Food

New This Week: Lao New Year at Thip Khao, Daikaya Cold Ramen, Masa 14’s Unlimited Dinner

Fresh options for dining and drinking.

Lao New Year celebration at Thip Khao and Bangkok Golden

3462 14th St., NW; 6395 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church

Chef Seng Luangrath commemorates the Lao, Thai, and Khmer New Year with a feast at both of her restaurants, Thursday through Sunday. Dinner guests can order a shareable Temple Tray, set with a variety of dishes like laab chicken, pounded fish, sour curry, and an array of dipping sauces and vegetables.

Roofers Union rooftop opens for the season

2446 18th St., NW

More signs of spring: the rooftop bar is now ready for outdoor drinking, serving warm weather cocktails like Pimm’s cups and boozy slushies. Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley also creates new dishes for the seasonal menu.

All-you-can-eat dinner and drinks at Masa 14

1825 14th St., NW

Can’t get enough of Masa’s bottomless brunch? The restaurant now offers the all-you-can-eat-and-drink format for dinner, Sunday through Thursday. The unlimited tasting of Latin-Asian small plates is $49 per person, and guests have the option of adding free-flowing cocktails for a total of $65 per person (limited to two hours). The regular a la carte menu is still available.

Sochu cocktails, chilled ramen at Daikaya Izakaya

705 Sixth St., NW

Cold ramen is back, exclusively in the izakaya. Look for two chilled bowls: hiyashi ramen with citrus-soy vinaigrette, a bounty of vegetables, egg, and roasted pork, or a spicy sesame variety with similar toppings. Wash it down with new sochu cocktails from barman Jamie MacBain, such as warm libation mixed with oolong tea and fresh grapefruit juice.

Brunch begins at Mango Tree DC

929 H St., NW

Thai brunch comes with an English twist, thanks to British chef de cuisine Paul Kennedy. Dishes include eggs Benedict with grilled salmon and kaffir lime hollandaise, blueberry French toast, and a full Thai-English breakfast with wok-fried eggs, Northern-style sausage, tomato, mushrooms, potatoes, and fried bread. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11.

Caps play-off special at Del Campo

777 I St., NW

The Caps face off against the Islanders in the play-offs on Friday. Don your best Washington gear and head to Del Campo near the Verizon Center for a special: a burger and a beer for $12, only for those in Caps attire.

Dolcezza debuts in CityCenterDC

904 Palmer Alley, NW

The newest Dolecezza gelato shop opens in CityCenterDC on Sunday. The shop serves free mini-cones of seasonal gelato to celebrate from 2 to 5.

Spring hoagies at Taylor Gourmet

Multiple locations

Taylor recently launched a new seasonal lineup, with additions like a Cuban-style, citrus-braised pork and ham hoagie with mustard, provolone, and pickles; a vegetarian sandwich stuffed with chickpea fritters and lemon-mint tahini; and starters such as Italian-style egg rolls with cured meats, mozzarella, and marinara dipping sauce.

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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.