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Happy Hour at Kingbird; $1 Oysters on Black Friday

A roundup of smaller restaurant news items


Nov. 18, 2016

FOOD TV—Catch local chef Serge Pambo (Maxine) compete on “Chopped” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 on the Food Network. The chef is currently at work developing a series of pop-up dinners. [EaterWire]

DUPONT CIRCLE—After first serving to a waitlist of regulars, Bub & Pop’s is opening up reservations for their supper club to the general public. The tasting menu is $165 per person including pairings and tax. [EaterWire]

METRO CENTER— Here’s something to take the Black Friday edge off. Oceanaire will have $1 oysters all day, from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (UPDATED), on Nov. 25. [EaterWire]

FOGGY BOTTOM—Here are a couple of new additions to Kingbird, the restaurant within the Watergate Hotel. They’re serving a $20 Express a la carte lunch on weekdays with a starter salad, entree, and non-alcoholic beverage. Happy Hour from 4-6:30 p.m. includes $8 cocktails, $7 wines, $4 domestic beers ,and discounted bar snacks. [EaterWire]

Nov. 15, 2016

LOGAN CIRCLE—This weekend marks the launch of brunch at poultry-centric restaurant The Bird. The menu includes such items as a turkey steak and egg, wings, a Mexican chicken soup, grilled chicken tacos, and more. They’ll offer it from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Saturday. [EaterWire]

THE CRITICS—Restaurant ratings service Renzell has launched in D.C. The app relies on anonymous raters to deliver assessments using a variety of criteria, focusing on eight categories. The D.C. launch will happen in 2017; here are some more details from the company’s launch in New York. [EaterWire]

Nov. 14, 2016

GEORGETOWN—The Watergate’s Next Whisky Bar is kicking off Whisky Wednesdays this week from new head bartender Rachel Sergi. Those who head there from 4-6:30 p.m. will be able to taste rare whiskeys at discounted prices, and meet with various distillers or producers. First up is Islay Scotch producer Bruichladdich Distillery. Upcoming events will host Speymalt Macallan, Jim Beam, Balcones, and more. [EaterWire]

FARRAGUT—Multiple news items on the popover front. BLT Steak is putting ten “golden tickets” inside popovers tomorrow in celebration of the restaurant’s ten-year anniversary. Each golden ticket will offer various prizes. The restaurant is also bringing back its Thanksgiving Leftovers popovers the day after the holiday, stuffed with ingredients like roast turkey, stuffing, and prime rib. They’re available at the bar or to-go for $12 on Nov. 25. [EaterWire]

Golden ticket popovers at BLT Steak

SHAW—Spotted at Hazel over the weekend: “Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. A rep confirms he dined there with his husband, ordering off the dim sum Sunday brunch menu with such dishes as kimchee scramble and duck muffins. [EaterWire]

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