Brunch fans in Penn Quarter rejoice
Two Penn Quarter restaurants are launching summer brunches that run every day of the week. At Dirty Habit, Chef Kyoo’s brunch menu runs Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. in addition to the weekend. Find items like Rice Krispy-crusted French Toast with coffee butter; quinoa burrito with white beans and cucumber; and a banh mi topped with pork belly and a fried egg.
Then during the month of July, Succotash is rolling out a Brunch 7-days-A-Week menu with shrimp and grits and a Hangover Special with fried eggs, pulled pork, warm potato salad, red-eye gravy and buttermilk biscuit. During the work week, brunch service starts at 11:30 a.m.
Virginia Happy Hours bill passes overwhelmingly
Chef Geoff’s owner Geoff Tracy’s long-running attempts to change Virginia laws to allow restaurants to advertise their happy hour prices has come to fruition. Washingtonian reports that two bills regarding promotion of drink specials sailed through Virginia’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Vacancy in Adams Morgan
Southern Hospitality served its last brunch on Sunday, according to PoPville. The restaurant had been open on 1815 Adams Mill Road, NW for seven years.
Naked Lunch closes in Arlington
MOM’s Organic Market’s adjacent vegan and vegetarian-friendly lunch counter Naked Lunch is now closed at 1901 N. Veitch Street, ARLnow reports.
Compass Coffee is trying out a semi-cashless model
DCist reports that at the Shaw and Mount Vernon Square locations of Compass Coffee, baristas will only accept exact change. It’s an experiment, co-found Michael Haft explained, saying: “We are trying to minimize cash.”
Food hall summer music kicks off
Ballston food hall Ballston Quarter is launching a weekly summer music series next week, which will run every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning July 10 until August 28. Ballston Quarter Beats’ musicians will perform in the open-air plaza