This Week: Seasonal Stir-frys, New Bars, Awesome Con
Updated: Apr 15, 2018
Welcome to DC's source for all the things you should be eating, drinking and doing in the district. Here's where to eat, drink, and be in DC this week.
Healthy stir-fry and salad bar, honeygrow, revealed its newest seasonal menu items: the Shiso Basil Pesto with freshly made egg white noodles, shrimp, asparagus, green beans, peas, scallions, and shiso-basil pesto sauce and the Hakusai salad with mustard-miso dressing, organic arugula, napa cabbage, asparagus, edamame, carrots, honeydew, hot and sour pickles and cashews. Both are incredibly fresh and flavorful; perfect for post-workout meals or springtime lunch to enjoy al fresco by the cherry blossoms.
Looking for a new bottomless brunch option near Dupont Circle? You MUST try Tulips’ recently launched menu - for just $28 indulge in oysters and beignets for the table, bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Bellinis, and your choice of a brunch entree. Selections include Belgian Waffle with fresh berries and whipped cream, Cheddar Burger, Bagel and Lox, a Benedict with poached eggs and Canadian bacon and more. Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 3pm.
Calico recently debuted weekly specials in the form of Red Sauce Sunday featuring spaghetti, house-made red sauce and meatballs with a side salad and house-made cannolis and Fried Chicken Night every Tuesday - Thursday with a whole fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and Brussels sprouts - head to the Blagden Alley restaurant for comfort food at its finest.
On April 2, Attend a special Spain Meets Vermont cocktail dinner at Jaleo Crystal City featuring unique tapas paired with Barr Hill's craft spirts. Menu items include Rainbow Trout, Apricot Puree, White Asparagus and Crispy Jamon Salad paired with The Spanish Flip made with Tom Cat Gin, St. Elder., grapefruit, lime, apricot puree and egg white. Tickets are $100.
A new season means new additions to the Suggestions menu from the team at Truxton Inn. Enjoy refreshing sips like the Mexican Firing Squad (Espolon blanc, house-made grenadine, lime, angostura bitters, club soda) and the Moscow Mule (Republic Restoratives civic vodka, lime, ginger beer) or try more spirits-forward libations like the La Louisiane (Rittenhouse Rye, Cocchi vermouth di Torino, benedictine, herbsaint, Peychaud’s bitters) and the Frisco (High West double rye, benedictine, lemon). Come on a Sunday and snag any of the cocktails on the Suggestions and Recommendations menu for just $10.
DC’s ever growing bar and restaurant scene keeps expanding - check out these recent openings and coming attractions in my latest DrinkDC piece.
The future is female - head to the Kogod Courtyard on March 29 as the National Portrait Gallery salutes working women with a live DJ, art activities, a Rosie the Riveter-inspired photo booth and highlights from current exhibit The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers. Free to attend.
The pop culture/comic con Awesome Con returns to the Convention Center this weekend. Snag tickets for a chance to take part in discussion panels, costume contests, original art, cosplay and more. March 31 - April 1.
Take your yoga practice to new natural highs at Love Pop Up Yoga at the U.S. Botanic Garden - arrive at 10am to claim a first-come, first serve spot and be ready to get into downward dog and warrior poses amidst a bright and beautiful backdrop. March 31.