The D.C. food scene is constantly evolving, and it can be hard for even the biggest food fan to keep up. Restaurant Rumblings is here to get you up to speed on the latest bar and restaurant news, from hot openings to exciting new menus.
(2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
The second location of this English-inspired pub is now serving burgers, chips, mac and cheese and other comfort food in Foggy Bottom. Draft beer will flow with both domestic craft and UK options, and the bar will serve up happy hour from noon to 7 p.m. during the week.
(515 15th St. NW)
One of Washington's favorite rooftops is back in action after a swanky renovation, including a new look and menu. The space is now all-weather, thanks to floor-to-ceiling retractable glass. Drinks are overseen by Amsterdam-based Cocktail Professor, and food follows an "ocean to table" theme with lobster rolls, crab cakes and more.
(7280 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda)
Chef Michael Schlow has made his mark on D.C. in many ways, from hibiscus margaritas at Tico to old-school suppers at The Riggsby and fresh pizzas and pastas at Alta Strada and Casolare. His latest concept focuses on quick, healthy meals with Italian flare. Customize bowls of greens or grains with vegetables, beans and proteins like tuna or home style meatballs. Guests can also try a signature option, like the salmon and quinoa bowl or the Amalfi, with fresh mozzarella, marinated tomatoes, wild mushrooms, white beans and eggplant spread.
New on the menu:
It's tiki season again at Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St. NW). The restaurants low-key rooftop bar is back with eight tropical and boozy drinks. Whiskey fans can sip on the Port Light, with passionfruit, honey, lemon and egg white. Rum lovers will enjoy the citrus-forward Velveteen Dreams, mixed with Cotton & Reed dry spiced rum, blanc vermouth, key lime pie falernum and OJ. Fill up on summer bites too, like pork belly or shrimp skewers or grilled jerk wings.
Grab some friends and share the new family-style feast at Mintwood Place (1831 Columbia Rd. NW) in Adams Morgan. The $160 three-course meal has French and American flare and serves four-to-six hungry diners. The menu will rotate weekly with options like burrata, tagliatelle Bolognese, trout amandine, vegetable risotto and key lime pie. tis
Breakfast quesadillas and huevos rancheros are part of the just debuted brunch at El Bebe (99 M St. SE). Cocktails are priced a la carte between $9 and $11 and feature a Bloody Maria, a tequila sunrise and a mezcal margarita riff.
Industry veteran Chas Jefferson is in as the wine director at Jug & Table (2446 18th St. NW). He'll oversee the bar's 30 wines by the glass along with its eight draft picks, all of which highlight products from lesser-known regions and small producers.