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New This Week: Taylor Gourmet Cheesesteaks, Pop’s SeaBar Happy Hour

Fresh options for dining and drinking.
New this week: Del Campo's bottomless brunch, with unlimited dishes such as skillet-baked eggs. Photograph courtesy of Del Campo.

Happy hour at Pop’s SeaBar

1817 Columbia Rd., NW

Beachy discounts begin at Pop’s on Wednesday, and will run Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6:30. Early drinkers (or late lunchers) will find $3 beers, $1 oysters, and all cocktails marked at $5. 

Cheesesteaks return to Taylor Gourmet 

Multiple locations

Winter is coming, as are belly-warming Taylor cheesesteaks. Three varieties all include a choice of shaved rib eye or chicken breast and toppings such as melty American or provolone cheese, grilled onions, and mushrooms. Sandwiches can be ordered on hard or soft rolls.

Chesapeake watershed pop-up at Water & Wall

3811 Fairfax Dr., Arlington

The lunchtime pop-ups continue at chef Tim Ma‘s Arlington restaurant. Starting Wednesday you’ll find an afternoon menu focused on ingredients and dishes from the Chesapeake watershed, such as fried oysters, crab salad with endive and chilies, and a country ham biscuit with house-made apple butter. Dishes are gently priced, generally $5 to $10, and there’s a lunchtime happy hour with $3 to $5 beers and wines. Regular hours are Monday through Friday 11 to 2. 

Free burritos at the new California Tortilla Alexandria 

3672 King St., Alexandria

The Mexican chain debuts in Alexandria’s Bradlee Shopping Center on Thursday with two rounds of free burritos: lunch, from 11 to 1:30, and dinner, from 5 to 7:30. In addition the first 20 customers in line that morning will get free burritos for an entire year (or 365 burritos). 

New brunch at Del Campo

777 I St., NW

Chef Victor Albisu goes bottomless for brunch starting this weekend. Guests can order an unlimited number of plates such as bacon, egg, and cheese empanadas and a chivito pizza ($45), and wash them down with select brunch cocktails. Let’s hope that octopus and squid-ink-spiked Bloody is among them. The menu runs Sunday 11:30 to 2:30.

Halloween candy sundaes at Dolcezza 

1418 14th St., NW

The Logan Circle shop gets in the spooky spirit for the entire month of October with Halloween candy coppettas. Combinations include crushed Butterfingers with black-sesame gelato and Reese’s cups with house-ground peanut butter gelato and sea salt ($7 to $8).

Oyster and prosecco happy hour at STK

 250 Connecticut Ave., NW

Discount bivalves and bubbly join the steakhouse’s happy hour deal this Friday. The best time to go is between 4 and 5, when oysters are priced at $1 and Prosecco at $4. The cost of each goes slightly up each hour until 7, when they’re $2 and $6, respectively. Other deals include $7 Belvedere cocktails and wines by the glass. 

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Anna Spiegel
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.