Smucker Farms dishes up breakfast sandwiches
2118 14th St., NW
Get a taste of Lancaster, Pennsylvania on 14th Street at this market, which just opened a deli counter for breakfast sandwiches (lunch will start soon). Try local Bullfrog Bagels with Ivy City Smokehouse lox, or go for the “Smucker Breakfast” bagel sandwich with egg frittata, bacon, tomato, chive cream cheese, and hot pepper jelly ($6.49). There’s also Compass Coffee and healthy bites. The counter is open starting at 8 am on weekdays and Saturday, and 9 am on Sunday.
Beers for $1 at Chez Billy
3815 Georgia Ave., NW
You’ll want to take advantage of this patio happy hour in Petworth all lazy summer long: $1 beers from 5:30 to 6:30, which increase by a dollar every hour (maxing out at $3 from 7:30 to 8:30). There’s also $4 wine and cocktails for the fancy folk.
Vinoteca rolls out their plaza with more rosé and grilled eats
1940 11th St., NW
Finally, outdoor bocce season has arrived, and Vinoteca’s playful plaza is up and running. In addition to the usual games, look for a new spring grill menu with dishes like flank steak banh mi and elote, an expanded wine list with a dozen rosés, and fresh spring cocktails (we like the idea of the barrel-aged mezcal). The plaza is open for happy hour daily, 5 to 7, and regular service until close.
Spring patio season arrives at Garrison
524 Eighth St., SE
Chef Rob Weland’s popular Barracks Row spot serves a new spring patio menu, available from 5 to 7, Tuesday though Friday. Dishes like poppyseed gougères ($7) and local radishes with house-made butter ($5) can be washed down with gin punch ($5) or garden-appropriate vino.
Georgetown Piano Bar launches brunch
3287 M St., NW
Dine to the tune of live piano at this musical bar/restaurant, which serves its first round of mimosas and stuffed-challah French toast this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5). Guests can opt for a la carte dishes, or indulge in bottomless brunch drinks and a choice of entree for $25.
Sushi Wednesdays and fried chicken sandwiches at Yona
4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
You’ll find a variety of new additions to the menu at chef Jonah Kim’s Ballston noodle bar. Lunch-goers can try new warm-weather dishes like chilled soba noodles with tuna poke or the Kim-fil-A sandwich (Korean fried chicken, bacon, chili slaw). The kitchen also launched Sushi Wednesdays, and a three-course Flights and Bites menu—sakes paired with small plates—for $18, available from 4 to 6 pm.
Pooch-patio happy hour begins at Jardenea
2430 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Bring your four-legged friend to the Melrose Hotel patio on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 for a dog-friendly happy hour. Humans can sip $5 Moscow mules and similarly-priced snacks, while dogs are treated to milk bones and water.