Food

New This Week: Bottomless Paella and Sangria at Jaleo, Trummer’s Boozy Snow Cones

Fresh options for dining and drinking.
Jaleo knows how to cook up a mean paella, and is offering unlimited portions on Mondays. Photograph by Alfredo Flores.

Snow-cone cocktails at Trummer’s on Main

7134 Main St., Clifton

Chill out with Trummer’s new boozy snow cones, cooling off guests through September 30. Crushed-to-order ice is infused with syrups and spirits for flavors such as grilled lemon with Virginia-made vodka, rum-based watermelon-sage, and more ($10 each). 

 

Unlimited paella and sangria at Jaleo Bethesda

7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda

Monday just got better: Jaleo’s Bethesda branch will offer unlimited paella with salad and flan for $25, starting Monday, August 25. Tack on bottomless sangria for an extra $15. Reservations are available online. 

 

Rare oysters at BlackSalt

4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW 

Fishmonger MJ Gimbar has sourced rare wild Bluff Oysters from New Zealand, and only 60 are available at BlackSalt as of Thursday. Pick them up from the market for $5 each, or try them in the restaurant paired with a glass of Napa Valley Dirty & Rowdy Semillon 2011 ($15).  

Rogue 24 launches an à-la-carte menu

922 N St., NW 

Don’t have the funds to try chef RJ Cooper’s 24-course tasting menu? You’re in luck: The former prix fixe-only eatery went à-la-carte on Wednesday. The new menu contains larger versions of the dishes found in the tasting, such as spruce-cured salmon or bone-marrow flan with sea urchin. 

 

More savory dishes—and a new “master drinksmith”—for Red Light

1401 R St., NW

There are a few new things to look for at 14th Street’s dessert-focused cocktail bar. One: more savories. Chef Robert Underwood expanded the non-sweets portion of the menu to include cheese and charcuterie boards, and a variety of flatbreads topped with the likes of wild mushrooms and Taleggio or prosciutto and arugula. Barman Jonny Fellman has also been hired as the “master drinksmith,” and is pouring new cocktails such as the “Tijuana twister” with jalapeño tequila, watermelon, and lime. 

 

Happy hour at Brookland Pint 

716 Monroe St., NE

The newest addition to DC’s beer scene opened this week with 24 craft brews, plenty of vegetarian-friendly dishes, outdoor space, and much more. Head in for happy hour between 5 and 7 Monday through Friday for $1 off drafts, house wines, and select liquor. 

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Anna Spiegel
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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.