As part of its 10-year anniversary celebration, Tonic at Quigley’s is offering free pancakes and coffee from 8:30 a.m to 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 4 to anyone that flashes a George Washington University ID (“all GW staff, students, and faculty” is how the restaurant put it).
“The George Washington University has been a pivotal part of Tonic’s success and growth, and we want to show our gratitude,” Team Tonic says of the breakfast giveaway.
In addition to weaving seasonal accents into the menu, Cable Smith, newly minted executive chef at Royal, has expanded the offerings at the LeDroit Park gathering place by introducing new happy hour specials, late-night snacks, and dessert.
The happy hour deals (available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily) include pork empanadas ($4), French fries with aji amarillo mayo and ketchup ($5), and an arepa with hearts of palm, grilled cabbage, and salsa rosada ($8). Night owls may now indulge in a tamales filled with either roasted chicken, peppers, onions and cheese, or one stuffed with roasted corn, hearts of palm, onions and cheese (both $10) from 10 p.m. till closing, Sunday through Thursday, or from 11 p.m. to closing on Friday and Saturday. Smith’s inaugural dessert is a passion fruit tart ($10) featuring passion fruit custard, a graham cracker crust, coconut whipped cream, and fresh blackberries.
Bethesda Magazine reports that Class 520, a Thai ice cream shop, is opening this weekend at 4941 Elm Street. As part of its promotional blitz, the rolled ice cream-maker intends to hand out VIP cards good for free ice cream for three months to the first 30 customers to visit on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. Class 520 is projected to operate from noon to 10 p.m. daily. [Bethesda]