Dangerously Delicious Pies reopens
1339 H St., NE
The H Street pie joint closed for renovations in January, and is finally back in action, with more space than ever. Thankfully the “date night” deal hasn’t changed: two slices each of savory and sweet pie, plus non-alcoholic drinks for $22 (Monday through Wednesday).
Hank’s Pasta Bar debuts lunch and brunch
600 Montgomery St., Alexandria
The new Old Town restaurant from the Hank’s Oyster Bar team opens for lunch and weekend brunch. Weekday lunch brings more sandwiches—we like the idea of the chicken parm—while Saturday and Sunday brunch features a variety of egg dishes and Nutella French toast. House-made pastas are a highlight throughout.
Kid’s menus arrive at Republic
6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park
The Takoma Park restaurant now offers $12 children’s menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner, featuring options like a Smith Meadows burger, house-made chicken nuggets, and pasta with broccoli-tomato sauce. For every item ordered the restaurant will donate $2 to neighborhood organization Lunch & Learn.
Pisco happy hour at China Chilcano
418 Seventh St., NW
José Andrés’s Peruvian restaurant launches a new happy hour centered around the country’s most famous spirit. Drop in Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 pm, for $5 pisco cocktails, and discount snacks like $3 chicken skewers and $6 pork buns.
Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana opens for lunch
12207 Darnestown Rd., Gaithersburg
Chef Tony Conte’s Gaithersburg pizzeria is now open for Saturday lunch, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (the restaurant is still dinner-only otherwise). Look for a similar seasonal menu of pizzas, small plates, and Italian wines.