“Remixed” cocktails at Union Market’s Suburbia
1309 Fifth St., NE
Gina Chersevani is known to mix a mean bloody Mary—her brunch concoction garnished with a lox-bagel was one of the best we’ve ever sipped. Now she’s back at it again starting Saturday, which marks the first in a series of cocktail “remix” parties throughout the summer. The outdoor bar will reinvent classics, and play tunes from DJ-59. First up on 6/27 from 1 to 4: six types of bloodies, including a BLT (lettuce, gin, bacon), spicy strawberry Anti-Mary spiked with mezcal, and the original Lox’d & Loaded ($9 to $13).
More French fare at Cafe Saint-Ex
1847 14th St., NW
One of 14th Street’s stalwart restaurants is ready for a change. Chef Justin Bittner, who recently returned to Bar Pilar under head toque Jesse Miller, has taken over the Saint-Ex kitchen and is bringing it back to its French roots. Look for new lunch, brunch, and dinner options such as a classic croque madame, garlicky steamed mussels, or “deep dish” veggie quiche. Each menu boasts lighter and heavier dishes—plus a “hungover” section come brunch—and produce from Bittner’s own Maryland farm.
Discount summer menu at 1789 Restaurant
1226 36th St., NW
Chef Samuel Kim launches a more wallet-friendly summer special: a three-course set menu ($48 per person), offered now through early September. Guests pick an appetizer, entree, and dessert, such as crab-topped pea soup, chorizo-crusted cod with porcini mushrooms, and a “campfire sundae” with burnt marshmallow ice-cream. The prix-fixe is served during dinner, Monday through Friday.
Expanded patio menu at Del Frisco’s Grille (Pike & Rose)
11800 Grand Park Ave., Rockville
Camp out under one of the patio’s new umbrellas and try a variety of summery dishes at the North Bethesda branch of Del Frisco’s Grille. Fresh options include crab cake sliders, kale-quinoa salads, and frozen sangria pops.z
Dishes to-go at DC Harvest
517 H St., NE
Atlas District neighbors can now opt for carry-out from this seasonal spot, which offers most of its regular dinner menu for pickup. Dishes range from Old Bay fried chicken to hickory-smoked short ribs with cheddar grits. Call the restaurant for orders, and daily specials.
“On the fly” lunch at Food Wine & Co.
7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda
Business lunchers can now drop by for a $20 afternoon special: a two-course set menu, delivered in a time-sensitive manner. Dishes change frequently, but could include a roasted vegetable bolognese or harissa-topped lamb burger. The prix-fixe is offered during lunch, Monday through Friday.