Say hello to my first Restaurant Roundup post! It’s a bi-monthly listing of some of my favorite bits from my inbox from some of the best eats around town.
- Redwood Restaurant & Bar will be celebrating its second anniversary under the stars with a variety of activities next Wednesday, August 11th. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with live music courtesy of Donato Soviero and the local Latin-flavored jazz band, Trio Caliente, along with happy hour specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres available on the European-inspired, pedestrian-only streetscape featuring exclusive clothing and culinary boutiques. At 9 p.m. the lights on the Bethesda Lane will dim, and guests are encouraged to take a seat to watch the new episode of Top Chef DC, which will be shown on a 16’ by 8’ jumbo screen. Additionally, guests are encouraged to stay for dinner as Redwood will extend their dinner service until 11 p.m.
- Guarapo on Wilson in Arlington has a great happy hour… Beer for $4, wine for $5 and a bunch of food bites including yucca fries with huancayna cheese dip for $5… yum!
- Café Saint-Ex is shutting down T Street in Mid-City to host an exciting Labor Day Street Party complete with a charity pig roast and live bluegrass music on Monday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise money for the local Fillmore Arts Center. The community will come together to enjoy a whole smoked pig from Eco-Friendly Foods and live bluegrass tunes from Amanda Murphy and the Lost Indians. The public is invited to join Café Saint-Ex’s Labor Day festivities while supporting local arts. Patrons will enjoy typical cook-out favorites with a Café Saint-Ex twist including a delicious pulled pork sandwich, homemade potato salad and fresh coleslaw for $10.
- BOURBON STEAK is celebrating the “dog days of summer” with an off-menu hot dog and beer special available in the bar and lounge every day in August. This promotion, which includes an artisanal Red Apron hot dog paired with a cold pint of beer, is priced at $7 and available to all diners who request the “Dog Days Dog” during this month. A blend of dry-aged beef and pork, sourced from local farms, Red Apron dogs are spiced with smoked paprika, roasted garlic and coriander. To complement these spicy dogs, Executive Chef David Varley is dressing them in a special house-made mustard and pickle relish and pairing them with a rotating selection of craft beers from breweries such as Dogfish Head and Butternut Beers & Ale.
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