The restaurant space that spent a decade as Acqua al 2 will flip into a surf-and-turf restaurant out of Delaware by late June. The Capitol Hill favorite for Italian food closed last fall, and family-owned Harvest Tide Steakhouse is moving in. A manager tells Eater the company also plans to take over Acqua al 2’s beloved upstairs speakeasy, Harold Black, albeit under a different name. Harvest Tide debuted in downtown Lewes in 2019, and an additional location is en route to Bethany Beach. The D.C. menu will look similar to the original, filled out by dry-aged USDA prime steaks, seafood, bourbons, and wine, with 150 seats and a 20-seat patio. A website for the D.C. location also hints at “artisan” pizza. Weekly specials in Delaware include prime rib and paella nights. Executive chef/owner Danio Somoza also runs Mexican restaurant Zoca in Delaware.
In other news...
- Neapolitan pizza place Pupatella is debuting a brunch menu in Dupont this weekend. The new service will incldue carbonara pies and Nutella-topped dough fritters. Bottomless drinks ($21.95 for 90 minutes) includes limoncello spritzes, bloody marys made out of San Marzano tomato pizza sauce, a “Pupacino” (Dalgona coffee foam, rum, milk, cream of coconut), or pilsner.
- In switcheroo news, the Compass Coffee location inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is now a La Colombe. Eater reached out to its Philly-based roaster replacement for comment.
- A new French restaurant called Maison Cheryl is en route to Clarendon this summer (2900 Wilson Boulevard), with croissant doughnuts, spicy chicken Milanese, and two-course lobster meals from chef-owner Robert Maher, reports Northern Virginia Magazine.
- Northern Thai standout Little Serow sends out khao soi noodle kits for a limited time next week (April 20 to 24); pre-order here.
- The Yards hosts “Brunch On The Go” the next three Saturdays. For $50, a pair of running buddies get champagne glasses, a bottle of bubbly, and brunch from Osteria Morini (April 17); Shilling Canning Company (April 24); and Chloe (May 1), with a guided run and stretch with Pacers Running along the riverfront.