Restaurant Birthday Specials: Taylor Gourmet Turns 5, DGS Turns 1

And both have deals for you.

Surprise! Taylor turns five today and is offering $5 hoagies. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

Unlike selfish humans, restaurants tend to celebrate birthdays by giving other people presents—and both Taylor Gourmet and DGS Delicatessen are commemorating their “births” this week with dining deals.

First up, Taylor marks its fifth year of existence by offering diners $5 regular-size hoagies Wednesday through Sunday at all locations. The five options are all new to the menu, including the Pearl Street (roast turkey, Brie, and sundried tomato pesto), the Packer Ave (roast pork, garlicky spinach, and provolone), and the vegetarian Cheltenham Ave (roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and onion-balsamic spread).

Younger eatery DGS marks its first anniversary on Saturday with a three-course prime rib dinner for $30. The homey meal includes a house salad with caraway dressing, a 12-ounce prime rib platter filled with potato latkes, garlic spinach, and horseradish sauce, and chocolate cake for dessert. Unless you’re going really old-school and washing that down with a tall glass of milk, take advantage of drink specials such as an $8 rye Manhattan, $5 Port City brews, or a celebratory $25 bottle of Poema cava.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.