Daily Digestif: The Partisan Opens Tomorrow, Pepe Food Truck Back on the Streets

March 11, 2014
by Rina Rapuano

Your daily feed of DC food tidbits

- The long-awaited restaurant that shares space with the new Red Apron Butcher in Penn Quarter, The Partisan, will finally open for dinner tomorrow night. Formerly called Parts & Labor (Neighborhood Restaurant Group gave up the name recently since restaurateur Spike Gjerde was working on a similar project with the same name in Baltimore), chef Ed Witt’s menu will show his range with such dishes as braised Spanish octopus with tomato, oregano and fingerling potatoes ($14) and a roasted pig-head feast ($75) with salsa verde, pickled peppers, arugula and pig-ear salad (709 D St. NW; 202-524-5322).

- Eater DC reports that José Andrés’ Pepe food truck hit the streets again today, offering old favorites but also adding new items. Find the food truck on Twitter or Facebook.

- The fifth annual Sweetlife Festival is sold out, and the lucky ticket-holders have these just-announced food and drink options to look forward to: the food of chef Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground; DGS Delicatessen; Roofers Union; Shake Shack; Pepe food truck by José Andrés; Luke’s Lobster; Dolcezza Gelato; Flying Dog Brewery; and Stumptown Coffee, among others. Didn’t get a ticket in time? Follow @sweetgreen on Instagram for a chance to win some.

- Trummer’s on Main’s pop-up burger bar starts tonight, with a menu of creative burgers, poutine and boozy milkshakes being served in its top-floor Gallery Room Tuesdays to Thursdays through May 29. New burger flavor combos include the Miami Cuban burger topped with Serrano ham, bread-and-butter pickles, Provolone and spicy mustard, while new shakes include the Bailey's Malt made with Bailey's ice cream, Irish whiskey, malted fudge and croquant balls.

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