Shopping and Dining Briefs: Things your stomach might enjoy

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Spring Wine Fling brings deals on wine to restaurants

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced that Spring Wine Fling, the organization’s annual promotion showcasing wine programs at regional restaurants, will return March 26 and run through April 1.

During the week, guests can visit more than 25 participating locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia to try exclusively priced wine flights and take part in special programming, including wine dinners.

The locations will offer three pours of wine for $15 and five pours of wine for $25, allowing patrons to experiment and compare the offerings.

According to the restaurant association, the flights are intended to elevate a snack at the bar or provide an elegant pairing to transform a meal into a dynamic special occasion.

Guests can visit for more information about the promotion. The website will be updated later in March with participating locations and their offerings.

ThinkFoodGroup’s American Eats Tavern to debut in Georgetown

José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup announced that this summer, America Eats Tavern will return to Washington, D.C., offering guests the opportunity to experience an inventive take on some of the country’s most iconic and historic dishes and drinks with a spotlight on local and regional flavors.

Taking up residence in the former Old Glory Bar-B-Que space, America Eats Tavern will be located in Georgetown at 3139 M St. NW.

Coming soon: The Capital Burger

The Capital Burger joins Washington, D.C.’s restaurant scene this March, opening in Mount Vernon Square at 1005 7th St. NW, close to the Shaw neighborhood, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and Downtown’s central business district.

According to the restaurant, the 150-seat establishment will offer a menu of specialty and classic burgers paired with a world-class wine program in a modern, comfortable dining room and vibrant lounge perfect for gatherings large and small.

The Capital Burger will function as an extension of its sister restaurant, the Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue.

A happy hour will be available seven days a week from 3 to 6:30 p.m., featuring signature sliders and shared snacks, and a range of selections from the bar, including proprietary wines. As weather permits, happy hour and the full menu will be available on the restaurant’s shaded patio.

For more information, visit

Oceanaire offers three-course all lobster meal

From March 17 through 24, D.C. seafood restaurant Oceanaire, presents a three-course all lobster meal at $69.

Oceanaire’s tribute to this ruby-red crustacean includes a first course of a choice of lobster bisque or a fresh lobster chopped salad, followed by a lobster risotto and the main course of six-ounce stuffed lobster tail with a truffled lobster thermidor.

A bottle of California’s Cakebread Chardonnay is available for $75.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room is located at 1201 F St. NW. For further information and reservations, call 202-347-2277 or go to