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FOOD NEWS: Requin Celebrates Shark Week, Astro Does July 4th Picnic Baskets & Taco Bamba’s New Guest Chef

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Requin Celebrates Shark Week With Red & ‘Bloody’ Dishes

requinlogoIt’s the time of the year when people clear off the DVR and set it to record the Discovery Channel for seven straight days. That’s right, everybody, it’s Shark Week.

Jumping on the annual feeding frenzy, Mosaic District’s Requin (that’s French for “shark,” FYI) is celebrating with a week full of Shark Week specials including a special “Shark Bite” of food and drinks throughout the day.

Per the restaurant’s press release, the limited-time, “shark attack-inspired menu” includes red and “bloody” dishes like tuna tartare, grilled octopus, a salad featuring blood orange, blood sausage and a strawberry sorbet. And just in case your DVR is hurting for space, Requin will be screening Shark Week programming at the bar all week long, as well.

Requin’s Shark Week celebration runs through Sunday, July 3.

Requin | 8296 Glass Alley | Fairfax | requinbymic.com

ASTRO DOUGHNUTS & FRIED CHICKEN is offering special Independence Day picnic baskets for four, filled with doughnuts, fried chicken, tater tots and cole slaw. (Photo: Courtesy Yensa werth)
ASTRO DOUGHNUTS & FRIED CHICKEN is offering special Independence Day picnic baskets for four, filled with doughnuts, fried chicken, tater tots and cole slaw. (Photo: Courtesy Yensa werth)

Astro Doughnuts Offering Picnic Baskets for the 4th

Fourth of July and picnics go hand-in-hand and Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken hopes you spend the holiday wiping grease and frosting from your face.

The Falls Church shop is selling Independence Day doughnut-and-chicken picnic baskets for all your eating-while-fireworks-watching needs. Each basket can feed up to four and includes eight pieces of fried chicken, three special “USA” vanilla -glazed doughnuts with raspberry drizzle and blueberries, three birthday cake chocolate doughnuts with vanilla glaze, buttercream and sprinkles, two orders of tater tots and two orders of cole slaw.

Astro’s picnic baskets are $45 and must be ordered by calling 202-809-5565 or emailing [email protected] before the end of the day July 3. Basket pick-up is on July 4 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Falls Church location.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken | 7511 Leesburg Pike #103 | Falls Church | astrodoughnuts.com

 

Michael Friedman Joins Taco Bamba’s Guest Chef Program

tacobambalogoWashington, D.C. chef Michael Friedman is the latest to join Taco Bamba’s “guest taquero” series, and will debut an all-new creation at the Falls Church taqueria next week.

The Red Hen and All Purpose chef will be on the line at Taco Bamba on July 5, from 6 – 8 p.m., where he’ll be serving up a spicy lamb chorizo taco with cucumber salsa, pickled red onion, feta creama and mint and corn chips.

Friedman’s special will be available throughout July at Taco Bamba for $5.

Taco Bamba | 2190 Pimmit Drive | Falls Church | tacobambarestaurant.com