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New This Week: Brunch at Macon Bistro, Black Jack’s Football Specials

Fresh options for dining and drinking.
Two brunches launch this week, one at Macon Bistro (offering the biscuits pictured above), the other at Chez Billy. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Football specials at Black Jack

1612 14th St., NW

This 14th Street spot already boasts one of the best Sunday happy hours. Things get even better during football season, when the bar opens at 1 for NFL games (starting this Sunday) and offers 25-cent wings and $1 shooters. 

Beer at Bub and Pop’s

1815 M St., NW

Say goodbye to taking down a braised beef brisket sandwich with water. Chef Jon Taub just started serving craft brews at his Dupont sandwich shop, including Port City and Lagunitas, plus some good ol’ Yuengling and Miller Lite. 

Neighborly brunch at Chez Billy

3815 Georgia Ave., NW

French brunch launches in Petworth on Sunday from 11 to 3. Neighbors helped create the menu from chef Brendan L’Etoile, which includes dishes such as a Croque Madame, apple-rum raisin French toast, and the “royale with cheese.” 

Brunch at Macon Bistro and Larder

5520 Connecticut Ave., NW 

If deviled eggs, biscuits and bacon gravy, and a “pluckin’ bun” sound like a good brunch, check out Macon’s new menu. The Chevy Chase DC eatery just started weekend service from 10 to 2 on Sunday. 

Happy hour at the Majestic

911 King St., Alexandria

Head to this Alexandria eatery for a new happy hour, Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 (bar area only). Deals include $5 snacks—fried green tomatoes, crispy oysters, hushpuppies—as well as $2 freshly shucked oysters and $5 beers, wines, and tiki punch. 

Two-for-one lunch at Republic

6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park  

Make your own two-course (or entrée and a drink) lunch for $15 at Jeff Black’s Takoma Park eatery. Pick any two items from the menu, such as a craft beer and an oyster po’ boy, or a burrata appetizer and a wood-grilled catfish sandwich. 

Urbana returns, with more happy hour 

2121 P St., NW

Urbana reopened Thursday after an extensive renovation, and serves a new Italian menu of house-made pastas, antipasti, crudo, and more. Drop by the bar area—which has doubled in size—between 4 and 7 Monday through Saturday, for discounts on Negronis and Aperol spritzes, $1 oysters, $8 pizzas, and more. (Saturday deals focus more on Italian spirits.) 

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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.