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There’s a certain art that goes into ordering food delivery. You’ve gotta think smart: what will travel the best? What’s the leftover potential like? What drink-food pairing is best? While we don’t have all the answers, Pepsi can help with the latter. The beverage maker is launching its own “fast beverage” restaurant that curates food options based on your drink pick.

Appropriately dubbed Pep’s Place, the delivery-only restaurant is opening its virtual doors across the country for the entire month of May. The experience is going to look a little different than your typical order process. Here’s how it

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There’s something brewing in the East End, but it’s not beer.

Goodlander Cocktail Brewery is opening inside a former animal shelter at 6614 Hamilton Ave. in Larimer. Owner Wes Shonk plans to whip up and keg batches of carbonated drinks such as Moscow Mules and Mojitos. By Memorial Day, he’ll start selling the highball-style beverages in returnable glass growlers.

Eventually, the taproom will open for on-site consumption so customers can enjoy a classic cocktail on the rocks poured straight from the tap.


Shonk is a familiar face on Pittsburgh’s libations scene. He’s worked behind the bar at cocktail-forward spots such

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The Ilili menu will carryover popular dishes from New York, such as duck shawarma and Beiruti kibbeh naye (a steak tartare with mint and bulgur topping). Photograph courtesy Ilili.

A prime piece of waterfront real estate at the Wharf will soon be filled by an upscale Lebanese restaurant from New York. Ilili is gearing up for a summer debut of its mezze menu and lush garden decor in the former Requin space that’s sat vacant since the implosion of Mike Isabella’s empire in 2018.

Chef/owner Philippe Massoud is no stranger to DC. He lived here from 1999 through 2005 overseeing

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The name Freda Wobberton chose for her new restaurant — Fre’Duh’s Scratch Kitchen — tells a little something about how people react to her food.

They tell her it’s delicious, she said.

“And we say, ‘Well, duh!,'” Wobberton said.

She’s planning to open the restaurant June 1 at 401 S. Mobberly Ave., where King’s Hot Links previously was located.

Wobberton said she started making turkey legs and stuffed turkey legs because she and her siblings would drive to Houston to purchase them. She decided to make them for herself and posted a picture on social media. She said the post

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Who’s ready for more burgers?

Shake Shack, one of the world’s best-known burger brands, will open its first Oregon restaurant in Beaverton on Friday, April 16, the company announced Wednesday.

Until now, the company had kept silent about its Portland-area expansion plans. But news has trickled out. In December, the company’s proposal to turn a former vitamin store across from Powell’s City of Books was approved by the Portland’s Bureau of Development Services.

But that downtown location, with its proposed patio, bicycle parking and outdoor ping-pong table, was not to be Oregon’s first. As first reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive.com,

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Photo courtesy of All Purpose.

Opening Day for the Washington Nationals kicks off on Thursday, April 1, with the home team facing off against the New York Mets at 7:09 PM. While entry to Nationals Park is limited to season ticket holders this year, bars and restaurants around the stadium are opening their doors and offering game day specials. Here’s where to celebrate the start of baseball season.

Atlas Brew Works
1201 Half St., SE
The Navy Yard taproom is pouring $5 pints of Bullpen Pilsner from 12 PM to 4 PM. Pair with New York-style pies from Andy’s Pizza

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