Spring Menu — Chef Robbins Southern roots are reflected in the new offerings at the Canopy, with items like the Peach & Pecan Salad (candied pecans, charred peaches, and white balsamic vinaigrette; a Sweet Pea Salad); and a trio of dips including a classic pimento cheese spread and boiled peanut “hummus.” You can also enjoy Handhelds & Shareable lunch entrees include a Canopy Club; a house-braised pulled Potomac Pork sandwich with smoky house BBQ sauce; and the District Veggie Panini with seasonal roasted veggie. Lunch and dinner menus feature three flatbreads: the BBQ Chicken, the Munchie Meaty, and the Coastal Caprese. The dinner menu boasts a Small Plates section featuring a selection of snacks and shareable items like Canal Crab Cakes, Coconut Battered Onion Rings, and a Roasted Creamy Corn Dip.
Drag brunch —City Tap Dupont will begin Sunday drag brunch on April 28. Brunch will be hosted Ba’Naka and her queens from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays with showtime at 12:30 pm. You can enjoy new performances such as The Magic Queendom featuring popular Disney characters, Happy Birthday America for Fourth of July, and Battle of the Blondes featuring the music of Madonna, Britney, and other favorite bombshells. They will serve your brunch favorites like morning avocado toast, breakfast tacos, pork & sweet potato hash skillet, and strawberry sundae pancakes as well as ($18) bottomless mimosas, beermosas, and build-your-own bloody marys with no time limit.
Plant Based Entrees — Silver Diner’s Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst completely revamped the Silver Diner menu with significant changes that had not occurred in ten years. This year, as they mark their 30th anniversary, Von Hengst has made more radical changes with 12 vegan, plant-based entrees on the menu. New items include everything from Tofu Banh Mi (non-GMO tofu glazed with sambal agave, banh mi slaw, vegan mayo, on ciabatta); a cauliflower sandwich; Tofu & Lentils; to Beyond Meatballs “mac” n cheese (smoky tempeh “bacon,” house-roasted tomatoes over cauliflower with vegan cheese sauce); and more.With homage to its diner roots and the popular diner items on the menu, Von Hengst oversaw a customer contest that asked customers if there were classics they wanted to see back on the menu. The response was huge and Von Hengst brought back these five dishes by customer request: fried shrimp appetizer and entrée; chicken parmesan; pesto burger; and watermelon salad.