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DCity TV; Cocktails Are Coming

Plus, some celebs dined out.


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]

January 11, 2017

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Beefsteak, the veggie-focused restaurant from José Andrés, has re-introduced a veg-centered sandwich: the BEETsteak. It’s a large steak of a marinated gold or red beet, along with other burger-like fixin’s and an olive oil brioche bun. It’s going for $4.99. [EaterWire]

ALEXANDRIA—We have an updated timeline for the opening of Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbecue. Soft opening, with limited menu items, is going from 1/23 through 1/27; full grand opening is 1/30. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Alta Strada City Vista has some new menus — both for dinner and brunch. Dinner’s focused on giving the people what they want (with the most popular dishes reigning) while brunch is focused on providing more dishes at more accessible price points. [EaterWire]

January 10, 2017

WOODLEY PARK—Bar Civita is introducing a special Monday night happy hour: “Meatballs and Martini Mondays.” Starting 5pm on Mondays, the bar is offering $10 martinis with complimentary meatballs to wash it all down. [EaterWire]

FOGGY BOTTOM—Roti Modern Mediterranean has a new look and a new menu to boot. New edible offerings include red lentil soup, cauliflower tabbouleh and more; visually, there’s a brand new mural decorating the walls. [EaterWire]

YOUR SMARTPHONE—CAVA Grill has launched its mobile ordering app. The app will streamline ordering and pick-up, allowing customers to pay ahead of time (and skip lines!) as well as earn rewards. [EaterWire]

January 9, 2017

U STREET—Tico is trying to make date night easier than ever with a new special. Each Tuesday night, the restaurant will offer a $30 prix fixe menu, which comes with a choice of entrees sized for two to share. Daters can take their pick of protein — who roasted chicken in abobo, pork shank confit or carne asada tacos; a half-price bottle of wine rounds it out. [EaterWire]

ALEXANDRIA—Also in ~$30-news: Blackwall Hitch is starting up a three-course surf & turf menu. Diners can choose an appetizer, a surf & turf entree and a dessert, all for $29.95. The menu is available during dinnertime from Sunday through Thursday. [EaterWire]

GLOVER PARK—There’s a new happy hour in town. Casolare is introducing a weekday happy hour — Monday thru Friday, from 3pm to 6pm at the bar. On offer are pizzas of the day and a bunch of different, moderately priced dishes, as well as $5 house wines and prosecco. [EaterWire]