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Bethesda’s Stella Barra Adds AYCE Brunch

Plus, DGS starts serving breakfast

Stella Barra Pizzeria has added a brunch buffet.
Photo: Stella Barra Pizzeria
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

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July 25, 2017

ATLAS DISTRICTLate-night dumpling stop CopyCat Co. taped a note to the front door saying its upstairs bar is “closed until Friday for repairs.” Devotees can still head to its outside patio for the iconic cocktails.

BETHESDA—Stella Barra Pizzeria is giving brunch a go this weekend for the first time. The buffet ($16.95) includes assorted pastry, and egg dishes, while brunch drinks including bloody Marys, bellinis, and mimosas are an additional $3 a pop. Kids under 10 can eat for free.

DUPONT CIRCLE—DGS Delicatessen & Specialty Bar is now open for breakfast seven days a week. New dishes under chef Eric McKamey’s watch include bagel sandwiches, and ricotta blintz with blueberries, peaches, and honey brown butter. The expanded menu also includes additional coffee and espresso options.

GEORGETOWN—This summer, Seasons Restaurant added a twist to its Sunday spread at the Four Seasons Hotel. Sous chefs Tawfik Saadeh and Bilal Wshah are now preparing traditional Middle Eastern comfort foods inspired by their respective homelands, Syria and Jordan.

July 24, 2017

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Homegrown hoagie-maker Taylor Gourmet is giving burgers a go for the first time this week. The team wanted to do “something fun” for the summer, as “burgers are our second fave thing to eat,” a rep tells Eater. The temporary offering ($7.99), available through Sunday, July 30, consists of two all-beef patties, yellow American cheese, special sauce, grilled onions, and a sesame seed bun. Taylor just hired culinary director Jacob Hunter this year to expand and experiment with the menu.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONSTime to book a cheap eats reservation: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s summer restaurant week is slated to run from Monday, August 14 to Sunday, August 20, with three-course lunches for $22 and three-course dinners for $35 (excluding tax and tip). New this time around: prix fixe brunches. Many participating restaurants are already extending the offers through Sunday, August 27.

SHAW—Drink Company’s The Columbia Room just won the equivalent of an Oscar in the booze world, taking home the title of “Best American Cocktail Bar” at this weekend’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The popular Blagden Alley outpost bested competitors Trick Dog (San Francisco), Attaboy (New York City) and Anvil Bar and Refuge (Houston) for the honor. Meanwhile, Eater DC just named Columbia Room’s Atlantic Ocean elixir a top cocktail to try right now (though good luck snagging a seat).

Columbia Room

1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 202 393 0220 Visit Website

Taylor Gourmet

2400 South Smith Boulevard, , VA 22202 (703) 417-2145

Stella Barra Pizzeria

11825 Grand Park Avenue, , MD 20852 (301) 770-8609 Visit Website

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 293-4400 Visit Website