New This Week: Cool Cakes at Ice Cream Jubilee, Sweetgreen’s Fall Salads

Plus a pork barbecue &pizza.
New This Week: Cool Cakes at Ice Cream Jubilee, Sweetgreen’s Fall Salads
Customers can design their own decadent ice cream cakes at Ice Cream Jubilee. Photograph courtesy of Victoria Lai.

Ice Cream Jubilee launches cool cakes, fall flavors

301 Water St., SE

One of our favorite sweet shops is rolling out custom-order ice cream cakes. Guests can pick any flavor of ice cream and match it with their favorite dough, such as salty apple-cinnamon with spice cake, or cookie dough and chocolate ($65; serves 15). The shop also has a lineup of new fall ice cream flavors, including maple-rye pecan and pumpkin honeycomb.

Weekend brunch begins at L’Hommage Bistro

450 K St., NW

Drop by the Mount Vernon Triangle bistro for fresh-baked French pastries, eggs Norwegian, omelets, and more during the newly-launched brunch. Like at dinner, all dishes run below $25. Service runs on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 3:30.

Fall salads return to Sweetgreen

Multiple area locations

Farewell peaches, hello cauliflower. The seasons have changed at Sweetgreen, and four new fall salads are on the menu. Options include curry cauliflower with quinoa, roasted chicken, and cucumber-yoghurt, or roasted turkey, romaine, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts.

New tiki drinks at Farmers Fishers Bakers

3000 K St., NW

The weather may be cooling, but tiki cocktail are still going strong at FFB. Beverage director Jon Arroyo mixes an array of daiquiris and swizzles, mai tais and zombies.

Pork barbecue pies at &pizza

Multiple area locations

The homegrown pizza chain introduces a number of new fall items, including the Boss Hog pie topped with pork barbecue, tortilla strips, chili oil, sweet onions, and cheeses. There’s also a new house-made line of small-batch teas using organic sugar, sold in flavors like peppered chai and lemongrass-white peach.

Bottomless mimosas begin at Mango Tree

929 H St., NW

New bar manager Evan Cablayan lets the mimosas flow at the CityCenterDC Thai, starting this Saturday and Sunday. Standard grapefruit and orange will be offered, as well as rotating flavors like pineapple-lemongrass and cranberry-cardamom. The bottomless deal goes for $20 from 11 to 3.

Bastille rolls out its autumn menu

606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria

Chef Christophe and Michelle Poteaux’s French bistro changes over to a fall menu, full of dishes like grilled quail with roasted grapes, Thai-style pots of mussels, and braised lamb shoulder. Items are priced a la carte, though there’s a $29 three-course set menu at lunch.

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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.