Young and Hungry

Crumbs & Whiskers Will Deliver a Basket of Kittens (And Macarons) For $99


First it was yoga with cats. Now, cat delivery. Really.

D.C.'s one and only cat cafe, Crumbs & Whiskers, will deliver a basket of three to five kittens plus a box of macarons to feline fanatics on Dec. 20. The $99 price tag buys you 30 minutes with the animals. Sign-up will go live on Crumbs & Whiskers' website in early December. Read more Crumbs & Whiskers Will Deliver a Basket of Kittens (And Macarons) For $99

Mason Dixie Biscuit Company Wants to Go National, Starting Today With Whole Foods


Mason Dixie Biscuit Company drew long lines and plenty of hype for its D.C. pop-ups, but you may not have known that the company has been selling frozen biscuits wholesale for the past year. Now, the biscuit maker is about to get a big boost from a deal with Whole Foods.

Mason Dixie's frozen biscuit line launches today in Whole Foods' Old Town Alexandria and Ashburn, Va., with the Arlington and P Street NW locations to follow in the coming weeks. The frozen biscuits are more "dinner roll size"—slightly smaller than what Mason Dixie sells for sandwiches in Union Market. Staple flavors include buttermilk and cheddar, but sweet corn, garlic parmesan, and sweet potato will be available on on a rolling basis. The suggested retail price for the one-pound packages is between $7.50 and $8, but the company hopes to lower that as it scales up.  Read more Mason Dixie Biscuit Company Wants to Go National, Starting Today With Whole Foods

Last Night’s Leftovers: Quarter+Glory Edition


Quarter+Glory to bring cocktails to 14th Street NW via New York. [Post]

Batter Bowl Bakery rebrands as Uni Bistro under new ownership. [District Cuisine]

Ten cozy places to drink by the fire this winter [Washingtonian]

Hot new soups for cold weather days [Eater]

Matt Baker to preview his upcoming restaurant, Gravitas, at Dolcezza. [Express]

Where to eat and drink out for Thanksgiving [BYT]

An update on Petworth's new restaurants [Petworth News]

Rendering courtesy Quarter+Glory

Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley Will Pay Homage to Pastrami at Smoked & Stacked

Marjorie Meek-BradleyEvery Sunday at Ripple, chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley makes pastrami. Only half of it goes into a potato hash with eggs served at brunch; the rest gets devoured by the staff.

Meek-Bradley's pastrami will be the focus of a new fast-casual restaurant called Smoked & Stacked, coming next spring to 1239 9th St. NW. The shop is among a handful of restaurants and bars that will open at the Washington Convention Center, Events DC announced today.

"It's not really a sandwich shop so much as a pastrami shop," says Meek-Bradley, who will be a contestant on the next season of Top ChefRead more Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley Will Pay Homage to Pastrami at Smoked & Stacked

Sandwich Shop, Cocktail Bar, Diner, and More Coming to Convention Center

Events DC, along with a bunch of political leaders, announced today that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will soon become home to a slew of new restaurants and bars. Here's what's coming:

The Unconventional Diner

Diners are about to be the next big trend with Slim's Diner, Blue Diner, and others on the way. Further proof: a high-end diner from Mintwood Place co-owner John Cidre and Hu’s Shoes and Hu’s Wear owner Eric Eden. Read more Sandwich Shop, Cocktail Bar, Diner, and More Coming to Convention Center

The ’Wiching Hour: Small Fry’s Fried Catfish


The Sandwich: Fried Catfish

Where: Small Fry, 3212 Georgia Ave. NW

Price: $11, including a choice of one side

Bread: White sandwich roll

Stuffings: Fried catfish, lettuce, tomato, red onion, house tartar sauce

Thickness: 3.5 inches

Pros: This sandwich shop from the owner of Sundevich lives up to the “fry” in its name: The catfish is crunchy on the outside but flaky and moist on the inside. A healthy spread of tangy housemade tartar sauce on both sides of the bun adds brightness. Read more The ’Wiching Hour: Small Fry’s Fried Catfish

Last Night’s Leftovers: Thanksgiving Edition


Which food magazine wins Thanksgiving? [Eater]

A last-minute guide to Thanksgiving dining around D.C. [Washingtonian]

How to cook your turkey like a pro [Post]

Thanksgiving's most hotly debated dish: stuffing [NPR]

Speakeasy gets busted for being a little too real. [Borderstan]

What to expect from Southeast Asian "expat bar" Alfie's [Thrillist]

More info on The Hilltop, coming to Sherman Ave. NW [New Columbia Heights]

Photo via Shutterstock

Cheat Sheet to the Latest Restaurant Openings

Keeping track of the ongoing rollout of restaurant after restaurant isn’t getting easier. For those who don’t want the play-by-play of the chef’s history or the decor inspiration, here’s the CliffsNotes guide of the latest openings:


Non-Americanized Chinese + Panda Express-like name - forks and spoons + a nine-course tasting menu + ornamental umbrellasSecret Chopsticks (1850 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington) Read more Cheat Sheet to the Latest Restaurant Openings

Brew In Town: Fair Winds Siren’s Lure


Fair Winds Siren’s Lure

Where in Town: Glen’s Garden Market, 2001 S St. NW

Price: $4/10 oz.

Green for Less Green
Glen’s Garden Market in north Dupont Circle is well known for its commitment to sourcing nearly all its artisanal products and prepared food ingredients from within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a 64,000 square–mile area that cuts across six mid-Atlantic states (and D.C.). But lesser known is the fact that the eco-friendly store is also one of the better craft beer spots in town, with a modest but well-curated bottle shop and a bar featuring eight taps and growler fills. The best part, though, aside from another location opening in Shaw next month: full pours of all drafts are always only $4, a price lower than most happy hour specials. Read more Brew In Town: Fair Winds Siren’s Lure

Last Night’s Leftovers: Juice Edition


Jrink Juicery opens its first stand-alone location in the District. [Express]

The Black Squirrel and Libertine offer $10 all-you-can-eat buffet for Thanksgiving. [PoPville]

Here come the BonChon fried chicken imitators [Post]

Arlington officially has a Duck Donuts. [Eater]

Bar and restaurant called Hawthorne coming to U Street NW. [Borderstan]

Junction Bakery & Bistro will replace Mancini’s Cafe + Bakery in Del Ray. [NoVa Mag]

Photo by Jessica Sidman