Slow Food DC is once again rewarding hospitality professionals that honor the tenets of serving “good,” “clean,” and “fair food,” to local diners with its annual “Snail of Approval of Award.” The nearly two dozen new additions to the current roster of trusted providers includes a mix of new (Timber Pizza Company) and old (L’Auberge Chez Francois), funky (Denizens Brewing Company) and fresh (Ice Cream Jubilee). The 5th annual awards ceremony is scheduled to take place February 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stomping Ground (another inductee) in neighboring Del Ray, Va. Tickets for the locally sourced taste-around (think: Southern-style sausage balls, mushroom toast with goat cheese, and brown butter rice Krispie treats) range from $20 per person (early bird) to $30 a pop (general admission plus one glass of beer or wine).
Joselito Casa de Comidas is beefing up its menu options with new daily specials and a three-course “menu del dia.” The prix fixe lunch offering ($25) includes choice of starter (soup, salad or vegetable medley), protein (chicken, beef or fish) and dessert (bread pudding, white chocolate soup). Daily specials include delicacies such as lentil stew with Iberian meats, and tuna and potato stew.
Almost a year to the day since it shut its doors, Sweet Science Coffee is back in business. Per Prince of Petworth, the homegrown coffee shop is operating within LaPop lounge at 1857 Columbia Road NW. [PoP]
Mackey’s Public House has lost its lease and is heading to Metro Center. Washingtonian reports that the longstanding Irish pub intends to serve its last pint on L Street February 24, but hopes to be up and running again at a location to be named later by next month. [Washingtonian]