Order up off Route 1
The family of diners that sprung from a single greasy spoon in Arlington just added its fourth location in the area, exporting Bob and Edith’s iconic breakfast platters, burgers, subs, and desserts within walking distance of the Huntington Metro station. Status: Certified open. 5918 N. Kings Highway, Alexandria, Va.; website
‘Umami bombs’ on the way at Lucky Buns
Washington City Paper reports that world traveler/restless chef Alex McCoy is applying lessons learned from the globally inspired burgers that cycled through his never-ending stream of pop-up eateries at food lab Alfie’s to the new Lucky Buns he’s opening in Adams Morgan. The unconventional sandwich shop (think: burgers with beetroot, riffs on Nashville hot chicken) — which is replacing recently shuttered L’Enfant Cafe and Bar — is projected to open this fall.
Cut-rate chocolate drinks in Leesburg
Cacao-obsessed new arrival The Conche has rolled out eight chocolaty cocktails for happy hour ($8 a pop), including the Amulet (chocolate vodka, creme de cacao, strawberry syrup), Conche Old Fashioned (bourbon, simple syrup, chocolate bitters), and the Escapade (two rums, creme de cacao, pineapple juice). The specialty drinks, along with complimentary gourmet popcorn laced with chipotle spice and pumpkin seeds, are available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Nominations open for inaugural Edible DC awards
Regional magazine Edible DC is collecting names for its first ever culinary awards. Key categories include: best chef garden, best local brewery, best local distillery, best local winery, best chef-farmer collaboration, and best use of local/seasonal ingredients. The winners will be revealed Monday, October 16 at District Winery.