Its first wave of restaurants opened just a few weeks ago. A roving drink cart designed to deliver cocktails from floor to floor to hotel guests is still in the works. Yet Washington Business Journal reports that the new Line hotel in Adams Morgan — which already hosts Erik Bruner-Yang’s all-day restaurant Brothers and Sisters, and is expected to welcome James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde’s first D.C. restaurant, A Rake’s Progress, in the coming weeks — is already at odds with local authorities over a $46 million property tax abatement.
Discount dining for everyone
It’s almost as if the local hospitality scene resolved that dining on the cheap is what everyone needed more of in 2018. Prix fixe, multi-course restaurant week deals are happening all winter long, including: Bethesda Magazine’s winter restaurant week (Friday, January 12, through Sunday, January 21); Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s winter restaurant week (Monday, January 22, through Sunday, January 28); National Harbor’s restaurant week (Sunday, February 4, through Saturday, February 10); and Fairfax City’s inaugural restaurant week (Sunday, March 4, through Saturday, March 10).
Alterna-toasts are everywhere
Washingtonian attempts to quash all the fawning over avocado toast by highlighting some of the other gourmet spreads being served around town. Two standouts: the uni toast at Eater’s restaurant of the year, Himitsu, and gravlax-topped sourdough at Capitol Hill newcomer Little Pearl.
Throw caution to the wind in Park View
Locals pinged Popville about the arrival of new axe-throwing attraction Kraken Axes in Park View. Similar throwing range-themed bars have sprung up in New York, Detroit, and Charlotte, North Carolina.