This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
MT VERNON SQUARE—Watch out, everyone. One of the owners behind the Passenger is teaming up with some new partners to open the New York Avenue Beach Bar, with a preview party set for Cinco de Mayo. Eater has all the sandy details.
EATER INTERVIEWS—This week marked the reopening of the historic Howard Theatre, and with it dinner and gospel brunch menus from New York celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. In an interview with Eater, Samuelsson talks about the importance of the theatre within the community and where to get some of DC's best Ethiopian food.
CAPITOL HILL—The big news of the week was that Hank's Oyster Bar owner Jamie Leeds is teaming up with former PS 7's mixologist Gina Chersevani for a third location of the seafood restaurant, this time on Capitol Hill. Furthermore, Chersevani will be in charge of Eddy Bar, a bar within the new Hank's Oyster Bar.
LOGAN CIRCLE—In this week's edition of The Gatekeepers, Eater talks with Pearl Dive Oyster Palace general manager Tyes Zolman about the impossible-to-get tables at the Logan Circle restaurant. It turns out they've got some secret reservations and a chef's table that is not yet all booked up.
SHAW—The day has come: Shaw's Tavern finally got its liquor license and will finally be open for dinner with beer and wine tonight.
AU PARK—We learned this week that the ubiquitous logo at the newly opened La Forchetta is not an original but a copy of that of a restaurant named La Forchetta in Venezuela.
WEST END—If you're curious how Rasika West End is holding up to the Penn Quarter original a few weeks into its lifespan, Eater has the early word on the Indian restaurant.
EVERYWHERE—This week saw an update to the Eater DC Heat Map, which answers the question: Where should I eat right now?
CLARENDON—Now that Green Pig Bistro has opened its doors in Clarendon, Eater takes a look inside at all the Le Creuset cookware, cookbook wall paper and other charming design details.