Category Archives: Food

Brookland’s Finest Pairs Up With Denizen’s Brewing Co

Brookland's Finest LogoWe 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

$35 for Three Courses


Mussels with House Chorizo Sausage, Ale Broth

Paired with Big Red Norm Red Ale 6.8% ABV


Ponch’s Braised Beef Ribs, Buttery Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Greens, Porter Demi Glace

Paired with Ponch’s Porter 7.2% ABV

THIRD COURSE            

Junk in the Dunk Float with Hickory Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream, Dunkel Dessert Sauce

Paired with Junk in the Dunk Munich-Style Dunkel 6.3% ABV $35

Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen is located at 3126 12th Street, NE.

New Chef, New Menu Comes To Brookland Pint

Brookland Pint Chef Ferrufino
Brookland Pint Chef Ferrufino

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.

Brookland Pint

Brookland Pint Menu

Congrats Nido! One Of Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants

We have been following Nido, on Rhode Island Avenue since they opened in June. We are excited, but not surprised that they were named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in DC by Washingtonian Magazine.

If you haven’t checked out this neighborhood gem yet, maybe it is time you did. Here is a pic of the Washingtonian write up.

Nido Washingtonian best restaurants

Nido is located in Woodridge at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NEtheir Facebook page is here, and there website is here.

Brooklad Pint Offers Up Snow Day Specials, Snowman Contest

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!

Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe ST, NE.

St. Anthony’s Thanksgiving Food Drive – Help Neighbors In Need

Bring it!
Bring it!

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).

Chipotle Opening Date Announced – November 28th

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.

Get Ready Everyone! Chipotle Opens November 28!!! #chipotle #chipotleislife #burrito #guac #MSM #monroestreet #msmliving 🌯🌯🌯

A photo posted by Monroe Street Market (@monroestmarket) on

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Askale Cafe Thursday

Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!
Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!

The next Ward 5 Happy Hour will be November 5th at Brookland’s Askale Cafe. Specials include a free tasting of food and a 10% discount on main dishes ordered.

Drink specials include: beer $2.50 per bottle and $10.99 for a bucket of 5 beers, $3/glass of wine or $15 for a bottle from 5:30-8 p.m. There will also be mixed drinks available.

The happy hour will run from 6-8 p.m. Askale Cafe is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.

Pizza Mart Opens On 12th Street, Replaces Pizza Kingdom

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!