Neighborhood Eats: New Spots From Stoney’s and a Top Chef

by Jamie Liu

Neighborhood Eats: New Spots From Stoney's and a Top Chef: Figure 1

In this week’s Neighborhood Eats, find out where local favorite Stoney’s is opening a second location, and when B Too, the latest Top Chef contestant restaurant in DC, will open its doors.

Open: The owners of Heritage India have opened Crossroads at 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (map). The menu includes dishes from around the world, like roasted eggplant and tomato beignets with roasted garlic cream. Along with a five-foot, 500 pound Buddha statue, the restaurant includes a Japanese sushi bar, and a new Heritage India will eventually open adjacent to the dining area.

Opening…Soon: Former Top Chef contestant and Belga owner Bart Vandaele opens his second restaurant, B Too, at 1324 14th Street NW (map) on May 7. There are plans for a house beer, in addition to a beer-based cocktail on tap, Belgian wines, and cocktails. Like Belga, there will also be a waffle bar.

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj is expanding his empire with nopa Kitchen + Bar, which will open at 800 F Street NW (map) in May. Chef Greg McCarty will be serving French-influenced dishes, including soft shell crab with avocado-basil puree, and a roasted half chicken with apricot and foie gras barley. The wine menu was so vital to the restaurant that it required five sommeliers to put it together.

Neighborhood Eats: New Spots From Stoney's and a Top Chef: Figure 2

Opening Eventually: The owners of Iron Horse Taproom and Rocket Bar in Gallery Place are opening a new tavern, Jackpot, in the basement of 726 7th Street NW (map). According to Washington City Paper, the owners are aiming for a fall opening with a focus on craft beer and whiskey, as well as live music.

Foggy Bottom will soon have another bar option, as the owners of Stoney’s have signed a lease for a second location at 2101 L Street NW (map), according to the Washington Business Journal. The owners are still mum on the details of the new bar, but it seems likely they’ll be serving their popular grilled cheese sandwiches.

Neighborhood Eats: New Spots From Stoney's and a Top Chef: Figure 3
Fare at Lamb Jam

Events: Fans of the show Twin Peaks know the importance of “damn fine coffee and pie”. That’s why local bakery Whisked! and coffeeshop Qualia Coffee are hosting a Twin Peaks brunch and viewing marathon on April 27 at The Blaguard on 18th Street (map). In addition to sweet and savory pies and coffee, The Blaguard will be serving $4 mimosas for the event that runs from 10am to 2pm. For those who decide to dress up in costume, there will be special discounts.

Twenty chefs will be showing off their “chops” at Lamb Jam on May 20 at Eastern Market. Attendees will be able to sample a variety of lamb dishes and enjoy local beers, wines, and cocktails. VIP attendees get in early and can sample special cocktails, lamb-based charcuterie, and sheep’s milk cheeses. Tickets are $60 for individuals, $75 for VIPs, and 4-packs are on sale for $180.

Tonight is the Dining Out for Life event, which raises money for AIDS charity Food and Friends. When you dine out at one of the over 100 restaurants participating, they will donate anywhere from 25-110% of sales to charity.

Jamie R. Liu is a freelance writer, food nerd, and former DCist food and drink editor. She has contributed to Eater, Washington City Paper, the Express, and AskMen.com.

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1 Comment

  1. Gregg said at 3:44 pm on Friday April 26, 2013:
    Ok. Though the grilled cheese sandwich at Stoney's is very good, I think their pizza is probably one of the best (if not THE best) in town. And the daily specials (po' boys, crab cakes, etc.) are all worth ordering when available.

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