Shake Shack launches a bacon-cheeseburger
Multiple area locations
While fellow fast-casual chain Sweetgreen may have just banned bacon, Shake Shack is doubling down on porky goodness, adding a limited-edition “Bacon CheddarShack” to its menu. The bacon cheeseburger launches at all Washington locations on Friday, decked out with Niman Ranch bacon and a gooey cheddar-American blend ($6.89).
Bullfrog Bagel breakfast sandwiches begin at DGS Delicatessen
1317 Connecticut Ave., NW; 2985 District Ave., Fairfax
The modern deli launches a new, expanded menu at their revamped to-go counter starting on June 7, available 11:30 to 2:30 pm on weekdays, and 8:30 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. On the board: all-day breakfast sandwiches with newly-sourced Bullfrog Bagels (we have our eye on the chopped salami, egg, and cheese). Bagel fiends can also gets bags to-go by the dozen with cream cheese and house-smoked salmon.
La Boum brunch party is reborn
1301 K St., NW
DC’s most raucous brunch party returns this weekend, having moved from its five-year home at L’Enfant Cafe to downtown’s “sexier play palace,” Capitale. New features include VIP tables and bachelor/bachelorette packages, though you can still expect flowing bubbly, unce-ing DJs, and blurry memories, if any.
Late-night pizza at Centrolina
974 Palmer Alley, NW
The CityCenterDC market/restaurant launches a “late-night” (for downtown) pizza pop-up through the summer. Chef Amy Brandwein creates Neapolitan-style pies in the wood-burning oven from 10 pm to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, such as margherita and house-made fennel sausage.
Bar Pilar adds pre-theater menu
1833 14th St., NW
14th Street theater-goers heading to the Source or Lincoln Theater can hit Bar Pilar for a new three-course prix-fixe menu from 5 to 7 pm ($30 per person). The lineup includes a number of vegetarian and gluten-free options, but there’re also items like Korean-style porchetta for indulging.