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Sip Watermelon Drinks at The Observatory

Plus, Dio’s digs are coming together

The Observatory’s new watermelon-based cocktails.
Photo: The Observatory
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

August 3, 2017

ARLINGTON—Kapnos Taverna is serving East and West Coast oysters for $1 each all day on Saturday, August 5 at the bar.

CHINATOWN—Modern Jewish deli On Rye just added an all-day breakfast menu with options such as bagel and lox, and other breakfast sandwiches. Additionally, deli meats and salads are now available to carry-out customers when purchased by the pound.

GEORGETOWN—The Observatory atop the Graham Georgetown is all about watermelon this month, featuring three cocktails flavored with the juicy fruit ($14 each) as well as Hell or High Watermelon beer ($8).

H STREET—Two new establishments are slowly taking shape on H Street, with Dio — Stacey Khoury-Diaz’s tiny “natural” wine bar — recently installing its sleek circular signage at 904 H Street NE; Its facade also got a funky multi-colored paint job. Closer to Union Station, Philadelphia’s V Street also plastered a banner on its future home at 600 H Street NE.

Dio’s new outdoor signage
Tierney Plumb

SHAW—The BackRoom at Capo Deli — aka the new 100-person speakeasy curiously tucked behind a freezer door — is adding a new party to the mix this weekend, dubbed Electric Rainbow Sundays (starting at 5 p.m.).

August 1, 2017

GEORGETOWN—The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown today introduced its Rosé All Day menu, available all day, everyday through Thursday, August 31. There’s $10 glasses of the pink summertime smash, while featured cocktails ($10) include a lavender frosé, and peach rosé cooler; select bottles ($30) range from Domaine Sarragousse (Provence) to Ava Grace (California).

LOGAN CIRCLE—The Bird bids farewell to Anthony Scaramucci, aka the shortest-tenured White House communications director in history, with a new drink for happy hour this week called The Mooch.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—In self-serving sandwich news, Eater DC associate editor Tierney Plumb enters Top Chef alum Mike Isabella’s monthly Sandwich Madness competition on Tuesday, August 1. Her creation, made with chef Mark Petonito and dubbed “Plumb’s the Word” ($13), includes beer-braised bratwurst, charred plum, sauerkraut, and spicy mustard aioli. Plumb is up against fellow media personality Lauren DeMarco from Fox 5, for bragging rights in the friendly competition. Both of the featured sandwiches are served at G by Mike Isabella and Graffiato now through Thursday, August 31.

PENTAGON CITY—Garrett Popcorn Shops just brought back its KettleCorn recipe, available in store and online, for a limited time through the end of the month. Its summer weekend promo, available Friday to Sunday, means guests can buy a one-quart tin and get one free.

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