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Foodie & The Beast from Home: September 13, 2020
Another Foodie & The Beast episode live … well, not really live, it was recorded … but it sounds like it’s live and it’s from Nycci and David's bedroom. Over the past several months every show has featured a RAMMY nominee and since the RAMMYs are coming up this Sunday, September 20th, this was our very last opportunity so we packed them in! And that’s not it, we also talked franchise speak, got an education on Indo-Chinese cuisine and caught up with old friends who are in it to win it. This show’s guests inlcuded:  * Not one but two RAMMY beer programs nominees: 1) Joe Schineller, Jonathan Blake, & Aaron Emery, — brewers at area Sweet Water Taverns. 2) Dave Delaplane, General Manager & Beer Director at Roofers Union  * Ashok Tamang and his partners have opened the Indo-Chinese concept, Indochen in Cameron Station * Cofounder and CEO of Famous Toastery, Robert Maynard chatted the pros & cons of franchising in the time of Covid * Remember the great movie Fight Club? Well, now there’s s a restaurant with a menu of the same name and food packing a similar punch, Fight Club by Chef/Owner Andrew Markert and punch director, Mackenzie Conway. Listen to the full episode here.
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L’Shana Tova: High Holiday Feasts
Sometimes they’re early and sometimes they’re late. This year — believe it or not — they are right on time! The holiest of holidays for those who practice Judaism are coming up with Rosh Hashanah on starting the evening of Friday, September 18 and Yom Kippur beginning at sundown on Sunday, September 27. The holidays are a time for reflection, a time to forgive, and a time to do better. High Holidays 2020 will be different, (as most things continue to be during these insane times), we may not be able to go to services or gather with family but you can still fill your home with foods of the holiday like challah (eggy, dough-y yummy challah like the one above by Jarrad Silver), noodle kugel (sweet only!) brisket (because there is always brisket on a holiday table) and babka, oh and rugelach. Fortunately, there are so many in the DC Area who want to help make your holiday special from full dinners to desserts to simple apples and honey. Click here for all the delicious offerings. And may we be the first to wish those who celebrate (and those who don’t) a very sweet, HEALTHY and happy New Year. L’Shana Tova!⁠
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Bakers Against Racism Want You to Bake the Vote
Bakers Against Racism is activating once again to Stand Up for what is right: BAKE THE VOTE!  This virtual bake sale is encouraging partners across the nation to participate in their local communities under the “Bakers Against Racism” banner to ensure a fair election, preserving everyone's right to vote and creating pathways for true equality. Everyone who wants to see radical change against systemic and structural racism, should bake and support. Pre-sale is on September 21, and pick-up on September 28.
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Re-Imagined Restaurant Weeks
Some of the cooling comforts of summer are the area annual restaurant weeks. And, if you weren’t sure whether or not they were going to happen, you can breath a sigh of relief — not only are they back, but they are back with a variety of new offerings. DC Beer Week The DC Brewers’ Guild’s 12th Annual DC Beer Week will take place from September 13th to 26th.  This year's DC Beer Week will take on a new look, as the DCBG and the local brewing industry will be working to encourage beer lovers in the community to support local craft breweries, while ensuring that all participants are complying with recommended health guidelines. This year's extended DC Beer Week will feature virtual events and on-site promotions and specials.  In addition, local breweries will be selling a special designated "Solidarity Brew," with a portion of the proceeds donated to the DCBG to support continued operations.  Beer lovers will be able to participate in a fun craft beer themed scavenger hunt and win prizes for visiting sites that feature a "Solidarity Brew." There will still be some friendly competitions for bragging rights among area brewers, though many are virtual this year. The full event schedule, listing of promotions and specials, and details on the scavenger hunt can be found on the DC Beer Week website.  Event listings and other details will be available to users of the TaptIn App. Fairfax City Restaurant Week Fairfax City Restaurant Week returns September 13th through September 20th.  As the week-long program moves forward this year its focus will be on the return, recovery, and support of the city’s independent dining establishments. Participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, and lunch/brunch for $20 per person or couple for both dine-in and take-out with RW2Go. Many Fairfax City restaurants have opened their dining rooms to the public with additional precautions in place to ensure the health and safety of diners. With RW2Go, restaurants are also offering their gourmet experiences to include paired libations so that you can have the full restaurant experience from the comfort of your home. In addition to three-course menus, restaurants support INOVA’s Emergency Preparedness Fund with 10% of gift card sales throughout the week benefiting the local organization. For more information, visit fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com. Maryland Restaurant Week The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) is leading the effort  for the first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week, September 18th through 27th. In partnership with Visit Maryland, the statewide initiative was created to help support the thousands of restaurants who have been impacted by the economic setbacks presented during the current pandemic. Diners, family restaurants, fine dining, quick service, fast casual and all types of restaurants will be represented and offering some kind of promotion, feature or special. For the list of participating restaurants, visit marylandrestaurantweek.com.    Savor Bethesda Savor Bethesda Restaurant Week will take place from Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 11, 2020. Participating downtown Bethesda restaurants will offer lunch, dinner and special treat menus at $10, $20, or $35 for dine-in and take-out customers. Take-out customers may also enjoy their meals at the Bethesda Streetery with locations on Norfolk, Cordell, and Woodmont Avenues. Complete restaurant menus can be found at bethesda.org. Women’s Food Fest More than 40 women-owned food businesses will celebrate Women’s Food Fest, September 23rd through 30th, with each offering food, drink, and product specials to draw attention to the work done in the DC community by women food entrepreneurs. This group of women will raise funds in order to distribute 100 meals a day to charitable organizations during the weeklong event through the Hook Hall Helps project. A variety of highlighted menu items and specials will be offered. Women's Food Fest grew from a James Beard Foundation program called "Let's Talk" - a local forum that brings women food entrepreneurs together to support one another, take collective action and help each other survive the present economic and health crisis.  Washington DC's Ruth Gresser (Pizza Paradiso), Fiona Lewis  (The District Fishwife, On Toast) and Micheline Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery, We, The Pizza, Santa Rosa Taqueria)  worked together to create Women's Food Fest  joining with  area women who have made their careers in the food industry. A full list of participating women food entrepreneurs can be found at womensfoodfest.com/participants
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Seasonal Sips
No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants NEW:  Atlas Brew Atlas Brew Works has introduced Sunny Honey Saison, a collaborative beer made using honey harvested from solar farms that use pollinator-friendly plants as ground cover under and around the panels to help save the bees. Sunny Honey Saison, 7.3% ABV, 28 IBU, 3.0 SRM, 15.3*P OG, is available in limited edition 750 ml bottles at Atlas Brew Works taprooms in the District. Atlas Brew Works partnered with nonprofit Fresh Energy to provide the honey, which was harvested from hives on pollinator-friendly solar farms managed by Minnesota-based Bare Honey (BareHoney.com). 2052 West Virginia Ave NE #102; 202.832.0420; atlasbrewworks.com Bayou frozen cocktails Bayou Bakery serves alcoholic beverages and they’ve introduced ultimate ‘chilled’ cocktails. Rotating frozen drinks flow from the restaurant’s new daiquiri machine to pour into grab n’ go containers: 16 oz. pouch, 32 oz. quart, and 64 oz. half-gallon. Beers, bourbon Mason Jar cocktails, spiked punches, and boozy brunch beverages like the Bayou Bloody Mary will also all be available to go. 1515 N. Courthouse Road; 703.243.2410; bayoubakeryva.com Capital Wheel “The Perfect Day” from True Respite Brewing was inspired by a vision of a perfect ride on The Capital Wheel and has been released in follow up to the previous related brew in the series called It’s Too Foggy. The Perfect Day brew is a Hazy DIPA (8.2%). The Capital Wheel is including the new brew in an experience package and is open daily with tickets available online. The elevation celebration package feature includes 2 tickets for The Capital Wheel, 2 The Perfect Day Beers, and 2 souvenir cups. 141 American Way, National Harbor, MD; 301.842.8650; https://tickets.thecapitalwheel.com City Winery City Winery has introduced a new “Signature Series”  with an exclusive collection of City Winery's finest wines with label artwork designed by acclaimed artists. The debut collection is Portraits in Jazz by William Horberg, benefiting the Creative Music Studio. For the inaugural Signature Series bottling, Michael Dorf and Chief Winemaker David Lecomte have selected a Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Bettinelli Vineyard in the Napa Valley. 1350 Okie Street NE; 202.250.2531; citywinery.com Cotton & Reed Cotton & Reed is introducing a new PX dark rum. PX Dark spends 18 months in new American oak barrels before being finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry seasoned casks. The rum’s dense, dark fruit flavors are supported by the firm spice of oak. The release of PX Dark is September 6, but you can pre-order your bottle now for pickup at the Distillery or home delivery later that week. All pre-ordered bottles will come with a free gift. 1330 5th Street NE; 202.544.2805; cottonandreed.com Fairmont Fairmont’s The Lobby Bar, Loggia and Courtyard have reopened. Offerings include the Farmers Market mocktail, the Bee Tini with Bacardi 8 year rum, Amaro Montenegro, angostura bitters, and more. 2401 M Street NW; 202.429.2400; www.fairmont.com NEW:  Jack Rose Jack Rose Dining Saloon’s rooftop terrace has been open since mid-June, but now its vast saloon dining room has opened with just five extra-distanced indoor tables. Jack Rose has introduced its completely transformed, rebuilt whisk(e)y collection, featuring thousands of new bottles for tasting and sampling. They have also created several new craft cocktails including the Playa Amarga (Espolon Blanco, Suze, Berto blanco vermouth, JRDS stone fruit bitters, gomme, saline), the Green Pony (vodka, Copper & Kings JRDS port barrel absinthe, Don Ciccio & Figli Limoncello, buzz button, Chareau aloe liqueur, acido, mint), and more. 2007 18th Street, NW; 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com NEW:  La Cosecha La Cosecha, DC’s contemporary Latin American marketplace is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Voces Latinas, a month-long celebration of Latin American culture and voices. Serenata will offer virtual cocktail class + Heritage Month cocktail box with 5 cocktails from 5 different countries. 1280 4th Street NE; lacosechadc.com One Eight Distilling  One Eight Distilling is introducing cocktails to go, where they have curated a collection of 12 cocktails. Each bottle contains enough for two cocktails and detailed instructions for serving at home. They provide the spirit, mixers, and garnish, so the only things you need are ice and a glass. Cocktails include gin and tonic, Maryland mule, and more. 1135 Okie Street NE; 202.636.6638; oneeightdistilling.com Shilling Canning Company  Shilling Canning Company’s beverage director, Jake, created new cocktails inspired by June Shilling’s keepsake clippings box. Offerings include rum cake, boerenjongens, tequila colada, and Waldorf & midnight plum. 360 Water Street SE; 202.554.7474; shillingcanning.com Smokecraft  Smokecraft Modern Barbecue has debuted its patio, now open daily for outdoor dining and drinking. The restaurant has also launched its to-go cocktail program. Offerings include the Smoke on the Water with Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye, spiced honey, and angostura bitters, the Cucumber Collins with Beefeater Gin, salted cayenne cucumber, house sour, and soda, and more. 1051 N. Highland Street Arlington, VA; 571.312.8791; smokecraftbbq.com Sofitel Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is inviting patrons to celebrate Sofitel Wine Days, a sensorial global showcase of food and wine that runs from August 21 to October 31, 2020. Guests are encouraged to ‘Live The French Way’ through a variety of wine experiences such as tastings, guided vineyard tours, wine pairings, and more. Sofitel has partnered with Château La Mothe du Barry of Moulon, France to create French wine picnic baskets that are $79 each. Executive Chef Kevin Lalli has paired the wine with cheese and charcuterie selections. 806 15th Street NW; 202.730.8800; sofitel-washington-dc.com The Columbia Room  The Columbia Room has introduced a cocktail garden on their patio called “Your Only Friend” helmed by Paul Taylor, Columbia Room partner, and head bartender. The Columbia Room is also offering a special weekend picnic kit, which includes two sandwiches, two cocktails (each of which contains 2 servings), and two sides, along with compostable flatware and napkins, in a reusable tote bag. The picnic kits are available for takeout and delivery on Friday and Saturday only and are priced at $85. They have also introduced zoom cocktail classes, and the next class will be focused on summer cocktails on July 25 at 5:00 p.m. 124 Blagden Alley NW; 202.316.9396; columbiaroomdc.com TTT TTT is introducing virtual DJ’s on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. Guests dining on the first floor and on the third floor TTT Rooftop can enjoy watching and listening to live streaming DJ performances via large-screen projection. There will be a weekly rotation of talent.  2900 Wilson Boulevard Suite 103, Arlington, VA;  703.888.1528; tttdiner.com
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Back to School Lunch (or Dinner) Bunch
That collective wail you hear is not just the kids it’s parents too, Summer is over and school is back in session, just not necessarily in the actual school. So whether it’s virtual, hybrid, in a pod or in the school everyone is figuring out what balancing school, work and life looks like. And with all the added stress figuring out breakfast, lunch and dinners doesn’t need to be one. DC Area chefs and restaurants to the rescue!  Blue Duck Tavern Blue Duck Tavern has introduced a new family meal option available for curbside pickup. Three meals are currently available. Each includes a rotating selection of proteins and three sides, with prices range from $75 to $145. The family meal provides enough food to feed a family of two to four. Dishes include roasted chicken, arugula and kale salad, and more 1201 24th Street NW; 202.419.6755; blueducktavern.com Cheesetique Cheesetique has introduced a new back to school lunch kit. Kits include Essex St. gouda (cow, Holland), mini Finocchiona salami, kingsbury chocolate-covered potato chips, dried apricots, and crispy crackers for pairing. Once can add the Dear Mom Oregon Rosé to round out your platter. 2411 Mt. Vernon Avenue; cheesetique.com Lebanese Taverna Lebanese Taverna has introduced their family meal platters serving 2-4. Available for carryout and delivery from their Baltimore, Pentagon, Tysons, Westover, Woodley Park locations. Family meal kit options include garlic and lemon roast chicken: oven-roasted potatoes, Lebanese home salad ($75), chicken shawarma: basmati rice, Lebanese house salad, hummus, garlic sauce, and pita bread ($55), and hummus kit ($29). lebanesetaverna.com NRG Provisions  NRG provisions if offering a new “lunch box” with Red Apron cold cuts, fresh-baked bread, an assortment of cheeses, condiments, and Buzz Bakeshop’s take on lunch box desserts. Offerings include herb-roasted turkey, mini rice krispie treats, swiss cheese, and more.  2000 Mount Vernon Avenue; 703.549.5051;nrgprovisions.com Shouk Shouk wanted to bring its plant-based, modern Israeli street food to people outside the standard delivery range. So, co-owners Ran Nussbacher and chef Dennis Friedman created a program called Hood Drops, which services areas of D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia through Shouk's own internal delivery. Through the restaurant's app, diners find the day Shouk will be delivered to their neighborhood, place their order, and then pick up from a convenient location. Menu offerings include eggplant burger, mushroom shawarma, and more. 655 K Street NW; 202.945.4747; shouk.com Sticky Fingers Sticky Fingers is offering cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and bake-it-yourself cookie and pancake mixes for a family-friendly, hands-on activity. The bakery also ships a selection of prepared baked goods and DIY mixes for mail-order delivery nationwide. The baking kits feature ingredients, decorations, and recipes for Sticky Fingers' award-winning cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and other treats (all made without dairy, eggs, or other animal products). Sticky Fingers is also launching a series of virtual after-school baking classes led by award-winning baker Doron Petersan. The kid-friendly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. beginning September 15, and will highlight classic sweet and savory treats, all plant-based. Classes are available both live or recorded and can be purchased individually or as a full semester of eight along with a kit of ingredients, recipes, and more. Classes are available here. 1370 Park Road NW; 202.299.9700; stickyfingersbakery.com Stellina Stellina Pizzeria recently launched Stellina Bottega, an online market providing Italian pantry items, as well as frozen pizzas, ready-to-eat lasagna, homemade pizza, and pasta kits, and DIY cannoli kits. 399 Morse Street NE; 202.851.3995; stellinapizzeria.com Taco Bamba  Taco Bamba is offering “Prepare Your Oven Kits” with pick up now and build your own tacos later, with a choice of up to two re-heatable fillings, including tinga, barbacoa, carnitas, and spicy ’shroom. The $42 package includes 20 corn tortillas and 16oz of pico de gallo. Available for carryout from all locations. 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church, VA; 703.639.0505; tacobamba.com The Yards The Yards is ringing in back-to-school with Back to The Yards. While this school year looks different for many students and parents, The Yards will be giving away free boxes of fun school supplies curated for younger Yards guests when they dine-in or pick up take-out from any Yards Restaurant on Friday, September 25th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Back to The Yards boxes will contain fun, colorful essentials for back to school (or homeschool), wherever that may be! Boxes are limited to one per family, while supplies last, for pick-up at The Yards Park. Back to The Yards boxes will include supplies such as pencils, notebooks, post-its, stickers, and highlighters. For participating restaurants, visit theyardsdc.com/shop-dine. 
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Delicious Dishes Served Here, There, & Everywhere
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: DC Brau Oktoberfest DC Brau is teaming up with Meats & Foods to turn this Oktoberfest into a Haus Party. On Saturday, September 19th guests can have their own private festival delivered to their door or picked up curbside. The Oktober-feast features a 4 pack of Meats & Foods (2 bratwursts and 2 half-smokes) paired with a 6-pack of DC Brau’s Oktoberfest Lager, authentic German mustard, and a classic DC Brau Logo bier stein. Each package costs $26.50. 3178 Bladensburg Road NE suite b; 202.621.8890; biermi.com NEW:  Columbian Food to Go El cielo is offering a pre-opening experience with their to-go menu honoring Latin heritage month from the comfort of your home. Their kit is designed so customers do some plating and assemblage with the chef’s guidance. Offerings include Colombian bread, ceviche, Atollado rice with prawns, mucholate. 1280 4th Street NE; lacosechadc.com Del Mar At Del Mar, Chef Fabio Trabocchi and executive Chef Alex Rosser will be offering Pintxos, a traditional presentation in the Basque region of Spain. They are small morsels fastened with skewers, giving the food its name Pintxos, meaning “to spike.” Offerings include chilled prawn with tomato and caviar; lobster salad with paprika aioli and hard-boiled egg, and more. 791 Wharf Street SW; 202.525.1402; fabiotrabocchi.com Eno Azur  Eno Azur, a French Riviera pop pp bistro, has opened featuring Chef Giannini’s favorite recipes from his native “Côte d’Azur”. The menu includes dishes such as Petits Farcis, (sausage-stuffed roasted vegetables), Niçoise Salad, braised Mediterranean Branzino with fennel, and lobster spaghetti flambéed with pastis. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; fourseasons.com Fiola  Fiola has introduced a new menu where Chef Fabio has partnered with Chancellors Rock Farm in Rappahannock County, Virginia. The 3-course Italian menu ($85 per person) will change according to the day’s peak flavors, and guests will customize their journey when they arrive at the restaurant by selecting 2 savory courses and dessert from the daily-changing selection. Guests may also allow Chef Fabio to design the experience. Menu offerings include Calvisius Italian caviar, artisan Italian cured pork Culatello, and more. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.525.1402; fioladc.com NEW:  Ghost Kitchen The Oval Room’s Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello created “On A Roll by The Oval Room”, which offers a rotating selection of sandwiches, sides & sweets, and zero-proof cocktails. Current sandwich offerings include the vegetable dagwood with mushroom & goat cheese stuffed zucchini, grilled romaine, preserved tomato soubise, eggplant char, and herb salad, served on a sesame seed brioche bun; the stingray Sandwich with fried skate wing, oil & vinegar steamed potato, butterhead lettuce, and sauce gribiche, served on a salt & pepper brioche bun, and more. 800 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202.463.8700; ovalroom.com NEW:  Han Palace Han Palace, which features a daily extensive menu of made to order authentic Cantonese Dim Sum, as well as other traditional dishes, has recently opened on Tysons Corner. All Dim Sum will be made to order and the menu will be overseen by Dim Sum Executive Chef Kenny Lei. Offerings include steamed shrimp dumplings, baked bbq pork buns, and more. 7900 Westpark Drive; 571.378.0162; hanpalacedimsum.com NEW:  Jaleo Paella Fest Beginning on September 20th Jaleo is celebrating their 18th Paella Festival by offering specialty paellas including “the mother of all paellas,” the Valenciana with chicken, rabbit and green beans for $55, as well as the Fideuà Negra or paella made with pasta, squid, mussels, shrimp and squid ink for $75. 2250 Crystal Drive A, Arlington, VA; 703.413.8181; jaleo.com NEW:  La Bodega at Compass Rose  La Bodega at Compass Rose is a bakery and store front with freshly-made grab and go goods ranging from Paola's sweet treats and cakes to the restaurant’s khachapuri and Chef Marcelle’s new Tigris kebab menu, as well as pantry staples and wines from around the world. Sweets offerings include NY cheesecake, Biscocho Dominicano, and more. 1346 T Street NW; 202.506.4765; compassrosedc.com Little Sesame Little Sesame is reopening its Chinatown and Golden Triangle shop on September 16th and adding dinner to its menu. New offerings include shawarma spiced rotisserie chicken with cauliflower, rotisserie potatoes, smashed cucumber, and more. 736 6th Street NW; eatlittlesesame.com NEW:  Money Muscle BBQ Money Muscle BBQ, a new food truck from the husband and wife team behind Silver Spring’s All Set Restaurant & Bar, is now serving regional American barbeque. Money Muscle BBQ combines classic styles of BBQ like Carolina pulled pork, a ½ pound of pulled shoulder and meat slow smoked for seven hours and baby back ribs, served by the 1/3, 2/3 or whole rack. 8630 Fenton Street, Plaza 5 Silver Spring, MD; 301.646.7006; moneymusclebbq.com Mozzeria Local design studio CORE architecture + design collaborated with Mozzeria, a San Francisco-based Neapolitan-style pizzeria, to create a prototype for an inclusive and unique pizzeria concept, which is owned, managed, and staffed by Deaf and hard of hearing people. This new, much-anticipated DC location is open for carryout service and delivery. Menu offerings include Margherita pizza, mushroom pizza, and more. 1300 H St NE Sreet; 202.866.4424;mozzeria.com/ Officina Georgetown Officina in Georgetown is continuing to offer three-or four-course meals at Georgetown Trattoria. The menu is available for dine-in or carryout. Offerings include rich pesto alla trapanese, muscovy duck with summer plum and shallot, and more. 1340 4th Street NE; 202.747.5222; officinadc.com Piccolina  Amy Brandwein’s second concept, Piccolina, has turned one, and to celebrate its birthday, Amy has rebooted Piccolina’s dinner menu, capitalizing on the restaurant’s wood fire cooking capabilities, added savory staples and expanded the beverage menu. New offerings include Agnello-charred lamb belly, salsa verde, cuttlefish and peperoncino, and more. They have expanded the wine and spirits menu to include a selection of sparkling, white, rosé, and red wines. 963 Palmer Alley NW; 202.804.5713; piccolinadc.com NEW:  Reverie Reverie has reopened with an evolved tasting menu experience with a heavy focus on vegetables and seafood. Highlights of the new menu include the Madai with spruce, kumquat and smoked olive oil - prepared in the Japanese omakase style; lobster with walnut ajo blanco, walnut miso/seaweed vinegar; and more. 201 Cherry Hill Lane, NW; 202.808.2952; reveriedc.com Sababa Sababa, a modern Israeli restaurant is now allowing guests to dine on the patio with their dogs. Now through October 24th, guests can dine on the restaurants expanded front patio while their furry friends enjoy complimentary house-made Soom Tahina oatmeal dog biscuits. 3311 Connecticut Avenue; 3311 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202.244.6750; sababauptown.com Smoke Craft Arlington’s Smokecraft Modern Barbecue is offering game-day packages for fans to choose from. Guests can order take-out barbecue favorites to enjoy at home while watching football this season. Build your own options include nachos with pulled pork, pulled chicken, or brisket, and sliders with two pounds of pulled pork, sausage, pulled chicken, or brisket. Enjoy shareables like a wing platter, smoked buffalo dip, or smoked avocado deviled eggs platter. 1051 N. Highland Street; 571.312.8791; smokecraftbbq.com South Block  South Block is offering vegan, coconut milk-based frozen yogurt exclusively at their Fruitful Market & Cafe location. The Fruitful Planet Market is South Block's first completely not-for-profit cafe, meaning 100% of all proceeds go directly towards South Block's nonprofit, Fruitful Planet, which works with local farmers, schools, and food banks to provide products to those in need within our community. 3019 N. 11th Street; southblockjuice.com Tabla  Tabla now offers some unique, non-traditional khachapuris like Mexican Street Corn and Maryland Crab Dip. Non-traditional khachapuri specials include spinach artichoke dip, Southern pulled pork imeruli, and more. 3227 Georgia Avenue; tabladc.com
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Grocery Stores Are So Pre-Pandemic
How much do we love people thinking outside the box? Or in this case -- maybe it’s in the box! Area chefs, purveyors, farmers, brewers and artisans have banded together in unique ways in order to get boxes filled with the very best product to your door. ANXO Membership Clubs ANXO is now offering a variety of cider and food membership clubs. Sign up to receive cider on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for pick-up or delivery, including three options, called Economy, Provisional, and New Release. There are also five different curated food-related memberships to keep your fridge and pantry stocked at home. These include the CSA Membership, plentiful enough for a vegan or great as a base box, this box features produce, fruit, and fungi from the region based on what is available during the current growing season. Some featured farms include Little Wild Things and Three Part Harmony Farm, as well as Earth Spring Farms out of PA and Madison Mushrooms from VA. The Seafood Box Membership includes a total of 3-4lb of three to four seafood items selected each week for their freshness and abundance or a larger box great for families and includes a total of 6-8lbs of four items. The Meat Box Membership features meat from Huntsman Specialty Game & More, who sources animals from local farms and performs much of the butchery in-house. The Shroomhead Membership offers freshly picked mushrooms from Madison Mushrooms every Saturday morning. The mix varies each week but is a full pound and usually features oyster, shitake, maitake, pioppino and lion’s mane mushrooms. Finally, the War Shore Oyster Membership, with the best local oysters every Tuesday right from the water. Members will always get the freshest local oysters, complete with ANXO Cider Mignonette. Beefsteak Basket Veggie lovers, get the veggie universe delivered to your home with the limited-edition Ultimate Beefsteak Basket from Jose Andres and his team at Beefsteak. Adorn your Beefsteak apron and open up José’s book, Vegetables Unleashed, to build your own Beefsteak Burgers and use the Beefsteak Bodega’s collection of specialty Spanish foods and fresh produce to try any recipe. Available for pickup only through the Beefsteak app, website, or in-store ordering. D'Artagnan Home Delivery If you have been anywhere near the food industry for the last 35 years, then you have heard of D’Artagnan. Known as the preferred brand for the highest quality meat, poultry and game with the best chefs, butchers, and retailers nationwide, D’Artagnan is still run by Ariane Daguin, daughter of a Michelin-starred French chef. The  company has been fully committed to free-range, natural production and sustainable farming since its inception. And now, it delivers to you. DMV residents sheltering in place to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases, the D’Artagnan team has created a unique Home Delivery Program that not only offers D’Artagnan’s specialty products but products from other renowned retailers such as Samuel & Sons Seafood, Katsiroubas Brother Produce and White Toque. The collaboration between these companies offers customers an array of free-range, sustainable, and humanely farmed products. Partner products are ONLY available to truck home delivery customers and are not available to regular D'Artagnan web consumers via FedEx. To order for your specific DMV town, simply go to homedelivery.dartagnan.com and select your community.  The home delivery minimum is $150.  The promo code to use at the end is the name of your city/town. Equinox Restaurant x Hestia Harlow  Because social gatherings continue to evolve, Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff have created the first collaboration of its kind with Dave Myers and Andrew and Marielle Shortell, of new Maryland-based events company Hestia Harlow, out of the desire for their guests to connect with their loved ones, but to do so safely. The Equinox x Hestia Harlow Collaboration is a series of expertly-packed, chef-driven dining experiences, conveniently delivered in a box with everything you need to entertain with elegance, polish, and ease. After dining, items may be rinsed, wrapped, and placed back in the reusable, postage-paid box to be picked up by mail. Choose from packages such as Moveable Feast, Milestone Celebrations, Backyard Drive-In, and more, complete with Chesapeake-inspired dishes,  hyper-curated tablescapes, candles, and even flowers. Packages start at $100 per person including food, beverages, table settings, finishing touches, and flowers. Services are also available a la carte. Visit equinoxrestaurant.com or hestiaharlow.com for more information. JL Seafood Group Current Catch Hank’s Oyster Bar and War Shore Oyster Company have joined forces to deliver the freshest, responsibly sourced domestic seafood alongside chef crafted sauces, allowing you to cook up restaurant quality seafood meals in your home. Choose from four seafoods and three sauces. Order before Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and your food will be delivered by Thursday the same week. 1624 Q Street NW; 202.733.1971; hanksoysterbar.com La Bodega at Compass Rose La Bodega, a dedicated bakery and store front with freshly-made grab and go goods ranging from Paola Velez's sweet treats and show-stopping cakes to the restaurant’s famed khachapuri and Chef Marcelle Afram’s new Tigris kebab menu, as well as pantry staples and wines from around the world. La Bodega at Compass Rose is named for and pays tribute to the staple of chef Paola’s hometown of New York City, the go-to spot in every neighborhood. La Bodega at Compass Rose will be open Friday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the Tigris menu available for lunch Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Compass Rose open for dinner for takeout and delivery from Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 1346 T Street NW; 202.506.4765; compassrosedc.com. Neighborhood Provisions Neighborhood Provisions is an online destination offering a selection of comfort meals, ready-to-cook foods, pantry items, wine and beer (and, in DC, liquor) all delivered to your door. Neighborhood Provisions is a joint effort of the chefs, managers and beverage specialists of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Count on a broad range of chef-driven options in all their delivery regions - from Tony Chittum’s chicken soup to Jarrad Silver’s mushroom fricassee, from Nate Anda’s meatball sub to Stephen McRae’s Sgt. Pepperoni pizza. nrgprovisions.com Thamee Burma Box + BIPOC Pantry Thamee’s RAMMY nominated executive chef & co-owner, Jocelyn Law-Yone, has been recipe testing at home as everyone struggled through the early part of the shutdown. So, it should come as no surprise that the team at Thamee is more proud of their second Burma Box than even their first meal kit. Burma Box gets you cooking in 30 minutes or less, and sells out quickly due to high demand and limited quantity. Pre-order yours for pick up by clicking here. Thamee offers a team-curated BIPOC Pantry, featuring goods by Black and brown makers. Items include condiments, herbs, spices, wine, and beer. The kitchen is closed between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. daily, but if social distancing allows (max. 3-4 guests at a time) you can stop in to shop the pantry, or pick up cocktails to-go. For deliveries, use Skip the Line. To pre order for pick-up, use Toast Tab. 3 Stars Brewing Company CSB 3 Stars Brewing Company has started a CSB program, also known as a beer share, between people and breweries. As a CSB member you become a shareholder on a week to week basis, or enjoy even more offerings if you sign up for four weeks at a time. With your membership you will receive a set number of beers per week on Tuesday. Beers available change on a weekly basis. This week's featured beer is Time Well Spent is a 7.5% abv double IPA that has been dry hopped with Motueka & Simcoe lupulin powder.  3 Stars Brewing is featuring Logan McGear as one of next week's additions, which will include a pasta kit, both a vegetarian and meat option to add to the box for the week. They have also partnered with Qualia Coffee and Number. 6400 Chillum Place NW; 202.847.3755; 3starsbrewing.com
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New & Improved Chef-Led DIY
No reason to be intimidated, these restaurant quality do-it-yourself kits give you a step by step guide to creating your own deliciousness at home. CHIKO CHIKO is offering ChiKo-At-Home Pantry Kits on Capitol Hill's online marketplace. They have a variety of bundles available: Two Chinese Kits and two Korean Kits. Get the standard for $28  or splurge on deluxe for $38 for additional goodies. They all come with special recipe cards, and find more recipe cards online. Looking to whip up some delish dishes at home? Let their curated boxes help you channel your inner Masterchef. Pick-up and delivery are both available. 423 8th Street SE; chikodc.com Denizen’s Craft Collection  Denizen’s Craft Collection is a curated selection of goods that champions and highlights other local small businesses. They have handpicked local spices, candles, salad dressing, coffee beans, meats, and more that you can now order for pickup and delivery alongside their beer, hard seltzer, wine, cocktails, and merch. Goods come from local producers such as Whisked! Cookies, Dress It Up Dressing, Kin & Care, Vigiante Coffee, Meatcrafters, Nativo Spices, and more. All items come direct from Denizens for delivery or for pickup in their Riverdale Park & Silver Spring locations. For more information, visit denizensbrewingco.com/craftcollection. Don Cicio e Figli Discovery Kit Enjoy a Don Cicio e Figli tasting in the comfort of your home. The Discovery Kits are perfect for one or many. Explore the diversity of the Don Cicio history with fifteen 50ml samples of liqueurs produced in their distillery. For more information and to order your box, visit donciccioefigli.com/bottleshop/discovery-box Equinox Restaurant x Hestia Harlow  Because social gatherings continue to evolve, Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff have created the first collaboration of its kind with Dave Myers and Andrew and Marielle Shortell, of new Maryland-based events company Hestia Harlow, out of the desire for their guests to connect with their loved ones, but to do so safely. The Equinox x Hestia Harlow Collaboration is a series of expertly-packed, chef-driven dining experiences, conveniently delivered in a box with everything you need to entertain with elegance, polish, and ease. After dining, items may be rinsed, wrapped, and placed back in the reusable, postage-paid box to be picked up by mail. Choose from packages such as Moveable Feast, Milestone Celebrations, Backyard Drive-In, and more, complete with Chesapeake-inspired dishes,  hyper-curated tablescapes, candles, and even flowers. Packages start at $100 per person including food, beverages, table settings, finishing touches, and flowers. Services are also available a la carte. Visit equinoxrestaurant.com or hestiaharlow.com for more information. Near Country Provisions As we all try to get our households organized for the fall, Near Country Provisions wants to help with their meat delivery program. By subscribing to receive pasture-raised proteins from local farms, you can set up a no-hassle regular delivery schedule. Set it and forget it, with the flexibility to modify, skip a month, or cancel your subscription at any time. The meat Near Provisions sources and delivers is flavorful, nutrient-dense and ethically-raised on partner farms that are local to the District (you can read about them here). The beef is 100% grass-fed; the pork is pasture- and woodlot-raised. For more information, visit nearcountry.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. Pearl’s Bagels Order your own bagel kits from Pearl’s Bagels to create your perfect bite. Options include the "Lox Box", with Ivy City Smokehouse nova lox, Little Wild Things microgreens, capers, pickled red onions, a tomato, and cream cheese, or the "BEC Box" which will include Epic Curing bacon, a half-dozen cage-free eggs, sliced cheddar cheese and a little jar of ketchup. To order, visit pearlsbagels.com Shouk  Shouk has launched a selection of plant-based, modern Israeli meal kits. Each kit serves four people ($48) and comes with pre-portioned ingredients, recipes and cooking instructions. Kit options include the Fried Shouk’n kit, falafel kit, and mushroom shawarma kit. The kits are available for carryout and delivery. 655 K Street NW; 202.945.4747; shouk.com. South Block  South Block is offering national shipping on their newest offering – Acai Smoothie Bowl Kits. Each kit comes with freeze-able acai in two of South Block's best selling flavors – The Warrior and the PBJ – plus housemade granola, shaved coconut, cacao nibs, and fresh fruit. 3210 Grace Street NW; 703.465.8423; southblockjuice.com St. Anselm  St. Anselm is now offering buttermilk biscuit baking kits that are available for pickup and delivery. The Kit is $18 and includes everything needed to make the biscuits from home, including all wet ingredients, dry ingredients, and a recipe with step-by-step instructions. 1250 5th Street NE; 202.864.2199; stanselmdc.com 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 Tea Drunk On the tails of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tea Drunk has started an online Educational Tea Club with a monthly subscription opportunity that offers the chance to meet and connect with team members, brew tea samples while following video, and receive special discounts on pre-sale teas. Live and recorded classes are available in brewing, tea crash courses, and even for the tea connoisseur wanting to gain higher experience in tea making. Tea Drunk provides tea service to corporations and institutes as well. Shunan Teng, founder of Tea Drunk, is the educator for the TED-Ed lesson – The History of Tea and has collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to execute a temporary Chinese tea house in the museum. She is an avid educator on tea and has spoken on the subject matter at many institutions including Yale University, World Tea Expo, and Stony Brook University. For more information, visit tea-drunk.com/tea-club. Xiquet International award-winning chef, Danny Lledo, announced national shipping on his make-at-home paella kits. The paella kit comes with all the ingredients you need to make paella in your own home with pre measured rice, chicken, spices, and more. Chef Lledo is even offering a Zoom masterclass to guide home cooks, step-by-step in perfecting the art of paella. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW; xiquetdl.com
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Outdoor Dining Remains in Place
Usually this time of year we label this section Patio Pleasures, and given the last few months, nothing could be more accurate. Below is an ever-growing list of patios around the region that are now offering service. Some spots are offering specials, others are offering regular service — click to their websites to stay completely up to date.  REMINDER! Each property has set up their own rules, please abide. These rules are set up to keep you and their employees safe.  Eat, Drink — wear a mask when asked, wash your hands — and Enjoy! 2941 (Falls Church, VA): Monday through Saturday, tasting menu only. 703.270.1500; 2941.com Agua 301 (The Yards): Full menu including weekend brunch. 202.484.0301; Agua301.com Al Dente (Wesley Heights): Open seven days. 202.244.2223; opentable.com/r/al-dente-washington Albi (The Yards): Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. albidc.com Alta Strada (DC, Mosaic District): Patios open Monday through Sunday for Italian fare. 202.629.4662, 703.280.0000; altastradarestaurant.com Ambar (Capitol Hill): See a new look post-renovations and new Balkan Dining Without Limits menu for patio and rooftop dining. 202.813.3039; new.ambarrestaurant.com Ambar (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days, including weekend brunch. 703.875.9663; ambarrestaurant.com Atlas Half Street Brewery & Taproom (Navy Yard): Open seven days for indoor and outdoor dining and drinks. 202.525.2001; atlasbrewworks.com Bammy’s (Navy Yard): Riverside patio open with full menu plus extra items like pina coladas. 202.123.4567; bammysdc.com Bangkok Joe's (Georgetown): Patio and indoor space available for seating. 202.333.4422; bangkokjoesdc.com/reservations/ Bar Sirenis (Ivy City): The Don Ciccio e Figli bar has reopened outdoors as the Bella Vista patio, open 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. 202.957.7792; resy.com/cities/dc/don-ciccio-and-figli Barrel & Bushel (Tysons Corner Center): Large outdoor patio featuring contactless ordering open seven days, as well as indoor dining. 703.848.6340; barrelandbushel.com Bayou Bakery (Arlington): Open for regular Grab N’ Geaux, delivery, and patio dining as well as Chefs Feeding Families, co-founded by David Guas with Real Food for Kids. 703.243.2410; bayoubakeryva.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 a limited menu as well as cook-at-home raw cuts of steak to-go. 202.589.1504; bobbyvans.com Bobby Van's Steakhouse (Downtown): Open Tuesday through Saturday offering limited menu as well as raw cuts of steak (to go only) and half priced wine bottles on Saturdays. 202.589.0060; bobbyvans.com Bourbon Steak (Georgetown): Front and the back patios of Four Seasons Hotel open featuring new menu items. 202.944.2026; fourseasons.com Brasserie Beck (K Street): Belgian style brasserie. 202.408.1717; brasseriebeck.com  Brasserie Liberté (Georgetown): Open daily. 202.878.8404; opentable.com/r/brasserie-liberte-washington Buena Vida Social Club (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days. 571.312.5306; buenavidaclarendon.com Cafe Riggs (Penn Quarter): Outdoor terrace and indoor dining available all week, including weekend brunch. 202.788.2800; caferiggs.com Calico (Blagden Alley): Urban backyard dining available Tuesday through Sunday. 202.791.0134; calicodc.com Catoctin Creek (Purcellville, VA): Open for tours and tastings by reservation; indoor seating and bistro-style sidewalk service available. 540.751.8404; catoctincreekdistilling.com/visit Central Michel Richard (Penn Quarter): Open for lunch and dinner featuring summer themed menus. 202.626.0015; [email protected] Centrolina (City Center): Prix-fixe dinner menu. 202.898.2426; centrolinadc.com  Chloe (Navy Yard): Patio open for dinner. 202.313.7007; restaurantchloe.com  Clyde’s (Chevy Chase): Patio open for dining, other DC area locations still offering carryout and delivery. 301.951.9600; clydes.com/chevy-chase Convivial (Logan Circle): Patio open for limited seating. 202.525.2870; convivialdc.com Cork (Logan Circle): Patio open Wednesday through Saturday evenings. 202.265.2675; corkdc.com/location/cork-wine-bar-market Denizen’s Brewing (Silver Spring, MD): Outdoor seating in beer garden. 301.557.9818; denizensbrewingco.com  District Commons (Foggy Bottom): Open for weekday lunch and dinner every day. 202.587.8277; districtcommonsdc.com Due South (Navy Yard): Waterfront dining available. 202.479.4616; duesouthdc.com Eno Azur (Georgetown): French Riviera pop-up in conjuntion with Four Seasons' Bourbon Steak chef Sebastien Giannini, open Wednesday through Sunday afternoon/evenings. 202.342.0444; fourseasons.com/washington Espita (Shaw): Covered patio is open rain or shine, including for brunch. 202.621.9695; espitadc.com Estadio (14th Street): New pandemic pop-up and 60-seat streatery open in front of the restaurant. 202.319.1404; estadio-dc.com Et Voila! (Palisades): Open daily from 4:30 to 8:40 p.m. 202.237.2300; etvoiladc.com Equinox Restaurant (Downtown): Tuesday to Sunday, including Federal Fritter pop up. 202.331.8118; equinoxrestaurant.com Evening Star & Planet Wine (Alexandria, VA): Open Friday through Sunday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. 703.549.5051; eveningstarcafe.net Fairmont (West End): Lobby Bar, Loggia and Courtyard open from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with contactless ordering via QR code. 202.429.2400; Fairmont.com/Washington Fare Well (H Street): Patio open by reservation only Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 202.367.9600; eatfarewell.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 Goodstone Inn (Middleburg, VA): Poolside or courtyard dining available. 540.687.3333; goodstone.com Gravitas (Ivy City): Patio and rooftop open, offering six course menu. 202.763.7942; resy.com/cities/dc/gravitas Great American Restaurants (Northern VA): All concepts’ outdoor dining spaces are now open, as well as available indoor dining. Restaurants include Arties, Best Buns, Carlyle, Coastal Flats, Jackson’s, Mike’s American, Ozzie’s, Patsy’s American, Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks, Silverado, Sweetwater Tavern, and Taqueria Loca. greatamericanrestaurants.com Guinness Open Gate Brewery (Baltimore, MD): Open Thursday through Sunday for outdoor operation only. 443.575.6893; guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com Hook Hall (Georgia Avenue): Tropical-themed Oasis open, featuring private cabanas. 202.629.339; hookhall.com/oasis Ice Cream Jubilee (14th Street, Ballston Quarter, Yards Park): Open for walk-up scoop and pint sales. icecreamjubilee.com The Imperial (Adams Morgan): Two-tier open air rooftop open. 202.299.0334; imperialdc.com Immigrant Food (White House): Outdoor patio open Tuesday through Saturday for walk-in patrons plus live-cooking classes, comedy nights and virtual art showcases via Facebook and Instagram Live. 202.681.3848; immigrantfood.com Ivy & Coney (Shaw): Roof deck open Thursday through Sunday for dining, drinks, and Nats game viewing. 202.670.9489; ivyandconey.com Ivy City Smokehouse (Ivy City): Full menu available featuring fresh seasfoods and more. 202.529.3300; ivycitysmokehouse.com  Jack Rose (Adams Morgan): Main rooftop dining space, Tiki Bar, and balcony overlooking 18th Street are open. Its retractable glass roof and windows will remain open at all times. 202.588.7388; jackrosediningsaloon.com Jaleo (Crystal City, DC): Patios open daily. 703.413.8181; 202.628.7949; jaleo.com Karma Modern Indian (Chinatown): Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9:00 p.m. 202.898.0983; karmamodernindian.com Kith & Kin (The Wharf): Patio dining available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 202.878.8566; kithandkindc.com La Piquette (Cathedral Heights): French bistro fare. 202.686.2015; lapiquettedc.com  Lauriol Plaza (Dupont): Open for lunch and dinner, reservations available via telephone. 202.387.0035; lauriolplaza.com Little Pearl (Eastern Market): Prepaid reservations available for patio dining prix fixe menu. 202.618.1868; exploretock.com/littlepearldc Lulu’s Winegarden (Cardozo): Patios open for dinner and drinks Wednesday through Sunday. 202.332.9463; luluswinegarden.com Maxwell Park (Shaw): Tuesday-Saturday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. 202.792.9522; maxwellparkdc.com Medium Rare (Cleveland Park): Pre set menu. 202.237.1432; mediumrarerestaurant.com  Mia's Italian Kitchen (Alexandria, VA): Walk-in dining only. 703.997.5300; miasitalian.com Mintwood Place (Adams Morgan): 14 seat patio open daily for dinner. 202.234.6732; mintwoodplace.com Nama Sushi (K Street): Open 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. daily. 202.414.7066; namadc.com Napoli Pasta Bar (Columbia Heights): Taking reservations through Resy for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and brunch, Saturday and Sunday. 202.588.8752; napolipastabar.com Nick’s Riverside Grill (Georgetown): Riverfront patio dining available. 202.342.3535; nicksriversidegrill.com Nina May (Shaw): No reservations, featuring new spring menu. 202.518.3609; ninamaydc.com  Nobu (West End): Open Wednesday through Sunday for patio and indoor dining. 202.871.6565; noburestaurants.com/washingtondc/home/ O-Ku Sushi (Union Market): Rooftop dining available Monday through Saturday. 202.888.8790; opentable.com/r/o-ku-dc-washington Oak Steakhouse (Alexandria): Patio open Tuesday-Saturday. 703.840.3395; oakalexandria.com Officina (The Wharf): Terrazza table dining and fire pit lounge seating. 202.747.5222; officinadc.com One Eight Distilling (Ivy City): Cocktail garden open Saturdays and Sundays. 202.636.6638 oneeightdistilling.com/reservations Opaline Bar & Brasserie (Lafayette Square): Outdoor dining and cocktails available Thursday throug hSaturday evenings. 202.730.8701; opalinedc.com Osteria Morini (Navy Yard): Open Thursday through Sunday for dinner. 202.484.0660; osteriamorini.com Ottoman Taverna (Mount Vernon Triangle): Open daily, including bottomless brunch Saturday and Sunday. 202.847.0389; opentable.com/r/ottoman-taverna-washington Owen’s Ordinary (North Bethesda, MD): Open daily from noon to 9:00 p.m. 301.245.1226; owensordinary.menu Palette 22 (Alexandria, VA): Walk-in dining only. 703.746.9007; palette22.com  Passionfish (Bethesda, MD): Patios open beginning June 4. 301.358.6116; passionfishbethesda.com    Petit Monde (Woodley Park): Dine-in indoors or on the patio available, plus take-out from the bistro and café. 202.629.4622; petitmondedc.com Piccolina (City Center): Minimum $25 spend per reservation. 202.804.5713; piccolinadc.com Public Bar Live (Dupont): No reservations, table service only on rooftop patio. 202.223.2200; publicbarlive.com Rasika West End (Foggy Bottom): Modern Indian menu. 202.466.2500; rasikarestaurant.com The Renegade (Arlington, VA): Open daily from noon to 2:00 a.m. for in-restaurant and patio seating. Live music performances. The Renegade will donate 10% of all sales during shows to the performers & Keep the Music Alive Fund. 703.468.4652; renegadeva.com Rose's Luxury (Capitol Hill): Pre-fixe menu plus wine, beer, cocktails (and cocktail slushies) on the outdoor patio with reservations available. 202.580.8889; rosesluxury.com The Royal (LeDroit Park): Outdoor seating available in 28-seat "streetery" alongside the restaurant, available via reservation. 202.332.7777; theroyaldc.com Rustico (Alexandria, VA): Patio open for lunch and dinner seven days. 703.224.5051; rusticorestaurant.com/alexandria Sababa (Cleveland Park): expanded front patio open to diners as well as their furry friends, who can nibble on complimentary house-made soom tahina oatmeal dog biscuits. 202.244.6750; sababauptown.com   Sauf Haus (Dupont): No reservations, table service only on rooftop patio. 202.466.3355; saufhausdc.com Sfoglina (City Center, Van Ness): Scattered seating times available for pasta-centric dining. 202.525.1402; sfoglinapasta.com/van-ness; sfoglinapasta.com/downtown  Shilling Canning Company (Navy Yard): Patio open for three course menu with optional wine pairing. 202.554.7474; shillingcanning.com Smokecraft Modern Barbecue (Arlington, VA): Patio open daily for outdoor dining and drinking, plus to-go cocktails available. 571.312.8791; smokecraftbbq.com Table (Park View): Patio open seven days, with a focus on Georgian khinkali and khachapuri. 202.291.3227; tabladc.com El Techo (Shaw): Rooftop open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 202.836.4270; instagram.com/eltechodc Tenth Ward (Frederick, MD): Patio open 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. for cocktails, spirit tastings, flights, and more. Seating is first come, first served. 301.360.5888; tenthwarddistilling.com Tiger Fork (Blagden Alley): Patio open for reservations Wednesday through Sunday. 202.733.1152; resy.com/cities/dc/tiger-fork Tony & Joe’s (Georgetown): Riverfront patio dining available. 202.944.4545; tonyandjoes.com TTT (Clarendon, VA): Open seven days. 703.888.1528; Tttdiner.com Union Market (NOMA): Outdoor seating available for pickup orders from union Market vendors. unionmarketdc.com Vola's Dockside (Alexandria, VA): Walk-in dining only. 703.935.8890; volasdockside.com  The Wharf (Maine Avenue): Parks and piers are open, Wharf Street is pedestrian-only, some restaurants are offering outdoor dining, and The Wharf Boathouse is open for kayak and paddleboard reservations; wharfdc.com  Zaytinya (Penn Quarter): Patio open daily. 202.638.0800; zaytinya.com
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