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Shaw Bijou Bar Takeover at Espita; Ten Tigers Adds Morning Fare

New menus are all the rage

The new daytime menu at Ten Tigers Parlour focuses on teas, coffees and house-made pastries.
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January 19, 2017

SHAW— The Shaw Bijou is making a comeback Monday night. Bartenders Zac Hoffman and Ben Long are invited to man Espita Mezcaleria’s bar to make five top cocktails they served at the nearby newly-shuttered restaurant. “We've invited all the people that have been really supportive of us in the aftermath,” says Hoffman. “It's really about coming together as a city and supporting our colleagues and not letting the negativity go on.” The event starts at 5 p.m. at 1250 9th St. NW. [Tierney Plumb]

A cocktail made at The Shaw Bijou last year
Tierney Plumb

PETWORTH—Ten Tigers Parlour has unveiled a daytime menu featuring assorted sweets from Kyirisan pastry chef Mollie Bird (think: egg custard tarts, taro puffs and tamarind cheesecake-filled bao), hot and cold teas (from English Earl Grey to melon-spiked boba), Vietnamese coffee and French press. Pastries are $4 per order, hot teas run $5 per pot, bubble teas are $6 a pop, Vietnamese coffee is $4 and French press runs $3 (small) to $6 (large). [EaterWire]

January 18, 2017

MCLEAN GARDENS—The Grilled Oyster Company executive chef Steve Mason has introduced seasonal specials including pan-seared duck with pureed butternut squash and sauteed monkfish with shaved Brussels sprouts in lobster cappuccino at both D.C. locations. In addition, the Cathedral Commons outpost received a new bar menu loaded with a mac and cheese-topped burger, bone marrow paired with bacon-onion marmalade, and a pork cheek tostada smothered with banana peppers and spicy crema. [EaterWire]

January 13, 2017

BLOOMINGDALE/TV LAND—DCity Smokehouse is going to be featured on the January 15 episode of Travel Channel’s Food Paradise. To celebrate, the newly opened eatery is offering its half smoke and spiced fries combo for $10 total (rather than $8 and $5, respectively.) [EaterWire]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Two celebrity sightings to add to the radar: Josh Altman and brother Matt Altman — of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles fame — were spotted hanging at The Next Whisky Bar inside Watergate Hotel. Across town, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi dined at Bistro Bis near Union Station. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL—A cocktail list courtesy of David Strauss is debuting at Béarnaise starting next week. Expect cool ingredients like egg white, benedictine, rosewater and absinthe. All cocktails are going for $12. [EaterWire]

January 12, 2017

FOGGY BOTTOM—There’s a brand new pricey-as-heck drink on the menu at Bourbon Steak. “The 99,” which, natch, costs $99 is comprised of Stoli vodka, Dom Perignon 2006, raspberry eau de vie and yuzu juice. It debuts on Monday. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Charlie Palmer Steak is introducing a new weekly menu. Friday evenings brings a new chef tasting menu, which will highlight one special “hyper-seasonal” or luxury ingredient through about five or so courses. The special Friday meal is going for $85. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN—We have an update on the forthcoming The Smith restaurant. It’s opening on Jan. 25! [EaterWire]

DCity Smokehouse

8 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 Visit Website

The Grilled Oyster Company

7943 Falls Rd., Potomac, MD 20854 (301) 299-9888 Visit Website

The Shaw Bijou

1544 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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