Guest chefs at Taco Bamba
2190 Pimmit Dr., Falls Church
Victor Albisu’s taqueria launches a guest chef series, where visiting cooks will design a new taco each month. Up first in March: Tim Ma (Water & Wall, Chase the Submarine), who’s made a seared crab taco with green goddess dressing, chicharrones, and spicy slaw ($5). The special launches March 10, when Ma will be on-hand from 6:30 to 8:30.
New happy hour at Doi Moi
1800 14th St., NW
Sister cocktail bar 2 Birds 1 Stone doesn’t open until 6 pm, but you can head to sister restaurant Doi Moi for the “2 Early for 2 Birds” menu, available from 5 to 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and all night Sunday and Monday. Drinks ($4) include Singha, wines, and a $6 punch, plus snacks ($2 to $8) like fried pork buns and sticky chicken wings.
Sinful cocktails at McClellan’s Retreat
2031 Florida Ave., NW
This cocktail bar commemorates March’s many religious events (lent, Easter) with a beverage menu inspired by the seven deadly sins. Try the Gluttony, made with foie gras-washed Calvados and cherry heering liqueur.
Brunch begins at Mulebone
2121 14th St., NW
Andy Shallal’s new modern-Southern restaurant on 14th Street just launched brunch. Diners can dig into the classics, as well as dishes like a hot catfish sandwich on Texas toast, and fried chicken-and-pancake skillet.
Proof extends hours
775 G St., NW
It’s only a small change, but the Penn Quarter restaurant will now open at 5 daily (except Sunday, when they’re closed) for all those eager to drink wine early.