Neighborhood restaurant Hazel is doing its part to combat the oppressive heat by introducing a variety of ice cold patio drinks. The seasonal beverages, which are served on the patio in 48 ounce pitchers, include three specialty punches (one tequila-based, one gin-based, and one vodka-based; $32 each), as well as a half-dozen wine selections (three rosé, three white; $22 to $30 each) and a handful of beers ($20 to $25).
The Georgetown Dish reports that local resident and Turkish journalist Emel Bayrak plans to open a combination coffee house and wine bar called Cafe Georgetown (3141 N Street NW) next month. She plans to feature La Colombe coffee and may try to marry her two careers by conducting interviews on site. “I want it to bring together people from many backgrounds — my Georgetown neighbors, students, the diplomatic community, and friends from the White House,” Bayrak told the Georgetown Dish. [TGD]
New bakery headed downtown
Former State Department aide Miranda Rinaldi plans to open a self-styled bakery at 1310 L Street NW this fall. Nino’s Bakery is expected to focus on French and Italian pastries, coffee, and seasonal treats. The projected hours of operation at 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Granville Moore’s anniversary deals
Belgian beer haven Granville Moore’s is celebrating a decade in the Atlas District by resurrecting some old favorites and slashing prices on its signature mussels. Founding chef Teddy Folkman has returned a brisket steak and cheese to the menu, updated the house veggie burger, and has trimmed select bowls of steamed mussels (flavored with everything from beer to coconut milk) to $10 a pop from Thursday, August 3 to Thursday, August 10.