Pappe Indian Eatery Opens on 14th Street
Pappe, 1317 14th St. NW, an Indian neighborhood restaurant, officially opens today after having its soft opening last week. The name means “brother” in Punjabi.
The restaurant’s dining room is a nod to New Delhi’s vibrant fabric markets. The team searched for and sourced antique accessories from markets in Old and New Delhi, and colorful Indian-inspired silk textiles hang from the ceiling. The warm grey walls of the bar area are adorned with hand-drawn murals by local artist John DeNapoli. Indian-inspired tilework, fabric and lighting create the feel of a fabric market in India, as silk is draped above booths in the back of the restaurant, creating a dining experience reminiscent of Jaipur.
Owned by Vipul Kapila, chef Sanjay Mandhaiya and chef Shankar Puthran, the menu is mostly Northern Indian with some items from the South. Offerings include familiar appetizers such as samosas prepared traditionally with potatoes and served with tamarind and cilantro-mint chutneys; crab pav, a Goan-style crab cake; and vegetable uttapam a dosa-like dish served with sambar, coconut and garlic chutney. Entrées include standards like chicken tikka masala; junglee laal maas, bone-in goat with garlic tomato chutney and red curry; and Allepey fish curry with Chilean seabass with coconut, curry leaves and green chilies. Vegetable entrees come in full-size and half-size/side portions and include palak paneer, spinach, garlic and paneer; vegetable korma, seasonal vegetables in korma sauce; and chana pindi, slow-cooked chickpeas in roasted spices.
An Indian-inspired cocktail menu and non-alcoholic drinks round out the beverage offerings. Soft drinks include fresh lime soda with Himalayan salt, masala chai and mango lassis. Signature cocktails feature the Cardamom Gimlet made with cardamom-infused simple syrup and the Southern Somras with rum, Amaro, allspice dram, tamarind and curry leaves.
Pappe is open for dinner from 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 5-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Lunch and brunch will follow.
Astro Doughnuts announces June flavors
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW and 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, is now serving four new seasonal flavors for June.
The seasonal flavors include mango colada ($3.25) with mango, coconut, lime, rum glaze and toasted coconut topping; blueberry sour cream “muffin” ($3.50), a pillow doughnut filled with lemon blueberry jam, blueberry sour cream glaze and brown sugar crumb topping; devil’s food “stack” cake ($3.75), a chocolate cake doughnut layered with whipped hazelnut ganache, hazelnut glaze and candied hazelnut sprinkles; and raspberry tea ($3.25), a circle doughnut with tart raspberry green matcha glaze, crunchy white chocolate pearls and green matcha dusting.
Zinburger offers $3 summer kids meals
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, which has restaurants at Springfield Town Center and Arundel Mills Mall, is offering their summer kids menu for $3, normally priced from $5-$7, for a limited time at all 15 east coast locations.
With the purchase of an adult entree, parents can treat their kids, ages 12 and under, to one of nine options including a hamburger, cheeseburger, chicken strips, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, mac and cheese, turkey burger, grilled chicken sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich or a veggie burger.
Each kids meal includes a soft drink and choice of hand-cut fries, sweet potato waffle fries or ranch salad. For an additional $2 (normally $4), kids can substitute a hand-spun chocolate, vanilla or strawberry shake or a root beer or orange cream Float.
Bastille hosts Pork & Pinots wine dinner
Bastille, 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, will offer a five-course prix fixe menu paired with Pinot varieties on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
The meal begins with gougères, a goat cheese mousse-filed puff paired with Gabriele Rausse, Pinot Noir Vin Gris, Virginia 2016; followed by a “BLT” salad made with Applewood smoked bacon, field tomatoes, bib lettuce and pickled shallots served with Harper Voit, Pinot Blanc Surlie, Oregon 2016; then pork rillettes with apricot mostarda and frisée paired with Domaine Bott-Geyl, Point Cardinaux Métiss Alsace 2015; then porchetta, roasted pork belly with cherry barbecue sauce and white polenta paired with Lechthaler, Trentino Pinot Noir, Italy 2015; and finally hot-smoked tenderloin with cocoa-chile rub, long pepper sauce and braised greens paired with Evesham Wood, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Eola Cuvee 2015.
The meal is $65 per person.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon opens its tiki bar
Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW, opened its rooftop tiki bar for the season last Thursday.
The hidden bar, located just off the rooftop terrace, is open Thursdays through Saturdays with an expanded menu of tropical cocktails, island-inspired beers and luxe sipping rums. Also returning is Tiki Thursdays, a special tiki bar happy hour every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. when the entire cocktail menu is half-price.
Eight original and classic-inspired tiki cocktails, combining traditional fruit flavors of coconut, pineapple, mango and passion fruit with unique house ingredients like coconut beer syrup and the bar’s own 151 falernum, are all priced at $13. The cocktails include Islay Remedy made with Ardbeg 10-year single malt scotch, Cana Brava white rum, ginger honey syrup, lemon, pineapple and Hamilton Jamaican rum float; Maña-na Colada with Altos blanco tequila, yellow chartreuse, Fernet Francisco, Maui pineapple maña coconut syrup, lime, pineapple and angostura; Halekulani with I.W. Harper bourbon, demerara, grenadine, pineapple, lemon, orange and angostura; Feelin’ Groggy with Hamilton Jamaican black rum, Cana Brava white rum, Ypioca Ouro Reserva Cachaca, 151 falernum, Luxardo triple sec, coconut rooibos syrup, almond, grapefruit and lime; Rye Tai with Bulleit rye, orgeat, pineapple, lemon and angostura; Lei’d in Panama with Cana Brava white rum, Charm City Mango Comapeño Mead, hibiscus liqueur, demerara and lime; Saturn with Fords gin, passion fruit syrup, 151 falernum, orgeat and lemon; and Western Sour with Makers Mark bourbon, 151 falernum, grapefruit, lime and sugar.
There is also a special tiki beer list featuring refreshing and fruit-infused canned and bottled brews all priced at $6 like Maui Bikini Blonde helles lager; Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale, a session sour brewed with black limes, lime peel and sea salt; and the dry Charm City Mango Comapeño Mead infused with mango and comapeño peppers. A a selection of premium single-estate, single-cask, and cask-strength sipping rums, such as the rare El Dorado Single Barrel ICBU from Guyana’s Uitvlugt estate; Paranubes, a Mexican rum agricole uniquely from Oaxaca; and the Guatemalan Ron Zacapa XO rum, aged for up to 25 years, are also available by the ounce.
The tiki bar is open Thursdays from 5 p.m.-close and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m.-last call.
District Distilling celebrates Dad’s Day with bottle-your-own offer
District Distilling, 1414-1418 U St. NW, will celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17 with a bottle-your-own spirit program.
On Father’s Day, dads can tour the copper stills of the distillery and enjoy a guided tasting of the D.C.-made spirits. Participants will explore the distillery’s distilling methods. Following the tour and tasting, dad will have the opportunity to fill his bottle with C&O Tradesman Whiskey, unfiltered and cask strength, from the French rhum or apple brandy casks, as well as place a personalized label on each bottle they fill for $60 per bottle. The $10 tour and tasting fee will be waived on Sunday.
Distillery tours are encouraged, but not required to bottle your own spirit. Reservations can be made by calling 202-629-3787 or online.