Food & Drink

5 Summer restaurant openings you need to know about

Published On 08/28/2013 Published On 08/28/2013
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1. Ted's Bulletin 1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Why choose between vices like ice cream and alcohol when you can indulge in both at once? At Ted's Bulletin, "adult milkshakes" are a crowd favorite -- towering glasses of blended home-made ice cream spiked with things like peppermint schnapps, Irish cream and coconut rum. And for those who can stomach more than a boozy shake, the D.C. mainstay offers a full menu of morning and afternoon eats. Best known for its brunch, the place boasts home-made pop tarts, hefty egg plates, and a "Walk Of Shame Burrito," stuffed with sausage, cheese and hash-browns. The trendy, leather-booth-lined space is equally as appealing as the entrées (and equally instragrammable), and the bar offers plenty of coffee, and a traditional cocktail menu, for when the dairy-liquor combo doesn't necessarily appeal.

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2. Thally 1316 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Following up Palena, Cityzen, and Cork is this joint from Ron Tanaka, a modern American resto in Shaw.

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3. M Cafe & Bar 1634 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Legit Italian grub in a ritzy space that doesn't match the less-than-skyhigh prices.

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4. Custom Fuel 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

BYOP (build your own pizza) at this downtown pie joint, where a a few bucks gets you four toppings (not counting cheese and sauce) and a piping hot pie in under 3mins.

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5. Bardo Brewpub 1200 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002

This epic outdoor bar rocks 22,000sqft of space, complete with 500 seats and two walls of taps. Come here for outdoor movies, or just to grab a drink.