This Week: Brunch at St. Anselm, Capitol Cider House, North Capitol Chili Challenge
Eat.Taberna del Alabardero kicks off its Paella Festival this Thursday featuring daily paellas offered during lunch and dinner for $28. Choose from Paella Valenciana (chicken and beans), Paella de Verduras (vegetables), Paella con Pollo y Chistorra (chicken and chistorra) or Paella con Bacalao y Pimiento del Piquillo (cod and piquilla peppers). Every Tuesday of the month, indulge in a paella buffet for $30 with your choice of tapa and unlimited selection of three paellas. November 1 - 31.
Brunch at St. Anselm and indulge in coffee cocktails, breakfast butcher cuts, homemade brunch sweets and so much more. Try the Oysters & Grits with poached egg and hot sauce hollandaise; the Melted Chocolate Chip Pancakes with bananas and whipped cream; or if you’re looking for something heavier, opt for butcher cuts from the grill. In addition to the traditional brunch libations, guests can sip on a spiked Irish Coffee or opt for a champagne cocktail, Death in the Afternoon. The new menu is offered from 10am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays
Celebrate Day of the Dead at MXDC and snack on signature dishes at the downtown Mexican restaurant. Specials include Flautas de Pollo (fried crispy taquitos), Mexican Posole (a stew featuring pork shoulder and hominy) and Tacos de Camarones Fritos (soft shell tacos filled with fried shrimp). Offered through Nov. 3.
A new season means new menu items - check out Roofers Union’s revamped fall offerings, including a Duck Pot Pie with duck leg confit, carrots, celery root and peas; crispy Brussels sprouts with grana padano and smoked sour cream; and a grilled flatbread featuring seasonal ingredients like roasted Yukon potato, pickled granny smith apples and Raclette cheese.
Drink.Take a neighborhood eating and drinking tour of Navy Yard - check out my latest piece for DrinkDC where I feature some of my favorite spots around the ‘hood.
Cider is having a DC moment and I couldn’t be happier. For the October issue of On Tap, I interviewed Jared Fackrell, founder and owner of the city’s newest cidery, Capitol Cider House. Read more about how the cidery sources its product and maintains a commitment to keeping things local.
DC.The North Capitol Chili Challenge is back for its third year! The family friendly event will include cider, hot chocolate, crafts and activities and music in addition to neighborhood restaurants battling for best chili recipe. Sample chilis from Spark, The Pub and the People, DCity Smokehouse, Wicked Bloom, Boundary Stone, and Crisp Kitchen and Bar and help crown the next Chili Master by voting for your favorite. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-4PM.
(Photo: Karlin Villondo Photography)