Every week, Washingtonian food editor Jessica Sidman rehashes the latest news from Washington’s food and drink scene in a newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.
The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Yes, that’s right—it’s farmers market season! Grab your totes and consult our round-up of Washingtonian-area market opening dates and hours.
It’s also a good week for poke. Two shops devoted to the Hawaiian raw fish dish have opened within the past week: Poké Papa, and as of today, Abunai Poke (from the owner of the Abunai Hawaiian food truck). Now, where are our sushi doughnuts?
The opening I’m most excited about, however, is Mason Dixie’s fried chicken and biscuit drive-through. When it debuts off Bladensburg Road on Saturday, it will be the only non-chain drive-through in DC. If you’re one of the first 100 customers in line, you’ll get a free breakfast sandwich every day for the restaurant’s first 90 days.
Celebrating Passover this week? Here are some restaurants offering matzo ball soup and even gefilte fish. If you’re cooking, we recommend Joan Nathan’s newest cookbook, which features Jewish recipe from around the world. And if you show up at a seder with pineapple on the seder plate, here’s why.
Easter? Check out these restaurants offering lamb and other Greek Easter feasts.
Last but not least, some significant changes in DC’s liquor laws went into effect last week. For example, now, grocery stores can sell growlers of wine and distillery bars can make cocktails with a wider range of products beyond their own. Get more booze news here.
That’s all for now! Comments? Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.