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This Week: Spanish Brunch, Cherry Blossom Cocktails, Nats Home Opener

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.


Eat.

Brunch at Taberna del Alabardero - DC's long-running Spanish restaurant debuted Sunday brunch service this past weekend. Guests can enjoy traditional Spanish tapas or opt for requisite brunch items like pancakes, waffles and omelets. There are multiple options depending on what kind of brunch experience you'd like: "Brunch Like a Spaniard" with full a la carte tapas, appetizers, paellas and dessert; a three-course offering with one appetizer, entree and dessert for $50, or a Spanish Brunch which includes two tapas, an appetizer, and one Spanish paella or entree and a dessert for $60. 10:30am - 2:30pm.


Savor dry aged American Buffalo at RARE Steakhouse - the downtown steak and seafood restaurant is now offering an 18 oz. 30-day dry-aged Buffalo (Bison) ribeye cut as part of the steakhouse's menu; sourced locally from New Frontier Bison in Virginia.


Georgetown bocce destination and bowling alley, Pinstripes, is introducing new seasonal items on its Spring Menu. Enjoy fresh salads including a Burrata Caprese and a Farmer's Market Salad in addition to the special entree - a 6 oz filet mignon with espresso crust served with creamy polenta and Calabrese broccolini with a peppercorn brandy cream sauce.


Celebrate National Empanada Day at Cuba Libre with a Dollar Empanada Happy Hour from 4 - 7pm on on Sunday, April 8. Choose from three different flavors: Del Campo with pulled pork, roasted poblano, charred tomatoes; Picadillo with cienfuegoes-style ground beef, potatoes, Manzanilla olives and raisins; and the De La Casa with hand chopped chicken, corn and jack cheese. Pair your empanadas with happy hour cocktails like the classic Caipirinha and House Cuba Libre for just $5 each.


Drink.

Sip on all of the cherry blossom specials before the National Cherry Blossom Festival is over - hop on over to DrinkDC to read about all of the cherry-inspired cocktails being served around the city.


Taste a variety of ales from Orange County brewery, The Bruery at a special five-course dinner hosted at Momofuku. Beers will be paired with a items from Chef Tae Strain including Rye Flour Cavatelli with Clams, Pomelo Salad with country ham xo, mint and green mango; and Sticky Toffee Pudding with whipped caramel, Meyer lemon and walnuts. April 4, 6:30pm, tickets are $95.


DC.

Celebrate DC's Toki Underground's 7th Anniversary. DC's first ramen shop will be throwing a birthday party complete with signature dishes, a fortune teller, libations and a "good luck" symbols to commemorate the lucky number 7. April 3, guests choose a one hour block starting at 6pm, $35 per person.


The Nats open up their season at home this Thursday and popular Navy Yard bar, The Salt Line will be expanding it's footprint to include extra lounge space throughout the baseball season with a raw bar and beverage bar service. Be on the lookout for fun events, outdoor grilling and other collaborations with breweries, oyster farms and other partners as the season gets underway.


Photo: Momofuku