DC Restaurant Buzz: DC Harvest to open on H Street; the Lobster Popsicle, Macon’s free wine happy hour & more

We’re back with our latest roundup of Washington, D.C. restaurant buzz. What’s going on in the District right now? From new openings, to special deals and upcoming events, here’s a quick rundown of some of notable food news around D.C.

DC Harvest Set to Open on H Street

DC Harvest will open on September 2nd, as H Street gets yet another new exciting addition to their ever-growing lineup. DC Harvest is all about, well, the bountiful local harvest in and around the Washington, D.C. Metro area. All dishes will be based on locally available ingredients, and the menu will therefore be changing frequently from season to season.

Drinks will be local too, with recognizable area brands such as DC Brau, Port City, Flying Dog, Catoctin Creek and Don Ciccio & Figli. The food will be complimented with a “modern farmhouse” interior to set the tone.

The restaurant will be located at 517 H Street NE. For more information, check them out at dc-harvest.com. September 2nd is the soft open, and brunch will be added the following week.

Lobster ME & The Lobsicle – Lobster Popsicle

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Lobster ME, a small chain currently based in Las Vegas, is coming to the Montgomery Mall. The quick service joint is all about lobster, and you’ll be able to find a variety of twists on the lobster roll, such as the Cajun, and El Diablo.

That’s great and all, but what has everyone excited is the “lobsicle”, a lobster popsicle. It’s a lobster tail served on a stick, optionally deep fried and batter dipped, or grilled.

Beyond lobster, Lobster ME will also showcase fish and chips, shrimp tacos, and soups served in bread bowls. They’re currently slated to open in October.

Complimentary Wednesday Wine Happy Hours at Macon Bistro

Macon Bistro is announcing a new Wine Salon series. Every Wednesday from 5 to 6pm, starting September 3rd and lasting all fall, guests can come to the bar and try a complimentary flight of 3 wines, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres as well.

The special deal is only available at the bar, and it’s strictly first come, first serve. That means once those 16 seats are filled up, you’re out of luck. The first in the series will showcase fall Rosé wines.

Bethesda Row’s Perfect Pairing Event on September 13th

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Bethesda Row’s annual Perfect Pairing wine tasting event is back on September 13th. Tickets cost $44 in advance at BethesdaRow.com, or $49 at the event day of.

There will be more than 20 wines available for sampling, with paired food dishes and small bites available at participating restaurants.

The list of stops in and around Bethesda Row includes Redwood, Jaleo, American Tap Room, Cork & Fork, Lebanese Taverna, Mussel Bar, Raku, Vino Volo, Mon Ami Gabi, and Mamma Lucia.

Author: Jake Emen

I’m Jake, and I’m your host on this journey. I'm the man doing the eating and the talking around here. I’m a writer based outside of Washington, D.C., and I'm also talking whiskey, local events, travel, and other assorted misadventures. Follow me on the Tweet Machine - @ManTalkFood, or send an email to jake [at] mantalkfood.com.

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