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BULLFROG BAGELS: WESTERN MARKET

PROJECTED OPENING: March 2023 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Bullfrog Bagels will be coming to Western Market next month. They will offer their Bullfrog menu available for dine-in, carryout, and delivery. Some menu options guests can get excited for include The House Smoked Salmon, The Reuben, The Whitefish, and much more. This location will also be a hub for caterin services, as they offer large specialty options such as Smoked Fish Platters, Braised Brisket and Pastrami, Desserts, and more; For more information, visit their website here.
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BRINE OYSTER AND SEAFOOD HOUSE

1800 Connecticut Avenue NW Co-owners Aaron McGovern and Arturas Vorobjovas have opened the expansion of their Brine Oyster and Seafood House in Dupont Circle. The menu and specials differ slightly from its H Street predecessor, but the quality of food and service remains the same at the new Dupont location. Brine Dupont features weeknight food and drink specials, whole Maine lobsters available daily, a fresh catch of the day, and plenty of oysters. The menu focuses heavily on surf, but there is also turf options for guests. Brine Dupont boasts 47 seats inside its two dining rooms, a bar and high top area, and a street-facing patio that has seats 7 guests; For more information, visit their website here.
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Superbowl LVII Feasts And Feastings

Oh, it has been brought! The Kansas City Chiefs will battle the Philadelphia Eagles in this year’s Superbowl. Mark your calendar now for  February 12th but don’t delay in planning your game day feasts and feasting.  Whether you want to go out to watch it on a big screen or invite over your team to watch at home  The DC restaurant and bar community is ready to laden your table with all the goods from wings and nachos, to sushi and donuts (football shaped of course!) and all the beers, cocktails and zero-proof mixes. Order up:  NEW: Super Bowl Menu from All-Purpose Starting Monday, February 6th, guests can order Chef Mike Friedman’s Super Bowl Italiano menu. Some menu highlights include Honey Hot and Lemon Glaze Wing Platters, AP Party Sub, Jersey Meatball Platter, and much more. The menu is available for pick-up only. All orders must be placed by Friday, February 10th at 4:00 p.m. Pick-up is available on Sunday, February 12th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Shaw and Riverfront locations; 202.849.6174 (Shaw). 1250 9th Street NW. 202.629.1894 (Riverfront). 79 Potomac Avenue SE. To place an order, email [email protected] NEW: Super Bowl Specials from Arepa Zone Arepa Zone will be offering Super Bowl specials on Sunday, February 12th where guests can enjoy the big game with a latin twist. The Super Bowl Platter ($60) includes 30 tequeño pops, 20 yuca fritters, 6 chicken empanadas, 6 beef empanadas, and salsa de ajo. They also are offering mini empanada trays and tequeño trays. Orders must be placed by Friday, February 10th; 202.525.1972. 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. To place an order, click here. Super Bowl Specials at Augies Mussel House and Beer Garden Celebrate this year’s Super Bowl at Augies of Alexandria with a variety of specials. Some highlights include the Augie’s Sampler ($45) which includes buffalo chicken wings, steak and cheese rolls, fried mozzarella, Nashville chicken tenders, and more; 703.721.3970. 1106 King Street, Alexandria, VA. For more information, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Watch Party at Boundary Stone This Super Bowl Sunday, guests can gather at Boundary Stone and watch the big game on its newly constructed ‘Birds Beer Garden’ or inside where the game will be played on all the TVs. Chef Bacot will be serving up bites which includes the pub’s signature game-day Cheesesteaks. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come first serve basis; 202.621.6635. 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW. For more information, click here. Watch The Big Game at Brickstones Kitchen & Bar Join Brickstone’s Kitchen & Bar for game day specials on Sunday, February 12th. Anyone who is wearing the winning team’s apparel at the end of the game will receive a coupon for a complimentary dish to use on another visit. There are 12 televisions for guests to view the game. Some menu highlights include Sticky Finger Ribs, BKB Sliders, Wings Your Way, and more. The specials are available from 5:00 p.m. until the end of the game; 202.739.2001. 900 10th Street NW. To make a reservation, click here. NEW: Super Bowl BBQ Kits from Brookland’s Finest Brookland’s Finest will offer at-home Super Bowl BBQ kits on Sunday, February 12th. The kit from Kansas City native Shannan Troncoso will feed four and include smoked beef brisket, 2 lbs of BBQ pulled pork, pineapple mumbo sauce, Cajun potato salad, coleslaw, and brioche buns for $75.  A six-pack of local beer can be added on for an additional $15. Pre-orders will begin on Friday, February 3rd and will be available until Thursday, February 9th; 202.636.0050. 3126 12th Street NE. For information, click here. Sip & Taste from Chef Matt Baker at Home The team at Chef Matt Baker at Home are cooking up a fantastic Super Bowl Feast for each phase of the game with a delicious array of housemade wings, Pimento Cheese, Southern Biscuits and Vegetarian Chili; 1201 K Street NW. To order, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Package from ChiKo The stage is set for this year's Super Bowl. Feel like a champ whether your team made the big show or not with ChiKo's Super Bowl Package, including a bucket of wings and DIY Bulgogi tots. Available at all locations for pick-up only on Sunday, February 12th after 4:00 p.m.; Multiple Locations. To place an order, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Offerings from City State Brewing On Sunday, February 12th, kick-off Super Bowl Sunday with pregame festivities and all-day happy hour specials at City State Brewing. You won’t miss any of the action on their huge TV screen. Try their $12.50 6-packs or $10 4-packs of specialty beer and stock up with wholesale-priced cases of Lost Laws Pils, 8 Wards IPA, Equal Marriage Blonde, and Featherduster Hazy; 705 Edgewood Street NE. For more information, click here. Super Bowl Specials at Colada Shop For the Super Bowl, Colada Shop will offer Buffalo Chicken Empanadas from Friday, February 10th until Sunday, February 12th in-stores and for local delivery via Toast. Catering is also available at all five locations; 240.332.8870. 7993 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. For more information, click here. Super Bowl Offerings from Crooked Run & Pizza Serata  Watch the Super Bowl at the newly opened Crooked Run & Pizza Serata at Union Market, or bring the party home with their takeout and delivery options. Guests can enjoy Crooked Run’s craft beers, ciders, and wines alongside Chef Chris Morgan’s artisanal pan pizzas. Double fudge brownies are available as a dessert; 585.269.4955. 550 Morse Street NE Suite #120. To place an order, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Party Platters from Esencias Panameñas Chef Yadira's Esencias Panameñas has your Super Bowl party covered with three Super Bowl Watch Party Platters, each with a Panamanian twist. The three options are: The Meat Bowl, The Veggie Bowl, and The Panama Bowl. A half-tray costs $85 and serves 10 to 12 people. A full tray costs $160 and serves 20 to 25 people. Orders must be placed by Monday, February 6th. Pick-up is at Tastemakers on Saturday, February 11th or Sunday, February 12th; 2800 10th Street NE. For more information, click here. To place an order, click here. NEW: Super-Bowl-At-Home from Fainting Goat For those planning on watching the Super Bowl from home, Fainting Goat has you covered with their "Super Packages" ($95). complete with bar pies, 20-inch sandwiches, and fried snacks. They are also offering a "5-Pie Pack" for $45, featuring five thin-crust bar pies with unlimited toppings. Guests can also get excited for 20-inch Sandwiches ($20), 20 Buffalo Wings or Seasonal Arancini ($30), and Goat Cheese Fondue. All orders must be placed by Friday, February 10th at 2:30 p.m.; 202.735.0344. 1330 U Street NW. To place an order, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Specials at Fight Club This Super Bowl Sunday, in addition to the regular menu of sandwiches, snacks, and cocktails, Fight Club will be offering sandwich and drink specials inspired by the competing teams. The sandwiches created by Chef Andrew Markert are The Philly Style Steak and Cheese ($16) and The Kansas City CB ($18). The special drinks Bar Manager Cory Holzerland are City Wide Hamm’s and Jameson ($6) and Kansas City Ice Water ($10). Guests can also play Fight Club’s square board for a chance to win a $50 Fight Club gift card; 202.885.98714. 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. To make a reservation, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Party Pack from Gatsby Navy Yard Gatsby's Big Game Party Pack includes classic snacks for watching football. Some options include Old Bay Wings with Mumbo Sauce, Artichoke and Spinach Dip, Guacamole, and more. Guests can mix-and-match or opt for the all-inclusive option for $60. Guests can also add a shareable serving of Greta's punch for $54. Orders must be placed by Saturday, February 11th. 202.817.3005. 1205 Half Street SE. To place an order, click here. NEW: The Burger Bowl at Ghostburger Ghostburger is kicking off their "Burger Bowl" with a special Kansas City Burger facing off against a Philly Burger. The Chiefs-inspired burger ($16) features 8-ounces of Burnt Ends, BBQ Sauce, and Pickles. The Eagles-inspired burger ($14) features Heritage Pork, from D'Artagnan, Garlicky Broccoli Rabe, Garlic Mayo, Provolone, and a Quarter Pound of Pat LaFrieda Smash Patty. Whichever burger sells better will remain on the menu through the month of February; 202.827.5237. 1250 9th Street NW. For more information, click here. NEW: The Grill's Big Game Party Pack The Grill will be offering a Big Game Party Pack, with all you need for your Super Bowl party. Some options include Stuffed Dates, Carmelized Onion Dip, BBQ Ribs, and more. Guests can opt for the all-inclusice option for $90 and add on the Grill Punch for $54. The Party Pack serves 4 to 5 people. Orders must be placed by Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m.; 202.916.5996. 99 Market Square SW. To place an order, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Viewing Party at Jack Rose Dining Saloon While airing the big game on the Saloon’s large projector screen), Jack Rose will host a ticketed all-you-can-drink viewing party for football fans and food lovers alike, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The viewing party costs $65 per person and guarantees attendees a reserved bar seat or table in view of the TVs & bottomless beer, unlimited winter bourbon punch, a bourbon tasting of Heaven Hill favorites, and a Game Day Sampler Welcome Platter. An a-la-carte “Game Day” menu of football favorites will also be available. The indoor Saloon will be open starting at 4:00 p.m; 202.588.7388. 2007 18th Street NW. To purchase a ticket, click here. NEW: Jack Rose Wing Club Super Bowl Takeout Packages For those who prefer to watch the big game from home, the Jack Rose Wing Club (Jack Rose’s wing pop-up) will sell a large assortment of saucy chicken wings, party platters, bites, burgers, and more for the perfect viewing experience. Guests can order wings in quantities from 7 to 50, with flavors such as Whiskey Glazed with Honey, Habanero, Bourbon, Honey Sriracha with Sriracha Chili Paste, and much more. Those hosting larger get-togethers can order the large format “Make it a Party” Platter featuring 50 wings, sauces & snacks to serve 6 to 8 guests. Shareable salads, buttermilk biscuits, house-cut fries, and homemade desserts, along with canned boozy beverages are also available to-go; 202.588.7388. 2007 18th Street NW. To place an order, click here. Super Bowl Specials at Junction Bar & Bistro To celebrate the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 12th, Junction Bar & Bistro will be offering an all-day Happy Hour, as well as ‘Take-out Specials’. Some additional specials to get excited for include the Junction Sampler ($22) and half-price hamburgers and hot chicken sandwiches; 202.800.5222. 238 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For more information, click here. Las Gemelas Super Bowl Catering Las Gemelas will be offering catering for the Super Bowl from their catering menu, and will be adding a special tray of nachos and borrowing Ghostburger’s Fresno Wings to spice up your party for the game; 202.866.0550. 1280 4th Street NE. For more information, click here. NEW: Super Bowl at Last Call Bar Last Call Bar in the Union Market District will be serving touchdown-worthy bites the whole team will love, along with cold brews and festive pours. Drink specials begin at 4:00 p.m. and free food kicks at 6:00 p.m. Owner, Gina Chersevani, and Lead Mixologist, Rachel Sergi, are sharing finger lickin' game day grub for free, such as Buffalo and Honey Garlic Wings along with Nachos featuring House-made Chips, Queso, and Beef, as well as all the fixin's; 202.543.2051. 1301-A 4th Street NE. For more information, click here. NEW: Lulu’s Winegarden’s Game Day Party Packs Southwest-inspired Lulu’s Winegarden has curated Super Bowl Party Packs for at-home viewing parties, filled with some of the bar’s most popular eats. Some highlights include party-sized white queso, hatch chile mac & cheese, fermented chile wings, and more. Chef/Partner Cable Smith has curated game day packages designed for groups of 6 to 20 ($115-$370) filled with party dips, mini slider versions of its sandwiches, spiced-up mac & cheese and glazed wings. The game day feasts also include large family-style portions of their Hatch Green Chile Mac & Cheese (cavatappi pasta, New Mexico hatch green chilies, house seasoned breadcrumbs, pepper jack cheese) and Fermented Chile & Mango Wings. Super Bowl Party Packs can be pre-ordered until noon on Sunday, February 12th and are available for pick-up and delivery. Lulu’s will also offer its regular a la carte menu of eats for takeout and delivery the day-of; 202.332.9463. 1940 11th Street NW. For more information, click here. Super Bowl Specials at Mason Social Join the Super Bowl festivities at Mason Social with a variety of specials. Some highlights include the Social Platter ($45) and the Super Bowl Punch ($30; serves up to four people). For those who would rather watch the game at home, Mason Social is offering a selection of platters that serve six to eight people to-go; 703.548.8800. 728 North Henry Street, Alexandria, VA. For more information, click here. NEW: Big Game Fiesta Pack from Mi Casa Dupont Mi Casa Dupont will be offering a "Big Game Fiesta Pack" to give you everything you need for the big game. Packs come with Guacamole and Salsa, Pastor Tacos, Build Your Own Fajita Bar, and more. The all-inclusive option is priced at $130 and gets guests all three dishes. Pitchers of signature Ponche De Mi Casa and Red or White Sangrias are also available for $49. The packs serve 4 ro 5 people. Orders must be placed by Saturday, February 11th by 6:00 p.m.; 202.450.4595. 1647 20th Street NW. To place an order, click here. NEW: Big Game Party Pack from Mi Vida Mi Vida is putting a Mexican spin on game day with their Big Game Party Pack. Some options include Adobo-Rubbed Spicy Chicken Wings, Housemade Guacamole, Carne Tacos, and more. Guests can opt for the all-inclusive option for $115 and add on the signature Ponche de Lola Cocktail for $49. Orders must be placed by Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m.; 202.597.5445 (14th Street). 1901 14th Street NW. 202.516.4656 (Wharf). 98 District Square SW. To place an order, click here. Unlimited Beer & Food Party at Owen’s Tavern & Garden Join Owen’s Tavern & Garden on Sunday, February 12th from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for the big game. With the sound on and nine televisions featuring the game, they’re starting right before kickoff with unlimited draft beer and tasty food from the tavern menu. For just $54 per guest, guests can enjoy access to any and all of the 50 drafts as well as garlic bread pizza, wings, and sliders all game long. Expect outstanding brews from the likes of Sapwood Cellars, Other Half, Cushwa, Triple Crossing, Bluejacket and more. This promotion will be available from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Super Bowl Sunday; 301.245.1226. 1180 Trade Street North; To purchase tickets, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Specials at Peacock Alley For the big game, Peacock Alley will be serving two dishes for each team inspired by their hometown. For Team Philly, the dishes are Wagyu Mini Philly Cheesesteak or Philly Jumbo Soft Pretzels. For Team Kansas City, the dishes are Smoked BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends or Cheese Cornbread Casserole. Guests can enjoy the game in the grand lobby featuring multiple large TV screens; 202.942.7000. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information, click here. NEW: Super Bowl-ing at Punch Bowl Social Punch Bowl Social Arlington is hosting a watch party full of fare, fun and of course, football. Kicking off at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February. 12th, guests can enjoy pre-game activities including arcade games, a quick frame of (super) bowling, cocktails, and bar bites. VIPs can also enjoy exclusive access to a projector viewing of the game, a beer-in-hand buffet and VIP lounge – with two complimentary drink tickets to imbibe the whole night. ($70 VIP tickets available). Guests can celebrate their team’s win (or shake off a loss) with live music from a local DJ at the after party; 571.297.7640. 4238 Wilson Boulevard Ste 1180, Arlington, VA. For more information, click here. Silver and Sons BBQ Super Bowl Specials S&S BBQ have put together a menu with a la carte and party box options for the big game. Pre-ordering will open Wednesday, January 25th and close on Wednesday February 8th. Orders can be picked up Friday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th. All items will be served cold with reheating instructions; 301.329.4460. For more information, click here. NEW: Super Bowl Offerings from Succotash and Succotash Prime Succotash is offering a variety of Southern classics this Super Bowl Sunday. Some options include Smoked Chicken Wings, Chicken & Waffles, Apple Cider BBQ Pork, and more. Guests can also opt for the all-inclusive party pack for $135. Guests can also add on an order of Belle's Punch for $49. Orders must be placed by Saturday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m.; 301.567.8900 (Succotash). 186 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD. To order from Succotash, click here. 202.849.6933 (Succotash Prime). 915 F Street NW. To order from Succotash Prime, click here. NEW: All-You-Can-Drink Super Bowl Tailgate & Party at Union Pub Union Pub is hosting an All-You-Can-Drink Super Bowl Party. For $57, guests can partake in 'AYCD' beer and rails, and a "Pub Grub" buffet of Totchos, Tater Tots, Mini Corndogs, and more from 6:00 p.m. until the end of the game. For an additional $20, guests can enjoy a pre-game tailgate on Union Pub's patio which includes 'AYCD' beer and tailgate eats starting at 3:00 p.m.; 202.546.7200. 201 Massachusetts Avenue NE. To purchase a ticket, click here. Super Bowl Specials at Urbano Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12th, Urbano will be offering a variety of Super Bowl specials at its Alexandria and Mosaic District locations. Some specials guests can look forward to include $6 on all beers, the Super Bowl XLVII Plate ($21), the Dipping Plate ($21), and much more. There are also Taquito, Fajita, Enchilada, and Taco Kits that serve six to eight people; 571.970.5148 (Alexandria). 116 King Street, Alexandria, VA. 571.282.3358 (Mosaic District). 2985 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit their website here. Brunch All-Day at Wilson Hardware for Super Bowl Sunday Wilson Hardware will be hosting an all-day brunch party for Super Bowl XLVII. In addition to their regular lunch and dinner menus, guests can order from an extended brunch menu from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. ahead of the big game. Some brunch specials include .50 cent mimosas as well as dishes such as Monsieur Hardware and Chicken & Waffles; 703.527.4200. 2915 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. For more information, click here.
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The Trailblazing Restaurateur & Complicated...

Charlie Trotter — Changed the way we eat in this country today. Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television star multi multi award winner — but also mercurial, demanding tempermental — maybe he would say I’m just driven to do what I want to do. And let’s be honest Charlie Trotter did just that. Now I never met Charlie or dined in his famous Chicago restaurant but I have heard story upon story over the years from the legions of chefs who worked under him — forget six degrees of kevin bacon —- it’s more like six degrees of Charlie Trotter. In with me today to chat about the man .. the myth ... "I wanted people to at least appreciate what he went through in order to make Charlie Trotter's what it was and to have an impact on American fine dining." - Rebecca "He was really trying to make the best possible product he could for the customer." - Michelle "He was always very generous with me and my family and my career and everything and turned, you know, so grateful." - Michelle Listen to the full episode here. Watch the full episode here. Our Guests: Rebecca Halpern - Director of the new documentary, LOVE, CHARLIE - Instagram Lisa Ehrlich - featured in film; Charlie Trotter’s first wife and partner in opening Trotter’s in Chicago Michelle Gayer - Pastry Chef; served as Executive Pastry Chef at Trotter’s and Trotter’s To Go
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