & Planet Wine (Alexandria, VA): Open Friday through Sunday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. 703.549.5051; eveningstarcafe.net Farmers, Fishers, Bakers (Georgetown): Waterfront outdoor dining available. 202.298.8783; farmersfishersbakers.com  Fiola Mare (Georgetown): Scattered seating times available for seafood-centric dining. 202.525.1402; fiolamaredc.com Goodstone Inn (Middleburg, VA): Poolside or courtyard dining available. 540.687.3333; goodstone.com Gravitas (Ivy City): Patio and rooftop open, offering six course menu. 202.763.7942; resy.com/cities/dc/gravitas Great American Restaurants (Northern VA): All concepts’ outdoor dining spaces are now open, as well as available indoor dining. Restaurants include Arties, Best Buns, Carlyle, Coastal Flats, Jackson’s, Mike’s American, Ozzie’s, Patsy’s American, Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, Silverado, Sweetwater Tavern, and Taqueria Loca. greatamericanrestaurants.com Guinness Open Gate Brewery (Baltimore, MD): Open Thursday through Sunday for outdoor operation only. 443.575.6893; guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com Hook Hall (Georgia Avenue): Tropical-themed Oasis open, featuring private cabanas. 202.629.339; hookhall.com/oasis Ice Cream Jubilee (14th Street, Ballston Quarter, Yards Park): Open for walk-up scoop and pint sales. icecreamjubilee.com The Imperial (Adams Morgan): Two-tier open air rooftop open. 202.299.0334; imperialdc.com Ivy & Coney (Shaw): Roof deck open Thursday through Sunday for dining, drinks, and Nats game viewing. 202.670.9489; ivyandconey.com Ivy City Smokehouse (Ivy City): Full menu available featuring fresh seasfoods and more. 202.529.3300; ivycitysmokehouse.com  Jack Rose (Adams Morgan): Main rooftop dining space, Tiki Bar, and balcony overlooking 18th Street are open. Its retractable glass roof and windows will remain open at all times. 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com Jaleo (Crystal City, DC): Patios open daily. 703.413.8181; 202.628.7949; jaleo.com Karma Modern Indian (Chinatown): Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m. 202.898.0983; karmamodernindian.com Kith & Kin (The Wharf): Patio dining available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 202.878.8566; kithandkindc.com La Piquette (Cathedral Heights): French bistro fare. 202.686.2015; lapiquettedc.com  Lauriol Plaza (Dupont): Open for lunch and dinner, reservations available via telephone. 202.387.0035; lauriolplaza.com Little Pearl (Eastern Market): Prepaid reservations available for patio dining prix fixe menu. 202.618.1868; exploretock.com/littlepearldc Lulu’s Winegarden (Cardozo): Patios open for dinner and drinks Wednesday through Sunday. 202.332.9463; luluswinegarden.com Maxwell Park (Shaw): Tuesday-Saturday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. 202.792.9522; maxwellparkdc.com Medium Rare (Cleveland Park): Pre set menu. 202.237.1432; mediumrarerestaurant.com  Mia's Italian Kitchen (Alexandria, VA): Walk-in dining only. 703.997.5300; miasitalian.com Mintwood Place (Adams Morgan): 14 seat patio open daily for dinner. 202.234.6732; mintwoodplace.com Nama Sushi (K Street): Open 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. 202.414.7066; namadc.com Napoli Pasta Bar (Columbia Heights): Taking reservations through Resy for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and brunch, Saturday and Sunday. 202.588.8752; napolipastabar.com Nick’s Riverside Grill (Georgetown): Riverfront patio dining available. 202.342.3535; nicksriversidegrill.com Nina May (Shaw): No reservations, featuring new spring menu. 202.518.3609; ninamaydc.com  Nobu (West End): Open Wednesday through Sunday for patio and indoor dining. 202.871.6565; noburestaurants.com/washingtondc/home/ O-Ku Sushi (Union Market): Rooftop dining available Monday through Saturday. 202.888.8790; opentable.com/r/o-ku-dc-washington Oak Steakhouse (Alexandria): Patio open Tuesday-Saturday. 703.840.3395; oakalexandria.com Officina (The Wharf): Terrazza table dining and fire pit lounge seating. 202.747.5222; officinadc.com One Eight Distilling (Ivy City): Cocktail garden open Saturdays and Sundays. 202.636.6638 oneeightdistilling.com/reservations Osteria Morini (Navy Yard): Open Thursday through Sunday for dinner. 202.484.0660; osteriamorini.com Ottoman Taverna (Mount Vernon Triangle): Open daily, including bottomless brunch Saturday and Sunday. 202.847.0389; opentable.com/r/ottoman-taverna-washington Owen’s Ordinary (North Bethesda, MD): Open daily from noon to 9:00 p.m. 301.245.1226; owensordinary.menu Palette 22 (Alexandria, VA): Walk-in dining only. 703.746.9007; palette22.com  Passionfish (Bethesda, MD): Patios open beginning June 4. 301.358.6116; passionfishbethesda.com    Piccolina (City Center): Minimum $25 spend per reservation. 202.804.5713; piccolinadc.com Public Bar Live (Dupont): No reservations, table service only on rooftop patio. 202.223.2200; publicbarlive.com Rasika West End (Foggy Bottom): Modern Indian menu. 202.466.2500; rasikarestaurant.com The Renegade (Arlington, VA): Open daily from noon to 2:00 a.m. for in-restaurant and patio seating. Live music performances. The Renegade will donate 10% of all sales during shows to the performers & Keep the Music Alive Fund. 703.468.4652; renegadeva.com The Royal (LeDroit Park): Outdoor seating available in 28-seat "streetery" alongside the restaurant, available via reservation. 202.332.7777; theroyaldc.com Rustico (Alexandria, VA): Patio open for lunch and dinner seven days. 703.224.5051; rusticorestaurant.com/alexandria Sababa (Cleveland Park): expanded front patio open to diners as well as their furry friends, who can nibble on complimentary house-made soom tahina oatmeal dog biscuits. 202.244.6750; sababauptown.com   Sauf Haus (Dupont): No reservations, table service only on rooftop patio. 202.466.3355; saufhausdc.com Sfoglina (City Center, Van Ness): Scattered seating times available for pasta-centric dining. 202.525.1402; sfoglinapasta.com/van-ness; sfoglinapasta.com/downtown  Shilling Canning Company (Navy Yard): Patio open for three course menu with optional wine pairing. 202.554.7474; shillingcanning.com Table (Park View): Patio open seven days, with a focus on Georgian khinkali and khachapuri. 202.291.3227; tabladc.com El Techo (Shaw): Rooftop open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 202.836.4270; instagram.com/eltechodc Tenth Ward (Frederick, MD): Patio open 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. for cocktails, spirit tastings, flights, and more. Seating is first come, first served. 301.360.5888; tenthwarddistilling.com Tiger Fork (Blagden Alley): Patio open for reservations Wednesday through Sunday. 202.733.1152; resy.com/cities/dc/tiger-fork Tony & Joe’s (Georgetown): Riverfront patio dining available. 202.944.4545; tonyandjoes.com TTT (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days. 703.888.1528; Tttdiner.com Union Market (NOMA): Outdoor seating available for pickup orders from union Market vendors. unionmarketdc.com Vola's Dockside (Alexandria, VA): Walk-in dining only. 703.935.8890; volasdockside.com  The Wharf (Maine Avenue): Parks and piers are open, Wharf Street is pedestrian-only, some restaurants are offering outdoor dining, and The Wharf Boathouse is open for kayak and paddleboard reservations; wharfdc.com  Zaytinya (Penn Quarter): Patio open daily. 202.638.0800; zaytinya.com  
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Weekend Brunching
As restaurants and businesses adjust to this new normal, more varied offerings are appearing for takeout and delivery, including breakfast and weekend brunches:   Albi  Chef Michael Rafidi will begin serving Sunday brunch to-go. The menu features wood-baked bagels, man'oushe flatbread, shawarma hash, harissa bloodies, and other Levantine-inspired dishes. 1346 4th Street SE; 202.921.9592; (albidc.com) Anju  Anju is now offering brunch every Saturday and Sunday on their patio. The menu features creative cocktails and pastries brought to you by O'Bread. Brunch will include savory dishes like our breakfast Juk, kimchi baked eggs, spicy chicken sandwiches, and more. 1805 18th Street NW; 202.845.8935; (anjurestaurant.com) Best Buns Bread Company + Great American Restaurant Group Great American Restaurant Group has expanded the Best Buns Bakery & Cafe into its existing restaurant establishments, with a walk-up counter service offering daily baked artisan pastries, sweets, savory breakfast sandwiches like sausage and egg, and drinks like Screwdrivers. 4010 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA; 703.578.1500; (bestbunsbreadco.com ) Commissary  Logan Circles Commissary has launched a Summer daily bottomless brunch. The seven-day brunch menu includes bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, Southern fried chicken sandwich, avocado Bowl with poached eggs, and more. 1443 P Street NW; 202.299.0018; (commissarydc.com) El Techo  El Techo is expanding its limited menu to include an all-new weekend brunch menu. Food offerings include ritos, tacos, nachos, and can be paired with bottomless drinks on Sundays. Drink offerings include unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, El Techo Margaritas, or Tecates. 606 Florida Avenue NW; (ritoloco.com) Espita Mezcaleria Espita is offering brunch on the weekends, including brunch tacos and tlayudas with tequila-and-grapefruit Palomas ($36, serves six) or bottomless mimosas ($14, includes a bottle of cava and choice of juice). There are also liter margaritas available ($40). Brunch items are available for pickup and delivery via Caviar Saturday and Sunday only. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.621.9695; (espitadc.com) Jaleo  Jaleo Penn Quarter and Jaleo Crystal City have introduced weekend brunch.  Available for dine-in only, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dish highlights include torrijas (Spanish french toast); huevos estrellados with jamon, and more. 480 7th Street NW; 202.628.7949; (jaleo.com) La Vie  La Vie is offering a Mediterranean Sunday Brunch (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). The extensive menu includes some of La Vie’s favorites such as savory appetizers like Greek lamb meatballs, grape leaves, and smoked salmon tartine.  Main course dishes include tiramisu French toast, fried chicken and waffles, and merguez muffin. Prices range from $7.00 - $22.00.  88 District Square SW 5th floor; 202.560.5501; (laviedc.xyz) Lincoln  Lincoln restaurant has Sunday brunch from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Offerings on the menu include French toast, fried chicken and waffles, and more. Lincoln offers a bottomless mimosa, bellini, and bloody mary option for $45 a person. In addition to indoor dining, Lincoln has patio seating for 45 guests. 1110 Vermont Avenue NW; 202.386.9200; (lincolnrestaurant-dc.com) Logan Tavern  Logan Tavern has launched a bottomless daily brunch menu. The new brunch twist has new items like flour tortillas, roasted turkey and sunny side eggs breakfast enchilada, and more. 1423 P Street NW; 202.332.3710; (logantavern.com) Mission Dupont Mission Dupont has added a bottomless brunch to its menu. Offerings include tinga brunch bowl, apple French toast, jumbo steak and egg tacos, and a chicken breakfast burrito. Available Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Mission Dupont’s $29.99 bottomless brunch include pitchers of mimosas, margaritas, and Bloody Marys or Shocktop beer. 1606 20th Street NW; (missiondupont.com) Nina May Nina May’s sidewalk and rooftop patios are now open for socially distant outdoor dining, featuring a new, seasonal weekend brunch menu. Dishes include spring herb and cornmeal waffle, cornmeal biscuit with strawberry rhubarb jam, and more. The cocktail menu includes both regular and strawberry mimosas, as well as the mandarin delight, and more.  1337 11th Street NW; 202.518.3609; (feast-dc.com) Shilling Canning Company Shilling Canning Company is adding a brunch menu online that will be available for pre-ordering. Some favorites on the menu  include the pastry board, egg mcmaggie, french toast, and to-gosa kits. 360 Water Street SE; 202.554.7474; (shillingcanning.com) Stellina  Stellina offers a prix fixe weekend brunch menu ($35 per person) that is available for takeout and delivery from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The meal features a bottle of prosecco with fresh-squeezed orange juice, a choice of one entre like italian toast, and a choice of two dishes such as pizza carbonara and pizza bismark. 399 Morse Street NE; 202.851.3995; (stellinapizzeria.com) Summer House Santa Monica Grab a Rise & Shine breakfast special of an egg sandwich & coffee at Summer House’s Market. Call to place an order in advance or stop by the restaurant. In addition, Summer House offers regular breakfast staples like pancakes, yogurt parfaits and more, available all day. Every day, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. View the complete menu here. Regular menu is also available for pick up or delivery. Click here to order. 11825 Grand Park Avenue, Bethesda, MD; 301.881.2381; ([email protected]) Teddy & The Bully Bar Teddy & The Bully Bar is holding Sunday brunch from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Offerings include a brunch burger with egg, buttermilk pancakes, crab benedict, and more. Teddy & The Bully Bar offers a bottomless mimosa, bellini, and bloody Mary option for $40 a person. 1200 19th Street NW; 202.872.8700; (teddyandthebullybar.com) Thamee  Thamee has launched a Sunday Service brunch offering. This offering includes breakfast tacos by La Tejana, coffee by Nguyen Coffee Supply, brunch beverages by Thamee, and more. Available for pre-order online here.  1320 H Street NE; 202.750.6529; (thamee.com) The Game Sports Pub  The Game Sports Pub will be offering a pop-up brunch in collaboration with Hawaiian food truck, Eat Mana. The menu rotates by week, and guests are encouraged to follow social media and the website for updates. Available Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2411 18th Street NW; 202.846.1952; (thegamedc.com) TTT TTT introduces a new $33.99 unlimited brunch menu for summer 2020 with 25 cent cocktails. The unlimited brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Guests can indulge in a variety of egg dishes, breakfast burritos & quesadillas like chorizo hash taco, breakfast quesadilla, and more. 2900 Wilson Boulevard. Arlington, Virginia; 703.888.1528; (tttrestaurant.com )
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Do-It-Yourself with Some Restaurant Help
No reason to be intimidated, these restaurant quality do-it-yourself kits give you a step by step guide to creating your own deliciousness at home. CHIKO CHIKO is offering ChiKo-At-Home Pantry Kits on Capitol Hill's online marketplace. They have a variety of bundles available: Two Chinese Kits and two Korean Kits. Get the standard for $28  or splurge on deluxe for $38 for additional goodies. They all come with special recipe cards, and find more recipe cards online. Looking to whip up some delish dishes at home? Let their curated boxes help you channel your inner Masterchef. Pick-up and delivery are both available. 423 8th Street SE; chikodc.com Cook Kitz With camp cancelled and the novelty of being home having worn off, Cook Kitz aims to provide kids and parents a moment of culinary escape. From now through mid-August, Cook Kitz will deliver a weekly cooking project to your doorstep. Each kit focuses on a main recipe with “choose-your-own-adventure” elements to encourage culinary imagination and recipe versatility. The Kitz provide a fun activity that is already curated, scripted and measured out.  So while parents may have varying levels of involvement, the work of pre-planning, shopping and measuring and the investment is contained and there isn’t a lot of waste sitting on the pantry shelves. Developed by Becca Katz, recent culinary school grad, with help from Prescription Chicken (Val Zweig, owner of  Prescription Chicken, is Becca’s sister), Becca and the team are ready to help you and your family get in the kitchen and create.  cookkitz.com Cork Wine Bar & Market Cork is now offering Cork At Home. Each week Cork's kitchen helps you create a wonderful meal in your home complete with all the prepared ingredients and a bottle of hand selected wine. With each dinner kit they will give you step by step instructions by their chef (with prep time always under 30 minutes), plus detailed wine tasting notes prepared by the Cork team. Each meal will feed four with leftovers ~ a special way to make nights when you don't want to go out special. Order by 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays for pickup on Saturdays between noon and 5:00 p.m. To order, click here. Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Nicoletta Italian Kitchen is offering BYO Pizza Kits that can be ordered through delivery services ($35) and curbside pick-up ($30). The BYO Pizza Kit will include two Caesar salads, 14 ounces of Nicoletta Italian Kitchen’s signature three-day pizza dough, tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella, and basil, as well as instructions on “how to stretch and bake” your pizza. Toppings can be added for an extra cost like: pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, red onion, spinach, and fonduta. 901 4th Street NW; 202.697.6888; nicolettakitchen.com. Pearl’s Bagels Order your own bagel kits from Pearl’s Bagels to create your perfect bite. Options include the "Lox Box", with Ivy City Smokehouse nova lox, Little Wild Things microgreens, capers, pickled red onions, a tomato, and cream cheese, or the "BEC Box" which will include Epic Curing bacon, a half-dozen cage-free eggs, sliced cheddar cheese and a little jar of ketchup. To order, visit pearlsbagels.com Prescription Chicken Prescription Chicken is offering DIY challah kits with everything you need to make delicious Rx chicken challah. $12 gets you flour, yeast, eggs, olive oil, salt and sugar, the recipe...and $5 goes to #SoupSupport fund.  In addition to delivering meals to hospitals in the DC area, Rx Chicken has partnered with the amazing Food on the Stove, an organization dedicated to helping Firefighters/EMS workers eat healthy - even harder in these COVID-19 times. 440 L Street NW; prescriptionchicken.com Shouk  Shouk has launched a selection of plant-based, modern Israeli meal kits. Each kit serves four people ($48) and comes with pre-portioned ingredients, recipes and cooking instructions. Kit options include the Fried Shouk’n kit, falafel kit, and mushroom shawarma kit. The kits are available for carryout and delivery. 655 K Street NW; 202.945.4747; shouk.com. South Block  South Block is offering national shipping on their newest offering – Acai Smoothie Bowl Kits. Each kit comes with freeze-able acai in two of South Block's best selling flavors – The Warrior and the PBJ – plus housemade granola, shaved coconut, cacao nibs, and fresh fruit. 3210 Grace Street NW; 703.465.8423; southblockjuice.com St. Anselm  St. Anselm is now offering buttermilk biscuit baking kits that are available for pickup and delivery. The Kit is $18 and includes everything needed to make the biscuits from home, including all wet ingredients, dry ingredients, and a recipe with step-by-step instructions. 1250 5th Street NE; 202.864.2199; stanselmdc.com Stable In celebration of Swiss National Day, Stable has launched at-home grilling, picnic, and fondue kits to enjoy a taste of summer in Switzerland at home. Stable’s at-home kits highlight the celebratory and classic foods of Swiss National Day and feature many products direct from Switzerland and its surrounding countries, which have a strong influence on the Swiss culinary fabric. Stable owners Silvan Kraemer and David Fritsche designed the at-home packages as a new way for guests to bring home Swiss regional foods and products that are not always available on the restaurant’s current carry-out-only menu. The Grill Package includes Cervelat, brats, baguette, beer and Swiss soda, while The Picnic Package features Belper Knoelle Cheese, speck, sausage, Berliners, and rose wine. Lastly, the Fondue Package stars Stable’s signature fondue blend of Swiss cheeses along with a bottle of wine and a shot of Kirsch. Kits are meant to serve two people, and the beverages are optional. All packages must be pre-ordered with 72-hours advance notice. Orders can be placed online at stabledc.com or by calling 202.733.4604 or emailing [email protected] Stella Barra Pizzeria and Wine Bar  Develop your culinary skills with a build-your-own-pizza kit courtesy of Summer House Santa Monica and Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar. This all-in-one box has all you need to create one Margherita Pizza built for two, including tomato sauce plus the freshest mozzarella and basil ($16.95). 11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda; 301.770.8609; stellabarra.com Xiquet International award-winning chef, Danny Lledo, announced national shipping on his make-at-home paella kits. The paella kit comes with all the ingredients you need to make paella in your own home with pre measured rice, chicken, spices, and more. Chef Lledo is even offering a Zoom masterclass to guide home cooks, step-by-step in perfecting the art of paella. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW; xiquetdl.com
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Tall Cool One(s)
No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants Anxo  Anxo is offering memberships for cider. Receive their cider on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis for pick-up or delivery.  There are 3 options:  Economy Member: 12 or 24 of their crushers, Provisional Member: allocations of mixed 12-packs or cases, New Release Member: try over a dozen ANXO cider releases a year. Pre-order a half ($40) or a full ($75) case of ANXO’s next release at a discounted price. 300 Florida Avenue NW; 202.986.3795; anxodc.com   Catoctin Creek Distillery  Catoctin Creek Distillery will release its newest expression of 1757 Virginia Brandy on August 3rd, at 8:00 a.m. This brandy is seven years old and bottled in bond ($89.99/750ml). This bottle will be released online only for shipping directly to you, or pick up at the distillery. Sales are online only in our online shop, link below. Please note that the product will show "Out of Stock" or "Unavailable" until August 3rd. No pre-orders. Only 272 bottles were produced from this single barrel. There will be a two bottle per person limit on this product. 120 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA; catoctincreekdistilling.com Cork  Cork is offering a 4-pack of wines to grill with. The wines are pairable to grilling favorites like veggies, chicken, and steaks. Wine offerings include Ameztoi Txakoli, Rose Rubentis Bisson, and more for $100. 1805 14th Street NW; 202.265.2675; corkdc.com Duke’s Grocery  The Duke’s gastropubs in Foggy Bottom, Woodley Park, and Dupont Circle are offering a $10 Pickleback with Buffalo Trace and house-made garlic dill pickles with juice for $10. With each purchase, guests will be entered to win a bottle of the 10 Year Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon. One dollar from every Pickleback purchase will be donated to World Central Kitchen. The estimated retail value of the 10-Year-Old Rip Van Winkle is $600. To enter the drawing for the 10 Year Old Rip Van Winkle, guests simply need to leave their email address, Instagram or Twitter handle upon purchase. 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; dukesgrocery.com Fabio Trabocchi Fiola houses Washington, D.C.'s only Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar, with 2,875 unique label selections and 10,200 bottles in inventory.  Fiola's cellar is now available for online purchase and contactless pickup through third-party platform Somm.ai. Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants' wine and spirits director Casper Rice can assist guests with picking the perfect bottle from among the cellar’s regional focuses, including Italy's Piedmont, Tuscany, and Sicily, and France's Burgundy and Bordeaux. Wine orders may be picked up in person at the restaurant on Wednesdays between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  3100 K Street NW; 202.525.1402; fabiotrabocchi.com Hook Hall’s The Oasis  Hook Hall’s 7,000 square-foot backyard has been seasonally transformed into The Oasis, a “tropical paradise” in the middle of the city. Socially distanced tables are set on the astroturfed lawn with seven cabanas in the yard. Each tropical-themed cabana includes sectional lounges, a table, a swing, and more. Cabanas (seats 6) may be reserved for $100 for 2.5 hours with the larger Captain’s Quarters cabana available for $125 for 2.5 hours. Cabana rentals include table service, a welcome bottle of champagne, contactless ordering from a cocktail and food menu, USB power ports, and a menu created by Chef Ryan Gordon. Menu offerings include frozen cocktails, summer-themed drinks, and more. 3400 Georgia Avenue NW; 202.629.4339; hookhall.com Ivy and Coney  Ivy and Coney have reopened their roof deck for in-house dining and imbibing Thursdays-Sundays. They are offering a new addition called The Ivy Club which allows guests to reserve games of baseball, enjoy all you can eat and drink specials, and more. During each week of the baseball season, they will be featuring regional food specials as part of our Stadium Series. Drink offerings include a variety of local beers, cider, wines, and liquor. 1537 7th Street NW; 202.670.9489; ivyandconey.com Jaleo  Jaleo Penn Quarter and Jaleo Crystal City are introducing Sangria hour with the option to dine in or pick up weekdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Offerings include Sangria or specially priced Spanish beer, wine and cocktails along with an array of classic tapas like patatas bravas and garlicky gambas al ajillo. 480 7th Street NW; jaleo.com Laoban Dumplings  Laoban Dumplings has rolled out Laoban Lager, an easy-drinking beer that pairs with their dumplings and noodles made by Oliver Brewing in Baltimore. 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.780.8746; laobandumplings.com Senate Beer  The ​Heurich House Museum​ partnered with DC’s ​Right Proper Brewing Company​ to revive the original recipe, which has not been available for public sale since the brewery retired the brand in the 1940’s. A limited number of cases and 6-packs of Senate Beer are available for direct purchase from the museum for pick-up or Right Proper Brewing Co. for pick-up and delivery. 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW; rightproperbrewing.com Stable  Stable is whipping up their house made liqueurs, and schnapsicles for carry out and delivery. New spirit selections include Stable's signature r-amaro, limoncello, atlas röteli, strawberry rhubarb cordial, and rhubarbcello. Offerings are available in 250 ml bottles to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Schnapsicles are available in apricot, raspberry and pear flavors. Guests may order single schnapsicles ($7) or a schnapsicles spritz combo ($62) featuring 6 schnapsicles and a bottle of sparkling rosé. Stable offers carry out and delivery ($5 delivery fee within a 2 mile delivery radius) on Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 1324 H Street NE; 202. 733.4604; stabledc.com. Taqueria Picoso  Taqueria Picoso has reopened to offer authentic Mexico city cuisine and drinks. The bar program, with cocktails by Andrew Shapiro, features everything from signature Margaritas and Micheladas to wines, beers, and Mexican soft drinks. 1472 N Beauregard Street, Alexandria; 571.970.0881; taqueriapicoso.com The Columbia Room  The Columbia Room has introduced a cocktail garden on their patio called “Your Only Friend” helmed by Paul Taylor, Columbia Room partner, and head bartender. The Columbia Room is also offering a special weekend picnic kit, which includes two sandwiches, two cocktails (each of which contains 2 servings), and two sides, along with compostable flatware and napkins, in a reusable tote bag. The picnic kits are available for takeout and delivery on Friday and Saturday only and are priced at $85. They have also introduced zoom cocktail classes, and the next class will be focused on summer cocktails on July 25 at 5:00 p.m. 124 Blagden Alley NW; 202.316.9396; columbiaroomdc.com
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Curated Market Offerings by Area Chefs
How much do we love people thinking outside the box? Or in this case -- maybe it’s in the box! Area chefs, purveyors, farmers, brewers and artisans have banded together in unique ways in order to get boxes filled with the very best product to your door. ANXO Membership Clubs ANXO is now offering a variety of cider and food membership clubs. Sign up to receive cider on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for pick-up or delivery, including three options, called Economy, Provisional, and New Release. There are also five different curated food-related memberships to keep your fridge and pantry stocked at home. These include the CSA Membership, plentiful enough for a vegan or great as a base box, this box features produce, fruit, and fungi from the region based on what is available during the current growing season. Some featured farms include Little Wild Things and Three Part Harmony Farm, as well as Earth Spring Farms out of PA and Madison Mushrooms from VA. The Seafood Box Membership includes a total of 3-4lb of three to four seafood items selected each week for their freshness and abundance or a larger box great for families and includes a total of 6-8lbs of four items. The Meat Box Membership features meat from Huntsman Specialty Game & More, who sources animals from local farms and performs much of the butchery in-house. The Shroomhead Membership offers freshly picked mushrooms from Madison Mushrooms every Saturday morning. The mix varies each week but is a full pound and usually features oyster, shitake, maitake, pioppino and lion’s mane mushrooms. Finally, the War Shore Oyster Membership, with the best local oysters every Tuesday right from the water. Members will always get the freshest local oysters, complete with ANXO Cider Mignonette. Beefsteak Basket Veggie lovers, get the veggie universe delivered to your home with the limited-edition Ultimate Beefsteak Basket from Jose Andres and his team at Beefsteak. Adorn your Beefsteak apron and open up José’s book, Vegetables Unleashed, to build your own Beefsteak Burgers and use the Beefsteak Bodega’s collection of specialty Spanish foods and fresh produce to try any recipe. Available for pickup only through the Beefsteak app, website, or in-store ordering. D'Artagnan Home Delivery If you have been anywhere near the food industry for the last 35 years, then you have heard of D’Artagnan. Known as the preferred brand for the highest quality meat, poultry and game with the best chefs, butchers, and retailers nationwide, D’Artagnan is still run by Ariane Daguin, daughter of a Michelin-starred French chef. The  company has been fully committed to free-range, natural production and sustainable farming since its inception. And now, it delivers to you. DMV residents sheltering in place to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases, the D’Artagnan team has created a unique Home Delivery Program that not only offers D’Artagnan’s specialty products but products from other renowned retailers such as Samuel & Sons Seafood, Katsiroubas Brother Produce and White Toque. The collaboration between these companies offers customers an array of free-range, sustainable, and humanely farmed products. Partner products are ONLY available to truck home delivery customers and are not available to regular D'Artagnan web consumers via FedEx. To order for your specific DMV town, simply go to homedelivery.dartagnan.com and select your community.  The home delivery minimum is $150.  The promo code to use at the end is the name of your city/town. JL Seafood Group Current Catch Hank’s Oyster Bar and War Shore Oyster Company have joined forces to deliver the freshest, responsibly sourced domestic seafood alongside chef crafted sauces, allowing you to cook up restaurant quality seafood meals in your home. Choose from four seafoods and three sauces. Order before Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and your food will be delivered by Thursday the same week. 1624 Q Street NW; 202.733.1971; hanksoysterbar.com Neighborhood Provisions Neighborhood Provisions is an online destination offering a selection of comfort meals, ready-to-cook foods, pantry items, wine and beer (and, in DC, liquor) all delivered to your door. Neighborhood Provisions is a joint effort of the chefs, managers and beverage specialists of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Count on a broad range of chef-driven options in all their delivery regions - from Tony Chittum’s chicken soup to Jarrad Silver’s mushroom fricassee, from Nate Anda’s meatball sub to Stephen McRae’s Sgt. Pepperoni pizza. nrgprovisions.com Thamee Burma Box  Thamee’s RAMMY nominated executive chef & co-owner, Jocelyn Law-Yone, has been recipe testing at home as everyone struggled through the early part of the shutdown. So, it should come as no surprise that the team at Thamee is more proud of their second Burma Box than even their first meal kit. Burma Box gets you cooking in 30 minutes or less, and sells out quickly due to high demand and limited quantity. Pre-order yours for pick up on August 7th and 8th by clicking here. 3 Stars Brewing Company CSB 3 Stars Brewing Company has started a CSB program, also known as a beer share, between people and breweries. As a CSB member you become a shareholder on a week to week basis, or enjoy even more offerings if you sign up for four weeks at a time. With your membership you will receive a set number of beers per week on Tuesday. Beers available change on a weekly basis. This week's featured beer is Time Well Spent is a 7.5% abv double IPA that has been dry hopped with Motueka & Simcoe lupulin powder.  3 Stars Brewing is featuring Logan McGear as one of next week's additions, which will include a pasta kit, both a vegetarian and meat option to add to the box for the week. They have also partnered with Qualia Coffee and Number. 6400 Chillum Place NW; 202.847.3755; 3starsbrewing.com
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Foodie & The Beast from Home: July 26, 2020
It’s not live in studio, but Foodie & The Beast is still serving up all the necessary interviews to keep you in the know. So, instead of saying "Live, In Studio” we’ll say “Recorded From My Bedroom” with:   - The RAMMY-nominated Wine Kitchen had their very own Justin Langley join us to talk about their nomination for wine program of the year and his favorite wine for sticky summer days.       - Racism in the wine industry? Nationally known wine writer and educator, Julia Coney, had a thing or two to say about it and her recently launched Black Wine Professionals database that features Black wine talent – somms, winemakers, and more - for gatekeepers who say they want to diversify their wine business. - DC’s Ward 5 has some exciting economic development and jobs news. City-State Brewing Company, a DC-centric craft microbrewery, taproom, and community gathering space broke ground on July 22 for its future site. Owner James Warner joined us to chat what’s coming soon and announced the creation of an Opportunity Zone Fund that will leverage the investments to create an array of jobs and apprenticeships at the brewery.  - Top Chef alum, DC’s Chef Eric Adjepong (a finalist on Season 16 of Bravo's Top Chef and a contestant on Season 17 of Top Chef All Stars), recently launched a series of virtual, interactive cooking classes where he teaches some of his signature dishes to a Zoom audience of up to 30 students. A first-generation Ghanaian-American, Chef Eric brings West African cuisine to the mainstream as a way of teaching Black history and the influence of West African cuisine and culture on the dishes we love here. Tune in here for all the tasty tid-bits.
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