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Seven Reasons Is Going Strictly Vegan for a Month

Plus, two new bottomless brunches kick off this weekend

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Chef Enrique Limardo is challenging himself to only cook vegan food for an entire month at his adventurous 14th Street restaurant Seven Reasons. The restaurant’s email blast announcement reads:

We are excited to announce that starting on April 20th and for one full month, Seven Reasons will turn into a fully Vegan restaurant. Yes, you are reading it correctly. We want you to forget all the good things you heard about us so far and come back to embark yourself in a completely different food experience.

From April 20 through May 17, expect to find riffs on rice with artichoke and mushrooms or butternut squash, basmati and golden raisins, shishito peppers and pecans and capers dressing, with desserts like pineapple strawberry gazpacho with cucumber celery sorbet. Reservations for Seven Reasons’ vegan month are available on Resy now.

Brunch wire

There are two new spots in D.C. for bottomless brunches. The Eleanor, an arcade and bowling bar in NoMa, launches a Sunday brunch on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dishes like hangover hash, huevos divorciados, hot fried chicken sandwiches, and spaghetti sandwiches. Order $18 bottomless mimosas, Narragansetts, and Trulys as well as half-price bowling and games (lanes can be reserved in advance).

In Dupont Circle, enormous new spot The Admiral is rolling out a brunch with two hours of bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, vodka grapefruit sodas, and Bud Light for $35.99 excluding tap and tip. That price includes a choice of entree, including options like crab cake Benedicts, avocado toast or buttermilk pancakes.

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  • The Washington Post’s Tim Carman talks to Horace & Dickie’s owner Richard “Dickie” Shannon about the history of the H Street fish fry restaurant, which is closing on Saturday.
  • Del Rey is down a cafe: Patch reports that Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market on Mount Vernon Avenue closed this week. The restaurant wrote on Facebook: “We have enjoyed being a part of Del Ray and [its] community, and we have loved and appreciated all the support we have received. However, due to the increasing difficulties of running a restaurant these days we found it necessary to close.”
  • Columbia Room owner Derek Brown writes an essay for Vox on his relationship with alcohol and why he’s drinking less these days.
  • Netflix’s newest rom-com is set in D.C. and DCist breaks down all the locations that appear in the movie, including The Pub & The People and Big Chief.
  • Amy Brandwein’s all-day cafe Piccolina is launching an Aperitivo Hour, with drink specials including $6 wine and $8 spritzes. The happy hour will run daily from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will include deals on light bites like $3 Scacce Knots stuffed with fontina cheese and rolled ham and a $4 veggie plate with hummus.

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