New In Food: Guest Chefs at Taco Bamba, Mulebone Brunch

Taco Bamba opens a third taqueria in Springfield. Photograph by Scott Suchman

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.

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.