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DC Restaurant News, February 2014

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Red Light, A Cocktail & Dessert Bar, To Open: 14th Street continues to expand with Red Light, the latest newcomer to the neighborhood. Red Light's theme is desserts and cocktails, and it will feature 10 different seasonal desserts each day. Their opening menu will include a white chocolate Grand Marnier souffle, pistachio tea cakes, and a decadent tres leches cake. There will a wine list, cocktail menu, and indoor and outdoor seating. See their website to find out when they will be open!

The Restaurant Association of Maryland 2014 Award Nominees: Local favorite Quench has been nominated by the Restaurant Association of Maryland for their Wine and Beverage Program Of The Year award. It is the only DC area restaurant to achieve this nomination, and in fact one of only two Montgomery County, DC metro area restaurants to be nominated by the association at all! Winners will be announced at the Restaurant Association’s annual gala, scheduled for April 6, 2014.

Bottomless Brunch Available At Two More DC Restaurants: The newly opened City Tap House will offer bottomless mimosas, berrmosas, and bloody marys for $18, in addition to an extensive a la carte menu. The menu features flatbreads, mussels, sandwiches, and classic brunch fare such as lemon ricotta pancakes, frittatas, and spiced apple French toast. Even more recent is the downtown opening of Robert Donna's Italian restaurant Alba Osteria, which is now featuring an all you can eat and drink option for $29.95. Food items include pancakes, poached eggs with burrata, scrambled eggs served with a potato pancake, and much more. And to top it all off, a live band will be playing throughout brunch service.

New Wine Bar Opens: Flight Wine Bar has recently opened up in Penn Quarter, bringing a much-needed wine-oriented after dinner option for the Penn Quarter neighborhood. The wine list is extensive, and there is a food menu with several small bites, a few heartier items, and four great desserts. Check out this new spot the next time you are in the neighborhood!

Bottomless Dinner Deal Debuts: Bottomless bunch has become wildly popular in DC, so why don’t we have a bottomless dinner option? Well, now we do: at Barrack’s Row’s popular Eastern European venue, Ambar. Enjoy cocktails, wine, and beer along with a lengthy menu featuring all of their small and large plates for $59, or just drinks and their small plates for $49. Either way you will be satisfied; their small plates menu has loads of options with flatbreads, salads, dips, soups, and crepes.

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