Popping Up & Popping Out(side)


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:

Brasserie Liberte 
Brasserie Liberté is offering Friday lunch with French classics such as a croque monsieur, escargots, burgers, moules frites, and more. Brasserie Liberté serves lunch on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. 3251 Prospect Street NW; 202.878.8404; libertedc.com

Conrad debuts its newest seasonal concept, the Hidden Terrace at the Conrad Gardens, a dining experience that offers a sensory journey of garden-inspired dishes and cocktails. In partnership with Amaryllis Floral and Event Design, the offering is available through early November. The menu features a three-drawer jewelry box filled with crudité of micro vegetables, cheese and charcuterie, and more. The Hidden Terrace Garden Tasting is available Fridays and Saturdays, with seatings available at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30pm and 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The price of the experience, including all food and paired cocktails, is priced at $100, or $75 for food only. 950 New York Avenue NW;

Duke’s Grocery Pho Pop-Up
Duke’s Grocery has launched a pop-up with The Pho Joint. The Pho Joint, housed at the Duke’s location in Foggy Bottom, offers five kinds of Vietnamese soup for dine-in, takeout and delivery via UberEats, GrubHub and Doordash. Pho offerings include brisket, chicken pho, and more. 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.733.3967;

Espita's Ghostburger has vegetarian options and more. The updated menu now includes a newly launched "Shroomsteak" for vegetarians. Guests can also enjoy authentic Sarcone's rolls from Philly for their cheesesteaks or try the new carnitas and broccoli rabe sandwich. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.621.9695;

NEW:  Equinox
Equinox’s Chef Todd Gray has introduced a new  Mid-Week Special - with a 3-course dinner. Guests choose a starter, entrée, and a side or sweet course. The special is priced at $35. Menu offerings include red curried pumpkin soup, crispy tofu cauliflower curry, and more. Available Wednesdays for dine-in, takeout or delivery. Tax, tip, beverages, and delivery not included. 818 Connecticut Avenue NW;

Fried chicken joint​ ​Fuku​ is expanding into the DC market with the launch of its new menu update. The release of an all-white meat spicy fried chicken sandwich will be available for ​delivery. The new spicy fried chicken sandwich features 6 oz of chicken breast (non-GMO and antibiotic-free), brined in a fresh habanero puree for 24 hours, served with Fuku mayo, and pickles on a Martin’s potato roll. eatfuku.com

Ivy Hotel 
The Ivy Hotel, a 19th-century boutique hotel mansion in Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood has reopened with an invitation to experience its new restaurant concept: Magdalena, a Maryland Bistro. The new concept highlights an interpretation of Maryland cuisine combined with French techniques and Chef Mark’s British flair. Menu offerings include eastern shore crab cake, southern Maryland ham, and more. 205 E. Biddle Street, Baltimore Maryland; 410.514.6500; theivybaltimore.com

Marcel’s has designed a new menu to temporarily replace Marcel's 20 year pre-theater menu. Marcel's is offering a three-course menu from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. , Tuesday-Thursday for $65 and Friday and Saturday, for $80. Pianist Michael Price is back in the lounge playing on Friday and Saturday evenings. Menu offerings include amuse bouche, black bass with cured cauliflower, and more. 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202.296.1166; marcelsdc.com

NEW:  Nobu 
Nobu is introducing a new feature called “Date night” which is a meal to be shared by two. The meal features a baby spinach salad, a hand rolled box of sushi, chicken karaage, and more for $99. Guests can choose from among DC’s finest selection of wines, signature cocktails or premium, medium-bodied, delicate, and creamy sakes, all 20% off. 525 M Street NW; 202.871.6565;

NEW:  Officina 
Officina is offering pasta wednesdays at the Wharf. Every Wednesday for the fall/winter season,  all pastas are $11 all night for dine in and carryout. Pasta offerings include bucatini, gnocchi, ricotta gnocchi, and more. 1120 Maine Avenue SW; 202.747.5222; officinadc.com

NEW:  PLNT Burger 
In celebration of its seventh store opening inside Whole Foods Market in Old Town, Alexandria, and the successful launch of Tracye McQuirter’s 10,000 Black Vegan Women Program, PLNT Burger, a plant-based restaurant concept will be hosting a socially distanced event for media and community members from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on October 22. Guests will pick up a complimentary dinner at the new store and then head to African Heritage Park in Old Town, Alexandria. In honor of the launch, PLNT Burger will be partnering with McQuirter on a new O’Tasty option: the Tracye O’Tasty made of PLNT Burger’s chocolate oat-milk based soft serve combined with a special recipe created by McQuirter herself. 833 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD; 240.685.6286;

NEW:  Rose’s Luxury 
Rose's at Home is the newest branch of the Rose's Restaurant Group, a Michelin-starred restaurant group in Capitol Hill. Rose's at Home is focused on bringing the award-winning food and hospitality from Rose's Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls and Little Pearl into the comfort of guests home. Guests can enjoy deliverable three-course meals with menu offerings including, tex-mex with brisket enchiladas, little Italy with chicken cacciatore, and more. 717 8th Street SE; 202.580.8889;

NEW:  Satellite Sandwiches
The owners of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, announced the opening of Satellite Sandwiches, an all-day sandwich and cookie-centric ghost kitchen. The menu, composed of a variety of Philadelphia-inspired cheesesteaks, comforting sandwiches and sides, plus jumbo made-to-order cookies, is exclusively available for delivery or pre-ordered pick-up at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Offerings include chicken parmesan, pizza steak, and more. 1308 G Street NW; 202.809.5565;

NEW:  Shilling Canning Company 
Shilling Canning Company is reintroducing dishes and items like the fall harvest salad (served inside a honeybear acorn squash), parsnip panna cotta, Asian pear, & brown butter vinaigrette. Also returning to the menu is elysian fields purebred lamb. 360 Water Street SE; 202.554; 7474;

NEW:  Shouk Burgers
Shouk Burgers is offering a frozen version of its lauded Shouk Burger, available online for delivery or pick-up. The Shouk Burger is made from 12 whole vegetables, beans, and grains. The Shouk Burgers will be sold as packs of two patties for $8 with heating instructions and serving suggestions provided. The burgers are soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, and, prior to being frozen, are put together with a flaxseed binder, individually cooked vegetables, a careful blend of spices, and other cooking techniques that help the patty achieve color and char when seared or grilled. 655 K Street NW; 202.945.4747;

Stellina Pizzeria
National Pizza Month specials are available through October at Stellina Pizzeria. Chef Matteo Venini is featuring a special truffle and sausage pizza available this month only. The Norcina pizza features mozzarella, ricotta, fennel sausage, mixed mushrooms, squash, and fresh black truffle. Stellina will also offer frozen margherita and cacio e pepe pizzas for just $10 through the month. A portion of sales from the Norcina and frozen pizzas will be donated to Best Buddies. 399 Morse Street NE; 202.851.3995; stellinapizzeria.com