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Appreciate Art With a Side of Herring

Plus, City Winery plans to start pouring next year

Vermeer is the menu muse for the National Gallery of Art.
Photo: National Gallery of Art
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

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CAPITOL HILL—In good karma news, a customer at Rose’s Luxury whose friend jacked a framed photo during dinner did the Michelin-starred restaurant a solid by going online and ordering a replacement for the “Fuck Perfect” conversation piece.

Yea that happened.

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“I’m sorry my friend is a stupid fuck and stole your photo,” reads the receipt.

DOWNTOWN—Sax is unleashing a steamy new show called Fetish, featuring 20 cast members — from dancers to pole performers dubbed “Beauties” — for $50 a pop. High(er) rollers (for a $75 cover) can take a night out to new heights by stepping into a private lounge outfitted with an LED-lit shower, all while booze is flowing. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Every Wednesday, starting November 1. 734 11th Street NW

GOLDEN TRIANGLE—District newcomer Le DeSales just launched brunch, and executive chef Raphael Francois is bringing everything from steak and eggs to broccoli with peanuts and mustard to the table. Seasoned day drinkers can turn some cocktails — like the DeSales Rickey (with gin, dill, lime, and soda) — into five-person pitchers. Brunch is served on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1725 DeSales Street NW

IVY CITY—The new 40,000-square-foot urban winery expected to hosts concerts, house a 175-seat restaurant, and feature private event space has set a new opening date: early 2018. The City Winery brand boasts existing locations in New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, and Boston, where the likes of Gregg Allman and Sinead O’Connor have performed.

NATIONAL MALL—In conjunction with its new Vermeer exhibition, the National Gallery of Art has Dutch-inspired dishes in store for its Garden Café (think: pickled herring and Dutch cocoa pudding), as well as regional cheeses, fresh seafood, seasonal ingredients, and traditional desserts for the weekday menu and weekend brunch menu.

PETWORTH—Fish in the Hood, the 20-year neighborhood eatery still grappling with damage from a fire this spring, is raising money ($10,000, to be exact) to redo the space on Georgia Avenue NW.

SHAW—Pre/post-9:30 Club show meeting spot Satellite Room, which recently booted its diner guise — and along with it, its famous tater tots — is doing an about-face. Due to public outcry, PoPville reports that the have been reinstated on the menu.

Satellite Room

2047 9th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 506-2496 Visit Website


9601 3rd Avenue, , NJ 08247 (609) 368-0100 Visit Website

Le DeSales

1725 Desales Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 450-3998 Visit Website

Rose's Luxury

717 8th Street Southeast, , DC 20003 (202) 742-3570 Visit Website