2024-06-14 7:40 AM

FOOD NEWS: Pokemon Pizzas, Olympic Doughnuts & D.C. Restaurant Week



Astro Creates Team USA Doughnut for Summer Games

ASTRO’S TEAM USA doughnut is available starting Friday. (Photo: courtesy Astro Doughnuts)
ASTRO’S TEAM USA doughnut is available starting Friday. (Photo: courtesy Astro Doughnuts)

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken has a couple of new sweet treat specials available this summer at its Falls Church location in Pimmit Hills.

Joining its breakfast sandwiches, now there’s French toast available all week long for both breakfast and brunch. The made-to-order dish is a yeast doughnut egg-washed with milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, orange and lime zest, finished on a flat top and then topped with vanilla pastry cream and maple syrup for $4.50. Additionally, there’s an option to take it to another level and top the whole thing with peach compote made up of sauteed peaches, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, honey and vanilla for $1.50 more.

And just in time for the Summer Games, Astro is serving a red, white and blue Olympic doughnut honoring Team USA. A vanilla glazed doughnut is topped with a raspberry drizzle, blueberries and has “USA” written in chocolate for $2.95.

Astro’s French toast doughnut special is available at its Falls Church location Monday through Friday from 7:30 – 11 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Team USA doughnut is available during the Olympic games from August 5 – 21.

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


Pokémon Go Craze Continues With Pizza, Cookie PokéBalls

PizzerIA ORSO has both a Pokémon Go-themed pizza and cookie available through August. (Photo: courtesy Astro Doughnuts)
Pizzeria Orso has both a Pokémon Go-themed pizza and cookie available through August. (Photo: courtesy Pizzeria Orso)

The Pokémon Go-food mashup continues in Falls Church, this time with Pizzeria Orso getting in on the mobile game action. An official “PokéStop,” Orso is hooking up not one, but two Pokémon-inspired specials.

First up is an official Poké pizza with toppings laid out so it transforms the pie into one, big, greasy and cheesy Poké Ball. The half-mozzarella-ricotta cream, half-pepperoni pizza with olives down the middle is $12. For dessert, award-winning 2941 and Orso pastry chef Caitlin Dysart has created an iced cookie, again designed like a Poké Ball for $2.

Both Pokémon Go pizza and cookie specials will be available through the end of August.

Pizzeria Orso | 400 South Maple Avenue | Falls Church | pizzeriaorso.com


5 F.C.-Area Participants in Metro D.C. Restaurant Week

The summer version of Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week kicks off later this month and five Falls Church area restaurants are participating this go round. While there are no participants in the Little City proper, Falls Church’s 2941 Restaurant and Trio Grill are part of the mix, as are just-over-the-Arlington-border La Cote d’Or and Yayla Bistro plus Merrifield’s Requin is in as well.

Running August 15 – 21, D.C.restaurant week features hundreds of area restaurants serving up special three-course, prix fixe meals for lunch and dinner at $22 and $35, respectively.

Locally, 2941 Restaurant, La Cote d’Or, Requin and Yayla Bistro will be offering both lunch and dinner and TrioGrill will be serving dinner only.

A full list of 2016 Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week participating can be found at ramw.org/restaurantweek.





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