It’s time for the monthly Heatmap update, and Eater readers were ready for it. New additions this time around included the relocated Capitol Hill institution Johnny’s Half-Shell, poultry-tastic restaurant The Bird, and long-awaited tasting menu palace The Shaw Bijou.
As previously mentioned, chef Kwame Onwuachi’s restaurant The Shaw Bijou is here. Eater got a first look inside the place, with striking blue chairs, unconventional furry bar seats, and more. The restaurant’s pricing starts at $185-per-person before drinks, service, etc.
The restaurants that have opened so far this week around D.C.: Pho 12 in Brookland, the aforementioned Shaw Bijou, a new Japanese place aimed at the downtown lunch crowd, and a new coffee shop in Maryland. Eater will report on several more today, so keep an eye on this space.
When Eater wrapped up Sweets Week, it included a salute to the city’s top pastry chefs. Go to any of these restaurants in D.C. and know it’s worth the calories to order dessert.
Politics is truly D.C’s city sport, and the bars will be absolutely filled in D.C. with politicos breathlessly taking in the night’s election returns. There’s fun stuff going on at such places as Declaration, Beuchert’s Saloon, and more.
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