We thought our beer loving readers would like to know that Brookland’s Finest will partner with Denizens Brewing Co. on a series of four beer dinners every Wednesday throughout the month of February, starting Wednesday, February 3rd, and continuing during regular dinner service on February 10th, 17th and 24th. From a press release:
Chef/co-owner Shannan Troncoso will prepare a $35 prix fixe, three-course menu with Denizens pairings, including new seasonal releases, which will change each week. A sample menu is below and includes hearty seasonal dishes such as mussels with house chorizo sausage and ale broth, and porter-braised beef short ribs.
Brookland’s Finest and Denizens Brewery Paired Beer Dinner Sample Menu
Thanks to the team at Brookland Pint for letting us know about some changes afoot at this popular neighborhood restaurant. From an email:
Chef Francisco Ferrufino, who has been executive chef at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, has taken over the kitchen at Brookland Pint. He will serve as executive chef of both locations…According to John Andrade, owner of both restaurants, Ferrufino, who is known as “Chico” is one of the most creative chefs he’s worked with. Ferrufino, 25, a native of El Salvador, was trained at the Carlos Rosario International Career Center where he was the top graduate in 2015.
Chef Ferrufino has had the honor of cooking for Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor and has rubbed elbows with Prince Charles – so looks like we will be in good company.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Chef Ferrufino! Check out his new Brookland Pint menu below. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.
We were glad to hear that neighborhood restaurant Brookland Pint is really embracing the coming snowstorm. From their management team:
Our snow day specials are as follows:
•10% off for every foot of recorded snow. This will apply to your entire bill.
•an additional $1 off “hot adult beverages” for every 6 inches of recorded snow.
•snowman building contest on our patio. You may use whatever props you wish. We are a family restaurant so nothing obscene and no unattended alcohol as a prop. Kids division (under 12) is judged at 4PM, adults division will be judged at 5 PM. $150 gift card goes to each division winner!
Needless to say, we will be open! Stop by during the blizzard for hot food, great beer, and snow day specials! #drinklocal#nodrivinginsnow
Contributing to St. Anthony’s food drive is a great way to help those less fortunate than you this Thanksgiving. In addition to regular distribution from their food pantry, they will also be preparing Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. From Michael Thomasian, Principal of St. Anthony School:
St. Anthony Catholic School is hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive. The drive begins on Monday, November 16 and “ends” on Monday, November 23. You are also invited to the blessing of the food and a Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday, November 24 at 8:15 AM in the church.
Donations can be dropped off at the school, 3400 12th Street, NE (across from the Brookland Post Office) beginning today (Monday 11/16).
Back in August we learned that national fast food chain Chipotle will be coming to Monroe Street Market. The restaurant will seat 56 and will occupy the corner of Monroe at 7th Street NE. We thought readers would like to know that yesterday Monroe Street Market announced that the store will open on Saturday November 28th. Check out the Instagram post below.
We thought our food loving readers would like to know about an upcoming event called Emporiyum at nearby Union Market. The concept is a food and drink marketplace with over 50 vendors and entertainment by a DJ. Emporiyum will run from November 14-15 and Union Market is located at 1309 5th St NE. Checkout the website here and puchase tickets here.
Two years ago, a fire claimed one of Brookland’s favorite take out pizza places, Pizza Kingdom. Now jumbo slices have returned to 12th Street with the recent opening of Pizza Mart at the same location, 3524 12th Street NE. Pizza Mart is a local chain with two other locations and claims to be the “First and Original Jumbo Slice of Adams Morgan”. We grabbed some friends and sampled a number of their offerings including pizza, a jumbo slice, wings, and a cheese steak sub. Everything was pretty tasty, with the cheese steak being the stand-out as better than average for take out places. Pizza Mart will be open from Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 2 am, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am – 3 am. Order online here and check out the photos below. Welcome to the neighborhood Pizza Mart!
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