New This Week: All-Night Happy Hour at Tico, Dolci Gelati’s Vegan Treats

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New This Week: All-Night Happy Hour at Tico, Dolci Gelati’s Vegan Treats
Drop by Tico anytime on Monday for all-night happy hour deals, including pitcher margs and $4 tacos. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

All-night Monday deals at Tico

1926 14th St., NW

One good reason to get out of the house on Monday: all-night deals at Michael Schlow’s 14th Street spot. Guests in the bar and dining room can take advantage of a happy hour menu that’s available from 4 until last call. Pitchers of hibiscus margaritas and rose sangria go for $30, while other items include $4 tacos, $5 to $8 small plates, and $5 beers and wines.

Dolci Gelati dishes vegan treats

Multiple area locations

The local sorbet and gelato producer is now selling vegan-friendly treats at several Giant Foods throughout Washington. Look for a dozen new flavors such as chocolate-almond milk gelato, strawberry-soy milk gelato, and mango sorbet.

Happy hour snacks at Lupo Verde

1401 T St., NW

Looking for a snack on 14th? Drop by the sidewalk-level bar of this cozy Italian between 5 and 6:30, Monday through Friday, for a new aperitivo menu. Guests can order light bites ($5 to $8) like bruschetta alongside discount cocktails.

Fall brunch menu at Dino’s Grotto

1914 Ninth St., NW

Autumn has arrived for brunch at Dino’s, where guests can order an app and entree for $21. New dishes include a vegetarian shakshuka (eggs baked in spicy tomato sauce) with seasonal veggies, and the show stopper: bacon-wrapped, Nutella-stuffed French toast.

DC’s exclusive Shake Shack burger has arrived

800 F St., NW; 1216 18th St., NW

ICYMI Shake Shake has introduced an exclusive, limited-run burger in Washington: a patty stacked with crispy shallots, Sriracha sauce, and local Gordy’s pickled jalapeños ($6.19). After some early back-and-forth, the special will be served at both the Dupont and Penn Quarter locations through Sunday.

Fall truffle alert at Pizzeria Orso

400 S. Maple Dr., Falls Church

Chef Bertrand Chemel dishes up a tasty-sounding autumn pie this week, topped with roasted butternut squash, fontina and mozzarella cheeses, and Italian black truffles.

Alaskan king crab arrives at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St., NW

You’ll have more crab options at Joe’s starting on Thursday, when the restaurant begins serving hard-to-find king crab shipped overnight from Alaska. The delicacy comes at a price: $21.95 for an appetizer, or $84.95 for a 1.5 pound crab shelled table-side.

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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.