405 8th Street, NW
From an email:
Azur, Frederik de Pue’s young Penn Quarter seafood restaurant, will be launching weekday lunch service on Wednesday, June 5. Lunch will be served Mondays-Fridays from 11:30am-3pm.
The menu includes a few favorites from Azur’s European-accented dinner menu, like the wild sardine escabeche, along with a selection of lunch-only entrees and sandwiches. Dishes like Steak Frites, Fish & Chips and Flemish-Style Asparagus give diners a reason to enjoy a midday meal in Azur’s dining room, while the sandwiches – including a signature Lobster Roll, Crab Cake Rueben and braised Pork Belly Bahn Mi – can be enjoyed in the restaurant or wrapped up to take back to the office.
Beginning June 12, Frederik De Pue’s Penn Quarter seafood restaurant Azur will host a summer-long series of Wednesday Crab Fests. The weekly events will take place in the first floor bar area (the Washington part of his Brussels-meets-Washington concept) and feature fixed-price crab offerings and specials on canned and draft beer from a single local brewery that will change throughout the season.
Crab Fests take place on Wednesdays, beginning June 12, from 5pm until the crabs run out.
The fixed-price crab specials come with corn on the cob, kielbasa, potatoes, hush puppies, drawn butter, cocktail sauce and garlic aioli and cost $65 for a half-dozen large blue crabs or $120 for a dozen.
Crabs are available a la carte for $40 for a half-dozen large blue crabs and $75 for a dozen.
On June 12, the local brewery will be DC Brau. The Public Pale Ale will be available on draft alongside cans of the Citizen Belgian Ale and El Hefe Speaks Hefeweizen, all priced at $5.
And on a side note since was the former home of America Eats Tavern:
“Following the success of America Eats Tavern, the groundbreaking temporary restaurant in downtown DC, José Andrés reveals the permanent home of his American culinary destination, in McLean, Virginia, at The Ritz-‐Carlton, Tysons Corner, scheduled to open its doors this November.”