April 6, 2017
BLOOMINGDALE—In celebration of next week’s Craft Brewers Conference coming to town, Boundary Stone plans to open for lunch from Monday to Thursday.
NATIONAL HARBOR—In sugar high news, National Harbor’s World Peeps Eating Championship is set for Saturday, April 8, with 13 professional eaters set to compete — including returning champion Matt Stonie of San Jose, Calif., who ate 200 in five minutes last year. Peep the main event at 1:30 p.m. at National Harbor Waterfront Plaza.
14th STREET—Sakerum is scheduled to launch its $5 Happy Sake Hour on Monday, April 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays the fun runs until 1:30 a.m. Guests can get house red and white wine, house sake, rail drinks, rotating beers, as well as a variety of specialty small plates, all priced at $5 each. Available exclusively at the 15-seat bar/sushi bar and 50-seat enclosed rooftop.
ADAMS MORGAN—Grand Central turns 10 this weekend, and to celebrate, there are big parties starting tonight with DJs, no cover, and alcohol flowing like water.
April 4, 2017
OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA—Restaurant Eve’s birthday is in April (as is the restaurant’s namesake, Eve Armstrong). Eve told her parents that in lieu of gifts, she would prefer her friends and family donate to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. For the month of April (Mondays to Thursdays) guests who bring a donation to the nonprofit will receive a five-course tasting menu. Read how here.
Meanwhile, Restaurant Eve owner Cathal Armstrong soon plans to open a new restaurant inside Old Town’s Hotel Indigo, spilling the juicy details to Northern Virginia Magazine about the 120-seat spot called Hummingbird.
ALEXANDRIA—River Bend Bistro’s new spring menu features smoked salmon and goat cheese flatbread, crab flan with lobster roe beurre blanc, applewood-smoked bacon dip, and rainbow trout with an oyster and sage stuffing. Desserts added to the menu include a savory rosemary- and olive oil cake, as well as chocolate cherry chess pie.
DUPONT CIRCLE—A new month means a new burger at Red Apron Burger Bar. Chef Nate Anda just introduced the burger of the month for April: a Döner-spiced lamb burger ($12). There’s also a new monthly dessert: strawberry shortcake sundae with vanilla cake, vanilla soft serve, and strawberry compote, all topped with white chocolate pearls ($6).
PETWORTH—Ten Tigers' rescheduled patio opening kicks off Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. with $1 beers and complimentary tastes of its new boozy boba tea menu ($10 each). The newly renovated space boasts the original Chez Billy fireplace and additional heat lamps.
ADAMS MORGAN—Starting at 5 p.m. tonight at The Black Squirrel, there’s an all-evening Equal Pay Day Happy Hour featuring woman-owned Denizens Brewing Co. Equal Pay Day means paying 20 percent less for Denizens beer and select appetizers in the Tap Room as a symbol of the pay gap (Lean In has launched a nationwide campaign) between men and women.
DOWNTOWN—In celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, Plume in The Jefferson will serve a five-course tasting menu featuring Virginia-sourced ingredients and dishes discovered and brought back to the U.S. from his travels abroad. The dinner menu will be available throughout his birthday week, from April 11-April 15, at $117 per person (not including tax and gratuity).