Speicals for Independence from the Kitchen
Saturday is July 4th and there will be fireworks and other festivities around the DMV. Many area restaurants are helping you celebrate Independence Day with dining specials to get you out of the kitchen.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW, will celebrate the Fourth of July by offering their birthday cake and USA doughnuts. The birthday cake doughnut is a chocolate cake doughnut with vanilla glaze, buttercream and sprinkles. The USA doughnut is a vanilla glazed doughnut with raspberry drizzle, blueberries and the letters USA piped in chocolate. The specialty doughnuts will be available on July 4 only or by special order on July 3. One half dozen order with three birthday cake and three USA doughnuts will be available for $14, and eight pieces of chicken can be added to the order for a total of $33.
strong>Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery on The Hill, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, is offering Music Box Meals for $15. The dinner box special includes a choice of chicken salad sandwich on 7-grain bread with alfalfa sprouts and avocado; pimiento cheese and cucumber sandwich; or shaved natural turkey with havarti and baby arugula. The boxes come with Zapp’s Kettle Chips, a lemon-cornmeal cookie and fresh fruit.
Burger, Tap & Shake, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, will be shaking up a chilly summer treat throughout July with its American spirited Red, White & Blue Milkshake. Made with daily house-churned vanilla ice cream, blueberry purée and crushed raspberries. Grab one en route to the fireworks.
The mercato at Centrolina, 974 Palmer Alley NW, is offering two picnic baskets priced at $75 for two people or $150 for four. The Americano basket includes fried chicken, potato salad, Route 11 potato chips, chocolate chip cookies, lemon bars and two Atlas District Commons beers per person. The Italiano basket includes a prosciutto and fennel salami sandwich with mozzarella, Gordy’s Pickled Peppers and arugula, herbed orzo salad, grissini (Piemontese breadsticks), chocolate hazelnut biscotti, lemon ricotta cookies and one bottle of prosecco for two or two bottles of prosecco for four. Baskets must be orderd by 2 p.m. on July 1 and can be picked up July 3 or 4.
City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW, is with their second annual BeerBQ Brewery Battle on July 4. The restaurant’s culinary team will go head-to-head against representatives from 3 Stars Brewing Co., Evolution Craft Brewing Co. and Adroit Theory Brewing Co. in a cook-off from noon to 5 p.m. For $15, guest can enjoy BBQ favorites prepared by representatives from the beer companies along with City Tap House’s house-made sides including potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon. Guests can vote for their favorite BBQ and beer with the winner named at 5 p.m. Beers from the three breweries will be featured on tap for $5 each. There will also be a July 4th cornhole tournament on the restaurant’s patio throughout the afternoon. There is no cost to enter, but teams should arrive between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to sign up for their preferred time slot. The winner of the single-elimination tournament will receive a gift certificate redeemable at City Tap House.
El Centro D.F., 1819 14th St. NW and 1218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, will serve its all-you-can-eat Mexican brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday for $35 per person.
G, 2201 14th St. NW, is offering picnic baskets from July 1-Sept. 7 for $39 for two people or $74 for four people. Baskets include a choice of sandwich or salad per person, choice of canned/bottled beverage, two sides, chips and Nutella cookies, 2 sides. Orders can be placed online with 24 hours advance notice required.
Graffiato, 707 Sixth St. NW, is celebrating Independence Day with a classic summer lobster bake. Available July 3-5 for $39 per person, the menu includes a 1 pound lobster with drawn butter, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes and cornbread.
Jardenea, located at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is offering a special red, white and blue-inspired cocktail through the July 4 weekend. The all-American patriotic cocktail is made with Bacardi rum, Rumchata, Blue Curaçao and grenadine for $10 each or half price during happy hour from 5-7 p.m.
Kapnos Taverna, 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, is offering a Fourth of July to-go menu. Guests can choose from popular Greek spreads, sides and roasted meats. Deadline to place an order is July 2. Orders will be ready for pick up on July 4.Orders can be placed online.
Masa 14, 1825 14th St. NW, will serve its prix fixe Latin-Asian brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday for $39. Brunch items can also be ordered a la carte for $4-$13 per dish..
Penn Commons, 700 Sixth St. NW, is serving a Good Ol’ Apple Pie drink made with Apple Pie whiskey, whipped cream vodka, Southern Comfort, lemon juice and aromatic house bitters. It is also offering fried chicken picnic to go for two that includes buttermilk fried chicken, dill new potato salad, sweet corn chow-chow and summer peach hand pies for $17.76. Picnics must be ordered by 4 p.m. on July 3 and picked up between 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on July 4.
Rare Sweets, 936 Palmer Alley NW, will offer a variety of First Lady-inspired sweets for the Fourth now through July 3. The special include Lady Bird Johnson’s lemon bars for $2.50; Mamie Eisenhower’s chocolate fudge for $6 per pack; Eleanor Roosevelt’s angel food cake for $5 per slice or $40 for a whole cake with mixed berry compote; and Hillary Clinton’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for $2; A Fourth of July BBQ dessert essentials kit with six lemon bars, six oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and one 8-inch blueberry nutmeg cake is available for $65.
Station 4, 1101 4th St. SW will offer its weekend brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Diners can order a la carte for $7-$17 each dish or enjoy endless Bloody Marys and Mimosas along with the choice of one brunch entrée for $30.
Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, 1370 Park Road NW, is selling a Fourth of July cupcake with stars and sparks for $4 each or $36 for 12.
Zengo, 781 7th St. NW will serve its bottomless brunch Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $39 per person and $10 per child under 10. Signature cocktails are available for an additional $5 each.