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March 16, 2018
BROOKLAND—New neighborhood wine bar Primrose has a new off-the-menu burger that’s only available by request. The secret bar burger is served two ways: the French style comes with Emmental cheese and sautéed onions, while the American route includes white American cheese, pickles and mayo. Chef Nathan Beauchamp makes 15 burgers each night and only offers the hush-hush dish at the bar after 8 p.m., on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday.
DUPONT CIRCLE—Teddy & the Bully Bar is serving its new spring menu starting Saturday, March 17. Additions include branzino with white bean pureé and lemon caper butter, as well as lobster and spring pea risotto with charred ramps, leeks, parmesan, and herbs. The companion lunch dishes debut on Monday, March 19.
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has released the details of its latest Spring Wine Fling promotion; over two dozen restaurants are offering wine flights featuring three pours ($15) or five ($25) from Monday, March 26 to Sunday, April 1. Events are also sprinkled into the mix, with Honeysuckle hosting a five-course tasting dinner on Tuesday, March 27, while Slate Wine Bar & Bistro will be offering 10 different wine flights on Thursday, March 29 with sales supporting the Dupont Rotary Club’s Bikes for Change project.
March 15, 2018
14TH STREET CORRIDOR—Spanish mainstay Estadio is hosting a “Sherry” Blossom festival starting on Tuesday, March 20, featuring a $70 four-course tasting for two (think: sherry-glazed halibut, crispy quail with quince glaze, and a sherry float with vanilla gelato and maraschino cherry). Along with flights and sherries by the glass, beverage director Adam Bernbach has created specialty cocktails including the Tiki-Taka made with Finca Hispana Fino sherry, cocoa butter-infused rum, Campari, angostura, and passion fruit soda. Also on tap: porrons being poured freely.
DOWNTOWN—Popville’s got the scoop on a new Japanese restaurant destined for 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The subterranean space that formerly housed Soho is prepping to welcome Toryumon Japanese House, per information within a new liquor license app. The 100-seat spot will reportedly feature a full bar, plus sushi, ramen, and poke bowls.
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Local butcher Red Apron’s new CSA-style membership program promises to deliver a monthly “Butcher’s Box” featuring select meats (ground beef, charcuterie) and poultry (whole-brined chickens), alongside specialty rubs, pantry staples, and seasonal items like hot dogs in the summer. Orders will be available for pick up at eight area locations.