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
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.