New This Week: Macon Bistro Launches Lunch, Matchbox’s Extended Summer Happy Hour

Fresh options for dining and drinking.

Macon Bistro begins lunch this week, and serves their delicious biscuits. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Lunch begins at Macon Bistro & Larder

5520 Connecticut Ave., NW

The Chevy Chase DC restaurant serves its first lunch on Wednesday. A mix of southern and French dishes fill the menu, including fried green tomatoes, a corned beef sandwich with kohlrabi slaw, and market fish. Thankfully the house biscuits also make an appearance. Service runs Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 to 2, indoors and on the patio.

Early summer happy hour at Matchbox

Multiple locations

Matchbox’s five Washington locations launch an early summer happy hour for all the lucky ones who can skip out of the office from 3 to 6, Monday through Friday. Specials include $6 glasses of wine, $5 craft beers, $7 “quittin’ time cocktails” like sangria, and snacks such as mini meatballs and lobster rolls.

Bar Civita dishes up lunch

2609 24th St., NW

In case you missed it before the holiday weekend, Woodley Park has a new lunch option thanks to chef Liam LaCivita. Italian sandwiches like a slow-roasted pork “dip” and tomato-mozzarella-fennel on rosemary bread join the lineup of regional Italian specialties and starters. Head in on weekdays, 11:30 to 2:30. Check out the menu .

Grilled cheese salad arrives at GCDC

1730 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Just in time for peek beach season: a way to feel slightly less guilty about that grilled cheese lunch. The restaurant created a sandwich-salad hybrid, where a a pile of garden greens comes with an open-faced grilled cheese of the customer’s choice from the regular menu. There’s also an option to build-your-own, and wash it down with a new line of warm weather sips like a watermelon mojito and spicy mango margarita.

Co Co. Sala creates a variety of happy hours

929 F St., NW

Penn Quarter’s chocolate spot runs a variety of weekly-changing happy hours through July and August. The promotion starts this week with happy hour pricing all night long through July 10, followed by specials such as half-price wine (July 20 to 24) and a brunch-for-dinner menu (July 27 to August 1).

Brunch begins at All Set

8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring

This New England-themed restaurant just launched Sunday brunch, which runs from 10 to 3. The a la carte menu includes five varieties of Benedicts—including crab cake and fried oyster—as well as brioche French toast and an edamame burger for the veggie crowd.

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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.