Logan Circle’s feeling crabby
Baltimore-based Phillips Seafood & Steak opened its new Logan Circle restaurant to the public last night, bringing wood-fired meats and family-recipe crab cakes to 1460 P Street NW. During its first week of service, Phillips will open for dinner only at 5 p.m. Hours start at 11:30 a.m. this weekend. In addition to a raw bar and seafood towers, the opening dinner menu calls for snow crab leg steamers, lobster bisque, and whole bronzini. Seafood also makes its way into steak toppers — customers can add butter-poached lobster for $15 — and a side of crab fried rice.
“Mueller’s day on Capitol Hill”
Union Pub will open at 9 a.m. tomorrow to air Robert Mueller’s anticipated testimony on the Russian influence in the 2016 election on all its TVs (with sound). Specials for the hearing (through closing time) include $6 Moscow “Muellers”; $4 rye whiskey; $4 drafts, and $13 Bud buckets. A full bar and kitchen service will be available, and the patio will open at 11 a.m.
Surf’s up in Glover Park
The original Surfside will close in Glover Park in December after 12 years. The owner tells Popville he’s opted to not renew his lease for the inaugural location, which was up in January 2020. The fast-casual taco shop’s upcoming Tenleytown location will debut some time in October, staying open around the clock to cater to surrounding American University students. [PopVille]
Sugar rush hour
Domino Sugar will drive its Domino Golden Food Truck to D.C. next week, dishing out free sweets made by Magnolia Bakery with its new Domino Golden Sugar. Its first local stop is Farragut Square on Wednesday, July 31, for lunch, followed by almost-daily appearances at the 2019 Citi Open, Kennedy Center, Giant stores, and more through Sunday, August 11. Check social media for the full schedule.
And as part of its summer road trip tour, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is serving free scoops of its Brambleberry Crisp and Brown Butter Almond Brittle across D.C. Today is the last scheduled area stop at the Whole Foods Market H Street with complimentary scoops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Raising money for a bartender in need
According to a Go Fund Me page, D.C. bartender Lou Bernard was recently assaulted on his way home from work. Industry friends are banding together to help him cover hospital bills and other costs while he’s unable to work. Donations have already covered more than half of the $5,000 goal on his page.