Sticx Coming to Georgetown This Fall
The team behind Bandoola Bowl, Georgetown’s Burmese salad shop, will open Sticx at 1728 Wisconsin Ave. NW, in Georgetown this fall selling skewers of Asian meats, seafood, vegetables and sushi.
Sticx comes from Aung Myint and business partner Kunakorn Sangkhankaw, who brought traditional Burmese food to Silver Spring when they opened Mandalay Restaurant in 2004.
Myint’s new fast-casual restaurant is a 2,200-square-foot eatery, which seats only 20 and serves Asian street food Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia and Burma all on skewers. It will also offer beer, wine and sake.
“There’s a long history of serving meats and vegetables on sticks throughout Japan, Malaysia, Burma, and beyond, and our menu will capture a small part of how these foods are prepared and presented in various cultures,” Myint said in a statement.
Dishes will include Japanese yakitori, Malaysia and Thai satay and street snacks from Myint’s Burma featuring grilled and skewered chicken, pork, beef and shrimp. Diners can expect to find Thai-style mu ping pork and Isaan sausage, and chicken meatballs, beef kebabs, chicken teriyaki, and tofu and asparagus yakitori. There will also be hoi jor, or fried bean curd leaves stuffed with crab and shrimp.
Inspired by the skewered sashimi at the Nishiki Market in Kyoto, thin, medium and thick sushi rolls will feature fillings like tuna, salmon, hamachi, shiitake mushroom, kampyo (Japanese pickle), and oshinko (yellow radish), as well as various combinations of raw fish with avocado, cucumber, scallions and other ingredients.
Daily Dish hosts yappy hour for National Dog Day
The Daily Dish, 8301 Grubb St., Silver Spring, is hosting yappy hour for dogs and their owners today, Aug. 26, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on its outdoor patio to celebrate National Dog Appreciation Day
Canine-themed offerings include “pup” tarts for humans ($4), jumbo hot dogs ($5) and cocktails ($6), including, The Pomeranian made with rum, pomegranate juice, triple sec, fresh lemon and grapefruit juice; the Salty Dog with grapefruit juice and vodka with a salt rim; and The Hair of the Dog, a Bloody Mary made with housemade gazpacho, vodka and hot sauce. Pups will enjoy special treats, including frozen doggie treats made of coconut oil, peanut oil and bananas, and bacon cheddar dog treats made in-house with oats, cheese, bacon and eggs ($3).
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the U.S. which cares for more than 51,000 animals annually.
Mastro’s serves Peerless’s first bourbon release since Prohibition
Mastro’s Steakhouse, 600 13th St. NW, is now serving Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.’s single barrel bourbon for the first time in more than a century. The steakhouse is the first restaurant in the country to collaborate with the distiller after a 102-year hiatus.
The Mastro’s team hand selected a single barrel from the Peerless distillery barrel room, which they named Chocolate Oak after tasting the bourbon’s distinctive notes of dark chocolate and spice. Made from sweet mash rather than sour, non-chilled filtration, Chocolate Oak is barreled at 107 proof and bottled as a barrel-strength whiskey. The single barrel produced 233, 750 mL bottles, which are exclusively available at Mastro’s.
Peerless began barreling in March 2015, crafting one barrel at a time to make rye and bourbon. The company was originally started in 1889.
To commemorate the launch, Mastro’s is offering diners pours, flights and specialty cocktails, as well as dishes that pair with the single barrel bourbon including double cut pork chop, bacon steak, New York pepper steak, bone marrow, truffle butter sautéed wild mushrooms and French fries.
Magnolia Bakery celebrates Banana Pudding Day
Thursday is National Banana Pudding Day, and Magnolia Bakery, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, is celebrating.
The bakery in Union Station is offering $5 medium banana puddings from 5-6 p.m. through Aug. 28. From Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the bakery will be serving red velvet banana pudding. The pudding has layers of handmade red velvet cake and cream cheese icing, as well as vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers and bananas.
Johnny’s Half Shell host Red Bean Road Show
Veteran food writer and cook Pableaux Johnson joins Johnny’s chef/co-owner Anne Cashion and Bayou Bakery chef/owner David Guas in preparing a meal around the 96 year-old company’s famed legumes. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with snacks followed by a simple sit-down supper of deviled eggs, red beans and rice, cornbread, and Doberge cake at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $60.
Morton’s celebrates Labor Day
Morton’s, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, and 11956 Market St. in Reston Town Center, is offering a three course menu for two for $99 for two from Aug. 29-Sept. 2 to celebrate Labor Day.
Diners can choose from appetizers including a choice of Caesar, chopped or center-cut iceberg Salad or lobster bisque. Entrée options include filet mignon, double cut prime pork chop, New Zealand Oro king salmon or chicken bianco. Dessert offerings include Morton’s hot chocolate cake, vanilla crème brulee or bread pudding. Dinners are also paired with a choice of Butter Block Chardonnay or Communion Pinot Noir.
The restaurant will also offer its “power hour” happy hour all day.
Oceanaire celebrates Labor Day with dinner for two
The Oceanaire Seafood Room, 1201 F St. NW, is celebrating Labor Day with a three-course menu for two for $70 from Aug. 30-Sept. 2.
Appetizers include the choice of Caesar or chopped salads, cup of chowder, soup of the day, oyster trio or crispy fried calamari. Entrées include the choice of jumbo shrimp scampi, black and bleu tenderloin tips, grilled seasonal salmon filet, beer battered fish and chips or pan roasted chicken chop. For dessert diners can choose mango sorbet, baked Alaska with spumoni ice cream or espresso chocolate mousse. Dinners are also paired with a choice of a bottle of Butter Block Chardonnay or 14 Hands Merlot.