- - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Oval Room (800 Connecticut Ave. NW), Ardeo + Bardeo (3311 Connecticut Ave. NW), NoPa Kitchen + Bar (800 F St. NW) and 701 Restaurant (701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) are extending their Restaurant Week prix fixe menus through Feb. 12.

The Super Bowl takes place Sunday. Red’s Table (11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston) will celebrate with beer, chili and to-go specials. The chef’s bison chili can be ordered on its own or on top of nachos or cheese fries for $15. A “draft of the day” will be available all day for $4. Super Bowl takeouts for 15 to 20 people include smoky chicken wings ($35), fried chicken or braised pork ($85), and buttermilk biscuits and potato salad ($85). Pickup is available from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. To place an order, call 571/375-7755.

All-Purpose Pizzeria (1250 Ninth St. NW) will offer a takeout special on Super Bowl Sunday consisting of a 2-foot-long Italian hoagie, which costs $40 and serves four to six people. Orders must be placed by Friday and can include regular menu items.

All Set Restaurant & Bar (8630 Fenton St., Silver Spring) will celebrate Super Bowl LI with drink specials, door prizes, a Lady Gaga costume competition and a happy hour from 1 p.m. to closing. Happy hour dishes, priced from $2.50 to $9, include oysters, mini burgers, fish tacos, mussels and chickpea fries. The costume contest honors the Super Bowl’s halftime entertainer, Lady Gaga. Guests are encouraged to show up in Gaga-inspired outfits.

Texas Jack’s Barbecue (2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington) will celebrate Super Bowl LI with a special to-go menu of American classics with influences from Mexico and Germany. Takeout packages include the Smoked Wings, the Some Pig with Your Pigskin, the Texas Jack’s Famous Brisket and the Game Day. Super Bowl specials will be available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. To place an order, call 703/338-4038.

Feb. 28 is Mardi Gras. New Orleans native David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery (1717 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, and 901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will bake his special BB King Cakes for the celebration. The classic ring-shaped, brioche-style cakes are piped with Creole cream cheese filling and decked out with purple, green and gold sugar-flecked icing. The cakes, which serve 12 to 14 people, are priced at $39.95. Orders can be placed online, at the counter and by phone. Pickup is 72 hours before Feb. 28 at either location.

Chef Guas has a new Pop-up Mardi Gras venture at Union Market (1309 Fifth St. NE) through Fat Tuesday, where he serves whole or by-the-slice king cakes. He also will introduce his Graslines — a buttery sugar cookie topped with purple, green and gold sprinkles and a freshly baked praline.

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel (1001 14th St. NW) is serving a three-course Lovers and Friends Valentine’s Day tasting menu, priced at $65 and served from 4-10 p.m. on Feb. 14. There will be an Endless Champagne Bar for $15 and a Mini Martini Flight for $19.95.

Tico DC (1926 14th St. NW) is offering a $30 prix fixe “Date Night” dinner exclusively on Tuesday evenings. Dinner includes a choice from three entrees, portioned for two people, a side dish and condiments, and a half-priced bottle from the wine list.

Every Monday, Masala Art (1101 Fourth St. SW) features a three-course menu of dishes from a specific region of India. The menu is priced at $24 for vegetarian dishes and $27 for dishes with meat.

Pide (Turkish flatbread) meets pizza in Pidzza (2000 Hecht Ave. NE), a new Turkish-inspired restaurant in Ivy City. Traditional pizza dough is stretched into pide shapes, topped with a variety of ingredients, available as “do it yourself” pidzzas or ordered from the menu. The restaurant serves Appalachian Craft sodas and ayran, Turkey’s national carbonated drink made with yogurt and mint.

Le DeSales (1725 DeSales St. NW) is a new restaurant specializing in innovative French cuisine. The menu features chef/partner Raphael Francois’ signature dishes, including artichokes with ricotta, red snapper crudo, smoked pork with carrots and a “Frenchie pizza.”

Two restaurants in Cleveland Park offer unique, well-prepared dishes and attractive decor:

The menu at Bindaas (3309 Connecticut Ave. NW) is a sophisticated version of Indian street food and includes avocado “golgappa,” which are delicate tiny flaky “biscuits” filled with an avocado puree, spicy fried shrimp “bezule” and a chicken “kathi” roll. Servings are small-plate size, and each is unusual and delicious.

Dolan Uyghur Restaurant (3518 Connecticut Ave. NW) describes its cuisine as a combination of East and West. The food resembles Chinese cuisine but with different spices. A signature dish is Lagman, made with long handmade noodles topped with a combination of stir-fried vegetables and bits of meat — the variety, amount and heat changing with the type of Lagman ordered. Other menu items include kebabs; small pieces of marinated, tender meat; crisp and hot spring rolls; and Goshnan, described as Uyghur-style pizza but closer to fried bread. Dishes can be shared easily.

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