Bombay Street Food, the Indian restaurant that started out serving various chaat, Indo-Chinese dishes, and vada pav in Columbia Heights just over two years ago, opens its third D.C. location today (Thursday, March 11) near Adams Morgan. Restaurateur Asad Sheikh, who has also quickly grown Butter Chicken Co. into a fast-casual counterpart, has added a couple new dishes. Bombay Street Food 3 (1915 18th Street NW) serves aloo tiki (potato, chickpeas, and chutney) and a “chicken 65” in a spicy red sauce with curry leaves. The 45-seat restaurant with a small six-seat patio offers a cheaper and smaller menu (think an $18 thali platter for one) than the original or a second restaurant on Barracks Row in Capitol Hill. It opens for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Delivery is available from third-party apps.
In other news...
- El Techo owner Louie Hankins will transform the next-door Shaw space that formerly housed Bistro Bohem into a new Italian restaurant called Quattro Osteria this spring, Washington City Paper reports. He’s teaming up with Naples natives and brothers Salvio and Giovanni Ippolito on the pasta project, led by a “yet-to-be named chef coming from a Michelin-starred kitchen.”
- D.C.’s annual Pink Tie Party goes the virtual route this year, with three-course carryout dinners from a participating DMV restaurant of choice — Cranes, Shibuya Eatery, Seven Reasons, and Modena, to name a few — on Friday, March 26. Tickets ($100-$135) include cherry blossom-themed party kits.
- Central by Michel Richard’s cult chicken nuggets-and-wine happy hour is back at its lounge and patio every Tuesday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Six-year-old Vienna standby Caboose Tavern (520 Mill Street NE) just rolled out breakfast service for the first time (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.), with fried chicken biscuit and breakfast bowls, potato hash, and bacon pancakes.
- Arlington’s burger, shakes and beer brand Big Buns expanded to the ‘burbs this week with a new outpost near the Wiehle-Reston Metro station.
- RPM Italian enters the online grocery game this week with packaged pastas and sauces, produce, meats and seafood, pantry items, wines and cocktails, all available for pickup daily (650 K St. NW).
- To combat missed sleep from daylight savings, coffee shop Bluestone Lane perks up customers on Monday, March 15, with a special “immunity” cappuccino, with proceeds benefitting Girls on the Run. Mattress company Casper will match donations.
- Past Tense Yoga and Park View’s Georgian restaurant Tabla host a “Flow + Feast” event on Saturday, March 13, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50.