This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
EVERYWHERE—Eater dropped a mega map of Washington, DC's 20 most iconic dishes this week — from the classics such as Palena's roast chicken to new icons like Graffiato's pepperoni sauce.
HOAGIE WIRE—Brace yourselves because starting Saturday, Taylor Gourmet is unleashing their breakfast menu at all locations, with free hoagies for all on Day One. Eater has all the details.
CAPITOL HILL—Spike Mendelsohn is bringing yet another restaurant concept to the Hill with the news this week that his long-rumored steak-frites spot is going to open in the Thai Roma space. It's name? Bearnaise.
SHAW—Curious what the guys from Seasonal Pantry and Sundevich are doing with the vacant space they leased between the two properties? Co-owner Ali Bagheri tells Eater it's going to be a bar named A&D.
U STREET—Everyone loves drinking at Bar Pilar, but apparently everyone also loves stealing the glasses they drink out of at Bar Pilar. GM Jonathan Fain shares the figures on how many Moscow Mule mugs are stolen a week and the one time he chased down a thief.
U STREET—The Brixton opened its doors a couple weeks back, meaning that now is the time to check out what the early diners are saying about the food, the ambiance and that killer rooftop.
GLOVER PARK—Opening today in Glover Park is Mayfair & Pine, a new gastropub from a Top Chef alum Emily Sprissler. Here's a look inside and at the menu, which includes a Thanksgiving-style turkey sandwich.
NAVY YARD—The beer-loving Neighborhood Restaurant Group — responsible for Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, Rustico and the forthcoming Bluejacket brewery — announced plans to step up their beer festival game this year with Snallygaster slated to take over The Yards Park on October 13.
PENN QUARTER—This week in rumors, there's some speculation out there that Shake Shack is considering moving into the International Spy Museum's cafe area.
MT PLEASANT—Tiny Mount Pleasant gets some good news this week with word that Shaw's Beau Thai is expanding to the site of what is currently the neighborhood's interim library.
EVERYWHERE—Last week, Eater asked readers to name the long lost DC restaurant that they miss the most, resulting in a nostalgia-filled list of dearly departed restaurants.
WESLEY HEIGHTS—To avoid any legal battles with Adams Morgan restaurant La Fourchette, newcomer La Forchetta has decided to change its name with the help of the public — offering a cash prize for the winning name. Eater has details and an interview with owner Hakan Ilhan about his decision to change the name.