New This Week: TaKorean Navy Yard Opens, Ice Cream Jubilee Offers Free Scoops

Fresh options for dining and drinking.

More Takos! Photograph by Flickr user angela n.

Beer at Amsterdam Falafel 14th Street

1830 14th St., NW

Falafel and beer: a match made in heaven, as you probably know from grabbing late-night sandwiches after a few too many at the original Adams Morgan shop. The new 14th Street sibling just got a liquor license and now serves brews such as Heineken and Oranjeboom Dutch lager to sip alongside the pitas and bowls.

TaKorean Navy Yard opens with discounts

1212 Fourth St., SE

The newest brick-and-mortar spot for TaKorean, one of DC’s early food trucks, debuted this week near Yards Park. Stop by for soft-opening specials on Thursday from 11 to 3, which include three Korean “takos” for $7 (a plus for vegetarians: The tofu version with kimchee is standout).

Free scoops for Nats fans at Ice Cream Jubilee

301 Water St., SE

The newly opened Ice Cream Jubilee near Nationals Park offers a gratis additional scoop for any customer holding a Nats ticket Friday through Sunday, August 24. Order one or two flavors to get an additional free, such as caramel popcorn, blueberry pie, banana-bourbon-caramel, and more.

Rare wines by the glass at Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St., NW

Typically you’d need a large group—and an even bigger expense account—to order a magnum bottle of rare Cab, but BDT is pouring such bottles by the glass on Tuesdays for the month of August. A different pour of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1980s will be available each week, with four-ounce tastes priced at $30. Up now: a 1983 selection from Dunn Vineyards.

Boozy frozen ice at Mio

1110 Vermont Ave., NW

Head out to Mio’s patio, where you’ll find a Puerto Rican-style shaved ice cart for piragua desserts. Flavors such as guava, mango, passionfruit, and coffee can be topped with a shot of DonQ Rum ($5). The special runs through September 21.

Hot cheese, cold soup from restaurateur Med Lahlou

Multiple locations

Throughout the month of August, drop by Ulah Bistro, Station 4, and Lupo Verde for a special combo: grilled cheeses paired with cold summer soups. Each location will have a different pairing, such as grilled goat cheese and braised short ribs on Texas toast with chilled cucumber soup at Ulah ($14).

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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.