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A Legendary NYC Cocktail Bar Lands in D.C. for One Night Only

Plus, preview chef Christian Irabién’s new restaurant and more pop-ups to try

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One of Employees Only’s cocktails at the Los Angeles location.
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Pop-ups are in full swing around D.C., and this selective guide includes everything longer-term pop-ups and one-off events.


Employees Only at Allegory

What: Cocktail bar Employees Only, an New York City institution thought of as one of America’s best bars, will pop up in D.C. in the beginning of May. Employees Only will stage a bar takeover of the Eaton Hotel’s hidden cocktail destination Allegory on May 2. That’s a Monday night, and bar director at Allegory Deke Dunne says the bar is going to be hopping.

“Prepare yourself for a party because we are throwing it down,” he wrote on Instagram announcing the pop-up before praising Employees Only’s influence on the bar scene. “Founded 18 years ago in the West Village of New York, you would be hard pressed to find another bar that has had a larger impact on the global cocktail community as a whole.” A masterclass the Sunday before the pop-up with the Employees Only bar team is already sold out.

Where: Allegory at Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St. NW

Dates: Monday, May 2, happening from 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Amparo Fondita x Prosper Pop-Up at Qui Qui

What: Chef Christian Irabién heads to Shaw’s Puerto Rican restaurant Qui Qui to tease out his anticipated coastal Mexican restaurant Amparo Fondita. The one-night, five-course collaboration with Qui Qui chef Ismael Mendez includes braised pork ribs in red chile jus; chicken liver mousse with mezcal, jalapeno and bolillo; and seared scallops over baby cactus risotto, burnt fennel, and sweet peas.

Tostadas on white plates
Amparo Fondita’s tostadas feature fresh produce and seafood.
Vina Sananikone/Amparo

Courses will be paired with cocktails from Minibar alum Al Thompson, the current beverage director at Thip Khao and Hanumanh who’s in the early stages of mapping out an all-day cafe and bar called Prosper. Look for Tears From 1,000 Swords (aged rum, ginger, benedictine, allspice dram, and gold) and a Yuzu Colada (peated scotch, yuzu, cinnamon, coconut cream, and orange blossom). Prosper, scheduled to open in 2024, will be “full of surprises,” he tells Eater. Look for cold pressed juices, coffee, and tea in the morning, followed by cocktails, duck fat fries, carne asada fries, wings, and pizza at night. “Basically all the food you want when you are drunk, but with a lot of intention,” Thompson tells Eater.

Both Amparo Fondita and Prosper are in fundraising mode and plan to announce each location soon. Mexico-born Irabién, who’s up for a Rammys Rising Culinary Star of the Year award, will continue to support immigrants’ rights at Amparo like he did at the helm of Muchas Gracias.

Where: Qui Qui (1539 7th St NW, second floor)

Dates: Sunday, May 1, with two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Tickets ($150 per person) via Tock

Pop Up Grocer at Union Market

What: Far from the run-of-the-mill grocery shopping experience, Pop Up Grocer specializes in emerging brands with unique flavors and pretty packaging. The pop-up will land in Union Market for a month, bringing over 120 emerging brands and 400 products (including food and drink and personal care). Shop for national brands like alcohol-free spirit Bonbuz, Opopop popcorn, and vegan nuggets called Nowadays as well as local food companies like District Snacks almond butter, Amazi plantain chips, Phil’s Finest sausages, and more.

Where: TBA within the Union Market district

When: May 6 through June 5; hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Toh Roong x Haymaker

A pink cocktail
The potent One Night in Bangkok cocktail packs a punch with chartreuse, Aperol, and chili-infused tequila.
Toh Roong

What: Toh Roong just secured a new weekend-only residency inside H Street NE bar Haymaker that lasts through June. Its Thai native founder Kitima Boonmala specializes in ultra-spicy egg noodle bowls like khao soi, based in a rich, coconut curry with fried chicken. Her popular Thai noodle pop-ups have appeared all over the area since 2018 at places like Elle, Neptune Room, and Lucky Buns. Toh Roong is the abbreviated version of the Thai word for the bustling night markets her home city of Ayutthaya is known for. There’s also crispy wontons, an Isaan-style yum salad, Thai lettuce wraps, and two noodle dishes that bring the heat and rotate weekly. The opening weekend features khao soi and baa mee heang, or dry Chinese-style noodles with roasted five-spice chicken. Cocktails include a chili-laced Bangkok Mule made with Thailand’s Mekhong whiskey and Singha beer.

Where: Haymaker, 1015 H Street NE

When: Friday, April 8 through Saturday, June 19. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (kitchen open until 11 p.m.) and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Whimsy at the St. Regis

Details: Combining theater and dining, Whimsy has dropped at the St. Regis. With two tables accommodating only 32 guests per seating, this theatrical dining experience includes a five-course menu from executive chef Andrew Roche. The room transforms with each course and diners experience perching in the treetops, floating among the stars, and sitting on the ocean floor. The experiences are vibrant with music and interactive opportunities. Tickets are $195 per person inclusive of a preselected five-course menu with the option to add on wine pairings.

When: 6:30 p.m. seatings each Tuesday through Saturday beginning March 9

Where: The St. Regis hotel, 923 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW

Acoustics and Ales Open-Air Happy Hour

Details: Acoustics and Ales outdoor happy hour series returns to Silver Spring with live music, local brews from AstroLab Brewing and Silver Branch Brewing Company, and food from Catalyst Hot Dogs. Registration is now required. All ages are welcome (21 and up can drink).

Where: Fairview Road Urban Park (8900 Fairview Road)

When: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29

New Kitchens on the Block

Details: Seven buzzy, upcoming restaurants and culinary projects are landing at Brookland’s Mess Hall for the eighth rendition of what the Washington Paper calls the “the Godzilla of pop-ups,” with sneak peeks of what’s in the pipelin. This year’s line-up includes Shababi by chef Marcelle Afram (Maydan); Your Only Friend by mixologist Sherra Kurtz (Columbia Room) and chef Paul Taylor (Southern Efficiency); Tawle by restaurateur Rose Previte (Maydan, Compass Rose) and chef Omar Hegazi; Cenzo’s Upper Westside by restaurateur Shaun Sharkey and chef Margaux Riccio (Bubbie’s); Hill East Burger by pitmaster Joe Neuman (Sloppy Mama’s) and Chris Svetlik (Republic Cantina); ToriSumi by chef Blake King (Rose’s At Home); DC Vegan – the city’s first vegan bar – by restaurateurs Leah Curren Moon and Michael Jantz Moon.

Tickets, available Eventbrite, are $85 for early bird admission, $100 for general admission, and $150 for VIP admission (includes a goody bag).

Where: Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood Street NE

When: Saturday, April 30 from 12 to 2 p.m. or from 3 to 5 p.m.

Desayuno at Cinder BBQ

Details: Cinder BBQ’s new Mexican breakfast pop-up brings tamales, enchiladas, huevos rancheros and huevos con chorizo, pozole, and chilaquiles to Petworth, according to Petworth News.

Where: Cinder BBQ, 800 Upshur Street

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon

Pescao at Blend 111

Details: Vienna’s Latin fusion restaurant Blend 111 is running a Pescao Latin seafood tapas pop-up through July with cold dishes like oysters, Maryland crab, and trout caviar arepas with coconut aioli; as well as mackerel toast with pickled Spanish mackerel, fresh tomato, adobo aioli, and grilled bread. Hot dishes include grilled Spanish octopus with alcaparrado and boiled potato; as well as Australian king prawns with adobo, avocado aji, cilantro, and piquín pepper. Plenty of sides, cocktails, as well as wines by the bottle and glass also join the line-up.

Where: Blend 111, 111 Church Street NW, Suite 101, Vienna

When: Mondays from March 14 through the end of July. Reservations and full menu here.

Seafood tapas spread at Pescao pop-up at Blend 111
Pescao at Blend 111 sold out in 2021.
Blend 111

Chef Ed’s Fly Balls Pop-Up

Details: Chef Ed Hardy, who recently closed Rogi pierogi stand, is back with a meatball (and other round foods) pop-up conveniently located in the former Rogi space at Chefscape at the Village at Leesburg. Everything on the menu is in ball form, such as Eastern shore hushpuppies with Old Bay and lobster cream; Italian meatballs; Swedish meatballs; arancini, bourbon balls, and cake pops.

Where: Chefscape at The Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Boulevard SE #120, Leesburg

When: Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to closing until further notice.

Spicy ginger and lemongrass chicken meatballs served with sticky coconut rice balls, lime, and micro-basil at Chef Ed’s Fly Balls pop-up in D.C.
Spicy lemongrass and ginger Thai meatballs at Chef Ed’s Fly Balls are served with sticky coconut rice balls.
Chef Ed’s Fly Balls

Sign of the Whale Brings Thirsty Thursday to Nero After Fire

Details: After a fire damaged Dupont Circle’s Sign of the Whale bar on March 2, the popular Southern-leaning Japanese spot announced it would head over to Nero for some pop-ups starting Thursday, March 3 with the “same specials, same bartenders, same DJ, and the same good time.” Thursday’s fundraising pop-up includes $1 Bud Light, $3 rail drinks, and $5 green tea shots. Sign of the Whale will announce future pop-ups on its social media accounts.

Where: Nero, 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW

When: Thursday, March 3 (check social accounts for other fundraising events throughout the weekend) during opening hours

Michele’s Lunch Pop-up

Details: Michele’s in the Eaton Hotel is taking lunch for a test spin with New Orleans style sandwiches and tarte flambée available for pick-up. The salty, briny muffuletta, created at Central Grocery in the 1800s to satisfy hungry French Market vendors, receives a layer of aioli in addition to olive mix, cured meats, and provolone at Michele’s. Fried cauliflower lands on chef Matt Baker’s version of the po’boy while Old Bay anchors it in this part of the country. There’s also a shrimp roll, a lamb French dip, and a short menu of tarte flambée. Order here.

Where: Michele’s in the Eaton Hotel, 1201 K Street, NW

When: Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hedzole Ghanaian Pop-up at Urbanspace

Details: Joining Andy’s Pizza, Donburi, Twelve Twenty Coffee, London Chippy, and Empanadas De Mendoza in the food hall space on the third floor of Tysons Galleria, this Ghanaian pop-up and regular at farmers markets is popping up with a menu of

Where: Urbanspace Food Hall, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 2001 International Drive, McLean, Virginia

When: Opens in early March

Aerial Ballet at Hook Hall

Details: AirOtic brings aerial ballet and a little burlesque to Hook Hall for a three month residency starting February 26. Tickets are $45 to $95.

Where: Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Avenue, NW

When: February 26 through May 13. Shows at 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m.

Pan Pizzas From June Pizza

Details: From husband-and-wife team Michael Turner and Alexandra Bookless Turner (and named for their daughter), naturally unleavened pan pizzas made with mid-Atlantic grains come with pepperoni, sausage and peppers, four cheese, as well as an all-cheese white version with chile flakes, garlic, and honey drizzle. Add on a kale Caesar or a slice of cajeta cheesecake for the full deal. Details on ordering and payment here.

Where: Pick-up is in the Washington D.C. NE Trinidad neighborhood. Exact location will be shared upon order confirmation.

When: The pop-up returns once a month with dates announced on the website and Instagram.

Cherry Blossom Le Goûter at Opaline

Details: A Cherry Blossom French afternoon tea for all ages lands at Opaline on Saturdays. Tea sandwiches come in classic flavors like heirloom tomato, cucumber, and egg salad; deviled eggs get dotted with trout roe; and madeleines, raspberry macarons, fruit tarts, and French pastries land on the table. Looseleaf Metz teas include cream Earl Grey, organic English breakfast, orange pekoe, organic turmeric ginger peach, and more. Cocktails include Hendricks punch, espresso martinis, and tea cocktails. There’s also a hot chocolate service. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance. Costs are $49 per person, and $24.50 for children under 12 years of age. For reservations call (202) 730-8701.

Where: Opaline Bar & Brasserie, 806 15th Street, NW, at the corner of Lafayette Square bordering the White House.

When: Every Saturday between March 19 through April 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


A.i. Pop-Up Event Series

A.i.’s Nü Androids pop-up event series is spearheaded by Nayef Issa.
Nü Androids/official photo

The Deal: Nü Androids’s multi-sensory project pops up in a 12,000-square-foot Northeast warehouse through the spring, complete with well-known EDM DJs, activations, custom light shows, LED music visualizers, and art installations. Healthy 4you Juicebar slings fresh-pressed cold juices, pastries, and Neapolitan-style pizzas with a cauliflower crust option. Look for a curated cocktail list named after the featured headliner’s tracks.

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. (upcoming lineup here)

Where: A.i. (2101 New York Avenue NE)

Cost: Tickets are $20 to $35 per person


Spud’s Subs & Soups in Qui Qui D.C.

The Deal: Potatoes rise up from humble tuber to become the stars of breakfast and lunch at chef Mykie Moll’s (formerly of Crazy Aunt Helens, PomPom, Doi Moi, and Mintwood) pop-up at Qui Qui. Spud’s launched January 18 with breakfast dishes like breakfast tots and herb and garlic latkes. For lunch the potato gets dressed up as mashed potatoes, tots, chips, and loaded potato soup. A selection of sandwiches also joins the list. Pick-up and delivery only. Order through Toast and Doordash.

Where: Inside Qui Qui DC, on the second floor of 1539 7th Street NW.

Dates: Starting January 18 with breakfast (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and lunch.

Tiki in Del Rey

The Deal: The old home of The Sushi Bar is rotating pop-ups until a new, permanent restaurant for the space is announced this spring. Tiki, from former Mango Mike’s owner Mike Anderson, has given the space a bamboo-laced facelift now that Joy on the Avenue Christmas pop-up has moved out. No word yet one the bar’s menu, but the mangorita had a huge following at Mango Mike’s. [ALXnow.com]

Where: 2312 Mount Vernon Avenue

Dates: Opens the week of January 23

Ghostburger at Taqueria Las Gemelas

The Deal: The popular Ghostburger pop-up inside Espita has expanded to a new haunt in the Northeast neighborhood with a green chorizo sloppy Joe and many dishes from the original, which will also remain open. Plans for a brick-and-mortar in the same neighborhood are coming soon.

Where: Inside Taqueria Las Gemelas at La Cosecha (1280 4th Street, NE)

Dates: Winter 2022

A Presto! Italian Foods

The Deal: From veteran Tune Inn bartender Stephanie Hulbert-Sargent, A Presto! Italian Foods celebrates the kind of Sunday dinner she grew up eating in New Jersey with her Italian family, according to Washington City Paper. Named for Hulbert-Sargent’s maternal grandfather, family is the name of the game with several dishes are named for family members. Mama Sue’s meatballs, lasagna, and Sunday gravy all make appearances on the rotating menu. Reservations available here.

Where: Sushi Capitol, 225 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Dates: Sundays from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. beginning December 12

Sukūtā Sushi x Side Door

The Deal: Brian Schram, who opened Detroit-style pizza pop-up Side Door out of the side door at his Scarlett Oak Restaurant and Bar, has teamed up with chef Lucas Irwin, the brains behind the ambitious menu at high-end sushi restaurant NaRa-Ya, to bring fancy, “island-inspired” sushi to Navy Yard and Capitol Riverfront. Irwin pays homage to the pizza legacy with a sushi pizza, which is a crispy flour tortilla topped with tuna, shallots, cherry tomatoes, serrano peppers, and black truffle aioli. Also find dishes like the seasonal roasted butternut squash miso and pistachio-crusted tuna tataki.

Sukūtā will be pick-up and delivery only (guests should pre-order online), but diners can eat their sushi at one of the two picnic tables.

Where: Scarlett Oak side door between the 909 Apartments main entrance and Scarlet Oak Restaurant’s large patio, 909 New Jersey Avenue SE

Dates: Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning December 15.


Balangay Pop-Up at Bullfrog Bagels

The Deal: Filipino chef Wing Villarias sets up shop at Atlas District’s Bullfrog Bagels three nights a week with an a la carte dinner menu featuring classics like lumpia, crispy pork belly, fried calamari with squid ink, vegan pancit, and fried chicken adobo.

Where: Bullfrog Bagels, 1341 H Street NE

Dates: Open for dine-in and takeout Thursday to Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: Dishes start at $8


Kennedy Street Tacos

The Deal: Chef Jaren Morrow’s taco Tuesday residency at neighborhood dive Jackie Lee’s features a menu of crunch wraps, quesadillas, burritos, taco salads, and pick-your-own proteins.

Where: Jackie Lee’s, 116 Kennedy Street NW

Dates: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday

Cost: Tacos and dishes are $6-$10 and sides (tostones, beans, rice) are $3 each


SANdwich LORENZO

The Deal: San Lorenzo chef Massimo Fabbri debuts a lunchtime pop-up showcasing the sandwiches his mom used to make him in Tuscany. On the savory side, a 10-inch baguette comes with mortadella and caprese. Another option has 18-month prosciutto di Parma ham, burrata mousse, crushed tomato, and 12-year-old Balsamic. A “sweet” section served on a round brioche bun include Nutella ricotta with strawberries and hazelnuts and “Vegano” with fresh figs, mint, and fig jam. The menu will also feature four salads and a soup of the day.

Where: San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar, 1316 9th Street NW

Dates: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Cost: Sandwiches run $10-$14. Orders will be available through DC to GoGo, Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats or via pickup at San Lorenzo via phone (202-588-8954).


Fedmobile

The Deal: D.C.’s acclaimed barbecue outfit Federalist Pig debuts a weekend mobile kitchen in Hyattsville while waiting for its brick-and-mortar location to open on the same lot. Offerings include dry rubbed and slow-smoked turkey breast and pulled pork, jalapeno cheese sausage links, meaty “sammiches” and family-style meats and sides.

Where: 5504 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, Md.; order ahead for pickup from the food truck here.

Dates: Wednesday to Sunday starting at noon

Carryout and delivery.


Rita’s Tacos at Roy Boy’s

The Deal: The fried chicken-and-bloody mary bar in Shaw enters the pop-up game with a new Mexican menu available for pickup. Along with taco fillings like chicken, carnitas, lamb, and al pastor, a Nashville hot variety features its fried chicken, mac and cheese, and hot sauce. Any order can be dunked in a cup of rich consomé for $3.

Where: Order online for pickup at Roy Boys (2108 8th Street NW)

Cost: Tacos range from $3.50-$4.50; elote corn is $6


Ampersandwich

The “McReid” stars smoked and slow cooked St. Louis ribs and chopped pork shoulder, topped with dill pickles and BBQ sauce on a house-made bun.
Samantha Giordano Kim/Shilling

The Deal: Shilling Canning Company chef Reid Shilling enters the ghost kitchen game with a sandwich-centric menu filled with nostalgic favorites like an elevated “McReid” spin on the McDonald’s McRib. The “E. Lombard Street Corned Beef” piles hot corned beef and mustard on house Jewish rye. Chivito — the national dish of Uruguay and now a D.C. favorite — features wood-fired beef, Virginia ham, applewood smoked bacon, egg, roasted red peppers, chimichurri, garlic aioli, onion, and more on a house bun.

Where: Delivery via DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats; also available on-site at Shilling during happy hour (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Wednesdays and Thursdays. 360 Water Street SE

Dates: Open Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Sandwiches start at $14


Gonzo

The Deal: Pineapple & Pearls alum Nicholas Olivas draws from his upbringing in San Gabriel Valley, California, with a new weekend residency at Dupont Circle’s Astoria. The SoCal-inspired carryout menu includes Baja shrimp tacos, pork pozole, guacamole tostadas, and a burnt cinnamon tres leches cake. Drinks include Tecates, Miceladas, and a baked apple toddy.

Where: 1521 17th Street NW

Dates: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday to Sunday

Cost: Dishes are $3-$17 and cocktails are $15; order online


HalfSmoke

The Deal: Shaw sausage bar HalfSmoke debuted virtual kitchen Butter Me Up (breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and cocktails) during the pandemic, served 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Where: 651 Florida Avenue NW (carryout and delivery)


Pizzeria Pop-Up at Anafre

The Deal: Prolific restaurateur and chef Alfredo Solis decided his seafood restaurant Anafre doesn’t lend itself easily to takeout-focused pandemic times, so he’s flipping the Columbia Heights spot into a Mexican-inspired pizzeria pop-up. That means pies like a Chile Relleno pizza topped with blistered jalapeño, Oaxaca cheese, and sour cream, or a pizza starring grilled chicken and mole poblano. Besides the nine pizzas, familiar menu items are still available for Anafre fans too (like the popular seafood nachos).

“I love our concept at Anafre and we had so much great momentum before the pandemic, but it just isn’t as sustainable as our other restaurant concepts,” Solis said in a press release. “In trying to see the brighter side of things, I’ve been wanting to spread my wings more and showcase some of the skills I’ve picked up along my chef journey. I’m proud to be a Mexican chef but that doesn’t mean I can only make Mexican food.”

Where: Anafre; 3704 14th Street NW

Dates: Anafre’s pizza pop-up will be open throughout the duration of the pandemic. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday from and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday. Order takeout online and indoor and outdoor seating are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Cost: Pizzas are $10 to $14


Pho Joint at Duke’s Grocery

The Deal: Duke’s Grocery in Foggy Bottom debuts a pop-up centered around the beloved Vietnamese soup. Pho Joint fills bowls with protein options like brisket, eye round, meatballs, chicken, or a combo of the above. “The Duke’s family all enjoys pho regularly, so a few weeks ago we took a stab at it ourselves using a family recipe,” says managing partner Daniel Kramer, in a statement.

Where: Duke’s Grocery (Foggy Bottom): Pho Joint & Toddy Bar; 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Dates: Pho is available for dine-in, takeout and delivery via UberEats, Caviar, GrubHub and Doordash.

Cost: Pho bowls are $12-$14 and cocktails are $11-$12

Pho at Duke’s Grocery Foggy Bottom.
Duke’s Grocery/official photo

Fiola 2.0

The Deal: Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s new pop-up dinner series stars produce and meats sourced from Rappahannock County’s Chancellors Rock Farm. The eight-course menu at the Michelin-rated Italian restaurant rotates frequently, depending what’s in season. Customers can choose from two savory dishes and dessert, or opt for the chef’s personally curated menu.

Where: Fiola, 678 Indiana Ave NW

Cost: $225 per person; reserve via Tock


Officina x Via Umbria

The Deal: Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s three-level Italian complex on the Wharf teams up with Via Umbria, Georgetown’s go-to market for Italian goods. The pop-up adds Officina’s breads, wines, and preserves to the mix, along with hot prepared foods, fresh pastas, butcher products, and specialty meats and cheeses. It’s available for takeout or delivery, or customers can book a timed shopping slot to maintain social distance.

Where: Via Umbria; 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Dates: Starting Wednesday, June 10; Wednesday to Friday (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Cost: The pop-up also features nightly two-course meals for two ($70) with rotating mains like lasagna bolognese and braised beef short rib.

Officina eats at Via Umbria.
Officina/official photo

Pop-Up Wine Shop at Lulu’s Winegarden

The Deal: Lulu’s, the months-old replacement to Vinoteca, is back with pickup, delivery, and limited patio service full of Southwestern dishes from chef-partner Cable Smith. A new pop-up wine shop inside sells more than 45 labels repping small producers. And an on-site market slings ready-to-drink bottled cocktails and pantry staples like its barbecue aioli and everything spice, along with fridge fillers like pickled shallots.

Where: Lulu’s Winegarden; 1940 11th Street NW (contactless pick-up via GoTab or delivery via Caviar)

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