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Washington barkeeps put the cheers in your celebration. By Anna Spiegel
A gin-and-Champagne cocktail with pomegranate seeds makes an easy, festive sip. Photograph by Chris Campbell.

Holiday drinking: It’s not excessive, it’s festive! Here are five great recipes to try, whether you want to impress friends with a few cocktails or are whipping up punch for a party.

Mazel Tov cocktail from DGS Delicatessen

Toast Hanukkah dinner with this sparkling sip, which gets floral notes from sloe gin (or Averell Damson plum gin liqueur, if you can find it) and lavender syrup.

Spiced Swedish punch from Todd Thrasher

The Swedes know their booze, as does Todd “Liquid Savant” Thrasher. Put the two together and you have an impressive, party-worth punch.

Sparkling pomegranate cocktail

This is my holiday go-to: easy to make, fairly potent, but not so strong that wine-drinking friends will shy away. The pomegranate seeds bob up and down with the bubbles, which is like a little fruit party in a glass.

Cape cobbler from Micah Wilder

If there’s any leftover cranberry sauce kicking around from a holiday dinner, this is your cocktail. The bourbon-based sip is also delicious, so it’s worth splurging on a fresh container of the red stuff.

Ben Franklin’s Milk Punch

The America Eats Tavern bar team helped rediscover this brandy-based punch. It’s much lighter than eggnog—no heavy cream, less sugar—and can be stored for long lengths at room temperature.

And for a little nibble…

Bacon-roasted pecans from Ripple

Party guests will eat this savory snack like peanuts. Or pecans roasted with Benton’s bacon, which are far superior.

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The yet-to-be-named dining room will debut in mid-2016.  By Ann Limpert

Donald Trump calls José Andrés a "true culinary genius." Photograph by Jason Varney.

2015 was already looking to be a big year for chef/restaurateur/goggle-wearing talk show fixture José Andrés, who will open both his veggie-friendly Beefsteak and the Chinese/Peruvian-themed China Chilcano in the coming months. Today, he announced plans for an even more ambitious undertaking—a dining room in the glitzy Trump International Hotel, scheduled to open in downtown DC’s Old Post Office in mid-2016.

There are scant details about the project—no concept or name yet—first reported by the Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema. But Andrés, the mastermind behind such local restaurants as Minibar, Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya, is no stranger to big-ticket hotel dining. He’s opened attention-getting spots in SLS Hotels in Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami, including the Bazaar, a trippily decorated, critically beloved showpiece in Beverly Hills.

We’ll update with more information as it becomes available.

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Every morning, we'll let you know where to find lunch on wheels. By Caroline Cunningham

Happy hump day, food truck followers! Get that holiday sugar high started today with eggnog cookies and ice cream from Captain Cookie, or black velvet cupcakes from Midnite Confections Cupcakery.

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Southern fare from chef Toyin Alli. By Anna Spiegel

Chicken and sausage gumbo. Courtesy of Puddin'.

Union Market's food selection just keeps growing, what with recent additions like Honeycomb Market from Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner-Yang, a pop-up biscuit stall by Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., and smoky cue courtesy of Andrew Evans’s newly opened Barbecue Joint stall. Now add another to the list: Puddin’, a stop for Southern-comfort classics by chef Toyin Alli.

We first tried Alli’s tasty, rib-sticking fare off the Puddin’ food truck, which launched earlier this year. A similar menu will be found in the market on Saturdays and Sundays in December, with shrimp and grits, chicken-and-sausage gumbo, and the namesake brown bourbon-brown butter bread pudding served from 8 to 8. If fried shrimp po’ boys make an appearance, make sure to give them a try.

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Fresh options for dining and drinking. By Anna Spiegel
Dine on Osteria Morini's hearty pastas for less on Mondays. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Free delivery from District Doughnut

749 Eighth St., SE

The newish purveyor of fried dough runs a special holiday offer from Wednesday through December 31: Order any $25 dozen and get free delivery within the District. Hello, office parties.

Pastas for $10 at Osteria Morini

301 Water St., SE

The swanky Italian offers all of its pastas for $10 on Monday, meaning you can order tagliatelle with rich meat ragu and lasagna verde for nearly half off. Discounts also extend to the drink list, where you’ll find $20 bottles of Lambrusco and $2 Fernet Branca.

Hot-cocktail happy hour at Nopa

800 F St., NW

Warm drinks, discount prices. Stop by the bar from 4:30 to 7 through February for 20 percent off wines by the glass and wintery cocktails like whiskey- and Baileys-spiked coffee, hot toddies, mulled wine, and boozy hot chocolate.

Fire pits and s’mores at Cooperwood Tavern

4021 Campbell Ave., Shirlington

Shirlington’s seasonal American spot adds one more winter lounge to the growing number, having recently added fire pits and fleece blankets to its 44-seat patio. A new menu of “winter warmers” includes hot cocktails like spiced rum, plus s’mores packs ($10) with everything you need to fashion fireside treats.

Exclusive oysters at Hank’s Oyster Bar

Dupont, Capitol Hill, and Alexandria locations

Chef Jamie Leeds commissioned a new bivalve solely for her restaurants: the Salty Wolfe, named for her father, which is grown by War Shore Oyster Company near Chincoteague. The oyster is described as having an initial briny taste and creamy finish. Every quarter, 10 percent of sales from the oyster ($2.25 each) benefit the American Heart Association.

Holiday pop-tarts at Ted’s Bulletin

Capitol Hill, 14th Street, Reston, and Merrifield locations

Ted’s gets in the holiday spirit with a limited edition peppermint-fudge pop-tart decked out with red, white, and green sprinkles. The treat is available through January 15.

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Every morning, we'll let you know where to find lunch on wheels. By Hallie Golden

Happy Hanukkah, food truck followers! Grab an umbrella and head out for mushroom-spinach quiche or curry chicken from Woodland's Vegan Bistro.

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Plus the return of Jaleo’s clementine festival. By Anna Spiegel
Foie gras abounds on H Street during Foie La La, much to the displeasure of this goose. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Deck the halls with…liver? Foie La La, a celebration of all things foie gras, starts at nine different H Street restaurants on Monday. Spots such as Boundary Road and Ocopa compete to make the best foie dishes, and diners can vote for their favorites online.

Clementine festival: The annual clementina festival returns to Jaleo on Monday through December 28. Look for dishes and drinks starring the seasonal citrus, including clementine gazpacho with scallops, seared calamari with artichokes and clementines, and a brandy-and-sherry cocktail with the citrus juice. Dishes and cocktails are priced individually.

War of the Roses: Barkeep Owen Thomson of Rose’s Luxury takes on Jack Rose’s Trevor Frye at Compass Rose on Monday, where host/barman Jack Caminos also contends. The challenge: Make a holiday cocktail with a rose as one of the ingredients. Tickets ($20) include one of each drinks, and benefit St. Jude’s and N Street Village.

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights starts Tuesday, and Washington restaurants and bars offer plenty of ways to celebrate. Browse our Hanukkah guide for family-style feasts, themed cocktails, all-you-can-eat latkes, and more.

A taste of the stars: StarChefs hosts a party on Tuesday at Union Market’s Dock 5 with its Rising Star award-winning chefs, artisans, barkeeps, and sommeliers. Bites and drinks are served by a variety of big local names. Tickets are $125 for the VIP reception starting at 5:45, and $95 for general admission at 6:30.

Bad sweaters, good songs: Republic throws an ugly sweater sing-along party on Saturday with live band karaoke starting at 10. Guests can down house-made eggnog and mulled wine ($10 each) to fuel up for the competition, and the best/worst sweater wins a $100 gift card.

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A different festivity for every night of lights. By Anna Spiegel
Celebrate Hanukkah with doughnuts, seasonal feasts, latke parties, and more. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Hanukkah starts Tuesday, December 16, and there are plenty of options for feasting and drinking over the course of eight nights.


1. Jewish-Italian dinner at Dino's Grotto

1914 Ninth St., NW

Chef Dean Gold prepares a four-course menu for the first two nights. All dishes use olive oil, but don't expect an intense, eight-day burn. Think pasta with olive oil and hot peppers, and oil-poached fish ($39 per person, including a glass of wine or house-infused limoncello).

When: December 16 and 17; Hanukkah dishes offered à la carte December 18 to 23.

2. Family-style feast at DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave., NW

Drop in any night of Hanukkah (except December 23) for a family-style dinner of traditional dishes like fresh challah, matzo-ball soup, and brisket braised in red wine ($27 per person). The restaurant takes a break on the 23rd for "Jewish Christmas," a Chinese banquet with guest chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Tim Ma.

When: December 16 through 24; Chinese banquet December 23.

3. Seasonal Hanukkah dinner at Equinox

818 Connecticut Ave., NW

Chef Todd Gray offers a four-course menu with seasonal dishes such as sweet potato latkes with citrus-cured gravlax, buttermilk-brined poussin, and bittersweet-chocolate brownies ($55 per person; $80 with wine pairings).

When: December 16 through 23.

4. Hanukkah grilled cheese at GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Celebrate with a casual bite from this grilled cheese bar: the Maccabee sandwich, filled with slow-cooked brisket, melty cheddar, and dill pickles on challah ($10 at lunch; $14 at dinner with a side dish).

When: December 16 through 24.

5. Eight Crazy Nights of Hanukkah at the Star & Shamrock

1341 H St., NE

You heard it right: The H Street bar/deli plans for a different event every night, including an evening of beer and bingo, Jameson "Jew" fusions, and $5 reuben bagels and He'Brew Chanukah Ale.

When: December 16 through 23.

6. "Gin and tonica" at 2 Birds, 1 Stone

1800 14th St., NW

Barkeep Adam Bernbach has plenty of holiday spirits at his 14th Street watering hole, with eight nights of festive drinks. Look for a tequila-apple cider cocktail, the "gin and tonica," and the "St. Nicholas Friedman," a tribute to Red Hen chef Mike Friedman (all $14, except $10 punch).

When: December 16 through 24.

7. Hanukkah doughnuts from Astro Doughnuts

1308 G St., NW

Get into the sweeter side of the holiday with decorative doughnut boxes, which include flavors like crème brûlée, Nutella-glazed, and powdered sugar filled with jam ($20 each for a box with a dozen).

When: Preorder for pickup on December 16, 19, and 20.

8. Latkepalooza at Commissary

1443 P St., NW

Sadly the event is sold out, but there's an active wait-list that's worth a try. If you get in, expect all-you-can-eat latkes, a deep-fried-doughnut bar, Hanukkah-themed drinks, and specials like brisket sliders and lox crostini ($15 per person).

When: Monday, December 22.

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For the 37th year, our readers play restaurant critic, weighing in on their best-loved places to eat and drink. By Ann Limpert
Foie gras on French toast? At Rose's Luxury, it works wonderfully. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

A neon "awesome" sign is tacked to the wall of the dining room at Rose’s Luxury—and Washingtonian readers couldn’t agree more. The Capitol Hill insta-hit, which doesn’t take reservations and commands three-hour waits most nights, racked up awards for both best restaurant and best new restaurant in our 37th reader survey.

But not everything’s coming up Rose’s. You also showed affection for under-the-radar spots like Yamas, the wallet-friendly Bethesda Greek place that recently opened a second location near U Street, and 2 Birds 1 Stone, a basement cocktail lounge that serves intricate drinks to the booming sounds of Chrissie Hynde and Cheap Trick.

With a cookie-slinging food truck, a Laotian restaurant within a restaurant, and diner-style burgers, this list proves that awesome comes in many flavors.

New Restaurant

1. Rose’s Luxury, Capitol Hill.

Aaron Silverman’s shareable plates run both Southern (smoked-brisket sandwiches) and Southeast Asian (pork-sausage-and-lychee salad).

2. Fiola Mare, Georgetown.

Trabocchi’s latest dining room marries luxe seafood—spiny lobster, wild turbot—with a sparkling waterfront view.

3. Gypsy Soul, Merrifield.

RJ Cooper turns out slicked-up Southern fare: “red neck” cheesesteaks, chicken-fried quail, and four kinds of mac and cheese.

Favorite Restaurant

What's nearly as tough as getting into the no-reservations Rose's Luxury? Choosing among the many inventive small plates. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. Rose’s Luxury, Capitol Hill.

The most exciting restaurant debut of last year is as hot as ever.

2. Le Diplomate, Logan Circle.

Still one of the city’s buzziest places for seafood plateaux and steak frites.

3. The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia.

Patrick O’Connell’s haute-bucolic cottage serves fanciful treats like a “tin of sin” layered with American caviar and peekytoe crab.

Special Occasion

1. Komi, Dupont Circle.

Johnny Monis’s tasting-menu destination is readers’ celebration spot of choice for the seventh year in a row.

2. Le Diplomate, Logan Circle.

This rollicking French bistro is filled with cozy nooks for sharing sparkling Vouvray and crème brûlée.

3. The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia.

Have a big birthday or anniversary coming up? It’s hard to find a more pampering place than this opulent getaway.

Value

1. Yamas Mediterranean Grill, Bethesda and U Street corridor.

The snug Bethesda taverna recently brought its gyros and souvlaki to DC.

2. Dino’s Grotto, Shaw.

Dean Gold shuttered his Cleveland Park trattoria, Dino, earlier this year, then quickly resurrected it in Shaw with happy-hour specials and a late-night menu.

3. Little Serow, Dupont Circle.

Forty-five bucks gets you seven family-style courses of Johnny Monis’s fiery Thai cooking.

Burger

1. Shake Shack, Dupont Circle, Gallery Place, Nationals Park, and Tysons.

We, too, love the skinny, special-sauce-laden patties at New York hit maker Danny Meyer’s chain.

2. Good Stuff Eatery, Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Crystal City.

Whimsical burgers (we go for the Prez Obama, topped with Roquefort, bacon, and onion marmalade) share space with ultra-thick milkshakes.

3. Ray’s to the Third, Rosslyn.

The menu from the late, great Ray’s Hell-Burger lives on here, and owner Michael Landrum has added grilled cheeses, too.

American

Founding Farmers serves American classics like cornbread, roasts, and fried chicken. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. Founding Farmers, Foggy Bottom and Potomac.

The sprawling menu rips many pages from the Americana cookbook, including New England-style pot roast, fried chicken and waffles, and shrimp ’n’ grits.

2. Ted’s Bulletin, Capitol Hill, U Street corridor, Merrifield, and Reston.

All-day breakfast channels the diners of yore, while vintage Three Stooges episodes play on TV.

3. Ripple, Cleveland Park.

This narrow restaurant’s menu runs all over the map, but the best finish—warm-from-the-oven chocolate-chip cookies—is as red-white-and-blue as it gets.

Cocktails

At 2 Birds 1 Stone, bar master Adam Bernbach pours beautifully balanced cocktails. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. 2 Birds 1 Stone, Logan Circle.

Fancifully illustrated menus show off Adam Bernbach’s oft-changing lineup of stiff punches and 15-minute cocktails.

2. The Passenger, Shaw.

Throwbacks such as the Blood and Sand mingle with creations like the Banksy, a mix of rye, allspice, and lime.

3. PX, Old Town Alexandria.

Washington’s first speakeasy-style bar is overseen by Todd Thrasher, who has a pharmacy’s worth of dropper bottles holding house-made bitters.

Steakhouse

1. Ray’s the Steaks, Courthouse.

Michael Landrum’s low-key, value-driven restaurant is a respite from all the Wagyu-slinging expense-account dens.

2. Bourbon Steak, Georgetown.

DC’s most ambitious steakhouse specializes in posh comfort food, including truffled dinner rolls and a $68 lobster pot pie.

3. BLT Steak, downtown DC.

Massive hunks of dry-aged beef and a lavish raw bar are the draws at this cushy, classic law-firm favorite.

Wine Bar

1. Cork, Logan Circle.

Come for the rightfully famous avocado toast, stay for the generous flights of Euro wines.

2. Vinoteca, U Street corridor.

A terrific daily happy hour—with 15 wines for $5 each—plus a Mediterranean-inspired patio and bocce court keep the mood high.

3. Screwtop, Clarendon.

Have an afternoon to kill? This wine-and-cheese stop is open all day Tuesday through Sunday.

Thai

1. Little Serow, Dupont Circle.

Lines stretch down the block for Johnny Monis’s chili-laden homage to northern and northeastern Thailand. Prepare to tank down plenty of Riesling to soothe the spice.

2. Thai X-ing, Shaw.

Taw Vigsittaboot is now serving his multi-course prix-fixe menus in a bigger, BYOB space across from the 9:30 Club.

3. Bangkok Golden, Falls Church.

Skip the spring rolls and pad Thai—you can get those anywhere—and turn straight to the Laotian menu. Don’t miss the vividly flavorful crispy-rice salad.

For Kids

Ted's Bulletin pastry chef Kelsey Pitta whips up kid-friendly pop tarts. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. Ted’s Bulletin, Capitol Hill, U Street corridor, Merrifield, and Reston.

Sugar highs run rampant at these retro bakery/restaurants, which serve up rainbow-sprinkled pop tarts and frosted doughnuts.

2. Matchbox, Capitol Hill, U Street corridor, Penn Quarter, Merrifield, and Rockville.

Kid-friendly sliders and pizza—and the industrial spaces are loud enough to drown out any tantrums.

3. 2 Amys, Cleveland Park.

The Lego crowd streams into this busy pizzeria every night around 5:30.

Pizza

1. 2 Amys, Cleveland Park.

High-quality ingredients—buffalo mozzarella, house-made charcuterie—set Peter Pastan’s pies apart from the Neapolitan-style competition.

2. Matchbox, Capitol Hill, U Street corridor, Penn Quarter, Merrifield, and Rockville.

This mini-chain gets creative with many of its wood-fired pies—we like the Fire & Smoke, a zesty mix of roasted peppers, chipotle tomato sauce, and smoked Gouda.

3. Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza, Columbia Heights, Friendship Heights, Clarendon, and Silver Spring.

Pizza the New Haven way—not too thin, not too thick, and scattered with toppings like fresh clams and chopped garlic.

Indian

1. Rasika, Penn Quarter and West End.

Chef Vikram Sunderam won the James Beard Best Chef Mid-Atlantic award this year for his complex curries and brightly flavored chaats.

2. Bombay Club, downtown DC.

Starched linens, a tinkling piano, and leafy potted palms imbue restaurateur (and Rasika owner) Ashok Bajaj’s first dining room with Old World elegance.

3. Spice 6, Hyattsville.

You can customize wraps, rice bowls, and naan pizzas with an array of curries and chutneys.

Japanese/Sushi

1. Sushi Taro, Dupont Circle.

This is the place to venture beyond the tuna roll and sample unusual finds like salt-grilled yellowtail jaw and soft-shell turtle.

2. Izakaya Seki, U Street corridor.

Chef/owner Hiroshi Seki’s masterful small plates are paired with an impressive sake collection*.

3. Daikaya, Penn Quarter.

Hunker down over a big bowl of porky ramen or head upstairs to the izakaya for skewers and fusiony small plates.

Italian

1. Fiola, Penn Quarter.

Big-spender ingredients—Alba truffles, seared foie gras—are celebrated at this sleek dining room, but there are dining deals at the bar.

2. Dino’s Grotto, Shaw.

The kitchen puts out DC Brau-braised brisket and a wild-boar chili dog along with more traditional pastas and roasts.

3. Olazzo, Bethesda and Silver Spring.

With its red-sauce spaghetti and vintage family photos cramming the walls, these bring a bit of Little Italy to the Maryland burbs.

Mexican

Getting ready to dig into a round of Mexican small plates at Oyamel. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. Oyamel, Penn Quarter.

José Andrés shrinks chilaquiles, ceviches, and tamales into small plates at his color-splashed dining room.

2. El Centro D.F., Georgetown and U Street corridor.

Richard Sandoval’s darkly lit hangouts have some of the area’s biggest selections of tequila and mezcal.

3. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, Clarendon.

Spiffed-up versions of cantina classics—chiles rellenos, queso fundido—from the team behind DC Coast and District Commons.

Bakery

1. Baked & Wired, Georgetown.

Oversize cupcakes, lovely fruit pies, and even bacon-flavored dog biscuits draw lines at this snug shop.

2. Bread Furst, Van Ness.

Mark Furstenburg’s airy bread bakery is now hosting dinners featuring former Palena chef Frank Ruta.

3. Firehook Bakery & Coffee House, multiple DC and Virginia locations.

The coffee-slinging bakeries are popular for breakfast runs, while the catering arm turns out office-party-friendly cookie platters and layer cakes.

Food Trucks

Line up for bulgogi tacos at the TaKorean truck. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. TaKorean, @takorean.

This Korean taco truck is still on the road but also has permanent homes in Navy Yard and Union Market.

2. Red Hook Lobster Pound, @lobstertruckdc.

Want your top-split bun stuffed with warm buttered lobster or lemony mayo-bound lobster salad? Always a tough call.

3. Captain Cookie & the Milkman, @captaincookiedc.

The Nutella cookies with milk are our workday pick-me-up of choice, too.

Sandwiches

Italian cold cuts fill a hefty hoagie from Taylor Gourmet. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

1. Taylor Gourmet, multiple area locations.

These Philly-inspired hoagie shops are now offering cheesesteaks, too.

2. Sundevich, Shaw.

Baguette sandwiches take inspiration from cities like Seoul, Istanbul, and Kingston.

3. G by Mike Isabella, U Street corridor.

Wood-roasted meats (goat, suckling pig, lamb) from Isabella’s next-door taverna, Kapnos, are showcased in sandwiches here.

Date Spot

1. Le Diplomate, Logan Circle.

Hey, you might even run into Joe and Jill Biden.

2. Compass Rose, U Street corridor.

A brick-lined hideaway with shareable plates inspired by street food from around the world.

3. Jaleo, Penn Quarter, Crystal City, and Bethesda.

While away the night over platters of jamón Ibérico and Spanish cheese alongside carafes of sangría.


This article appears in the December 2014 issue of Washingtonian.

*This post has been updated from a previous version.

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A seasonal bakeshop arrives at CityCenterDC. By Anna Spiegel
Rare Sweets debuts with seasonal breakfast items, ice creams, and beautiful cakes. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Cheddar biscuits. La Colombe coffee. Slices of ginger-lemon cake. You'll find all of this and more at Rare Sweets, the newest addition to CityCenterDC. The shop, now open, comes courtesy of Meredith Tomason, a former pastry chef at Tom Colicchio's Craft in New York City. This is her first brick-and-mortar business after a year of running a catering operation out of Union Kitchen.

The opening menu (see below) takes seasonal cues, with an emphasis on fresh fruit desserts, raw sugar, and spices. Guests can drop by in the morning for coffee or hot cocoa and a mix of sweet and savory items, such as buttermilk biscuits, glazed doughnuts, house-made granola, and "egg in a basket," an egg baked into a fresh brioche bun. Classic and seasonal cakes such as a beet-based red velvet or chocolate malt can be ordered whole or by the slice; there are also miniature cakes. Those not in the mood for a slice can grab cookies and bars, or opt for house frozen treats such as chocolate-spice ice cream or pomegranate-black pepper sorbet.

The pretty space boasts marble countertops, cook books from Tomason's large vintage collection, and an open kitchen where guests can watch cakes being iced. Seating is limited to a few tables and a standing bar by the window, so prepare to load up for sweets on the go. Note that there's also a special holiday menu with items like yule log cakes, breakfast baskets for Christmas morning, and more.

Rare Sweets. 963 Palmer Alley, NW; 202-499-0077. Open daily, 7 to 7.

Opening Menu


Breakfast

Buttermilk Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, Cheddar Chive Biscuits, Seasonal Coffee Cakes, English Muffins $3.60

Egg in a Basket: $3.75

Chocolate Cake Donuts, Seasonal Glazed Donuts $2.50

Granola & Milk or Yogurt $3.60

Cakes

Classic Cake Slices $5

Double Chocolate, Black & White, Red Velvet Beet, Black & Yellow

Seasonal Cake Slices $5.50

Ginger & Lemon, Vanilla & Eggnog, Apple Stack, Chocolate Malt

Mini Cakes $6

Classic Coconut, Chocolate Peppermint, Toasted Almond

Party Cakes (whole Cakes available for order)

Classic Flavors (6 inch $35, 8 inch $55, 9 inch $65)

Seasonal Flavors (6 inch $40, 8 Inch $60, 9 Inch $70)

Cookies & Bars

Oatmeal Raisin, Chewy Sugar Cookies, Gingersnaps, Cocoa Crinkles, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip/Walnut $2.00

Chocolate Brownie, Brown Butter Blondie $2.30

Ice Cream & Sorbet

Small $5.40 Large $6.40

Winter Spice, Vanilla, Mint Cocoa Nib, Milk Chocolate Spice, Oatmeal Raisin, Blood Orange Sherbet, Green Apple Sorbet, Pomegranate Black Pepper Sorbet

Beverages

La Colombe Coffee & Espresso Drinks $2.50-$4.00, Hot Chocolate $3.40, Running Byrd Sweet Tea $2.75

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