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Foodie & The Beast from Home: May 31, 2020
We stand with the protesters, but the show must go on, and it’s a good one! Nycci and David were joined by Shawn Townsend, DC’s director of the mayor’s office of nightlife and culture, whose initial charge was to be the “ambassador” and central point of contact between DC Government, the nightlife industry, and District residents. That said, the pandemic put DC’s hospitality industry and nightlife into the porta-potty - Shawn is helping the industry reopen responsibly, and you’ll hear how. Later in the show, one of our favorite repeat guests, Debbie Shore, cofounder and CEO of Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry had a lot to impart about the additional food-related challenges of feeding America’s hungry – kids, in particular – in the middle of supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID 19 mess. Later in the show, chef/restaurateur/hospitality industry activist with the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) Camilla Marcus (West-bourne, in NYC) put a spotlight on the fact that, (1) with 11  million unemployed, restaurants are a top contributor to rising unemployment, (2) that only 1 in 10 restaurants has yet been able to access PPP funds, and (3) what the IRC is doing on the local and national levels to save local restaurants affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. Closer to home, Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) is forging ahead with plans to open The Roost, a multi-market concept under one roof, and Nick Farrell hadthe 411 on the ABV and other cocktails that are creating a lot of pandemic-be-damned happiness all over DC. Also joining us by Zoom was Juan Coronado, creative director and owner of the Colada Shop, a RAMMY nominee for cocktail program of the year, who whipped up a Cuban Martini that we enjoyed while socially distanced. See @Nycci Nellis on Instagram or FB for the recipe, and listen in to the full episode here.
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DC Slowly Reopens--Phase 1
Phase 1, It’s a beginning: Reopening plans are getting underway and area restaurants are getting ready to open up. DC’s Mayor and the Virginia and Maryland Governors have all warned that as the region begins to reopen, cases will rise, so it is truly in the hands of the public and the restaurants to stick to the initial guidelines to keep everyone safe. Phase 1 includes taverns, nightclubs, and mixed-use facilities that serve food, and that are already approved to provide such outdoor service by ABRA, may operate outdoor dining. The guidance is changing hour by hour and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington has the latest updates, here. Highlights so far:  In Stage 1, DC Restaurants, Taverns and Foodservice establishments CAN:  Continue takeout and delivery service Open for outdoor table service only, with physical distancing and safeguards in place In Stage 1, DC Restaurants, Taverns and Foodservice establishments CANNOT:  Utilize any seating indoors, even near windows or doors that open  Utilize buffets Seat parties larger than 6 Permit standing or seating at an outdoor bar of any kind. ALL BAR SEATING IS PROHIBITED, unless noted otherwise in additional guidance offered by agency.  Allow people waiting to dine to congregate in a way that violates social distancing requirements Safeguards:  Minimum physical distancing of at least six feet between tables Use of masks in public spaces Stringent sanitation and hygiene practices Can seat parties of up to 6 guests In this Stage, reservations are encouraged and dining records should be saved for at least 30 days. Customers should provide names and contact information and record time of arrival.  Stage 1 Guidance:   Patrons should wear face coverings while not eating or drinking (e.g. while ordering food and prior to being served, and after completion of meal), and maintain 6 feet of distance from those not in your party. Employees should wear proper face coverings while working and wash hands frequently, including before and after using the restroom, before serving food and beverages, and after removing used dish ware, glassware, utensils, and napkins from tables. Employees must wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Employers should screen employees by assessing symptoms of workers (including fever) with a questionnaire, at the beginning of their shift, ideally before entering the facility or operation. Sick employees should not report to work. All table items must either be single use and disposed of after use, or cleaned and sanitized between uses/table seatings. This includes digital ordering screens, utensils, dinnerware, drinkware, tablecloths, and napkin and condiment containers (i.e., any items that may have been touched by customers).  Tables and chairs must be cleaned and disinfected after each seating, and check presenters are to be cleaned and disinfected after every use. Restrooms must be cleaned and disinfected frequently and appropriately marked and monitored to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed.  All operators should expect and be prepared for inspections by agencies as they will be pushing for compliance, especially as we enter Stage 1. The city wants to be collaborative with our industry to make sure everyone understands how this process should be done.  Business Improvement Districts and Main Streets in DC will soon be distributing Reopen Starter Kits that will likely include masks, sanitizer and disinfectant for small businesses. This is not meant to get you through the entire stage, but will aid in the beginning weeks. There will be more information about how to sign up by tomorrow.   The latest information on Virginia Phase 1, here. Stay up to date on DC, here.
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Patio Pleasures, For Real
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 Alta Strada (DC, Mosaic District): Patios open Monday through Sunday for Italian fare. 202.629.4662, 703.280.0000; altastradarestaurant.com Ambar (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days, including weekend brunch. 703.875.9663; ambarrestaurant.com 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 limited menu as well as raw cuts of steak (to go only). 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 Braserie Beck (K Street): Belgian style brasserie. 202.408.1717; brasseriebeck.com  Buena Vida Social Club (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days. 571.312.5306; buenavidaclarendon.com Catoctin Creek (Purcellville, VA): Sidewalk "bistro" cocktail service. 540.751.8404; catoctincreekdistilling.com  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  Convivial (Logan Circle): Patio open for limited seating. 202.525.2870; convivialdc.com Denizen’s Brewing (Silver Spring, MD): Outdoor seating in beer garden. 301.557.9818; denizensbrewingco.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 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 Gravitas (Ivy City): Patio and rooftop open, offering six course menu. 202.763.7942; resy.com/cities/dc/gravitas Ivy City Smokehouse (Ivy City): Full menu available featuring fresh seasfoods and more. 202.529.3300; ivycitysmokehouse.com  Karma Modern Indian (Chinatown): Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m. 202.898.0983; karmamodernindian.com La Piquette (Cathedral Heights): French bistro fare. 202.686.2015; lapiquettedc.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 Napoli Pasta Bar (Columbia Heights): Dinner Tuesday-Sunday and weekend brunch. 202.588.8752; napolipastabar.com Nina May (Shaw): No reservations, featuring new spring menu. 202.518.3609; ninamaydc.com  Oak Steakhouse (Alexandria): Patio open Tuesday-Saturday. 703.840.3395; oakalexandria.com 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 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  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  
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Delicious Dishes You Don't Want to Miss
As we “settle” in to these shelter in place times, area restaurants are upping the delivery and to go offerings. Bobby Vans  Bobby Van's is offering take-out for your weekend feasts, Wednesday through Saturday, May 20th through 23rd. Menu items include appetizers such as buffalo wings and calamari, along with steaks (both cooked and raw for you to cook at home), pasta, and sea bass. Wine specials and cocktails to-go are also available. 809 15th Street NW; bobbyvans.com  Bresca  Bresca launches "steakhouse classics", a limited time promo additional to its #Beehome takeout dinner menu. The package includes a 32 oz prime 45 day dry age ribeye, triple seared over charcoal, with sides including brioche, shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, and more (serves 2-3, $195). 1906 14th Street NW; 202.518.7926; brescadc.com   Buzz Bake Shop  Buzz Bakeshop is back at it with a brand-new baking project for your weekend. Pastry Chef Allie Cheppa is packaging up everything you need to make your own oreo cookies. All ingredients are pre-scaled and ready to go, plus, the kit will come with parchment paper, 1 round cookie cutter and 1 disposable piping bag.  2000 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; 703. 549.5051; neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com Colada Shop  Colada Shop is launching a weekly dinner for two specially curated by Chef Mario. Each dinner is priced at $48 and includes appetizer, main course, sides and dessert. Cocktails, beer and wine can also be added for an additional price. The dinners will be available Friday and Saturdays for pick up between 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. This week's menu includes dishes like gazpacho, pork belly, cafe con leche tiramisu, and more.Want to keep the kids entertained while learning something new? Colada Shop is pleased to announce a new kid-friendly empanada-making kit ($45) perfect for making a delicious meal and creating fun family memories. Each kit includes chicken, beef, cheese, corn, brownie bites, cooking instructions + video, and more. Delivery or pickup is available. 1405 T Street NW; 202.332.8800; coladashop.com District Doughnut  District Doughnut is rolling out something special to sweeten up your quarantine life: bake-at-home cinnamon rolls. Each package comes with four cinnamon rolls, vanilla bean glaze, and baking instructions by Chef Christine. Available for delivery on our online order forms. 202.333.2594; districtdoughnut.com Duke’s Grocery  Duke's Grocery is now featuring two Ramadan Menus. Enjoy either pan roasted halal lamb or vindaloo halal goat curry as the main dish along with five side dishes for a complete feast. Halal-observant guests can also enjoy the proper burger every day of the year; the premium angus burger patties are Halal-certified from Creekstone Farms. The meals can be picked up April 23- April 26 at the Duke's location in Foggy Bottom. 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.733.3967; dukesgrocery.com Four Seasons Hotel  Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces a new culinary experience to be enjoyed in the comfort of one’s own home. Four Seasons Hotel is offering a daily chef menu for takeout that will benefit Medstar Washington Hospital Center. Chef Giannini’s daily menu includes an entree, main course, and dessert ($39). Dishes such as poulet roti (roasted cornish hen), rockfish, eggplant caviar, and more are available on the menu. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW;202.342.0444; fourseasons.com Geppetto Catering  Geppetto catering is offering new specials including italiano night ($13 per person), Shabbos dinner in a box ($16 per person), and farm to fridge grocery delivery service. Each special can come with a bottle of wine for an additional $10. 4505 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park; 301.927.8800; geppettocatering.com Good Stuff Eatery  Good Stuff Eatery has added a DIY pizza making kit ($15) and beer to their menu. The pizza kit includes their secret dough recipe, homemade tomato sauce, fresh grande cheese, and a topping of your choice (extra toppings $1). 329 M Street NW; 202.337.4663; goodstuffeatery.com Ice Cream Jubilee  Ice Cream Jubilee, known for their carry-out ice cream pints, bake-at-home cookie dough, and sundae packages is reopening their locations at The Yards Park and T Street from Thursday through Sunday for pick-up and home delivery. In support of first responders and healthcare workers, Ice Cream Jubilee has created care package options to show appreciation for those on the front lines. Additionally, for every $100 spent on those items, Ice Cream Jubilee will donate 10 meals to the Capital Area Food Bank.  301 Water Street SE; 202.863.0727; 1407 T Street NW; 202.299.2042 icecreamjubilee.com    Immigrant Food Immigrant Food and non-profit, Tables Without Borders, have partnered to create a powerful new ‘recipe’ to help immigrant chefs bring their home gastronomies to market.  A portion of each sale will benefit the nonprofit’s mission to support refugee and asylum-seeking chefs. The first Tables Without Borders chef to be featured on Immigrant Food’s menu is Chef Taraneh Salehi from Iran. The Persian plants & peas bowl, available for delivery in the DMV ($14.95), is a collaboration between Chef Salehi and Immigrant Food’s chef Enrique Limardo to create a fusion play on traditional Iranian recipes. 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.681.3848; immigrantfood.com Iron Gate  Iron Gate’s Tony Chittum is in the kitchen for this week’s Date Night feast. Inspired by his travels to Santorini, Chef Chittum’s menu features vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free options should you so choose. One can indulge in roasted lamb keftedes, cherry tomato pomodoro, chili, feta, orzo pasta, and more. 1734 N Street NW; 202.524.5202; irongaterestaurantdc.com Ivy City Smokehouse With the Wharf closed, the DC area needs to be able to get their seafood from other markets. Ivy City Seafood has crabs available with free delivery, as well as contactless pickup. They are open daily from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Call or visit their website to order. 1356 Okie Street NE; 202.529.3300; ivycitysmokehouse.com JL Seafood Group  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   Kinship In this week’s In the Spirit of Kinship to-go menu, some highlights include chilled Vichyssoise; grilled asparagus salad with arugula, Roquefort and strawberries; and halibut with orzo, clams, artichokes, and peas. The “Date Night” menu will again feature spring short rib pot au feu. New this week is the “EZ at Home” provisions box.  This ingredient driven box with suggested recipes was borne out of necessity. Offerings will change weekly as the marketplace dictates availability of farm-fresh items 1015 7th Street NW; 202.737.7700; kinshipdc.com La Vie  La vie is offering a Latin fusion pop-up, Comal. The concept kicked off this week and features delicious Latin American small bites and dishes from guacamole and beef empanadas to an array of delicious tacos, chicken alambres and the Cuban iconic Vaca Frita (fried beef, rice and beans).  Prices range from $4.00 - $22.00. 88 District Square SW 5th floor; 202.560.5501; laviedc.xyz Le Diplomate Le Diplomate will be offering a limited menu of classics and favorites such as the burger americain, and the warm shrimp salad. Le Diplomate will be open from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for grab-n-go orders of wine (only available for pick-up), cheese, and pastries at their 14th Street window. 202. 332.3333; 1601 14th Street NW; lediplomatedc.com Masseria  Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s 40th birthday is Sunday, May 24th, and Masseria is celebrating with a day of giving to the D.C. community. Chef is crafting unique, one-day-only tasting menus—five courses fit for the occasion—with some of his most prized ingredients and pairing them with sparkling wine. In addition, wines from Chef's favorite regions will be available to add to your order. 40% of proceeds go to feeding front line workers and underserved families. 1340 4th Street NE; 202.608.1330; masseria-dc.com 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. Nina May  For every Tuesday during the month of May, Nina May will turn into a Mexican restaurant, “Nina Mayo,” providing a regional and seasonal approach to classic Mexican dishes. An assortment of tostadas, tacos, and burritos will be offered with a variety of fillings like barbacoa and chipotle roasted sweet potato. Co-owner and beverage director Danilo Simic will offer a full menu of Mexican inspired cocktails, including an array of margarita flavors ranging from classic to spicy to strawberry rhubarb. All menu items are available a la carte. Guests may also choose to sample a variety of the menu with the Chef's Mexican Menu ($60). 1337 11th Street NW; 202.518.3609; ninamaydc.com Occasions Catering  Occasions Catering is introducing a home delivery menu available to the DMV area Mondays through Wednesdays.. New additions include pre-batched cocktails, local vegetable and dairy bundles, and flowers -- flowers do make everything better -- brighten up your day with a lush spring bundle of grower’s choice stems for at-home arranging. Available for Friday home deliveries only. Deliveries must be ordered 48 hours in advance. 655 Taylor Street NE; 202.546.7400; occasionscaterers.com Prescription Chicken Prescription Chicken just launched 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 Ramen by Uzu  Ramen by Uzu is introducing traditional savory Japanese pancakes – filled with kimchi, fried on a griddle, topped with cheese and loaded with spicy mayo. Hiro is offering all of his authentic ingredients + recipes for Washingtonians to make at home. The kits make about three servings and can be purchased for delivery. 1309 5th St NE; uzu9dc.com Red Apron Butcher  Introducing 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; nrgprovisions.com Shilling Canning Company  Shilling Canning Company is introducing a new menu complimented by Spring harvests. The menu includes crab cakes, steak frites, kale salad, and more. 360 Water Street SE; 202.554.7474; shillingcanning.com Shouk  Shouk now offers “Hood Drops", bringing their plant-based, modern Israeli street food to residents in areas outside of their usual delivery range. Diners can order through the Shouk app, and find out about delivery information, shouk.com. Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque is accepting pre-orders for pick up and delivery at the Pulled Pork Playground  for the weekend of May 15th during the following hours:  May 15 (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.),  May 16 (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.), and May 17 (12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.). 5731 Lee Highway, Arlington; 703.269.2718; sloppymamas.com   South Block  South Block has added their first ever salad to their menu, the super salad. The salad includes spinach, avocado, egg, and more. 3210 Grace St NW; 703.465.8423; southblockjuice.com 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 Summer House Santa Monica  You can still enjoy the comfort of Summer House’s signature cookies at home. Pick up your cookie dough favorites including chocolate chip, peanut butter, and more ( $2.50). Summer House is also offering assorted pints of ice cream ($7.95). Flavors change seasonally, currently oreo, funfetti, and coffee are available while supplies last. 11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda; 301.881.2381; summerhousesm.com Taco Bamba Taco Bamba is now offering lunch satellite drops( Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.) and dinner neighborhood drops (Sunday- Thursday for groups of five or more). All orders will be prepaid online and individually bagged and tagged for pickup at an appointed destination, such as a driveway. Cool down with a pint of Taco Bamba’s new homemade ice cream. Flavors include chocolate chocolate chip, churro dulce de leche, mango vanilla, and peanut butter chocolate chip (all $6). Only available in virginia. tacobamba.com The Imperial  The imperial is offering at home dinners for two ( $45-50) with courses such as potato salad, beef wellington, chocolate mousse, and so much more. Other offerings include the picnic pack ($22), and sandwiches ($10-16). 2001 18th St NW; 202.299.0334; imperialdc.com   The Inn at Little Washington  Beginning on Memorial Day Weekend the Inn at Little Washington will be welcoming outside guests for a special grounds and garden tour (11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.). The guided tour will observe social distancing as it takes visitors around the property into the field of dreams through the vegetable gardens, chicken pavilion, perimeter walk, flower gardens and formal boxwood parterres. Several of the private, walled gardens in guest cottages will also be available for viewing. 309 Middle Street; 540.675.3800; theinnatlittlewashington.com The Salt Line  The Salt Line is reopening its kitchen and bar for delivery and pickup. Offering comforting classics with a menu inspired by the traditional New England fish houses, Chef Kyle Bailey and the team are also making it easier than ever to “DIY” with culinary experiences for the home. One of the menu features is the fresh catch plate with your fish of choice, sauce, side, and preparation. Available for to-go Monday-Friday from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 79 Potomac Avenue SE; 202.506.2368; thesaltline.com Think Food Group ThinkFoodGroup is adding a few new and seasonal offerings. For Memorial Day Beefsteak Dupont is bringing back the beloved Beefsteak Burger – an official sign of summer. Plus, add Family Style Take & Bake dishes from Beefsteak, including the pasta primavera ($15); Mac & Cheese ($12); and cabbage rolls ($15). The new family style feasts include the lamb shoulder feast for 4, offered Friday – Sunday, 48 hours advance order necessary ($135) and spring mezze feast for 2 ($65). The tapas party night includes goods like roasted, smoky piquillo peppers, chorizo, and more ($100). 717 D Street NW 6th floor; 202.638.1910; thinkfoodgroup.com Tony Chittum  Chef Tony Chittum is now making fresh and frozen pasta (and basil pesto) that are for sale on Neighborhood Provisions. Pastas include selections like squid ink bucatini, spinach mafalde, and more. 2000 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA; neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com    Trap Tacos  The Uncaged Chefs will launch a new kind of Taco Tuesday with Trap Tacos; named after Trap music which is a subgenre of hip hop that originated in the south. Trap Tacos take classic taco styles and infuse the flavors from different urban and international backgrounds. Expect Birria style tacos featuring flavors such as a crab mac and cheese taco with a Cajun cream dipping sauce, and more. Trap Tacos will happen every Tuesday at The Uncaged Chefs location from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. District Heights, Maryland; 301.664.4233; theuncagedchefs.com TTT TTT will offer a selection of juicy tortas, tacos, quesadillas, and burritos available a la carte as well as family-style meals served in a catering format. For the perfect pairing, TTT offers a selection of pre-batched margaritas and sangrias showcasing the diversity of Mexico’s celebrated spirit ($12-$14 for a 12oz). Those who order from TTT’s new carryout menu on Tuesday, May 5 will enjoy one complimentary margarita per order in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Carryout and delivery options are available seven days a week, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 8407 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring; 301.755.6132; .tttrestaurant.com Yellow  Chef Michael Rafidi will open Yellow, a Levantine-inspired cafe for carryout. Yellow's all-day offerings include pastries from Chef Gregory Baumgartner that merge French technique with Middle Eastern influence, as well as beverages spanning from coffeehouse classics to specialty iced coffees and cold drinks. Lunch features an assortment of mezze and sandwiches on homemade potato pita bread. Yellow will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for carryout. 1346 4th Street SE; 202.921.9592; yellowthecafe.com Xiquet  Chef Lledo released a new four-course seasonal tasting menu featuring Pan Tomaca served with cherry tomato & grape salad, hot smoked salmon, and more. The seasonal menu is available through May 31st. Guests can also purchase at-home paella kits (nationwide shipping available) created by the international award-winning chef as well as extra paella essentials including Iberian cheese and charcuterie via Tock. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue; xiquetdl.com
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DC Area Delivery & Take-Away
These are some strange and scary times for all of us. Everyone is struggling with the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. This is an urgent situation for the hospitality and restaurant industry as well as local small businesses. Nycci Nellis and the entire team at TheListAreYouOnIt.com are hard at work to keep you up to date on new takeout and delivery options, community outreach, and meals and supplies. We are here with you. Find the most recently updated information on properties that are offering takeout and delivery with a * beside them. For a list of community outreach offerings, click here.  Takeout/Delivery: 2941 (Falls Church, VA): Takeout available via website or delivery via Postmates, including wine by the bottle and three large family-style meal options 2 Amys (Cathedral Heights): Takeout including make at home kits and three course dinners; call 202.885.5700 ABC Pony: Delivery via Caviar and takeout, including complete dinner-for-two; order via link or call 202.913.8155 Al Dente (Wesley Heights): Takeout and delivery available via website Albi (Navy Yard): Takeout available, including new shawarma menu, via ToastTab or call 202.921.9592 or email [email protected] All-Purpose (Shaw, Navy Yard): Delivery via Caviar  American Son (Golden Triangle): Pickup and delivery available through GrubHub and UberEats Anafre (14th Street): Takeout available, including langosta and margaritas via website or by calling 202.758.2127 Anju (Dupont Circle): Takeout ordering via website or call 202.845.8935 Annabelle (Kalorama): Curbside pickup available, call 202.916.5675 or delivery via Caviar ANXO (both locations): Cider delivery and pick-up available Friday through Sunday via website Appioo African Bar and Grill (Shaw): Takeout or delivery available via Grubhub Art and Soul (Capitol Hill): Takeout available, call 202.393.7777 Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken: Delivery via Caviar, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats Atlas Brew Works (Ivy City): Delivery available to select DC neighborhoods near the brewery via link  Baby Wale & Corduroy (Shaw): To-go food, beverage, and produce market available via Tock  Bad Saint (Columbia Heights): Delivery available via Postmates Baked and Wired (Georgetown): Carryout and delivery available Baked by Yael (Cleveland Park): Curbside pickup available *Bammy's (Navy Yard): Carryout only, including hot food and cold reheatable packages available Wednesday-Sunday via Toast Bandoola Bowl (Georgetown): Carryout and delivery via link Bangkok Joe’s (K Street): Delivery available via UberEats, Doordash, Caviar, and GrubHub Bastille (Alexandria): Takeout and curbside pick-up dinner available, including wine; kids aged 12 and under eat free, call 703.519.3776 Beau Thai (Shaw, Mount Pleasant): Carry out and delivery via Caviar and Doordash Beefsteak (Dupont, Foggy Bottom, Montgomery Mall): Delivery available via website Bidwell (Union Market): Pizzas, salads, beer, and wine available Wednesday through Sunday, takeout only via website Birch and Barley (Logan Circle): Delivery via Doordash Bistro Bis (Penn Quarter): Pick-up available, with delivery coming soon, including beer and wine pairings  Bistro Bohem (Shaw): Takeout available, call 202.735.5895 Bluejacket (Navy Yard): Restaurant delivery via Doordash, and beer can delivery, available within DC only, call the brewery, 202.524.4862 or email [email protected] Bluestone Lane (West End, Dupont, Georgetown): Curbside pickup and delivery via Postmates, GrubHub, and UberEats Blue Duck Tavern (West End): Curbside pick-up available, including BDT Family Meal and wines by the bottle Bonchon (Navy Yard): Delivery available via DoorDash, Grub Hub, UberEats, and Postmates Boundary Stone (Bloomingdale): Delivery via Caviar  Bresca (Logan Circle): Four-course prix-fixe menu for $45, plus cocktails such as the signature Bee’s Knees available for pick-up  Bronx Pizza (Clarendon): Takeout and delivery available via website Brookland’s Finest (Brookland): Limited menu, booze, and gift cards available Thursday through Sunday via online ordering and delivery via Uber Eats La Buena Empanadas: Delivery available via website Buttercream Bakeshop (Shaw): Limited selection of cakes in weekly changing flavors available for Saturday pickup via link  Buzz Bakeshop (Alexandria): Takeout available Cadillac Ranch All American Bar and Grill (National Harbor, MD): Carryout available, call 301.839.1100 Calabash Tea & Tonic (Brookland): Sidewalk pickup; orders placed on website Calico (Blagden Alley): Adult Juice Boxes, cheesesteaks, snacks, and virtual happy hour from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Call 202.791.0134 for pick-up, delivery available via Caviar Cane (H Street): Take-out orders, including buckets of rum punch, available via website or call 202.675.2011; delivery available via Caviar Capital Beer & Wine: Ordering for in-store pickup available on website Capo Speakeasy (Shaw): Takeout orders available via website, delivery available via Doordash and Grubhub Catoctin Creek (Purcellville, VA): Open for bottle purchases only Centrolina (City Center): Delivery and take out available; order ahead online or call 202.898.2426 Chaia (Georgetown, Mt. Vernon): Pickup and delivery Cheesetique (Del Ray, Mosaic, Shirlington): Delivery available via Doordash, takeout available through restaurant, call your nearest location; pick-up and delivery of Del Ray market items also available Chef Geoff’s Restaurant Group (Chef Geoff’s, Lia’s, Tortilla Coast, Cafe Deluxe): Takeout and delivery available through restaurant websites Chez Billy Sud (Georgetown): Carry-out available Chiko (Dupont, Barracks Row): Takeout and delivery via Caviar and DoorDash Chloe (Navy Yard): Condensed menu, including alcoholic beverages available for delivery and carryout, call 202.313.7007 or via Caviar Chopt (all local locations): Delivery and pick-up options available, see link for hours and locations  Chopsmith (The Wharf): Greens-focused menu available for carryout and delivery via DoorDash City Winery (Ivy City): Delivery available via  Grubhub, Seamless, and Uber Eats, in addition to contact-free curbside pickup; online wine shop with pick-up and delivery options, here Clyde’s of Georgetown (Georgetown): Curbside pick-up and delivery available Columbia Firehouse (Old Town): Delivery via Doordash Columbia Room (Blagden Alley): To-go and delivery cocktail orders available Wednesday through Saturday, as well as Stock Your Home Bar Kits via link Commissary (Logan Circle): Delivery via UberEats, Caviar, and DoorDash Compass Rose (Cardozo): Takeout available Cork Wine Bar & Market (Logan Circle): Delivery through Caviar, and fried chicken bucket & market items available for take out or delivery call 202.265.2675 or email [email protected] Crab Cake Café (National Harbor, MD): Carryout or delivery via Doordash and Postmates or via website Crane's (Gallery Place): Takeout and delivery, including half-price bottles of sake, discounted wine, and beer and cocktails available via Tock, Caviar, GrubHub, UberEats, and Door Dash Cusbah (H Street): To-go & delivery offered all week, including Iftar package during Ramadan feeding four people for $28; available via website or call 202.506.1504 Dacha Beer Garden (Shaw, Navy Yard): Delivery available through Postmates, GrubHub, and Doordash, takeout available from Dacha Cafe Dawson’s Market (Rockville): Curbside pickup available via website DC Harvest (H Street): Farm to table dinner boxes plus beer, wine, cocktails, and groceries available for pick-up and delivery; for every order, $2 will go to Feed The Fight, an effort to deliver meals to healthcare workers and first responders   Declaration (Shaw): Delivery available through Caviar and UberEats Denizen's Brewing (Silver Spring): Delivery available via website, including beer, wine, growlers, cocktails, and merchandise; food pick-up available via link & delivery available via UberEats District Doughnut (Barracks Row, Georgetown, Union Market, The Wharf): Pick-up available at all locations; Union Market location recently reopened, must pre-order to pick-up at Union Market via link Dolcezza Gelato (The Wharf): Delivery available via UberEats and GrubHub Don Ciccio & Figli (Ivy City): Curbside pickup and delivery available Due South (Navy Yard): Family Style BBQ (feeds 4) available for delivery via DoorDash or take-out; call 202.479.4616 for pickup Duke’s Counter (Cleveland Park): Takeout and delivery available, including 50% off wine and beer; call 202.733.4808 for takeout, delivery available via website  El Sol: Takeout from restaurant, order via website  El Techo & Rito Loco (Shaw): Carryout and delivery available, including tacos, 'ritos, and margaritas via website *Ella’s Wood Fired Kitchen (Metro Center): Takeout and delivery available via website or Caviar Emilie’s (Capitol Hill): Vietnamese takeout menu from the restaurant, wines also available at discounted rates, call 202.544.4368/email [email protected]  Espita (Shaw): Takeout available, including wine, beer, cocktails, and bottles of mezcal, call 202.621.9695; delivery available via Caviar Estadio (Logan Circle): “Paella for the People” and tapas, Spanish wine, & beer for pick-up or local delivery via link Etto (Logan Circle): Takeout from the restaurant; call 202.232.0920 or order online Evening Star Cafe (Del Ray): Delivery via Doordash Equinox (Downtown): Delivery with ‘Nox Box and a la carte options available via website, call 202.331.8118, or email [email protected] Fare Well (H Street): Pick-up along with bottled beer, wine, and cocktails to-go available via link, and delivery via UberEats and Doordash Farmers Fishers Bakers (Georgetown): Curbside pick-up available The Fainting Goat (U Street): Delivery and pick up available, call 202.735.0344 or via Caviar, Resy, and Revel; now offering alcohol for pick up/delivery, including adult juice boxes and growlers of draft beer Fiola Mare (The Wharf): Curbside pick-up available, including three course meals for two and at-home cocktail kits via website Fiorella Italian Kitchen (National Harbor, MD): Limited menu of pizzas available for carry-out and delivery within the Waterfront District and Potomac Overlook Fish Market (Alexandria, VA): Takeout or curbside pickup available for beer, wine and spiced shrimp by the quarter/half/full pound as well as signature shrimp seasoning for at-home cooking; weekly entrée specials available, call 703.836.5676 to order Flight Wine Bar (Chinatown): Weekend wine bag and dinner available for pick-up via website; delivery available via Skip the Line The Game Sports Pub/Tiki on 18th (Adams Morgan): Filipino food and tiki cocktails available for delivery and curbside pick-up Wednesday through Sunday via link Georgetown Cupcake (Georgetown): Pick-up, delivery, and nationwide shipping available Georgetown Events (Jettie’s, Millies, Surfside, Due South): Delivery available via Doordash The Georgetown Butcher (Georgetown): Online ordering for pick-up at the new butcher shop/grocery store, or call 202.621.9746  Ghar E Kabab (Silver Spring): Takeout and delivery only *Gravitas (Ivy City):  Re-opening for carryout and delivery, including a set four-course tasting menu for $48 per person, plus bottles of wine, beer, and cocktails, and a limited number of pantry items via Toast Grazie Grazie (The Wharf): Takeout and delivery available via Caviar The Grill (The Wharf): Pick-up available via ToastTakeOut and delivery via Caviar, including wine bottles at half off Haikan (Shaw): Delivery available via via UberEats and Caviar HalfSmoke (U Street): Takeout available via website or call 202.986.2079; delivery available via GrubHub, Postmates, UberEats and Doordash *Hank's Oyster Bar (Dupont, Alexandria): Take out and delivery available via website; Current Catch available, including fresh seafood from War Shore Oyster Company paired with Jamie Leeds classic sauces available here; delivery from Alexandria available via Doordash or call 703.739.4265  Hanumanh (Shaw): Cocktails and entire menu available for take out via DM or call 202.893.2059  Hatoba (Navy Yard): Takeout and delivery available via ToastTab and UberEats, Caviar, and GrubHub Hazel (Shaw): Delivery via Doordash HipCityVeg (all locations): Offering a "value meal" feeding groups of two, four, or six people featuring sandwiches, sides, and sweets; curbside pickup available via website or free delivery via Doordash and Caviar I Ricchi (Dupont Circle): The I Ricchi Food Club, a prepaid pick-up food service offering a pre-set 4 course menu for 2-8 people, available multiple times per week via link Ice Cream Jubilee (Yards Park, T Street): Takeout and delivery ice cream pints, bake-at-home cookie dough, and sundae packages available via link beginning April 9th, or via Doordash, Postmates, and UberEats The Imperial (Adams Morgan): Picnic packs, at home dinner for two, and bottled cocktails available via Tock Iron Gate (Dupont Circle): Delivery via Doordash Ivy & Coney (Shaw): Delivery and takeout via GrubHub Ivy City Smokehouse & Market (Ivy City): Both market and tavern items, including wine & beer, available for delivery via GrubHub or call 202.529.3300 Izakaya Seki (Shaw): Takeout from the restaurant, email [email protected] Jack Rose (Adams Morgan): To go menu of frozen batched cocktails, food, and meal kits available via Tock Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab (McPherson Square): Pick-up available, including fried chicken and steak dinners that feed up to four people, as well as whole pies; order and arrange pick-up time via Tock Julii (North Bethesda): Delivery via UberEats and takeout available, call 301.517.9090; as well mini grocery with necessities Kaliwa (The Wharf): Food and alcohol takeout and delivery available via website or call 202.516.4739; delivery also available via GrubHub and UberEats *Karma Modern Indian (Penn Quarter): Takeout available Tuesday through Saturday, including 50% off beer and wine and 10% off takeout orders via website or calling 202.898.0393; delivery available via GrubHub, Caviar, and Doordash KAZ Sushi Bistro (Golden Triangle): Pickup and Delivery available via Caviar and Doordash; 30% discount on all sake and beer orders for pick-up only Kinship (Mount Vernon Square): In the Spirit of Kinship takeout available Wednesday through Sunday, via link Kirwan’s Irish Pub (The Wharf): Food and alcohol takeout and delivery available, call 202.554.3818 or email [email protected] Komi x Happy Gyro: Takeout and curbside pick up available, including vegetarian Greek classics, omnivore at-home pasta kits, freshly spun gelato, and beer and wine via link Kusshi Sushi (North Bethesda): Takeout available, with 50% discount to all medical and hospital workers and $10 meal credit for students under 18, call 240.770.0355 La Vie (SW Waterfront): Take-out and delivery available Tuesday through Sunday via link Landini Brothers (Alexandria, VA): Takeout available in individual and family-sized (5 person) portions, as well as beers, specialty cocktails, and 25% off bottles from the wine list. Call 703.836.8404 or email [email protected] for advance orders Le Diplomate (Logan Circle): Grab-and-go window, including wine, call ahead for pick-up  at 202.332.3333; delivery available via Caviar and Doordash  Le Pain Quotidien: Delivery available via GrubHub, Seamless, and Postmates Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap (Alexandria): Advance order takeout available via website, including family meals for two or four, wine and beer, a family picnic menu, and $10 bottles of select wine; delivery available via UberEats, Postmates, and GrubHub Lettuce Take Care of You (North Bethesda): Three-night meal package for four delivered, provided by Mon Ami Gabi, Summer House Santa Monica, & Stella Barra Pizzeria available via Tock; order by the Monday of the week at 4:00 p.m.; for non-delivery, contact [email protected] Liberty Barbecue (Falls Church): Takeout and delivery via UberEats Liberty Tavern (Arlington): Takeout and delivery via UberEats Little Pearl (Eastern Market): 3-course dinner available for no contact, pre-ordered pick-up, including wine and cocktails, as well as delivery  Little Serow (Dupont Circle): Takeout available, call 202.332.9200 or use link  Lock72 Kitchen (Potomac, MD): Pick-up available including two course dinner for two or more and a la carte items, beer, wine, and cocktails; call 301.299.0481 Logan Tavern (Logan Circle): Delivery via UberEats, Caviar, and DoorDash *Lulu's Winegarden (Cardozo): Takeout available from the pop up wine shop, including food, wine, cocktails, beer, and pantry staples via GoTab and Caviar Lupo Verde (Logan Circle): Takeout and delivery available, including full wine by the bottle list. Takeout orders made by phone get 25% off their entire check; call 202.827.4752, delivery also available via UberEats, Postmates, and DoorDash Lupo Verde Osteria (Palisades): Takeout and delivery available, including spirits, wines, and market items. Active military personnel, medical staff, firefighters and police officers receive 50% off orders; call 202.506.6683, delivery also available via UberEats and Postmates Lupo Marino (The Wharf): Takeout and delivery available, including happy hour menu and wines by the bottle. Takeout orders over $50 will receive $10 off & over $75 will receive $15 off their check, call 202.506.1306; Delivery available via UberEats, Slice, and Doordash MacArthur Beverages (Palisades): Delivery available via website or call, 202.338.1433 Makan (Columbia Heights): Condensed menu, plus wines and batched cocktails available for pick-up and delivery via UberEats Maketto (H Street): Lunch, dinner, and coffee delivery and pick-up, including Tuk Tuk Beer, house wine or one of their two signature cocktails via Caviar, Postmates, UberEats, and GrubHub Mandu (Mt. Vernon Triangle): Takeout and delivery via Caviar Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls (National Harbor, MD): Curbside pick-up, call 301.298.7850 or order online; Delivery via UberEats, GrubHuband Doordash  Masseria (NOMA): Delivery, order from website or Toast Takeout Maydan (Cardozo): Takeout available *Maxwell Park (Shaw): Grab & Go sandwiches, dips and other seasonal items designed by Michael Rafidi of Albi in addition to the Maxwell Park bottle list; Free delivery available each Thursday in the DMV with $100 minimum purchase McCormick & Schmick’s (National Harbor, MD): Takeout and delivery via DoorDash MeatCrafters: Shipping locally-made sausages, salamis, and other charcuterie directly from the plant via UPS and FedEx. Use code Salamilover2020 for 10% off your order Mezah Mediterranean Grill (National Harbor, MD): Take-out via online ordering and delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub and Ezcater Mezcalero: Takeout and delivery via website  Mi Vida (The Wharf): Takeout and delivery available via UberEats, Postmates, Caviar, GrubHub, or ToastTakeOut Mia’s Italian Kitchen (Alexandria): Advance order takeout available via website, including wine bottles at 50% off, fresh pasta, soups, and snacks; delivery available via UberEats, GrubHub, and Postmates Mintwood Place (Adam’s Morgan): Rotating menu plus beer and wine available for pick-up Moby Dick (all locations): Curbside pickup available via website Napoli Pasta Bar (Columbia Heights): Delivery available, including wine, beer, cocktails, liters of homemade limoncello, and family-style dinner options via UberEats, Postmates, Caviar as well as their own delivery service Nina May (Shaw): Chef’s Choice at Home menu will be posted and updated daily on website, including full menu of alcohol beverages, plus new locally sourced meal delivery service called FEAST, featuring brunch and dinner options for two people for two days; reservations for FEAST deliveries are opened monthly and can be made through Tock or this link Nobu (West End): Delivery and take out available Wednesday through Sunday; call 202.871.6565 or via Postmates Northside Social (Arlington, Falls Church): Takeout only via website Occasions Caterers: Meal kits available, sent in disposable oven-ready containers, with heating and serving instructions. Order through existing account executive, or call 202.607.4061/email [email protected] Officina (The Wharf): Takeout and delivery via Caviar and Toast Takeout Old Europe (Glover Park): Takeout and delivery available, including wine and beer, via Doordash and UberEats, or call 202.333.7600 One Eight Distilling (Ivy City): Pick-up available via website, including free bottle of house-made hand sanitizer with every purchase Osteria Morini (Navy Yard): Takeout and delivery available via DoorDash, UberEats, or GrubHub *Palette 22 (Shirlington): Takeout and delivery including a selection of signature cocktails and sangria available via website and UberEats, GrubHub, and Postmates Pappe (Logan Circle): Takeout and curbside delivery available, including cocktails, call 202.888.8220; delivery available via GrubHub, UberEats, Doordash, and Caviar The Partisan (Penn Quarter): Delivery via Doordash The Passenger (Shaw): Takeout available via website  *Passionfish (Reston, VA):  Curbside pickup and carryout available by calling 703.230.3474 Patowmack Farm (Lovettsville, VA): Travel the world with their weekly menus available for pick-up; 10% discount for all healthcare professionals, EMT and fire and rescue personnel; email [email protected] by 3:00 p.m. for pick up between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  Peacock Cafe (Georgetown): Curbside pickup and delivery available, call 202.625.2740, or via Doordash Pearl Street Warehouse (The Wharf): Takeout available, call 202.380.9620 or via ToastTakeOut; offering Live Stream virtual concerts Piccolina (City Center): Takeout and delivery available Pisco y Nazca (Dupont Circle): Delivery via Doordash and UberEats Pizzeria Paradiso (all locations): Online ordering available via website Il Pizzico (Rockville, MD): Carryout with discounted wines available via website Planet Wine (Del Ray): Wine, beer, and cider available for pick up or delivery within a 5 mile radius; online ordering TBA, call 703.549.5051 or email [email protected] PLNT Burger (Silver Spring): Contact-free pickup available via link and walk-in takeout, plus delivery via GrubHub, UberEats, Doordash, and Postmates Politics & Prose (The Den): Pickup available, call your location Praline Bakery (The Wharf): Takeout available by calling 202.484.0500 Prescription Chicken (all locations): Delivery available via website, UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, GrubHub, and Caviar *Public Bar Live + Sauf Haus (Dupont Circle): The two properties have partnered up to launch contactless pickup featuring sports-themed food and growlers and six-packs of beers via Toast or call 202.223.2200 Queen's English (Columbia Heights): $40 per person takeaway menu available via website, including selection of natural wines, cocktails, beer & soft drinks; They will take orders online from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for same-day pick-up between 5:00-8:00 p.m., allowing eight orders per 15 minute window Ramen by Uzu (NoMa): Online menu available, including DIY ramen kits as well as a selection of household items via Mercato  Randy's Prime Seafood & Steaks (Vienna, VA): Curbside pick-up and delivery Friday & Saturday evenings, including cocktails, wine, and beer, available through the Great American Restaurant mobile app and website Rappahannock Cellars (Huntly, VA): Curbside pickup and free shipping on two bottles or more Rappahannock Oysters (The Wharf): Takeout available, call 202.484.0572 RARE (Foggy Bottom): Takeout and delivery available via website or call 202.800.9994 Rasa (Navy Yard): Delivery via Doordash, Caviar, and UberEats Rasika (Penn Quarter): Curbside pickup available, call 202.637.1222 or delivery via Caviar Rasika (West End): Curbside pickup available, call 202.466.2500 or delivery via Caviar Red Apron (Union Market, Penn Quarter, Mosaic): Delivery via Doordash, and beer & wine to-go, call your nearest location Red Derby (14th Street): Comfort food menu plus cocktails, beer and shot combos, and specialty beer buckets  Red Hen (Bloomingdale): Takeout from the restaurant; call 202.525.3021 Red Rocks (H Street, Columbia Heights, Old Town): Delivery via UberEats and Doordash Republic Restoratives (Ivy City): Curbside pick up and delivery in DC only, plus house made hand sanitizer, available via link  Reveler's Hour (Adams Morgan): Takeout and delivery available including pantry items, meal kits, bread, pasta, sweets and all the wine & cocktails via website Room 11 (Columbia Heights): Pop-up sandwich shop, including beer, cider, and wine, bottled cocktails, and limited grocery items available for pick-up only Roy Boys (Shaw/Navy Yard): Delivery and takeout available via ToastTab, Caviar, UberEats, Doordash, and Postmates *The Royal (LeDroit Park): Pickup and delivery, including all-day Colombian fare, creative bottled cocktails, coffee to-go and pantry staples via GoTab and Caviar RPM Italian (K Street): Delivery and liquor to go available via GrubHub Rustico (Alexandria, Ballston): Delivery via Doordash, beer and wine direct delivery now available, call or email your nearest location- Alexandria, 703.224.5051, [email protected]; Ballston, 571.384.1820, [email protected] Sababa (Cleveland Park): Pick-up and delivery available via website or call 202.244.6750  The Salt Line (Navy Yard): To go available, including shuck-your-own oysters, family meals, lobster roll kits, and cocktails via website San Lorenzo (Shaw): Pick-up available, including wine and cocktails, call 202.588.8954, delivery available via Caviar Sauciety Restaurant (National Harbor, MD): Take-out or delivery via UberEats; Harbor residents receive a 20% off their order when they call in for pick-up, 240.766.3640 Screwtop Wine Bar (Arlington): Takeout and delivery, call 703.888.0845 Shake Shack (The Wharf): Takeout and delivery via the Shake App, its website, and GrubHub Shaw's Tavern (Shaw): Delivery and takeout available, call 202.518.4092 Shilling Canning Company (Yards Park): Takeout and neighborhood delivery available for food, wine, beer, and special Mason Jar cocktails, via website or call 202.554.7474 Shouk (all locations): Neighborhood drop offs available for those outside of normal delivery range via link or email [email protected]  Silver/Silver Diner (all locations): Pickup and delivery via website Sloppy Mama’s (Union Market, Ballston Quarter): Delivery available via Sloppy Mama’s app, Doordash, Caviar, Postmates, and UberEats depending on location Solly’s Tavern (Cardozo): Delivery available via UberEats Soupergirl (Takoma Park): Delivery via website Southwest Soda Pop Shop (The Wharf): Takeout available, call 202.981.6999 The Sovereign (Georgetown): Delivery via Doordash Sprinkles Cupcakes (Georgetown): Carry-out available St. Anselm (NoMa): Takeout available Tuesday through Sunday Orders via phone or through Caviar and DoorDash; call 202.864.2199 Stable (H Street): Takeout available, including raclette and fondue and housemade liqueurs,  Thursday and Saturday only, call 202.733.4604 or email at [email protected] Stachowski’s (Georgetown): Carry-out for lunch and dinner; call ahead to reserve dinner order, 202.506.3125 Stella Barra (North Bethesda): Takeout make-your-own BBQ pizza kits available Stellina Pizzeria (NOMA): Carryout and delivery, including desserts from Annaré and bottled beer, wine, Negronis, & cocktails. DIY kits of handmade pastas, sauces, pizza dough, and toppings are also available to purchase online and pick up at the restaurant. Sticky Fingers (Columbia Heights): Pick-up and delivery available, including bake-it-yourself cookie & pancake mixes, and mail-order delivery nationwide via link Succotash (National Harbor, MD): Take-out available via online ordering and delivery from UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates  Summer House Santa Monica (North Bethesda): Mini takeout market with necessities Supra (Mount Vernon Square): Delivery via Doordash Sweetgreen (multiple area locations): Orders available through the Sweetgreen app; pickup in-store at specified times. Or delivery via app and UberEats Taco Bamba (VA locations only): Delivery available via website or GrubHub, pick up prepare-your-own taco kits available via website Taco Rock (Rosslyn): Takeout and delivery available via website Tail Up Goat (Adams Morgan): Contact-less pickup and delivery including food, wine, and beer & wine shop via website Tenth Ward (Frederick, MD): Curbside pickup available, along with house made hand sanitizer, call 301.360.5888 Thai Pavilion (National Harbor, MD): Take-out available via online ordering or delivery from Doordash, Postmates, ChowNow, and BeyondMenu  Thompson Italian (Falls Church, VA): A la carte menu items, dinner boxes for four, and pasta kits, plus cocktails, beer, and wine available for pick-up  Tiger Fork (Blagden Alley): Delivery and takeout available, call 202.733.1152 or via Caviar, Resy, and Revel; now offering alcohol for pick up/delivery, including adult juice boxes and growlers of draft beer Tiki TNT/Thrashers Rum (The Wharf): Rum and tiki cocktail mixers available for sale in shop, ring bell to enter Toastique (The Wharf): Takeout and delivery available via DoorDash Toki Underground (H Street): Takeout and delivery via Caviar La Tomate (Dupont Circle): Charcuterie plates, including five meats & three cheeses with grilled bread, olives, pickles, and fruit plus wine options available for pick-up; Call ahead to order 202.751.9231 Trummer’s on Main (Clifton, VA): Curbside pickup, including discounted wine, and delivery within a 5-mile radius; brunch, including DIY mimosa and bloody mary items, available by pre-order on weekends, call 703.266.1623 Uncaged Chefs: Takeout orders  available via website  Unconventional Diner (Mount Vernon Square): Stay at Home Supper Club available for takeout or delivery, call 202.847.0122 or via Postmates Union Market (NoMa): The vendors at the food hall must offer delivery or takeout only via delivery apps like Caviar, Doordash, UberEats, GrubHub, Postmates, and Joe Coffee; no customers will be allowed inside the market Union Pie (The Wharf): Takeout available, call 202.506.3329, or email large orders to [email protected] Vermilion (Old Town): Delivery via Doordash  Via Sophia (Downtown): To-go menu launching April 20, including pastas, pizzas, and pre-made cocktails; credit card payment only for contactless pick-up, call 202.218.7575 or email [email protected] for confirmation & scheduled pick up time  Viaggio (National Harbor, MD): Take-out or delivery available via Grubhub  Vino Bistro (Leesburg, VA): Brunch in a Box carryout, including wine & donuts, available for pre-order seven days a week, call 571.291.2520 *Wildfire Restaurant (Tysons, VA): Curbside pickup and delivery available via website or cal 703.442.9110 Xiquet/ Slate Wine Bar (Glover Park): Takeout and delivery, including family-size platters and wines, available with 24-hour advance notice, call 202.913.4671 or email [email protected] *Yellow (Navy Yard): Carryout Levantine cafe & bakery inside Albi open Wednesday through Sunday via website
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Raid Our Cellar (And Build Your Bar)
No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars and restaurants Anxo  ANXO is now selling fermentation kits ($75) for DC residents to try their hand at making cider at home! Kits are available for all levels and include various tools for fermenting and juicing, as well as fresh Goldrush apples, a sweet apple treat, and two 4-packs of ANXO’s Cidre Blanc to enjoy. Kits will be available for DC pickup and delivery from April 24th - April 26th. 300 Florida Avenue NW; 202.986.3795; anxodc.com Catoctin Creek Distillers  Catoctin Creek Distilling Company is excited to release its Infinity Barrel #InThisTogether Rye Whisky on June 1 ($45.09). Aged in leftover casks from the distillery’s barrel select program, all profits from this limited 80-proof release will go to charities supporting struggling restaurants and bars. 120 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132; 540.751.8404; catoctincreekstore.com. ChurchKey Beer Shop Neighborhood Provisions is launching ChurchKey Beer Shop to deliver the very best craft beers to your door, from the latest hop bombs and sours to gems from coveted cult breweries. In the coming weeks there will be a rotating list of growlers. ChurchKey Beer Shop is open 7 days a week and is deliverable within 24 hours. 2000 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA; www.nrgprovisions.com Cocktail Curations  Cocktail Curations will be teaching virtual cocktail classes. These classes are perfect for date nights, happy hours, team building or connecting up with friends and family.  Private classes are $25 per person with an eight-person minimum, and twenty-person maximum. If interested in the classes reach out to Cocktail Curations directly through their website. ([email protected]); cocktailcurations.com Denizens Brewing Co Denizens Brewing Co. is excited to launch a brand new hard seltzer in collaboration with The MoCo Show. MoCo Hard Seltzer is available to order for deliveries and pickup on Friday, and will hit an exclusive set of retailers starting Friday. 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD; 301.557.9818; denizensbrewingco.com Emilie’s  Emilie’s is hosting a cocktail competition with The Lockwood, offering 100 lucky participants to pick up a signature cocktail kit (Free) for a chance to name Emilie’s next cocktail for their menu. Guests will mix and taste their cocktail at home and visit The Lockwood website to create the backstory and name for their cocktail inspired by The Lockwood, submitting in the caption of an Instagram or Facebook post using the hashtag #LockwoodOnTheHill. Emilie’s will select the winning name, announcing the newest cocktail on their social pages on Friday, June 5. The winner will receive dinner for two from Emilie’s (up to $200) delivered to their home and their cocktail’s name on the menu for a month starting in June. 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; 202.544.4368; emiliesdc.com  Espita Mezcaleria Espita is introducing a new spring cocktail menu. The menu includes the Zombie with rum, grapefruit, lime, canela, angostura, and absinthe (Serves 5, $40), the Rhubarb Gin Sour  with gin, rhubarb, lime, soy,  and hibiscus ($10), the Espita Mule with vodka, cucumber, ginger, and  lime (16oz can, serves 3, $24), and Sourdough Manhattan with bourbon, cocchi torino, and masa sourdough (Serves 2, $15). 1250 9th Street NW; 202.621.9695; espitadc.com. Fare Well  Fare Well will be offering cocktails to go featuring strawberry negroni, blood moon, and more in: 8oz ($18) and 20oz ($45) to take & shake. Fare Well also has wine on draft to-go in 34oz carafes and 64oz growlers. Enjoy 20% off happy hour 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. 406 H Street NE; 202.3679600; eatfarewell.com. Jack and Rose Dining Saloon Jack and Rose is offering many liquid refreshments for guests to enjoy. Offerings include bottled cocktails ($11) with frozen margherita, paper plane and more. Full bottle cocktails ($60, serves 10) include mint julep and jack rose old fashioned. 2007 18th Street NW; 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com L’Auberge Chez Francois L’Auberge introduces Wine Fest Chez Vous, which  includes their sommelier-selected wines from their award-winning cellar (both red and white) from the world’s best producing wine regions including France, Italy, Spain, California, Oregon and Washington State. Available Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for curbside pick-up. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Virginia; 703.759.3800; laubergechezfrancois.com Masseria  Masseria is offering batched Sicilian lemonade add-on. It's based on vodka paired with Italicus, a new edition of a centuries-old spirit called rosolio di bergamotto. They finish the drink with a splash of a traditional Italian soda from Lurisia, made from sfusato lemons from the Amalfi Coast and mineral water from the alpine foothills of western Piedmont. 1340 4th Street NE; 202.608.1330; masseria-dc.com Maxwell Park  Maxwell Park was created by sommelier Brent Kroll, and was named wine bar of the year for its first location. Maxwell Park is offering free wine classes every Friday night. Starting May 29, the patio will be open to customers with social distancing guidelines. Maxwell Park is also having 30% off togo wines. 1336 9th Street NW; 202.792.9522; maxwellparkdc.com   Napoli Pasta Bar  Warmer weather is on its way and Napoli Pasta Bar has introduced a new cocktail right in time. Their “Spritz o Sole Mio”( $16, serves 2) is a delicious fruity slushy perfect for the summertime. The cocktail comes from a bottle of prosecco mixed with a popsicle of frozen Aperol and fresh-squeezed orange. 2737 Sherman Avenue NW; 202.588.8752; napolipastabar.com. NGR Provisions  Spirits Manager Nick Farrell didn’t let a pandemic stop the opening of his new bar, Show of Hands. He’s bottling upwards of 20 different full-strength, low ABV, and non-alcoholic cocktails and mixers, all available in the pantry section of Neighborhood Provisions. Cocktails include the dirty quarantini, Manhattan, pina margherita, and more. 200 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; nrgprovisions.com Rako  RAKO Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee collective focused on sustainably sourced single origin coffees, environmentally friendly roasting practices, and advanced brewing methods has launched a new online store featuring freshly roasted specialty coffee from sumatra, guatemala, burundi, and more. All coffees are available via free shipping in the DMV. Rako will be donating 10% of every sale to Erik Bruner-Yang’s Power of 10 crowdfunding initiative, which provides employment to laid off restaurant workers and meals to first responders and community members affected by COVID-19. rakocoffee.com Seco Wine By  Pom Pom Seco by Pom Pom is a new curated wine service delivered to your (DC) door. The wines are all selected by professional sommeliers on a mission to make wine more approachable, less stuffy and always fun. All packs of wine come with some fun information about your curated selections as well as a few pairings! Seco Wine also offers common necessities that are currently very hard to find otherwise such as toilet paper, paper towels, all types of flours, cocktail packs, and more. Pick-up and delivery hours are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.). 828 Upshur Street NW; 202.321.4751; secowine.com Service Bar  Service Bar, a cocktail bar and fried chicken joint, can be enjoyed at home with free delivery within 1.5 miles. Check out the ever changing cocktail selections including a brand new 'If you missed the cherry blossom's' menu. Try out some chicken sandwiches, including a feature from A Rake's Progress' Chef Opie Crooks. Pick-up or delivery Wednesday - Sunday. Open 5:00 p.m. everyday, and 4:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 926-928 U Street NW; 202.462.7232; servicebardc.com Stable  Stable is now offering 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. Tenth Ward Distilling Company  Tenth Ward Distilling Company is supplying spirits, mixers, mule kits, cocktails, weekly cocktail specials available through pick-up and delivery Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday). 55 E Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701; 301.360.5888; tenthwarddistilling.com   The Game Sports Pub  The Game Sports Pub is now offering Filipino tiki cocktails for curbside pick-up Wednesday-Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cocktail offerings include the blue Hawaii, rye-tai, and more. 2411 18th Street NW; 202.846.1952; thegamedc.com ThinkFoodGroup  ThinkFoodGroup introduces summer drinking where TFG restaurants have large format cocktails for pick up including G&Ts and sangria from Jaleo and the 3PM in Istanbul from Zaytinya. 717 D Street NW 6th floor; 202.638.1910; thinkfoodgroup.com Thrashers  Todd Thrasher, the barman turned distiller has recently released his newest creation, Thrashers Coconut Rum. The rum stands out as one of the only rums made without extract and is made instead with 60 pounds of raw thai coconut. 1130 Maine Avenue SW; thrashersrum.com 3 Stars Brewing Company  3 Stars Brewing Company is starting 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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CSA, CSB, & All Your Groceries Delivered
  3 Stars Brewing Company CSB - Community Supported Beer The boys at 3 Stars Brewing Company  have launched the first-ever, Community Supported Beer (CSB). The CSB program is similar to farm CSA programs (Community Supported Agriculture), as a CSB Member, you become a “shareholder” on a week by week basis or can enjoy even more specialty offerings and savings when you sign up 4 weeks at a time. What you can look forward to:  Beer releases are pre-paid and included with your membership cost and feature specialty releases for you Flexible membership plans & tiers to fit your budget & beer needs A mix of specialty cans, growlers, and core 6-packs (including such offerings as Peppercorn Saison, Ghost IPA, Diamonds are Forever and Southern Belle) “CSB exclusives” - rare and experimental items that may never hit market With your subscription price, you will receive a set number of beers per week, which will have for contact-free curbside pickup or delivery. Simply swing by the brewery on Tuesdays during open hours to pick up your CSB order or select the delivery option online and they will drop it at your door on Tuesday afternoon. Please note, the offerings will change with inventory and rotate weekly so that you are being provided with the best variety of great local beers and products. All Purpose  Chef Mikey Friedman and his team at All Purpose Shaw are now offering All Purpose CSA in partnership with their Pennsylvania-based farm collective, Earth and Eats. While ordering your Santa Cruz pizza, sign yourself up for a box of farm-fresh veggies and dairy available every Tuesday & Friday. A weekly CSA commitment is $25 with 20% of sales going to their employee fund. Order via website and get contactless pick-up at Shaw. Stay tuned for information on All Purpose Capitol Riverfront. ANXO ANXO is offering weekly CSA Boxes for pick-up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, along with their cider and provision delivery options. Boxes include items like citrus fruits, garlic, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, bread, milk, and eggs, and will change weekly. ANXO has partnered with Warshore for a sustainable seafood option, as well as Fields of Adventure at Smithfield Farms. This family farm is raising grass-fed pork and cattle just 90 miles from DC and will be providing all of their meat, including bacon and ground beef. Butcher’s Alley As an essential business, Butcher’s Alley will remain open. In order to maintain the safest environment possible and to ensure social distancing, they will only allow a maximum of 6 shoppers in the store at a time, and gloves will be available for customer use. The shop is stocked with butcher cut meats, grab and go meals, fresh local products such as milk, eggs, and other dry good grocery items. They are also offering low or no contact curbside pick up, call 301.841.8151 and their team will put together your order.  The Butchery The Grill, KNEAD Hospitality + Design and chef Roberto Santibañez’s restaurant located in The Wharf, now offers The Butchery, a selection of raw pre-marinated meats to grill at home, with options including king salmon, ribeye, and filet mignon, among other cuts. You can opt for having the meat cooked to your preference prior to pick-up for an additional $10. The Canopy Hotel The Canopy Hotel at The Wharf's Canopy Central Cafe & Bar and Whiskey Charlie have teamed up to sell family style meals, alcohol, frozen foods, dry goods and even produce. They've got everything from alfredo pasta Lean Cuisines to steel cut oatmeal.  Centrolina Mercato Centrolina’s Market is open for pickup and delivery, and remains stocked with pantry staples and pizza kits for two, which include 2 rolls of pizza dough, fresh tomato sauce, chipped mozzarella and fresh basil ($15). Cheesetique The Del Ray location has expanded their retail offerings to include fresh produce and hard-to-find cleaning supplies (and toilet paper!) for pick-up and delivery. Cheesetique is working hard to serve as a vital source for your nourishment and health during this difficult time, with produce an household supplies coming soon to Shirlington. Chicano Sol A certified organic farm that sells at three DMV farmers markets and also has a small CSA (community supported agriculture) Chicano Sol is interested in expanding their CSA with a couple of drop-offs in the DMV. A CSA is like a food subscription of pre-selected seasonal produce - you pay in advance for the season and are guaranteed the freshest food. Chicano Sol will offer two sizes (small/medium for 1-2 people and large for 3 to 4 people) as well as optional add-ons each week from other farms (tree fruit, eggs, meat, mushrooms, and maybe cheese and bead). Please email [email protected] for more info and availability. CHIKO Well this is exciting. CHIKO has begun 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 our curated boxes help you channel your inner Masterchef. Pick-up and delivery are both available.  D'Artagnan 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.   Founding Farmers Market & Grocery Dan Simons and his partner Michael Vucurevich time early in their careers developing and  running eatZi’s Market & Bakery, so pivoting their restaurant group to a market and grocery store is something they know well. Founding Farmers cooks makes everything in house, they have the culinary team and the equipment to do a wide offering. They will continue offering their revised a la carte restaurant menu, and now also find new Grocery & Market categories like cakes, pies, ice cream (all made in-house), cocktail batches, bottles of wine, and Founding Spirits booze, fresh pasta and breads and staples like paper towels, toilet paper, and household products and a line of healthy boosts and supplements plus so much more. Order online, for touchless Curbside Pickup or touchless delivery to your home. (On another note: Founding Farmers continues to give free food daily to their employees who were laid off. The more ways they can grow their revenue, the more support they can give to their staff.)   Geppetto Catering’s Farm to Fridge Geppetto has teamed up with Central Farm Markets and their partners to bring you fresh, locally sourced groceries to your door. If you're staying home and don't want to make a trip to the grocery store, this service is perfect for you. Deliveries will be made every Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. To place an order you must submit and confirm your order by 3:00 p.m. on the Friday before delivery. Be sure to check their website, as the list of products will be updated periodically.  Glen's Garden Market Place curbside pick-up & delivery orders entirely online using Glen's extensive inventory catalogue, which you can consult to inspire your grocery lists. To support people's new cooking projects, they are bringing in some more items for you to experiment with, including larger cuts of meat, some fancier meat options and new seafood selections, in addition to a locally sourced meat CSA. Your weekly share (available Tuesdays for pick-up or delivery within a one-mile radius of the store) will include three or four different items (like whole chickens, bacon, duck breasts, ground lamb, bison steaks and more), which will rotate weekly. From time to time, they’ll also include house-made items like stuffed burgers or ready-for-the-grill kebobs. To sign up, click here. In addition, there is a weekly provisions program: for $40, you get a chef-curated selection of pantry staples, prepared foods and produce, along with recipes and preparation ideas. Newly added is their weekly indulgences option for $60 (available for pick-up at 5pm Thursdays), which will include cheese, charcuterie, accompaniments and perfectly paired alcoholic beverages. For additional details on provisions programs, please click here.    Good Food Foundation  To ease the pressure on grocers working overtime, the Good Food Foundation has created the Ship Anywhere Good Food List – a growing resource of good food and drink companies that will ship vegetables, meat, cheese, pantry staples, chocolate and coffee to your home. Some discounted rates are offered on shipping, and all are committed to building a community in these uncertain times. For all those sheltering in place, another way to support small, community minded businesses.  Goodstone Market In response to concerns with the safety of entering busy grocery stores at this time, Goodstone is launching Goodstone Market, a new drive-thru grocery service offering proteins, breakfast kits, vegetable kits, and fruit kits. Call to order and schedule your pick-up 540.687.3333.  Great American Grocery Essentials In addition to Great American Restaurants’ offerings of grab-and-go, curbside pickup and delivery, and their Go Fund Me/Employee Relief Fund,  the family continues to reach out to the community with the introduction of Great American Grocery Essentials. Designed to eliminate the stress of shopping with long lines, this pre-packaged kit is full of hard-to-find items and key kitchen ingredients needed in everyone's household, such as milk, eggs, butter, rice, toilet paper, and more. It is available for grab-and-go, curbside pickup or delivery at the side-by side restaurants Patsy's American and Best Buns Bakery & Cafe in Tysons, VA.  The Grill In addition to the restaurant’s butchery offerings, which showcase a menu of pre-marinated meats to grill at home, The Grill will now feature an assortment of pantry items for purchase. Items include sanitation supplies like masks and gloves, prepared foods, produce, and cooking kits for making homemade bread, pasta and cookies, and other market items. The Grill also offers liquor, beer and existing menu items to-go. Orders can be placed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. by visiting The Grill’s website. The restaurant will offer free delivery to The Wharf neighborhood, including The Banks, and will offer same-day contactless pick-up. Heart + Seoul A new bodega in the Tenley area that now delivers to their community, Heart + Seoul provides affordable, convenient, access to groceries and food while keeping their team employed during these unprecedented times. High quality pantry & produce items are available via free doorstep delivery or curbside pickup with no minimum orders. Orders received by 5:00 p.m. will be delivered to a doorstep between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the next day.  They are also open to procuring hard-to-find pantry goods (pasta, toilet paper, etc) for those in need. JRINK Shizu Okusa, the innovator behind the DC-based cold-pressed juicery and wellness brand, Jrink, has looked to her fellow food-industry entrepreneurs — Soupergirl, Whisked!, Wellfound Foods, Snacklins, Amazi, & Small Planes Coffee, to name a few — and together they have joined forces to deliver their products to customers' doorsteps. Now coffee, freshly made soups, snacks, and lunch, and all your Apothekary needs are available in a on e-stop shop that will keep you well and home.  Mastiha  Bakery Each week Mastiha will create a produce box, good for a 2-4 person household, and carrying a variety of rotating items. Order by Monday at 8:00 p.m. for Wednesday contactless pickup, of Wedensday by 8:00 p.m. for Friday contactless pickup. If you have been provided a neighborhood code, enter it into the discount code box at checkout.  This will communicate which orders belong together. To order a produce box, please click here. Bakery staples are also available to order online, including eggs, butter, flour, and sugar. PLace your order any day before 10:00 p.m. for next-day pickup.  Napoli Pasta Bar DC's southern Italian diner in Columbia Heights has partnered with Huntsman Specialty Game and is providing the neighborhood with meat pickup at the restaurant.  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.  Red Apron's butcher shops in DC’s Penn Quarter and VA’s Fairfax will remain open for counter service, but Neighborhood Provisions will also have access to its ground beef, sliced bacon or brined chickens, all for purchase online and available for delivery. Buzz Bakeshop in Alexandria will continue counter service as well, while also supplying Neighborhood Provisions with its sweet treats and Nazia Khan’s cold brew concentrate. Beer and wine delivery from Bluejacket, Planet Wine, The Partisan, and B-Side, with spirits and curated cocktails available at the DC locations (thanks to Nick Farrell) and their  cans and bottles will also be available through Neighborhood Provisions. Bonus: every purchase made at Neighborhood Provisions will support their team and the community at large. A 10% discount is available to anyone in the restaurant industry on all purchases. Lastly, every dollar spent will earn guests points toward NRG gift certificates for use at any of their businesses once the world gets back to normal.   Occasions Caterers Mobile Market During a time when shopping for healthy food can be challenging, Occasions Caterers is launching a drive-through Mobile Market to ease the stress. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the catering company will offer local produce, prepared foods, and beverages in various neighborhoods around the city. Featuring vegetable & dairy boxes, family-style prepared meals, wine, beer, spirits, and fresh cut flowers from LynnVale, the Mobile Market will act as a one-stop shop for your grocery needs, while supporting 4P Foods’ small network farms. Beginning Thursday, April 16, and every subsequent Thursday, the mobile market will service Cleveland Park, Woodley Park, Spring Valley, Georgetown, and Chevy Chase. On Tuesdays, locations will include Logan Circle, Bloomingdale/Shaw, Park View, and Brookland. All orders must be placed 48 hours prior, and pick-up locations will be drive-through friendly and staffed by gloved and masked attendants to make for no-contact pick-ups. Updates - including location, items available and more -  will be shared on Occasions Caterers’ Instagram account and website. In addition, Occasions Caterers is proud to launch the Occasions Giving Kitchen, a fundraising initiative that feeds under-served and at-risk communities throughout the region. Proceeds from their home meal kits and the Mobile Market will help fund the Giving Kitchen program. Officina Provisions Masseria and Officina are now introducing Officina Provisions, a weekly delivery service that brings the Italian culinary experience to your door. This subscription will feature both meal kits for you to craft at home and prepared dinners. In addition, the Provisions will include local produce, hand-crafted butcher products, fresh bread, and artisanal snacks and preserves. Best of all, cases of fine wine curated by their sommeliers are available to add to your subscription. Paul's Wine & Spirits Paul’s Pantry is stocked with local market items such as SouperGirl Soups, Firefly Farms Cheeses, and MeatCrafters Salami. Additionally, they have fresh baguettes on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. For questions, email [email protected] RARE Steakhouse The Rare Butcher Shop gives diners full access to Chef Marc Hennessy's prized dry-aging room, offering all-natural, butchered-in-house beef, pork, chicken, and more for pick-up and delivery, all at 25% off. All orders include kosher salt, black pepper, beef butter, and jus.  Shouk  The Shouk Pantry features plant-based Israeli kitchen staples like hummus, cashew labneh, secret spice blends, harissa, almond feta, pickled vegetables, and more. Order online for delivery or carryout from the Mount Vernon Triangle location. Soupergirl For DMV residents only, Soupergirl is now delivering a fresh “Farmer’s Market Box” of seasonal vegetables and fruit right to your door. To help hard-hit local farmers, they have partnered with Spring Valley Farm of West Virginia to deliver a fresh and unique selection of early spring fruits and vegetables. The market box is only $35 when added to any soup order, and can be bought here. While the Soupergirl stores are currently closed, they are offering next day local delivery, and are offering a 15% discount on all orders with code community15. Vegetable and Butcher The DC, MD, and VA meal delivery service is now coming in handier than ever. V+B offers healthy, ready-made meals that are 100% compostable, nutritious, and designed to make you stronger, fitter, cleaner – both mentally and physically.  Their meal services are entirely gluten and dairy-free, proven to help you stay at a healthy weight, give you more energy, and eliminate bloat. They are a great subscription service option to use during quarantine making cooking easier without the hassle. Via Sophia / Earth N Eats CSA  Colin Clark, executive chef of Via Sophia, a southern Italian Osteria housed in the Hamilton Hotel, and Earth N Eats, a family farm that supplies the best restaurants in D.C. with heirloom produce, have joined forces by creating & selling CSA boxes throughout the Metro D.C. area to help the local community and aid in relief efforts. Boxes include items such as eggs, milk, vegetables and cheese. Order Deadline is 10:00 a.m. on Monday and order payments can be made via Venmo (@EarthNEatsLlc) or Paypal. In addition to the CSA box program, Via Sophia and Earth N Eats have created a GoFundMe to support Chef Colin's laid-off workers.
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The Deeds List Grows
We know, it’s overwhelming. We are with you. But, there really is an abundance of ways to help the local businesses, restaurants and people in need in our community. The information is here. Just click: 4P Foods The 4P Foods and Local Food Hub have come together with a diverse coalition of partners across DC, VA, and MD to address this crisis. Representing local agriculture, food access, and social services organizations, this Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition (MAFRAC) aims to coordinate efforts to keep people fed, farmers growing, and small food businesses operating in the face of COVID-19. They are raising $10M to mobilize schools, food hubs, food banks, commercial kitchens, taxi and delivery fleets, and more to form a supply chain that will get nutrient-dense food to those who need it, whether at a community pick-up site or at home.  It is imperative that we invest in the local food system now, both to keep farms and food businesses a viable and stable source of food production, and to provide equitable food access to the most vulnerable in our communities. Support local and regional farms by getting their food delivered to you via 4P Foods. Learn more about the region’s emergency food response resources and ways to give or get involved. Bayou Bakery: Chefs Feeding Families While Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery is temporarily suspending it’s carry-out service, chef/owner David Guas will continue his mission to provide the community and under-served kids and families with free, grab-and-go meals. Guas founded the Chefs Feeding Families program, a collaboration with Real Food For Kids, which has been operational since the closure of Arlington County Public Schools several weeks ago. Chefs Feeding Families provides free, plant-based, nutritious meals for students, their families, and military families. Families can stop by Bayou Bakery from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (1515 N Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA) DC Brau’s Crowlers for Charity A new campaign of giving by the team at DC Brau,  Crowlers for Charity (CFC). Each week, proceeds from the sale of special 32oz cans filled with flagship brews will be donated to a designated non-profit partner, starting with Bread for the City. CFC crowlers will be available Wednesdays through Sundays via the DCBRau’s website for contactless curbside pick-up and delivery within the District. The initial line-up of Crowlers for Charity recipients includes: Bread for the City, SMYAL, The Blade Foundation, Greater DC Diaper Bank and the list goes on. Representatives from each organization will join the DC Brau team on the brewery’s Instagram channel every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. for a special CFC IG Live broadcast to talk about the non-profit and chat about the programming and outreach they’re currently doing to benefit the communities they serve. CFC crowlers are available for $8 each. Find out more and purchase your crowlers. Donate with Central Michel Richard Central Michel Richard believes that there is no more important time than now to help those in need. In addition to the restaurant donating hundreds of meals to the Sibley Memorial Hospital medical workers and the local DC firehouse, Central is asking its guests, friends, and families to consider donating a meal to those groups requiring assistance right now; from Coronavirus patients to medical workers on the front lines, or those currently in the midst of economic hardship as a result of unprecedented circumstances.  Central is partnering with several community-based organizations in light of these uncertain times. Please purchase meals and have them donated directly to someone impacted by Coronavirus via one of the restaurant's DC-based partnerships. $100 = 10 Meals -- $200 = 20 Meals -- $300 = 30 Meals. Contact [email protected] at the restaurant to make your donation today. Chefs For America/World Central Kitchen World Central Kitchen is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged fresh meals in communities that need support. Families and children are able to pick up and take meals home, and homebound seniors can receive meals via delivery. As traditional programs and services through schools, city government, and food banks are struggling to meet people’s needs, and hospital workers are working harder than ever before, WCK is stepping in to help around the country. You can help by donating to provide meals for families in need. In order to help meet this demand, WCK is activating restaurants, providing jobs for their staff and meals for those in need. As part of its #ChefsForAmerica nationwide emergency food relief program, World Central Kitchen is committing to purchasing 1 million meals from local restaurants, and delivering those meals directly to Americans that need assistance. #ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection between people who need meals and the restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living. Find out more if you would like to get your restaurant involved with the effort.  The Chefs’ Warehouse The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc., a specialty food distributor that has been purveying high-quality artisan ingredients to over 35,000 chef-driven restaurants and businesses for over three decades, has announced it has surpassed  $1,000,000 in Charitable Food Donations surrounding the COVI?D-19 Crisis. The Chefs’ Warehouse has partnered with several national and local organizations such as The LEE Initiative, as well as the #AskChefsAnything auction benefiting immigrant workers and their families. Most recently, the Chefs Warehouse teamed up with Chef Nancy Silverton of Mozza, and Chef Jessica Koslow of SQRL in Los Angeles, to provide the ingredients used in donated meals serving the recently unemployed local hospitality community. This effort, and many more like it, are just one part of The LEE Initiative that the Chefs’ Warehouse supports. To date, it has provided over 120,000 meals to out of work cooks, bartenders, waiters, and busboys across 20 regions around the country. Home delivery is now available. To learn more about home delivery, visit shop.chefswarehouse.com.    Columbia Room: Get a Hero Be a Hero The Columbia Room is opening a sandwich pop-up, Get a Hero Be a Hero, to help those on the front lines of the pandemic. The pop-up is the brainchild of beverage manager and Columbia Room partner, Paul Taylor. It's inspired by his love of sandwiches and his little sister, Margaret, a Naval Lieutenant aboard the USNS Comfort. The concept is simple: Order a sandwich and they'll donate a sandwich to first responders, hospital workers, or those in need. Paul’s sandwiches include the Mort & Mootz, inspired by classic Italian heroes, and Caul Me Maybe, a vegetable Bánh mì (sandwiches will change often). They will also offer an option to donate extra sandwiches and “Virtual Office Parties,” bulk delivery of multiple sandwiches to at home workers with a personal Zoom by Paul, sharing his techniques and love of sandwiches. Get a Hero Be a hero is working in partnership with The Power of 10 Initiative. Order sandwiches online for pickup and delivery alongside Columbia Room cocktails. Orders for delivery must be in before 3:00 p.m. Hours are 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. DC Central Kitchen Will operate takeaway meal sites at two DC Public Schools: Walker-Jones Education Campus (Ward 6), Kelly Miller Middle School (Ward 7), Thomas Elementary School (Ward 7). Additional mobile feeding locations serving to-go breakfasts and lunches are in the process of being launched. DCCK is prepared to increase meal deliveries to local shelters and nonprofit agencies. They will also be providing deeply discounted fresh produce deliveries to their partner stores. For a short time, Blue Cross Blue Shield will be matching all donations to DCCK up to $100,000. To donate, please click here. FoodItForwardDC Clyde’s Restaurant Group and Knead Hospitality & Design have launched Food it Forward, an initiative to support the hard-hit restaurant industry and provide quality food to vulnerable populations in the greater DMV. Through Food It Forward, the public can purchase delivery meals packaged by local restaurants. The meals will then be distributed to those who need it most in the Washington area by Martha’s Table.  A meal donated through Food It Forward supports not only local restaurants but also provides healthy food to our local community members affected by the COVID-19 Crisis. Visit FooditForwardDC.com for more information. HipCityVeg With every HipCityVeg order you place through DoorDash, HipCityVeg will deliver a meal to a healthcare worker in DC. This woman-owned restaurant group has been hard at work feeding frontline workers in Philly, and in response to overwhelming support, will now begin to deliver meals to every hospital in the District that is affected by COVID. If you join friends and neighbors to purchase 20 or more meals, you can choose which hospital or Unit your meals are donated to, or you can choose to have them delivered to other front-line responders, such as EMTs, firefighters, and police officers. Get your kids (or yourself) involved by dropping off their handmade thank you cards at the HCV Dupont Circle location (1300 Connecticut Avenue) and they will include them with each delivery. To order, use the DoorDash app. Don’t want to order a meal? You can still contribute: each $10 donation via Venmo @hipcityveg will go straight to the front lines. Hook Hall Helps To ensure workers have access to to-go meals and supplies Hook Hall has started a Worker Relief Fund First which will be used first to ensure that people get supplies and meals in their hands. They are now looking for restaurants who will pack to-go meals for the industry in need or donate perishables if you are going to close operations. Lee Initiative Reboot  In March, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the restaurant industry, Chef Edward Lee, in partnership with The LEE Initiative and Maker’s Mark, launched The Restaurant Workers Relief Program. The program has been able to provide over 140,000 meals and thousands of pounds of supplies to out of work restaurant employees in nineteen cities across the country. As restaurants around the country look towards reopening, Edward Lee and LEE Initiative director Lindsey Ofcacek are committed to helping reset the supply chains for farmers and restaurant operators who are committed to sustainable food. The LEE Initiative’s Restaurant Reboot Relief Program is committing at least $1 million to purchasing food from sustainable farmers in 16 regions and giving that food directly to restaurants in those areas. The restaurants that have hosted relief centers in those areas will be receiving the food and helping to select which other restaurants will be receiving the food as well. The Restaurant Reboot Relief Program launches in June of 2020 and will run for at least a year. The program is dependent on involvement from generous partners including Maker’s Mark, as well as donations from the general public. For more information on the relief efforts, please follow The LEE Initiative on social media. Further details on participating restaurants and farms will be available in the coming weeks. Click here for details on guidelines for participating restaurants and farms. Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience & Access Coalition The newly created Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience & Access Coalition (MAFRAC) is mobilizing farmers, schools, food hubs, food banks, commercial kitchens, rideshare services, food service workers and others to form a supply chain to help those in need while simultaneously keeping farmers and businesses in the regional supply chain working. In these difficult times an unprecedented number of Americans are unsure where their next meal will come from. Farms and food businesses have had their businesses upended by the pandemic. Food pantries and other food access providers are facing surging demand and uncertain supply chains and MAFRAC believes local is the solution. Local food systems drive economies, provide nourishment, and employ countless people from farm workers to dishwashers. In March 2020, 25 organizations from across the Mid-Atlantic, led by 4P Foods, created MAFRAC to help keep communities fed, farmers harvesting, and local food businesses operating.  As economic uncertainty mounts and the number of un- and underemployed increases, it is imperative to invest in the local food system to keep farms and food businesses a viable and stable source of food production, and to provide equitable food access to the most vulnerable in our communities. A recent example is rescuing 16 tons of apples and turning the potential loss into a $13,000 profit for a family fruit farm in Pennsylvania. For more information about MAFRAC visit mafrac.com Neighborhood Provisions Neighborhood Provisions is providing healthy, well-sourced meals to those in need. The concept is simple: through the generosity of sponsorships small and large, they reach out to groups that require assistance, be it frontline hospital workers, the economically vulnerable or Coronavirus patients. Their chefs prepare the meals, and their team - trained in CDC-approved health and safety practices - deliver these meals to those groups in need. You can help them help the community--their goal is to serve 400 meals per day, 2,800 meals per week, and they have outlined many ways you can lend a hand on their website. When you click this link, you will be directed to pick your city, and can then select the 'Helping Those in Need' tab.  No Kid Hungry As part of its ongoing COVID19 relief and recovery efforts, No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America, and Nationals Philanthropies, the official charitable arm of the Washington Nationals, have issued matching grants of $25,000 to Fairfax County Public Schools and Prince George’s County Public Schools for a total of $50,000 to each school district. These funds will help Fairfax County and Prince George's County Public Schools make sure kids stay nourished.  Combined, the school districts will serve approximately 35,000 meals a day through curbside pick-up, pop-up meal sites and bus route delivery. Before the pandemic, 1 in 7 American kids lived with hunger; this year, that number may grow to 1 in 4. While there may not yet be a cure for COVID19, the hunger that so many families across the country are suffering while out of school and work is solvable. No Kid Hungry and Nationals Philanthropies, through its NATS4GOOD Community Response Fund, remain committed to assisting communities throughout the Coronavirus outbreak and its aftermath. Off Their Plate, Inc.  Off Their Plate is a national grassroots movement to provide nutritious meals to hospital teams and revive restaurant jobs in our communities by partnering local restaurants with hospitals and community health centers. Off Their Plate, which is affiliated with Jose Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, has raised more than $2.5 million to date and is working with a growing list of Washington D.C. restaurants, including Emilie’s, RIS, Chicken + Whiskey, Cork Wine Bar and The Alibi. Off Their Plate began in Boston in mid-March and has since delivered tens of thousands of “hero meals” to frontline healthcare workers in cities across the country, including Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The organization is run entirely by volunteers and is powered by private donations and grants. Washington’s vibrant food scene is both a source of civic pride and a foundation of the local economy, and the restaurant industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Off Their Plate was created to support this crucial segment of the workforce during a period of unprecedented disruption by paying them to prepare healthy, delicious meals for our healthcare heroes who are working around the clock and may lack access to nutritious, convenient food options. Restaurants interested in partnering with Off Their Plate can sign up here.  Individuals and organizations interested in supporting Off Their Plate with a financial contribution can do so here. Optimus Ride Autonomous Vehicles & The Yards  The Yards and Optimus Ride, a self-driving technology systems company, launched a fleet of three autonomous vehicles that will be used to deliver food directly--and contact-free--to families in Southeast DC who are struggling with food insecurity and access to food amid COVID-19. Developed by Neighborhood Restaurant Group and the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, the One-Week boxes consist of enough nutritious, prepared foods and raw ingredients to support a full week’s worth of meals for an individual that sustains a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Each week, The Yards and Optimus Ride will be delivering meals prepared at Bluejacket to families identified by Pathways to Housing DC, an organization aimed at ending homelessness and supporting recovery for people with complex health challenges, as well as families in need at Van Ness Elementary School, a neighbor of The Yards. Each box will contain a mix of products requiring preparation, such as fresh produce, proteins and grains, as well as products that are ready to eat, like homemade chicken soup. The boxes will be distributed to the identified families on a weekly basis, serving a total of 5,000 meals. Optimus Ride has designed, built, and started the operation of a self-driving system that has capabilities for both logistics and passenger mobility. The current system is supervised by trained staff and engineers while the vehicles learn the different routes around The Yards. The operation will begin by providing essential logistics services for transporting prepared foods and groceries - initially for nonprofit meals and eventually for commercial food delivery services for the tenants at The Yards - and transition to people-moving as COVID-19 subsides. Through their system, Optimus Ride is integrating a new logistics vertical critical for restaurants, retailers and other businesses in order to safely serve their community during and after the pandemic. Pizzeria Paradiso Pizzeria Paradiso’s chef and founder, Ruth Gresser, will donate 10,000 pizzas to children and families in need and frontline workers over the next ten weeks. Starting April 9th at 11:30 a.m., and while supplies last every Thursday for the next ten weeks, Pizzeria Paradiso will distribute 300 individual pizzas in Hyattsville in conjunction with Real Food for Kids: Chefs Feeding Families and Art Works Now in an effort to support families impacted by closed schools. Every individual served will receive a vegetable and whole-grain crust pizza, and an Art Works Now MANDALA Coloring Sheet. The initiative continues with pizza donations to senior citizens in Hyattsville, Children's Hospital, GW Hospital, and Hook Hall Helps. Over these ten weeks, Paradiso will be accepting suggestions for additional donation sites to support those in need during this time. If you would like to donate in support of 10,000 Pizzas, you can do so here. You may also suggest a drop-off location by e-mailing [email protected] Pizzeria Paradiso will continue to support the mission of Real Foods For Kids by supplying vegetable and whole-grain pizzas for Northern Virginia families each weekend through this crisis.  Power of 10 This initiative is dedicated to maintaining restaurant operations while keeping employees and communities safe. The mission is based on re-employing staff, establishing food security and engaging with the community. How does it work? By raising $10,000 per week in donations, the organization is able to provide 10 full-time jobs and 1,000 free meals to any direct, in-need community. This model allows restaurants to reopen without having to implement takeout/delivery services that they were not built to handle. Between individual contributions and other non-profit grants, Power of 10 initiative has raised $200,000 since March 26. Sixty sustainable full-time jobs have been restored for local restaurant workers, and 10,000 hot, free meals have been served to communities in need and frontline workers. The initiative has expanded to six DC restaurants, including Maydan, Compass Rose, and Derek Brown’s new pop-up sandwich shop. LA expansion kicked off with the help of Olympic medalist Mirai Nagasu’s family restaurant, Sushi Kiyosuzu. With a goal to expand immediately in cities like Philadelphia, New York, New Orleans, Detroit and more, this isn’t just a COVID-19 quick fix, this is a model that can be used to revive restaurants and local supply chains to feed communities and frontline workers in times of crisis to come. Find out more about donating or starting a Power of 10 initiative in your community here.   #RdVforWCK RdV Vineyards, in Delaplane, Virginia, pledges to donate 20% of the cost of this year’s new 2/2 wine club memberships to World Central Kitchen #ChefsForAmerica COVID-19 relief efforts, which feed vulnerable communities and frontline medical professionals through mobile distributions and restaurant partners. RdV Vineyards will match a $50 contribution for every new yearly “2/2” wine club membership purchased, and hopes to raise at least $50,000 for World Central Kitchen from this campaign alone. This RdV membership is an exclusive way to taste the full range of offerings from this extraordinary vineyard, and the yearly $500 membership fee includes 2 bottles of Rendezvous release in the spring and 2 bottles of Lost Mountain in the fall. The RdVforWCK Membership campaign will run through June 1st. Visit rdvvineyards.com to learn more about the vineyard and their wines. #SaveDCEats Save Eats DC is a new digital marketplace created to share culinary and hospitality experiences and offers that generate revenue for restaurants and bars now and can be redeemed once this crisis has passed. The #SaveDCEats team is led by chef Christopher Morgan who was working on a fundraiser campaign when he was introduced to Anthony and David of #SavePhillyEats. Their missions and goals aligned and they decided to combine efforts to bring #SaveDCEats to life. #SAVEDCEATS experiences will be added every day. Current offerings include:  An exclusive Little Sesame dinner for 10, A Himitsu throwback dinner for two hosted by Chef Kevin Tien, A farm-to-table dining experience for 20 by Shilling Canning Company plus so many other unique offerings. This is an incredible opportunity to support the local hospitality community and ensure their survival, plan your post-quarantine celebration now. Visit savedceats.com. South Block Apple a Day South Block rolled out their Apple a Day campaign through Fruitful Planet, the chain's nonprofit arm. Through the month of May, South Block will be accepting $5 donations that will provide a bag of apples to a local family in need, as so many DC/NOVA residents are being impacted by Covid-19 and food insecurity. On top of this, South Block also continues to donate fresh pressed juices to local hospitals, to keep those on the front lines in high spirits & with boosted immunities. For more information, visit fruitfulplanet.org.
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Out of the Box Thinking
Even in the toughest of times, creative juices flow ...   BIDGO Rosslyn “BIDGO,” now available on the BID’s website, is a take on a classic BINGO game that incorporates at-home activities and Rosslyn-specific tasks. To play BIDGO, participants must complete five tasks on the card in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line, and send a photo of each activity with descriptions to [email protected] The first 25 participants to submit a completed card verified by the BID will receive a $25 gift card from a participating #RosslynRewards restaurant of choice. Activities on the BIDGO cards range from at-home activities like reading a new book or playing the BID’s virtual trivia game, a twice-weekly online event where participants have the chance to win gift cards of up to $75  to Target, Safeway, and CVS. Other tasks include completing activities on Rosslyn BID’s wellness page, which was set up in partnership with local fitness studios, gyms and coaches to bring free content for residents and employees to view at home. Content relating to physical therapy and overall well-being are also available. Participants can also cross off BIDGO spaces by supporting local restaurants through the BID’s #RosslynRewards program and restaurant directory. (rosslynva.org)   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   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/)    #LoveNationalLanding The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) has launched #LoveNationalLanding, a new art campaign designed to enliven the local streetscape while also highlighting the work of area businesses and local artists. The initiative kicked off with the unveiling of an array of vibrant artwork featuring sunbursts, blooming flowers, and oversized hearts emboldened with encouraging messages across several storefronts in National Landing, the district that encompasses Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard.  Drawing inspiration from Andy Shallal’s #PaintTheStorefronts program, and neighborhoods across the country that have utilized art to beautify the public realm during the COVID-19 crisis, the BID worked with curator Tom Pipkin to select a lineup of local artists who were then tasked with creating facade designs that would serve as a source of community-wide inspiration.  In addition to the storefront beautification project, the BID has enlisted local muralist team Brocoloco to create eye-catching vinyl wraps that will cover two welcome boxes with frontages that span over 20’-by-8’. Brocoloco will also produce 100 sidewalk decals featuring positive and amusing messages that will be scattered throughout the neighborhood.  These features, along with a social media component, will roll out over the month of May.   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)    Voraciously “Essential Cookbooks” The Washington Post has launched an email series providing the necessary tools for cooking with advanced culinary techniques and guidance on everyday recipes from a variety of skilled chefs, Voraciously’s “Essential Cookbooks” newsletter. Starting Monday, June 1, the Voraciously staff will feature 10 selected cookbooks that are considered vital for home cooks. Each week, the newsletter will showcase a cookbook, introducing readers to techniques, ingredients and flavor combinations that they can apply. Chefs can also enrich their day-to-day cooking with featured cookbook recipes that they can add to their rotations. For more information, please click here.   The Yards at Home The Yards is announcing a new, ongoing virtual programming series, “The Yards at Home,” featuring the faces and voices behind businesses at The Yards. All content will be streamed live on the @TheYardsDC’s new IGTV channel in 10-minute segments focused on health and wellness, fitness, nutrition, family fun, pets, food, and wine, brought to you directly from retailers at The Yards. Some of the unique segments retailers and restaurants at The Yards will be bringing into homes in the coming weeks include wellness workouts and tips from Lululemon Ambassador Tim Williams, VIDA Fitness instructors, Pacer’s Running and more; map out the best running routes and bike paths for safe, social-distancing compliant outdoor fun; Get to know the movers, shakers, and drink-makers of The Yards community including Maialino Mare Sommelier Marcie Gsteiger-Cox, bartenders and brewers from Bluejacket, Albi, District Winery and more through virtual tastings, blind taste tests, and behind-the-scenes content; Join Banfield Pet Hospital for Press Paws with tips on how to keep your pet tick-free, healthy, groomed and entertained while outdoor options remain limited; Get crafty with hands-on virtual workshops and personal shopping with Steadfast Supply, and more. (TheYardsDC.com)
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Celebrate the Graduating Class of 2020
The class of 2020 may have missed out on some of the traditions and rituals that go along with the accomplishment of graduating. They may not be able to walk across the stage or throw their cap in the air but, we can celebrate them deliciously: Chaia  Chaia Backyard Party Box: add a little Chaia to your graduation celebration. Box includes all the sides you need to accompany anything you are planning for the grill or a small gathering. Serves 6-8 people and includes mexican potato salad (1 QT), citrus-roasted beets (1 QT), and more($92). One can add Margaritas ($48, or $85 for half gallon), and other drink options. 615 I Street NW; (chaiatacos.com)  Fiola Mare The 4-Course Graduation Celebration Menu (Serves 4 for $320) includes chilled spring green gazpacho,  ricotta cavatelli “al Forno”, and more. Casper’s recommended pairings for the meal include Marc Hebrart Brut Champagne, 1er Cru Rose ($72), Gaja, Ca' Marcanda 'Vistamare', Toscano Bianco 2017 ($75), and Antinori 'Pian delle Vigne' Brunello di Montalcino 2014 ($81). The Graduation Gift Basket ($125) features a selection of gifts including a “Congratulations Graduate” coffee mug, a marble flask, and more. Graduation baskets will be available from Thursday, May 21 from Fiola Mare and all Sfoglina locations. 3100 K Street NW; (fiolamaredc.com) Geppetto  Geppetto catering has created Virtual Graduation Packages for you to share and send to guests. The first is the Cum Laude package ( serves 4, $60) and includes cake, champagne, and a cheese display. The Magna Cum Laude ( serves 4, $100) and includes cake, champagne, a cheese display, and more. The Sumo Cum Laude (serves 4, $90) includes a choice of two proteins, three sides, cake, and champagne. 4505 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD; 301.927.8800; (geppettocatering.com)   Ridgewells Celebrate the class of 2020 with offerings from Ridgewells. Package one (4 people, $195) includes ribs, coleslaw, cornbread, and more. Package two ( 4 People, $275) includes shrimp cocktail, garlic breadsticks, and more. The celebration box ($65), includes confetti cannons, balloons, and more. 5525 Dorsey Lane, Bethesda, MD; 301.652.1515; (ridgewells.com)  Sfoglina The 4-Course Graduation Menu (Serves 4 for $280) includes seasonal favorites such as grilled asparagus, lobster crema; braised beef short ribs, and more. Add wine and spirits director Casper Rice’s suggested wines, including Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne ($39), Sartarelli Verdicchio 2018 ($13), La Giaretta Amarone della Valpolicella 2015 ($35), and Mastroberardino Taurasi 1998 ($87). 4445 Connecticut Avenue NW;  202.525.1402; (sfoglinapasta.com)
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