On Friday, May 8, the 70th Anniversary of the World War II Victory in Europe, VE Day, will be celebrated in DC with a flyover by a diverse array of World War II aircraft. Planes are expected to fly over the Lincoln Memorial starting at 12:10pm and make their way to the WWII Memorial before turning back to fly South along the Potomac. For more information and prime viewing locations, click here.
The new Mastro’s Steakhouse grand opening is this upcoming Friday, May 8 at the corner of 13th and F St NW (600 13th St NW). This is the next in a line of steakhouses to open in downtown DC. The highlights include:
- a 14,000 square foot space across two levels
- an 8 foot entryway chandelier (click on construction photo above)
- entry level – main dining and two bars
- downstairs level – one bar, two private dining rooms, and a small boardroom
- a menu featuring steak, seafood, vegetables, and beverages – sample menu from Chicago location
This is the 13th Mastro’s opening up and the second on the East Coast. Hours will be as follows:
- Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 3 pm (lunch); 5 pm – 10 pm (dinner)
- Friday: 11:30 am – 3 pm (lunch); 5 pm to 11 pm (dinner)
- Saturday: 5 pm – 11 pm (dinner)
- Sunday: 5 pm – 10 pm (dinner)
- Bar opens daily at 4 pm
For the full press release, read on:
MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE OPENS SECOND EAST COAST LOCATION IN WASHINGTON D.C.
The Opening Will Mark the 13th Location of the Mastro’s Collection of Restaurants
WASHINGTON,D.C. – Mastro’s Steakhouse will open its doors in Washington D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2015 as the thirteenth Mastro’s Restaurant location in the U.S and the second on the East Coast. The iconic restaurant celebrated by diners and critics alike is renowned for indulgent, signature dishes such as their two-foot-tall seafood tower, lobster mashed potatoes, and melt-in-your-mouth Signature Warm Butter Cake.
Brick & Mortar, the bar at Prequel’s 918 F St NW, is now open serving small bites, cocktails, beer, and wine. This is one of the coolest bars around Penn Quarter because of its tucked away nature in the basement of this World War I era building (photos) – we’re glad to see this libation spot open again.
Brick & Mortar is open Tuesday through Saturday 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm with happy hour running from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The food menu [PDF] shows off a small bites approach suitable for pairing with the drink menu [PDF] which reflects availability of a selected array of cocktails, wine, and beer.
Per the website:
Brick & Mortar serves classic, pre-prohibition, and original cocktails with a focused liquor selection. We feature premium international and American craft spirits, along with local distilleries when possible. Our cocktails and house-made shrubs and syrups are guided by seasonality but not restricted to it. We curate a list of small-production wines from both Old and New World wine regions, while our variety of beer, mead & cider highlight the best local and international breweries.
Poste (555 8th St., NW) at the Hotel Monaco has introduced a completely new menu. From cocktails to dinner, expect the typical attention to local, season ingredients with some new twists. We particularly enjoyed the Sherry Walsh cocktail (gin, sherry, grapefruit-infused St. Germaine and bitters). Be sure to check out the new menu on their fabulous Patio as they kick off Spring and Summer entertaining with Edible DC on May 9 – Edible DC Cocktail Derby. Featuring the spirit of the South, bourbon, and many other local favorites, Southern-inspired bites, and your best Bows and Belles attire, it’s sure to get everyone in the spirit. Giddyup!
Dolcezza (904 Palmer Alley), a gelato and coffee shop opened in CityCenter last week, and we dropped by to sample the goods. The store offers coffee, baked goods, gelato, and fresh milk for sale. Located at the corner of Palmer Allery and 9th St NW, the sweet tooth in us will have us returning to try the gelato for sure. They are open until 11 pm Monday through Thursday, Midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 pm on Sunday. This is yet another step for CityCenter in filling their ground level retail spaces.
Toned Up Tuesdays is the free weekly outdoor exercise program put on by Vida Fitness and CityCenterDC and it begins today after work at 6:30 pm at The Park at CityCenter…what a gorgeous day for it too! Most of the program for April and May are yoga focused but there is one zumba class in there too.
The City Center Park is located in the triangle of land bounded by 10th & 11th St and I St & New York Ave NW. Meet there at 6:30 pm with your yoga mats and exercise clothing on.
The weekly event schedule for CityCenter can be found here.
Jetties, the popular Washington DC sandwich shop chain, is opening its sixth location today at 11 am in Penn Quarter at 701 8th St NW between G and H Streets NW. The first 100 customers get a free Nobadeer turkey sandwich and their menu can be found here. They’ll be open from 11 am to 8 pm daily and can be reached at 202-347-6031.
For more information, check out the press release below:
Jetties Opening in Penn Quarter, Giving Away 100 Free Nobadeers on April 16
- Doors open at 11:00am on April 16, one Nobadeer per person
- The sixth Jetties location will have more than 60 outdoor seats
- Full sandwich, salad and soup menu available for lunch, dinner, and catering
Jetties, the Nantucket-inspired sandwich, soup and salad staple of the DC area, is opening in Penn Quarter on April 15. As part of the official grand opening celebration on April 16, the first 100 people through the door will receive a free Nobadeer, the restaurant’s signature creation and frequent resident on DC Best Sandwiches lists. The roasted turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on sourdough delight will bring a taste of Thanksgiving in April. Doors open at 11:00am, limit one per person.
Jetties Penn Quarter will have more than 60 outdoor seats, making it one of the largest spaces for outdoor casual dining in the neighborhood.
Jetties is DC’s go-to spot for delicious and innovative sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. Penn Quarter is the sixth location for the DC-based chain, with others in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Cathedral Heights, Downtown, and its flagship store on Foxhall Road. Jetties is part of Georgetown Events, which also owns Surfside Glover Park, Surfside Taco Stand Dupont, Bayou, The Fairgrounds, Smith Point, and Due South (opening this summer).