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A New Clyde's Chef Plus a Monday Unlimited Paella and Sangria Deal at Jaleo Bethesda

By Rina Rapuano  |  August 21, 2014

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- Clyde’s at Mark Center has brought Robert McGowan on board as its new executive chef. McGowan, who previously held the same position at Old Ebbitt Grill downtown, took over the Clyde’s kitchen in June. Before working at Old Ebbitt, he was executive chef at Sardi's and a sous chef at the 21 Club in New York City. Since taking over, he has added such dishes as Mediterranean hot steak salad, roast chicken over tomato sauce with rosemary oil and salmon with Israeli couscous (1700 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria; 703-820-8300).

- Jaleo Bethesda debuts a Monday special next week that includes unlimited paella plus a small salad and flan for dessert for $25 from 5 PM to close. Diners can opt for two types of paella — chicken and mushrooms or a veggie version — and the deal is only good for those dining in. Bottomless sangria can be added for $15 per person (7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 301-913-0003).

- Black Jack bar manager E. Jay Apaga has added some new blends ($12 each) to the bar’s cocktail list. Newcomers include the Gin & Chronic, a sort of gin and tonic made with cascade hops tonic; The Cane & Abel, which mixes aged rum and Avuá Amburana Cachaça; and The Pickinick Basket, a beer-and-shot combo that consists of 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat beer and a shot of Virginia Sweetwater Moonshine (1612 14th St. NW, 202-319-1612).

- Pinstripes Georgetown has partnered with Capital Bikeshare, Uber and Key Bridge Boathouse to create deals for those who bike, boat or ride to the bowling alley/Italian-American restaurant through October 1. The deal offers $1 draft beers or a free lemonade to Capital Bikeshare riders who present their key fobs at Pinstripes; a $1 draft to those who receive a Pinstripes card after boating from the Key Bridge Boathouse; or a free glass of wine to those who use Uber to travel to Pinstripes and can show the receipt on their phone (1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-625-6500).