Posts Tagged ‘bar food bites’

Bar Food Bites: Bibiana’s Lamb Ribs and Pork Skins

When it comes to lunch, I’m usually an eat-at-my-desk kinda guy. It’s not often I have time for an hour-long meal. Heck, rarely do I have time for a trip to the salad bar at the Whole Foods near my Foggy Bottom office. But when I got word of a new bar menu from Bibiana […]

Bar Food Bites: The Wonderland Ballroom’s Blue Plate Special

Columbia Heights may now be a restaurant destination thanks to new additions like The Coupe, El Chucho, Kangaroo Boxing Club, and others. But The Wonderland Ballroom has been there from the beginning with its quiz night (which some might consider the toughest in the city), live music, and a beer garden that’s open rain or shine. […]

Bar Food Bites: Fries and Ravioli at Quill

It was the $2 fries that drew me to Quill. The bar and lounge at the Jefferson Hotel offers the “fry-day” special on Fridays from 2 p.m. until close. The two-buck pricetag is a nod to the fact that Jefferson’s face is on the $2 bill, and who doesn’t love cheap bar grub in a […]

Bar Food Bites: Daily Grill’s New Happy Hour

A recent $250,000 renovation and new happy hour menu have breathed new life into the bar of Dupont Circle’s Daily Grill. Gone are the office-tile ceiling, teak-wood bar top, and '90s glass lampshades. Now,  the rustic-toned bar is lined with copper panels, marble, and the obligatory Edison bulbs. It wasn’t the new facade that brought me here, […]

Bar Food Bites: Red Derby Burger

Few in D.C. do dive-y like Red Derby. From its perch in upper Columbia Heights, the home of D.C.'s so-called "beer-can revolution" pulls in a friendly, flannel-wearing crowd for $2 PBRs, half-price burgers, and raised-voice conversation around formica tables. It's the kind of bar that plasters handwritten, photocopied fliers for charity events in its stairwell […]

Bar Food Bites: Posto’s Happy Hour

The 25-seat bar area at Posto in Logan Circle was completely empty when I arrived at 6:30 p.m. last night. Happy hour had already been running for an hour and a half, and the bartender told me I was his first customer. I was shocked. But apparently, the word isn't out yet. The sister restaurant […]

Bar Food Bites: Food Wine & Co.’s Tater Tot Happy Hour

All this month, Food Wine & Co. in Bethesda is offering its popular tater tots for only $1 during happy hour at the bar (weekdays, 4:30-6 p.m.). Even bottled water costs more these days. These aren’t your average tater tots. These ones are plump, crisp, and juicy—filled with heavy helpings of Gruyere and parsley—and served with […]

Bar Food Bites: Taco Tuesdays at 1905

With rooftop bars popping up all over in the city, there might be none as underused as 1905’s. The 9th Street NW restaurant opened its rooftop this spring, and if you haven’t checked it out, there are few weeks left to enjoy the neighborhood skyline—at least with reasonable weather. (Although something tells me owner Tony […]

Bar Food Bites: The Pinch

The 13-year-old brooding freakshow in me loved the soundtrack coming out of the speakers at The Pinch, a new watering hole on 14th Street NW in northerly Columbia Heights. Giants of grunge like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Alice in Chains played, along with less glorious alt-rock acts like Candlebox, Marcy Playground, and Collective Soul. The […]

Bar Food Bites: Olympic Deal at Johnny’s Half Shell

Yesterday, Y&H awarded a gold medal to the Olympics-themed patio menu at Johnny’s Half Shell on Capitol Hill. The reason? Pricing. Each of the five British pub dishes printed in Old English on the special menu–cucumber sandwich, Welsh rarebit, fish and chips, ham and pork salad, and scotch egg–costs just $2.50. So, I cleaned out […]