Food

New This Week: Taylor Gourmet’s Fall Menu (Mozz Wedges!), Bar Snacks at Masseria

Plus a cocktail party-inspired happy hour menu at the Riggsby.

Taylor Gourmet launches their fall menu

Multiple area locations

Fall brings good things to Taylor Gourmet—think hand-breaded mozzarella wedges, and a slew of new sandwiches and salads. Fresh finds include the Porter—citrus-braised pork with charred jalapeno goat cheese and apple-cabbage slaw—the curried chicken salad Juniper, and vegetarian Pine with roasted beets, feta, and mint. Check out the full autumn menu.

Cocktail party-inspired happy hour at the Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Chef Michael Schlow took cues from his parent’s dinner parties for the Riggsby’s new happy hour menu, filled with retro hors d’oeuvres such as avocado-crab toast ($6), jalapeño tater-tots ($7), and chorizo-stuffed mushrooms ($6). Classic cocktails like martinis, Manhattans, and gimlets run $6 to $7. The menu is offered at the bar from Monday to Friday, 4 to 7.

Bar bites begin at Masseria

1340 Fourth St., NE

Chef Nick Stefanelli’s Italian tasting room launches a snack-friendly menu for those who want to lounge on the outdoor patio or marble-topped indoopr bar with a cocktail. Options include rice fritters with veal ragu, meatballs sugo finto, crispy prawn heads with spicy XO sauce, and Italian cheeses. The bar and courtyard also begin serving early on Saturday at 3 (otherwise service begins at 5 on Friday, and 5:30 Tuesday through Thursday).

Red Light reopens on 14th Street

1401 R St., NW

After a brief closure for renovations, Red Light has reopened on 14th Street. Look for expanded outdoor seating, and a new bar menu with $12 cocktails, more beers, and savory snacks like Logan Sausage brats-in-a-blanket, a Cuban quesadilla, and bacon grilled cheese.

Bottomless pancakes and drinks at Olivia’s Diner

1120 19th St., NW

Dupont’s new diner goes bottomless starting this Saturday, serving all-you-can-drink mimosas or bloodies with the order of any entree for $14. Big eaters can also opt for endless plates of pancakes for $10 in several styles, including classic buttermilk, blueberry, and cinnamon bun with cream cheese icing (kudos if you can take down more than one stack of those). Brunch begins on Saturday starting at 10, and Sunday at 9.

Oktoberfest eats at DBGB

931 H St., NW

Chef Ed Scarpone follows Munich’s Oktoberfest dates for a special “family meal” bar menu, which starts on Saturday and runs through October 4. Germanic dishes include house-made brats on pretzel buns ($11), pork schnitzel ($8), and pickled herring ($11), alongside a special selection of beers—served at half-price between 3 and 6.

Extended hours at Urban Butcher

8226 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring

Silver Spring’s meat-centric restaurant extends its hours, opening for service on Monday, and serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 to 4. The weekend lineup includes specials like French toast topped with goat milk gelato and braised apples ($12), a variety of omelets and scrambles ($14), and for the truly carnivorous: a T-bone steak dry-aged for 60 days, served at a 20-percent discount.

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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.