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Spring Menu at DC Harvest Features Several New Seasonal Dishes

15 May

Cafe Steak at DC Harvest

Earlier this spring as the weather began to warm up, DC Harvest rolled out several new dinner dishes to highlight the flavors of the season.  DC Harvest frequently adds items to its seasonal menu, but the spring menu update features more new items than usual as the only entree that regulars will recognize is the crispy quinoa cakes.  New items include a crispy turkey katsu with black rice and a spicy yuzo avocado sesame pesto, grilled rainbow trout with seasonal vegetables, and a spring edamame and leek pancake with smoked shad (appetizer).  You can view the entire dinner menu here.

Papperdelle with Spring Vegetables at DC Harvest

District Cuisine stopped by recently to explore the new items and experiences.  We started out with the cherry blossom cocktail that has been added to the bar menu for spring.  The cocktail features Leopold Brothers Maraschino liquor, rhubarb bitters, rosewater, and prosecco for a drink that balances sweetness with refreshment perfectly.  If the cocktail stays on the menu as the weather continues to heat up, we will likely be back to cool off on humid days with one of these.  After sharing some of the bacon and asiago “doughnuts” (admittedly a staple from the appetizer section of the menu), we tried the pan roasted cafe steak with peas, sunchokes, onions, and smokey mustard vinaigrette steak sauce.  We were unacquainted with the cut previously, but it was a tender and flavorful piece of steak that was grilled medium rare and paired nicely with the veggies.  While not a traditional steak sauce, the mustard vinaigrette was delicious.  We also tried the papperdelle with a trio of spring vegetables: asparagus, artichokes, and shiitake mushrooms.  The pasta was topped with a ramp pesto and slices of chilis that added a spicy pop to the dish.  The fresh pasta and ramp pesto combined nicely with the spring vegetables to be a true taste of all the season has to offer.

The spring menu at DC Harvest features several great new options.  But, as the restaurant frequently changes its menu, you better hurry in if you want an opportunity to try all of them.

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Seats Still Available for DC Harvest New Years Eve Celebration

28 Dec

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve celebration plans, DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) still has reservations available for its seatings throughout the evening.  They will be offering a variety of specials (see below) as well as a champagne toast and a dessert surprise.  Reservations can be made at http://www.exploretock.com/dcharvest

Specials:

Baked Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese / whole wheat tubetti / Vermont cheddar cheese / Maryland goat cheese / chives

Pennsylvania Duck Confit / rye spätzle / caramelized brussel sprout & carrots / bartlett pear-cranberry compote

Kona Kampachi Poke / pink grapefruit / mango / watercress/ chili

Whole Roasted Miatake Mushroom / cauliflower puree / red quinoa & cannellini bean ragout / preserved meyer lemon (Vegetarian & GF)

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar Moving on H Street

6 Dec

Future Location for Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar on H Street

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (402 H Street, NE) has been at its current location since it opened in 2011.  The juice bar will be moving a couple of doors down to 408 H Street, NE in the coming months (they tell us that they are waiting on a permit but are hoping to be open by March).

Insomnia Cookies Now Hiring on H Street

22 Nov

Insomnia Cookies Opening Next to H Street Custom Frames

Insomnia Cookies (1309 H Street, NE) has a sign up that it is now hiring as the cookie shop approaches opening.  The New York based cookie company with another location in Adams Morgan will be opening next door to the recently opened H Street Custom Frames.

Bar Elena Opening Soon on H Street

24 Oct

Future Bar Elena at 414 H Street

Bar Elena (414 H Street, NE) appears close to opening on H Street.  The new restaurant and bar is replacing Boundary Road and will feature creative drinks, food by chef Adam Stein, and games (more details from Eater here).  The restaurant recently painted its logo on the outside of the building and a help wanted ad on Craigslist notes that they will be holding open interviews this week to begin training next week “before opening.”  The restaurant is also planning on adding a second floor in the future.

DC Harvest Serving Columbus Day Brunch

8 Oct

DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) will be serving a special brunch tomorrow, Columbus Day.  They will feature their usual brunch specials as well as their pumpkin brioche baked french toast with cranberry curd.  More details on the flier above!

2017 H Street Festival Dining Guide

15 Sep

H Street Festival Outside RedRocks

Tomorrow is the biggest day of the year for the H Street Corridor: 2017 H Street Festival!  Going from noon until 7pm (with many after parties), the Festival will take over H Street from 4th Street all the way to 14th Street.  It gets bigger and bigger every year.  Below are some of the culinary experiences the visitors can expect from restaurants and bars in the neighborhood.  Did we miss any?  Please reach out or tweet us!

  • Le Grenier (502 H Street): $19.95 brunch from 11am until 4pm, $3 Kronenburg beer until 7pm, $9 Merguez frites sandwiches until 7pm, chocolate mousse taster, and the restaurant will also be raising money for hurricane relief efforts throughout the day
  • DC Harvest (517 H Street): staying open all day with brunch service from 11-230, appetizer and bar service from 230-530, and dinner service from 530 to close, brunch special of fried green tomato with charred eggplant puree and dinner special of squid ink linguine with maryland crabmeat, melted heirloom tomatoes, roasted corn, thai basil, and crab roe butter
  • Big Board (421 H Street): patio with $5 drafts and chili dogs
  • Cusbah (1128 H Street): $4 Brooklyn lager, $5 Smirnoff, and $7 Jameson drink specials
  • The Queen Vic (1206 H Street): starting early at 9am with free Guinness Blonde tasting and then Liverpool FC vs. Burnley at 10am
  • Granville Moore’s (1238 H Street): tables removed from first floor to allow more people inside, patio outront with $5 Bavik Pils and Wittekerke and $8 Ommegang and Duvel drafts
  • Pow Pow (1253 H Street): food sold inside and in a tent outside of the restaurant and also selling Asian beers for the Festival (Pow Pow does not usually have alcohol sales)
  • Sospeso (1344 H Street): H Street Festival menu including $6 hummus, fried halloumi, porchetta sandwich, merguez kofte, Hellbender IPA for $5, and aperol spritz for $6
  • Redrocks (1348 H Street): $6 drafts, luau party on rooftop, games and beer garden out front of restaurant
  • Biergarten Haus (1355 H Street): doors open at 11am for start of Oktoberfest, patio out front featuring brats on a bun and Biers “Spaten Oktoberfest” and “Franziskaner,” and a variety of beers inside and on the back patio
  • Impala (1358 H Street)jumbo margarita for $18, Impala margarita for $7, pollo asado (grilled half chicken), carnitas (coca cola braised), pico and guac for $5, and elote loco (with jalapeno aioli) for $6