Late-night cheese bread at Compass Rose
1346 T St., NW
This 14th Street spot has become well known for its khachapuri, a delicious Georgian cheese bread. We’re guessing the buttery, egg-topped creation tastes even better after a few drinks, so good news that you can now order the dish until 2 on Friday and Saturday nights. Also look out for a different cocktail menu from newly hired barkeep Jack Caminos next week.
1309 Fifth St., NE
After an abbreviated tenure at “pop-uppery” EatsPlace, the popular biscuit purveyor has found a new home at Union Market. Stop by for biscuit sandwiches stuffed with the likes of fried chicken and pulled pork, plus breakfast items and more, starting at 8 Thursday through Sunday.
Weekly freebies at La Tomate Caffe
1701 Connecticut Ave., NW
The newly launched cafe from Dupont’s stalwart La Tomate Bistro starts a variety of free Tuesday tastings on November 11. Each week brings a new item, including gratis croissants with the purchase of a coffee or espresso drink, a complimentary small plate at lunch when ordering a sandwich or salad, and soup at dinner.
Burger night at Nage Bistro
1600 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Nage is hoping to be your Plan A burger spot on Monday nights, serving up a new roster of patties such as the Banzi with Asian slaw, crispy pork belly, and kimchee ketchup; a feta-topped lamb burger; and a French onion-style combo with bacon jam ($13 to $18). Plates include a range of fries, including ghost-chili-dusted and duck fat.
Hot pops at Pleasant Pops
1781 Florida Ave., NW
Go from icy to warming at this pop-centric market, which just began offering hot chocolate pops in four flavors: milk and dairy-free dark chocolate, salted chocolate, and cayenne-spiced Mexican chocolate. Guests can swirl the cocoa into cups of steamed milk in the shop, or take them to go as gifts ($3.59 to $5.50).
Fall game at Et Voila!
5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW
If the cold weather creates cravings for heartier eats, this Palisades spot is ready to serve. A new November menu includes dishes like duck leg confit over mashed potatoes with red wine and olives, venison stew with chestnut pappardelle, and chestnut-foie gras soup.