Spring Awakenings & Cravings


Photo: Equinox

Area restaurants are upping their delivery and to-go offerings, still, and for those who are ready, you can dine on their patios and socially distance indoors:

NEW:  All Purpose Shaw 
All Purpose Shaw has added new pizzas to their menu. The offerings include buffalo chicken pizza featuring mozz, gorgonzola, red onion, pickled peppers, spring onion and buffalo chicken, the Casanova with marinated artichokes, garlicky spinach, Calabrian chilies, and lemon, or Polpetti topped with tomato, burrata, beef meatballs, and aji dulce chilies. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.849.6174;

NEW:  Bombay Club
The Bombay Club is offering a Thali menu that showcases four different regions of India. Menu offerings from the four menus include cauliflower bezule toast, Paneer Lababdar, and more. 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW; 202.659.3727;

District Doughnut 
District Doughnut is offering bake at-home cinnamon role kits. Each package gets you four vanilla bean doughnut dough cinnamon rolls and Chef Christine's vanilla bean glaze. The packs are available for pre-order. 749 8th Street SE;

Equinox has introduced the C.I.Y. 'Nox Box Meal Kit. C.I.Y. Boxes are full of freshly-prepped housemade ingredients and ready to combine, stir, mix and heat.  Dinner is on the table in 25 minutes, with easy-to-follow instructions and a video of Chef Gray to guide you to an elegant meal at home. Options include plant-based turmuric-scented fusilli with mushroom bolognese, or winter root vegetable & cauliflower curry. 818 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202.331. 8118;

Fiola Mare
Fiola is offering a weekly harvest menu (3 Courses for $105) for pickup and delivery. The menu includes a garden salad featuring tender gem lettuces and hearty radicchio along with goat's milk curd, a farmer's steak with American wagyu NY strip and burnt onion, pancetta, and wild bronze fennel. Desserts include a Honeycrisp apple pie with lemon zest, thyme, and an eggnog shake. 3100 K Street NW; 202.525.1402;

Maketto has introduced a monthly subscription program. Each month, Chef Bruner-Yang and the Maketto kitchen will be hand-selecting fresh provisions, pantry goods, and meal experiences. The monthly provision can include options like sauces and baked goods, dumpling kits, baos, and hand-pulled noodles. 1351 H Street NE; 202.838.9972;

NEW:  Modena
Modena has announced a month of italian tasting experiences with Chef John Melfi curating a four course menu. Melfi’s menu includes Foie-Gras Mousse, bisteca ala Fiorentina for two, with sauteed spinach, roasted garlic, charred lemon, and more. 1100 New York Avenue NW; 202.216.9550;

Pizza Paradiso 
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Pizzeria Paradiso is celebrating “Women’s Food Month” this March through partnerships with local, women-owned food businesses. Paradiso has partnered with Cheesemonster Studio, owned by Alice Bergen Phillips and Kara McGrath, to create a special four cheese pizza. The artisanal cheese shop has provided Paradiso with three cheeses made by women cheesemakers for the limited edition pizza: Boxcarr’s Campo, Meadow Creek Dairy’s Appalachian, and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese’s Original Blue. The pizza is finished with mozzarella, roasted onions, and arugula. 2003 P Street NW; 202.223.1245;

Red Apron Butcher
Red Apron Butcher is offering Butcher Boxes where you’ll receive a monthly box filled with fresh meat from local farmers and occasional cured meats. You can opt to add in spices and rubs, as well as pantry items like pimento cheese or mustard. Recipes specific to the included goods are included too. Each box comes with a Spotify playlist curated by Nathan Anda. The two size options include the Biggie (7-8 lbs of meat) or the Biggie Big (12-13 lbx). 709 D street NW; 202.524.5244;

NEW:  Rose’s at Home
Rose’s Luxury's Rose's at Home has added new menu’s to their offerings. The I Heart NY menu features smoked salmon salad, Halal Guys chicken platter, and more. The Miami Nights menu features shrimp ceviche, cuban sandwich, and keylime pie. 715 8th Street SE;

NEW:  Taqueria del Bario
Taqueria is having Empanada Madness with a unique empanada menu each week. The menu weeks include varieties from pineapple jerk chicken empanadas, beef chili and cheddar empanadas, Cuban pulled pork w/spicy guava aauce, and steak, peppers, onions, cheese wiz. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation. 821 Upshur street NW; 202.723.0200;

Women’s Food Fest
Women’s Food Fest is a collection of women-owned food businesses in Washington, DC that hosted Women's Food Fest and a Holiday Market in 2020, to help boost small business' during COVID-19. Women’s Food Fest has started Women Entrepreneurs Inauguration Baskets. In celebration of International Women's Day they are hosting Dine Together with Capital Women Chefs and Restaurateurs with DC Let’s Talk International Women's Day Meal and MarketPlace. A meal and conversation includes a four course dinner for two from four women chef/restaurateurs combined with a virtual dinner conversation with eight restaurateurs. The marketplace features specially curated food gifts - chef dinners, gift baskets, monthly specials from many of DC’s outstanding women-owned businesses. 1805 14th Street NW;

Xiquet’s Exec. Chef Danny Lledo has launched a chef 's tasting menu to-go. The chef tasting menu is a four-course meal which you get to curate yourself with options ranging from Iberian cheese and charcuterie to Russian gold caviar, Iberian pork shoulder, carabinero red prawns and more all for just $65 per person. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; 202.913.4671;