DC Restaurant News

War of the Rosés, which raises money for local charities, is being held during July

July brings War of the Rosés competition fundraiser

Restaurant-and-bar event attracts largest participant pool in history

War of the Rosés, which raises money for local charities, is being held during the month of July. The annual restaurant industry fundraiser is in its fifth year and started as a friendly competition between the owners of Jane Jane.

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Max Kuller preview Oyster Oyster with sustainable, vegan-centric pop-up

Oyster Oyster pop-up by Max Kuller arrives Black Friday

Sustainable, plant-forward restaurant concept previewed at pop-up

Estadio hosts a Black Friday Oyster Oyster pop-up from restaurateur Max Kuller, Chef Rob Rubba and barman Adam Bernbach Friday, November 29. The Black Friday pop-up previews the seasonal and sustainable Oyster Oyster Restaurant, a plant-forward concept that is on track to open later this year.

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Pizzeria Paradiso adds new menu items, beverage options

Pizzeria Paradiso expands food, beverage options at two locations

Old Town Alexandria, Spring Valley unveil new food, drink options

Pizzeria Paradiso introduced new salads at its Old Town Alexandria, Va. restaurant. The new menu additions celebrate summer, and aim to satisfy those looking for lighter options. A Caprese Salad is a light and fresh option. The Smoked Chicken Salad, Additionally, Pizzeria Paradiso is spotlighting to additional veggie-centric dishes, the Piccolo Panini Prosciutto and Piccolo Panini Bruschetta.

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Spin DC launches weekend burnch with chilaquitos...

Spin debuts weekend brunch with ping pong pro, DJ

Spin DC guests will indulge on shortcake waffles, chilaquitos, plantains

Spinc DC launched brunch this weekend. The ping pong social club in the National Press Bulding will be serving up brunch from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Brunch at Spin includes an onsite professional who helps guests with tips to improve their ping pong game and a DJ. Spin also offers all-day Sunday ping pong for $8.

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Hot Lola's from Kevin Tien debuts at Ballston Quarter

Kevin Tien’s Hot Lola’s debuts at Ballston Quarter Market

Arlington fast casual features trimmed-down, fried-chicken menu

Chef Kevin Tien’s fast-casual concept in Arlington, Va. is almost here. Hot Lola’s debuts at the Ballston Quarter Market Sunday, March 10, according to Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post. The fried-chicken concept will be part of the collection of eateries that make up the Ballston Quarter Market. The food hall, plaza, shopping mall and rising towers there are part of a massive renovation of the previous Ballston Commons Mall.

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TallBoy grilled cheese and wings concept opens in the Shaw DC March 7

TallBoy debuts in Shaw, Washington, D.C.

Grilled cheese + wings concept emerges at base of convention center

The Shaw neighborhood in Washington, D.C. will see a new restaurant emerge from the space that was previously home to Smoked & Stacked. The TallBoy grilled cheese, wings and beer concept, courtesy of Tin Shop, a restaurant development firm, will open Thursday, March 7. Tin Shop is positioning the concept as an approachable restaurant that will satisfy customers starting with the busy daytime meals and all the way to the late-night hours. TallBoy houses a full bar, with seasonal cocktails on tap, and a robust beer selection.

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Astro Doughnuts announced March 2019 selections, including the Cherry Cheesecake Doughnut

Astro Doughnuts unveils CBD doughnut, March flavors

CBD, Birthday Cake doughnuts headline March selections

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken has debuted a CBD doughnut made from CBD oil, the CBD Birthday Cake Doughnut. It could be the first CBD doughnut available in Washington, D.C.—at least that’s what Astro Doughnuts’ announcement suggests. Patrons can purchase the CBD Birthday Cake on a walk-in only basis. Astro Doughnuts also announced its March flavor selections, including the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Coconut Almond “Almond Joy”, Bananas Foster and Cherry Cheesecake doughnuts.

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Taylor Gourmet closed all but one DCA store

Why fast-casual restaurants are closing in Washington, D.C.

While D.C. has been home to fast-casual winners, recent closings indicate a decline

The Washington, D.C. area is known for attracting fast-casual restaurants of all shapes, sizes, and pedigrees. Fast-casual restaurants offer quick service and offerings that are more upscale than what fast food eateries have been known to sell at, and pricing that’s more affordable than, or comparable to, casual-dining concepts. Many of D.C.’s fast-casual chains have been successful, for sure.

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