New This Week: Giant $45 Cocktails at the Gibson, DBGB Opens Its Patio

Fresh options for dining and drinking.

Summery cocktails on the Gibson's patio. Photograph courtesy of the Gibson.

The Gibson puts a giant $45 cocktail on its new menu

2009 14th St., NW

Grab three friends and head to the Gibson for a shareable $45 cocktail on the new summer menu, which launches on Friday. The drink, aptly called “Mines Bigger Than Yours,” combines Old Overholt rye, bitters, and lemon zest (so yes, very boozy). Any drink on the patio menu can also be super-sized and poured as a punch, meant to serve three to five tipplers ($42).

DBGB opens its courtyard (with plenty of rosé)

931 H St., NW

DBGB debuts its interior courtyard patio in CityCenterDC, tucked away off H Street. Sommelier Caroline Bowker created a rosé wine menu for outside sipping, including a pink wine on draft from Viriginia’s Rosemont Winery. Diners can pick between spring-y specials like a charred snap pea salad with a poached egg, and a strawberry-rhubarb sundae with buttermilk ice cream.

Sunday crab feasts begin at Pop’s SeaBar

You don’t have to travel to the Bay for hard-shell crabs. Pop’s launches a series of Sunday crab feasts on their outdoor patio, which can be reserved online for parties of six to ten. Seatings are between 1 and 3 or 4 and 7. Steamed and spiced crabs go for market price, while buckets of beer are $18.

&pizza goes gluten-free

Multiple locations

Washington’s fast-growing pizza chain adds gluten-free crusts to its menu on Friday at all 12 locations. The wheat-less version joins two other crust options: classic white and ancient grain.

Black Market Bistro pours afternoon tea

4600 Waverly Ave., Kensington/Garrett Park

Keep it classy in Garrett Park with afternoon tea on Wednesday afternoons. Drop by between 2 and 3:30 for a high tea menu ($25 per person) of finger sandwiches, pastries such as scones with clotted cream and miniature cakes, and pots of tea. Call for reservations.

Rooftop whiskey at the Graham hotel

1075 Thomas Jefferson St., NW

If a silent dance party isn’t your thing, head to the Graham hotel in Georgetown on Mondays for a new whiskey and cigars series. Online tickets are available each week, where guests can order a cigar and then pick between Scotches like Lagavulin or Talisker ($25 per person). The event runs from 5 to 8.

International “street tacos” at California Tortilla

Multiple locations

The same chain that conjured up the ramen burrito is going global again with street tacos from around the world. Corn tortillas are stuffed with three kinds of fillings: Korean beef barbecue, Mexican-style pork carnitas, and Cuban chicken with spicy “Havana sauce.” The tacos go for $2 a piece ($2.29 for beef), or $5.99 for all three.

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.