Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Restaurant Eve

Lunch & Dinner Feasts

Though Cathal Armstrong, chef/owner of this Old Town gem, has been flashing his grin everywhere from the cover of Food & Wine to the James Beard Awards, he hasn’t forgotten about the little people—or at least the customers who want a quick taste of his cooking at bargain prices. The $13.50 “lickity split” lunch menu, available weekdays between 11:30 and 4 at the cozy bar, lets you pick two items from a short list of cocktails, entrées, and desserts.

The lineup changes, but you can always expect the terrific bacon-egg-and-cheese salad (a dish reprised on the much costlier tasting menu), mixologist Todd Thrasher’s green-apple vodka martini, and a miniature pink-iced birthday cake, rainbow jimmies and all.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.