5 Things to Eat and Drink This Week
Tickle your taste buds with May the Fourth pierogi, Cinco de Mayo margs, Mother's Day feasts and more.
Just in time for May the Fourth, Zofia’s Kitchen is offering a limited series of punny pierogi from a galaxy far, far away. Special flavors include the Obi-Won pierogi (stuffed with a “Tatooine tagine” of braised chicken, almonds, harissa and couscous); the Baby Yoda (peas mint, lemon, ricotta); the C-Threepierogi (blanched multicolored vegetable pasta/standard Android wiring); and the Vader (chorizo and provolone), which comes with this cheeky note from chef Ed Hardy: “Note that the white cheese inside represents the good that must be in him still!” The specials are available May 3-7 (8 to an order), steamed, sautéed, fried or frozen in carbonite, by request.
The rooftop is open at TTT – Tacos, Tortillas & Tequila in Clarendon and the cocktails are flowing. Stop by for a Michelada, a tall glass of sangria or a margarita in your choice of flavors (mango, strawberry, jalapeno or classic). TTT is offering special food an drink discounts for Cinco de Mayo, including a takeout fiesta ($60 per couple) that includes your choice of protein (grilled chicken, pork carnitas, garlic shrimp or grilled mushroom) and four sides (rice, black beans, plantains and guacamole), plus a tres leches dessert, two classic margs to-go and 12 organic corn tortillas with pico de gallo and chile crema. Orders must be placed before May 4 at 6 p.m., with pick-up available on Wednesday, May 5.
Rosé season has arrived! Time to stock up on your favorite bottles for all those impromptu outdoor happy hours, girlfriend meetups and lazy Sunday afternoons. And while you’re at it, grab some artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, dips and spreads. Check out the latest vino and snack selections at Arrowine & Cheese, Screwtop Wine Bar, Cheesetique, Dominion Wine & Beer, and Neighborhood Provisions.
Mother’s Day promises a bonanza of special menus at area restaurants (including many of these brunchtastic spots). For a classic and classy dinner out, you can’t go wrong with surf and turf at J. Gilbert’s in McLean, where the $50 three-course prix-fixe Mom’s Day menu (available May 8-9 for dine in or carryout) includes a choice of maple plank salmon, filet thermidor, seared Georges Bank sea scallops, a KC strip steak (add $5) or a petit filet + ½ lb. lobster tail (add $15). Also available for carryout: a Surf + Turf kit ($185 for 4; $95 for two) that includes sourdough bread & butter, your choice of soup or salad, mashed potatoes, green beans with spiced pecans and a shareable dessert.
Are you picturing a block party, family picnic or graduation celebration in your future? Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. can bring the grill to you, serving up chicken, ribs, burgers, pulled pork and other crowd-pleasers, plus all the sides. Think mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw, collard greens, Texas corn pudding, Caesar salad, seasonal cobbler and a whole lot more. Suffice it to say that elastic waistbands will be in order. Check out the company’s catering menu here.