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Kangaroo Boxing Club’s Last Hurrah; Special Umbrian Guest Stars

A roundup of smaller restaurant news items

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December 22, 2016

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—Beloved neighborhood joint Kangaroo Boxing Club is closing but they’re going out with a bang — an Orange Bowl game screening on Dec. 30 and a final New Year’s Eve Back on the 31st. Additionally, Jan. 2nd sees an auction of KBC memorabilia, with proceeds benefiting THRIVE DC. [EaterWire]

GEORGETOWN—Via Umbria is hosting a number of dinners hosted by some very special guests: the restaurant’s Umbrian neighbors Jennifer McIlvaine and Federico Bibi. McIlvaine’s cooking the four-course meal, and Bibi curated the wines. Tickets go for $75 and are available online. [EaterWire]

December 21, 2016

GEORGETOWN—The Grill Room, inside the Rosewood Washington, D.C., is offering special lunch the day after the inauguration: March & Lunch. It’s a $30 prix fixe lunch available on Jan. 21, 2017 only, from 11:30am - 2:30pm. [EaterWire]

U STREET CORRIDOR—Starting today, Pizzeria Vetri has a cool seasonal pizza, to celebrate the first day of winter. The Blanco Verde features Romanesco, cauliflower crema, pecorino, parmesan, parsley and lemon, and goes for $18. [EaterWire]

GEORGETOWN—Brunching in for New Year’s Eve/Day? Dean & Deluca Georgetown wants to help — they’re offering fancy early-morning eats like shrimp cocktail, a caviar service and baked treats. The whole menu is online, and cut-off for orders is DEc. 29 by 3pm. [EaterWire]

December 20, 2016

U STREET—Chix is closing its original 11th St. NW location — the lease is expiring and they’re not going to renew. The two other D.C. locations (Thomas Circle and Navy Yard) are staying open, and the delivery radius is widening to avoid any lapse in service. [EaterWire]

LOGAN CIRCLE—Barcelona Wine Bar was closed yesterday, Dec. 19 — the water heater was malfunctioning, the restaurant’s PR team said in a statement to Eater. Department of Health inspectors were on the premises during plumbing repairs in the basement, and “there were roaches observed.” Barcelona stresses that there were no food contamination issues, and they have been reopened since 4pm today. [EaterWire]

December 19, 2016

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Shake Shack has added two important things to their menu: gluten-free buns and prosecco. The GF bun can be had on any sandwich for a dollar extra; the prosecco is $15 for a half bottle. Available at all DC-area locations. [EaterWire]

ROCKVILLE & MANASSAS—Medium coffees are free at two area Dunkin’ Donuts locations — 1800 Rockville Pike and 7797 Centreville Road — tomorrow, December 20, from 5am until the coffee (err, supplies) runs out. [EaterWire]

BROOKLAND—Republic Kolache has introduced a sweet new treat: a cinnamon roll kolache. It uses the shop’s standard kolache dough combined with cinnamon, cream cheese, pecans and an orange glaze. The Brookland bakers are also now offering Christmas-day deliveries of fresh goods. [EaterWire]