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Tim Ma and Andrew Chiou’s Lucky Danger is headed to Foggy Bottom’s new Western Market(2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). American-Chinese standardsHot and sour soups, hot and spicy soups, lo mein, kung pan chicken, and orange beef are all available for pick up, delivery, and dining in the food hall. According to The Washingtonian. Opening this summer, it’ll be second location for a spot that started as a scrappy pop-up, CharmingWashington Post critic Tom Sietsema securing a lead role at the New York Times PieceThere are many chefs in the United States who are giving American-Chinese food a new respect. It opened its first brick and mortar in Arlington in July 2021.
Meanwhile, Korean mini-chain SeoulSpice is Expanding to VirginiaThe sixth location of SeoulSpice in Washington, D.C. will open on the ground floor at the International Place office building in Rosslyn, 1735 North Lynn Street. SeoulSpice’s menu features Korean-style sushi burritos (also known as korritos), bulgogi, and bibimbap. It was first opened in NoMa in 2015, Owner Eric Shin is a principal percussionist in the National Symphony Orchestra and a faculty member at the University of Maryland’s School of Music. [ARLnow.com]
Louisiana-based Fried chicken tenders – the ultimate culinary delight Raising Cane’s is getting ready to storm onto the D.C. dining scene with Three outlets are opening this year(including one in Union Station) with more on the way. [Washington Business Journal]
Rose’s at Home, the catering arm of lauded Rose’s Luxury, is opening a new dining spaceBarracks Row. The new spot is located at the back of She Loves Me Flower Shop (721 8th Street SE). Both businesses will collaborate to host intimate dinner parties in the flower shop. [Capitol Hill Corner]
Immigrant food+ toasts Covid-19 vaccinations with a syringe-laden brunchJanuary 15th and 16th, With a plastic needle, diners can inject feta mousse into croquettes, blue cheese burgers with ketchup, and chocolate into churros. The restaurant is trying to draw attention to the importance of Covid vaccines and how immigrants played a role in their creation. Reservations Here. [Washingtonian]
High-end Mexican hit dLeña is serving an MLK Day edition of its Bottomless brunchEnjoy birria beef tacos and cazuela with bacon eggs, tuna ceviche, as well as tuna ceviche, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, January 17. Unlimited food and drink ($49), or bottomless food ($30). You can also choose from a la carte options for food and drinks.
Enfrijoladas with scrambled eggs and cotija cheese arrives in a cast iron skillet at dLeña.
Front of House New York City
Capitol Hill’s Beuchert’s Saloon relaunches its popular weekend brunch this Saturday, January 15, with cinnamon rolls, latkes with ham and hollandaise, salami-laced shrimp and grits with a poached egg, chicken and waffles, Dutch pancakes, and plenty of boozy beverage options. Two hours of bottomless mimosas with grapefruit juice or orange juice are $20 for a couple. Brunch is offered every Saturday and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Here. [EaterWire]
News about booze (and other non-booze)
Georgetown is getting a new chichi liquor shop. Spirits and spices Replaces a Covid testing location3237 M Street. The small chain began in Jackson Hole as a small business. “try-before-you-buy approach.”Look for special blends, smaller labels, oils, vinegars, and gourmet packaged food. Georgetown is also home to the Bourbon Concierge. Bottle prices that run into the thousands of dollars. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
Umbrella Dry DrinksIn anticipation of finding a permanent home, a series non-alcoholic cocktail events are being held in the hopes of attracting more patrons. Bottle shop and bar that does not serve alcoholBy the summer. The pop-up will be at Greenheart Juice Shop and at the Seedling Collective Alexandria, February 2 through 28, [Washingtonian]
Atlas Brew Works will debut its seasonal The Precious One apricot IPA Tuesday, February 1. Atlas Half Street Brewery & Tap Room will be hosting a Event ticketed releaseSaturday, February 5
Atlas’s newest release is an apricot IPA.
Atlas Brew Works
All those empty grocery cart shelves
Grocery shelves in D.C. are available Looking pretty bareWinter weather makes food difficult to transport due to its difficulty in transportation. Coupled with the pandemic, supply chain woes, and staffing problems, the lack of products is so noticeable that it’s reminding shoppers of the early days of the pandemic. [DCist.com]
Some local employees are also available. criticizing Trader Joe’s COVID practices regarding everything from masking enforcement to paid sick leave. [DCist.com]
Wards 7/8 and 8 are now preparing to open their first supermarket in more than a decade. Arlington-based Lidl Food Market broke groundSkyland Town Center will open in 2022. [PoPville.com]
Mark your calendars
Winter Restaurant WeekBeginning Monday, January 17, participating restaurants will offer three-course lunches starting at $25 and three-course dinners starting at $40 and $55 per person. Delivery and carryout are also possible. Here’s the A huge listParticipating restaurants [EaterWire]
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