“Osteria Morini is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The new Italian restaurant by award winning Chef Michael White, which opened last month in the Capital Riverfront neighborhood, offers guests a selection of appetizers, salads, pastas and panini as well as two prix-fixe options from which to choose.
The One-Course Lunch, priced at $19 per person, comes with a choice of panino served with the guest’s choice of either tortellini in brodo or fennel and apple salad. The $25 per person Two-Course Lunch gives guests a choice of any pasta and a choice of either an antipasti to start or dolci to finish. Tax and gratuity are not included.
Executive Chef Matt Adler encourages guests to begin a la carte selections with a variety of cured meats, crostini, antipasti and other small starters to share, or dive straight into the traditional housemade pastas from the country’s north central region. Substantial salads, including an Adriatic style seafood salad and the Guanciale, with bitter greens, caramelized onion and poached egg mingle with entrées such as a Fritatta with mortadella, pecorino and arugula and the Pollo Arrosto, a roasted half chicken served with young Romaine and cacio e pepe. All lunch pastas, panini and entrees are priced between $12 and $23.
Osteria Morini also debuts its “7 for $7” happy hour, offering guests a rotating list of seven items for $7 from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday in the bar and lounge. Snacks such as Arancini with pomodoro and parmigiano fonduta, Mortadella sliders and Crispy ravioli with bolognese will be served to complement a selection of happy hour cocktails, wines and beers.”
“Combining an impressive blend of bocce courts, bowling lanes, Italian/American cuisine, fine wines and live jazz music, Pinstripes is excited to announce that construction efforts are underway, and a January 2014 opening is planned at The Shops at Georgetown Park. Located on Wisconsin Avenue and overlooking the historic C & O Georgetown Canal, Pinstripes will occupy 34,000 square feet of first and second floor space, and will bring a fresh new entertainment venue to Washington, DC.
Pinstripes offers a unique dining and entertainment experience featuring Italian and American cuisine, combined with well-appointed bowling lanes and bocce courts. The Georgetown location is grand and picturesque, featuring 14 bowling lanes, six bocce courts, a bistro and extensive wine cellar, an outdoor patio with dramatic views of the C & O canal and event space accommodating 20 to 600 people. Guests can curl up with a blanket in front of the outdoor fireplace with a cocktail or gather friends for an evening of bocce and dinner. The Pinstripes experience is welcoming and memorable, and the Georgetown location will feature quality design which enlivens its stunning, historic location.
Pinstripes will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and is currently taking reservations for private events and parties. In celebration of its opening, Pinstripes is sponsoring a Grand Opening Community Art Contest, with prizes for various age groups, and much of the artwork featured in thevenue will be by local artists and young, inspiring artists-to-be. For moreinformation about the art contest, please contact Sandie Montgomery, Pinstripes Event Director at 630/400-3960.”
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Thanks to a reader for sending word that windows at Old City Cafe have been papered over. Old City Cafe opened up at 1773 Columbia Rd, NW back in 2007. You can see their menu here. Calls to the restaurant ring without being answered or going to voicemail. Are there any fans?
I did notice a window was smashed on the left hand side so perhaps it is related?
In addition to the first DC location in Penn Quarter Protein Bar currently has a location a couple blocks away at 19th and K Street, NW too. This location across from Farragut Square was formerly home to an Orioles team store back in the day.