Top 5 Bites: A Philly Import and Steak Frites on Barracks Row

  • October 10, 2013

by Jamie Liu

Top 5 Bites: A Philly Import and Steak Frites on Barracks Row: Figure 1
City Tap Room Philly’s Kitchen and Dining Room

In this week’s Top 5 Bites, find out what new Philly import is moving to D.C. as well as the location of a potential new steak frites corridor.

Tapping into Mt. Vernon

Another Philly export is joining the D.C. ranks. City Tap House will be opening at 901 I Street NW in mid-November, according to Barred in DC. The Philly location features 60 beers on tap, and the D.C. menu, courtesy of PoPville, shows that it will be serving a variety of brick oven pizzas, mussels, sandwiches, and forward looking comfort foods like monkfish osso bucco and duroc pork collar.

A Steakout in Barracks Row

Steak frites specialist Medium Rare is opening a second location at 515 8th Street SE, according to a tweet from Barracks Row Main St. It replaces Szechuan restaurant Fusion Grill, which is relocating to a new undisclosed spot. Medium Rare serves only steak frites and a selection of desserts. The restaurant will be coming into close competition with the recent Spike Mendelsohn’s steak frites spot, Bearnaise. No opening date has been announced.

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Kalbi and pork belly at Honey Pig

Pigging Out in Germantown

Twenty-four hour Korean BBQ spot Honey Pig has opened a third location in Germantown at 19727 Frederick Road. It’s a go-to among many who want an extreme fix of beef and pork. A particular favorite among many diners is the chul pan, which can be requested with rice for a crusty fried rice of meat, seafood, and kimchee.

Moving to New Heights

Columbia Heights’ The Heights will be closing for five days and reopening on November 1 with a new food menu from new chef Kerry Tate and new beverage menu, according to Washingtonian. In preparation, it will be hosting a “closing” event with 50% off all day on October 27.

Kababs on the move

PoPville noticed that Kababji in Dupont Circle has closed at 1351 Connecticut Avenue NW. A sign indicates that the restaurant is relocating, but provides no additional details.

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