Brothers and Sisters at the Line Hotel — and just named one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants in America — is starting an afternoon tea service reports Washingtonian. The $40 price tag includes modern items like marble cake with matcha and a takoyaki hush puppy (and $10 extra for wine). Tea at Brothers and Sisters runs daily from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; reservations are taken and walk-ins are also okay.
Guinness is opening its Baltimore County brewery — with tours, a taproom and a 270-seat restaurant — today, reports The Baltimore Sun. The 62-acre campus in Relay is the Irish company’s first brewing operation in the U.S. since the 1950s.
A former Al’s Country Kitchen employee set the fire that caused massive damage to many restaurants in Upper Marlboro, reports NBC Washington. 26-year-old Jessica Marie Poole was fired from her job at Al’s; the fire began in Al’s at about 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 2 and has caused about $250,000 in damages.
W Hotel’s Pinea is celebrating the root beer float next week, offering A&M root beer plus vanilla ice cream (and a shot of Bacardi, if wanted). Free floats are available on Friday, August 10.
The Dough Jar, D.C.’s first raw cookie dough cafe, is opening tomorrow — Saturday, August 4. The menu is filled with more than 10 flavors of cookie dough, in a cup or cone, as a sundae, in ice cream and in cookie sandwiches and milkshakes.