Popular Bloomingdale neighborhood spot Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen just added daytime hours this week, opening up at 11 a.m. for an all-day café experience. Find Compass Coffee here, along with wifi inside and on the patio.
The new daytime menu, available Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include in-house baked breads (like a zucchini bread served with whipped orange butter), and fancy toasts like avocado on multigrain; strawberry topped with whipped ricotta and honey served on brioche; and a smoked Ivy City salmon toast with chive cream cheese, capers, tomato, and everything bagel seasoning on sourdough. There will also be soups, salads and sandwiches like bacon, egg, and cheese; chicken pesto; pulled pork; and a BLT. The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday at 11 a.m.
14th street mainstay Estadio is opening up a branch of the restaurant in Charleston, according to the Post and Courier. The tapas spot in South Carolina will serve similar dishes to the D.C. restaurant. “I never wanted to do a second one unless it was a place I wanted to be,” Estadio’s owner Max Kuller told the paper. “I already love the community and feel at home here.”
After this week’s Ted Cruz heckling incident at Fiola, Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman digs into the idea that the rules of dining for politicos in D.C. are changing and that restaurants can no longer stay apolitical.
Here’s how Fiola responded on Twitter:
Meanwhile, a diner at Fiola says Cruz returned to finish dinner after the protestors left:
Yes. I was there. So were lots of Reps and Dems. @SenTedCruz + Mrs. Cruz were escorted out, authorities were called, and the Cruz family returned to finish their meal, thanking staff for quick response.@FABIOTRABOCCHI believes politics-like elbows-aren't meant to be on the table.— mona hamdy (@monabintaboha) September 25, 2018
PoPville reports that Korean chicken restaurant Choong Man is open in Columbia Heights’ former The Heights location.
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