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  Oysters on the Patio - Bastille now serves on their patio a selection of oysters from Virginia waters. It is shucking amazing! On the menu you will find a variety of local oysters, Chef Christophe Poteaux’s Oysters Rockefeller and shrimp beignets. Favorite bite is Bastille’s duck fat pocorn. The oyster menu will be available throughout the entire restaurant and on the patio. Happy hour prices will apply for the draft beers and on select cocktails and wines by the glass. (located in The Asher at 606 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, VA; 703.519.3776; bastillerestaurant.com) All-Purpose Brunch – All-Purpose Pizzeria has a brand new Sunday brunch! Dishes include The Continental (house made salami, seasonal fruit, cheese, pizza toast); eggs fra diavolo (a twist on eggs in purgatory with calabrian chiles, soft polenta, feta and basil); crispy fried potatoes with a rich gorgonzola crema; the Tigelle egg & cheese sandwich (fried mortadella, egg, provolone and arugula); and a Nutella bomboloni (an Italian-style filled donut topped with an airy whipped ricotta and sprinkled with powdered sugar). Breakfast pizzas will also join All-Purpose classics on the menu, including The Balthazar (a pizza-style croque madame with gruyere, mozzarella and bechamel topped with a baked egg, prosciutto crudo and chives). (1250 9 Street NW; 202.849.6174; allpurposedc.com) New Brunch Alert -- Alta Strada Mosaic, Chef Michael Schlow’s latest outpost in Fairfax, Virginia, now offers brunch. Featuring additions unique to the Virginia location, the menu will include a new Amatriciana burger (pancetta, onions, fontina, tomato mayo and the option to add an egg), Nutella French toast (bananas and toasted hazelnuts) and a cucatini carbonara, among other delicious options. Cocktails include mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and a Reviver Spritz for $9. (2911 District Avenue #150, Fairfax, VA; 703.280.0000; mosaicdistrict.com/dine/alta-strada) April In Paris -- For the entire month of April, Bastille presents April in Paris, a menu that celebrates the diverse peoples and cultures of France. A large selection of a la carte dishes are available, as well as Bastille's signature three-course or four-course bistrot menu ($39 and $49, respectively). The menu includes everything from mafe ginaar; bacalhau a Portuguesa; falafel with harissa aioli; ssso buco de lotte; magret de canard à l’orange; paella and more, each inspired by the melting pot of cultures that make up the country of France. (606 N Fayette Street, Alexandria, VA; 703.519.3776; bastillerestaurant.com) Bangkok Street Brunch – Every Saturday and Sunday at both Beau Thai locations, try the beloved restaurant’s take on a sweet and savory brunch. Standouts include Kanom Krok (rice flour and coconut cream disks garnished with strong onions), and the Hangover Special (two fried eggs, links of sweet Thai sausage and a taro hash). Brunch beverages include house made Bloody Marys, mimosas, champagne cocktails, and more. (1550 7 Street NW; 202.536.5636; beauthaidc.com) Paris In Spring -- Spring is undoubtedly in the air at James Beard Award-nominated Columbia Room which has launched its new Spring 2017 tasting menu. Known for its elaborately themed and executed cocktail and food pairing menus, Columbia Room will take guests on a culinary jaunt to France via its Paris in Spring seasonal menu. New cocktail creations for spring include Into Great Silence (green chartreuse, jus vert, fino sherry, orgeat, lemon and grapefruit) and La Ballade de Paris (pommeau, sweetgrass, peychaud’s, trash cordial, cream and egg white). New food offerings include spring peas with jambon and tendrils and Coq Au Vin. (124 Blagden Alley NW; 202.316.9396; columbiaroomdc.com) Loyalty Rewards -- Download The TAVERN at Ivy City Smokehouse app from the App Store to take advantage of specials and deals at Ivy City Smokehouse, as well as discounted ticket prices for various events, plus catering and food delivery. Right now, click on the “loyalty” tab to scan a QR code and receive a free chicken wing appetizer after three visits. (1356 Okie Street NE; 202.529.3300; ivycitysmokehouse.com Jazz Brunch – Enjoy a jazzed-up brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Tredici DC. Anticipate soloists, duos and trios performing light jazz and pop over breakfast wraps, challah French toast, chicken & waffles, doughnut sandwiches, steak frites and more. (2033 M Street NW; 202.888.2899; tredicidc.com) Hank’s Donates To ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NAACP & HRCThrough the end of April, JL Restaurant Group pledges to donate at least $20,000 or 1 percent of all sales from all properties to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). “As a proud citizen of this country and this district, I have been inspired by the communities that have recently stood up for religious rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights--human rights. As a community restaurant group, I want each and every one of our guests to know that we are doing our part to stand up for these human rights,” says chef/owner Jamie Leeds. JL Restaurant Group venues include Hank’s Oyster Bar locations in Dupont Circle (1624 Q Street NW), Capitol Hill (633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) and Old Town Alexandria (1026 King Street, Alexandria, VA), as well as Hank’s Pasta Bar (600 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA) and Hank’s Cocktail Bar (819 Upshur Street, NW). (hanksoysterbar.com) Joselito Brunch -- Chef Sierra has taken some of Joselito’s most popular dishes and incorporated a brunch element. Spanish delights include salmorejo con bacalao y polvo de aceite (smoked salt cured cod, thick gazpacho, EVOO dust); revuelto de setas (scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms served with green salad); huevos fritos con jamón Iberico y papas fritas (organic fried eggs with Iberico ham and fries); huevos con carne de cangrejo (jumbo lumb grab Benedict served with green salad); and arroz caldoso de mariscos (Spain's fisherman rice). (660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; 202.930.6955; joselitodc.com) Elevated Brunch – Proof has launched a Sunday brunch service, and it doesn’t disappoint—choose from dishes like brioche cinnamon rolls studded with bacon and caramel; biscuits and gravy; Boquerones toast topped with confit leeks and 40-minute eggs; beet-pickled deviled eggs; and more. Brunch cocktails range from a traditional Pimm’s Cup to Resurrection Shake (El Dorado dark rum, 2 Birds 1 Stone’s spicy ginger beer and coconut-angostura sorbet, burnt cinnamon, star anise and freshly grated nutmeg). (775 G Street NW; 202.737.7663; proofdc.com) Seasonal Morning & All-Day Menus -- The Royal has introduced new morning and all-day menus for the winter season. Find comforting new soups and hearty vegetarian dishes, Colombian-inspired snacks, wood-grilled proteins and nourishing breakfast fare during the cold weather months. Start your day with a brioche egg sandwich or lox tartine—then warm up at lunch with rotating house soups including porter beer & cheese and mushroom & black garlic and lobster bisque; vegetarian dishes including charred vegetable chorreadas, veggies with creamy tomato sauce and cotija cheese; and meat dishes like fried pork belly or fried chicken sandwich. (501 Florida Avenue NW; 202.332.7777; theroyaldc.com) Bento Box Brunch -- Newly-opened Latin-Asian restaurant Sakerum has debuted a Bento Box Brunch service, available Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Priced at $29 per person, the innovative brunch includes six Japanese-style bento boxes showcasing the best of Latin and Asian ingredients and creative brunch cocktails. Choose from Churrasco (grilled beef short rib, sushi rice, chimichurri salsa and fried egg); the Chicken Karaage (double fried chicken thigh, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, sautéed onion and fried egg); the Yaki-Sake (grilled salmon, mojo sauce, poached egg and basmati rice); the Arroz Chaufa (shrimp & chicken fried rice); the pancake & omelet (choice of meat or veggie omelet and pancakes); and the Sushi Box (chef selection of seven-piece nigiri & sashimi). Each bento box is accompanied with mixed green seaweed salad, bacon-jalapeño home fries, fried plantains and tamago futomaki, with the exception of the Sushi Box, which comes with tamago futomaki, California roll and edamame. Standout pairings include the spicy Asian Bloody Mary (house-made bloody batch, soy sauce, sriracha and shichimi) or try the lychee mimosa (lychee, yuzu sake, rum and Cava); Cocktails range in price from $12 to $15. (2204 14 Street NW; 202.518.2222; sakerum.com) Sustainable Eats When You Want ‘Em -- Thanks to a new freezer system, Spring House Farm in Loudoun County now offers à la carte ordering and delivery. Order sustainably-raised meats, eggs and honey through the farm’s website and pick up at multiple locations in VA and DC. Prices include a pound of bacon for $10, whole chicken for $6 per pound, beef brisket for $8.25 per pound, and one dozen eggs for $4.50. (37864 Long Lane, Lovettsville, VA; 703.728.6623; springhouse.farm) Cookie Cupcake – Through May 31, Sprinkles serves a new cookie cupcake inspired by The Sprinkles Baking Book. The chocolate chip studded yellow cake is lined with cookie crust and topped with brown sugar frosting and dusted with crunchy cookie pieces. (sprinkles.com/order)