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Penn Quarter Restaurant Rolls Out Patio Food Cart, Launches Mezcal Flights,

And Offers Spring Holiday Specials Throughout the Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2019) – From the Kentucky Derby to Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day, Dirty Habit will have plenty of options for guests looking to feast and celebrate next month. With the sleek, outdoor patio now open, the luxe restaurant and bar is offering a new menu of Asian street food in the courtyard, exclusive mezcal flights, a select menu of appetizers and entrées on the patio, and thematic drink specials to celebrate the spring holidays.

Patio Food Cart

Right in time for warm weather, Executive Chef Kyoo Eom has created savory, delectable bites available on the restaurant’s new patio food cart. Starting at 4:00 p.m. every day, Chef Kyoo and the Dirty Habit culinary team will be firing up Japanese takoyaki filled with octopus, scallions, pickled ginger, bonito flakes, kewpie mayo and Worcestershire sauce ($9), teriyaki chicken yakitori ($9), spicy pork yakitori ($9), and Korean short rib yakitori ($15).

Kentucky Derby Brunch Juleps – 5/4

On Saturday, May 4, guests may enjoy brunch with Dirty Habit’s classic bourbon Mint Julep ($12), or grab seats with friends and make an afternoon of horse-race watching and sipping on Dirty Habit’s everlasting Peach Julep Brunch Punch featuring bourbon, peche de vigne, chamomile yuzu tea and mint ($18).

Cinco de Mayo Tacos & Mezcal Flights – 5/3 to 5/5

Dirty Habit will offer Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials starting Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. Chef Kyoo will be serving up globally inspired tacos including short rib tacos with braised short rib, kimchi, pickled radish and carrot, and crispy rice, and tuna tacos served in a crispy wonton shell with sushi rice, Peruvian red pepper sauce, wok-seared tuna, and mango pico de gallo. Also throughout the weekend, Beverage Manager Drew Hairston will be offering mezcal flights for guests looking to enjoy a special selection of the spirit and hear directly from Dirty Habit’s bar expert on the subtle differences in mezcal. There will be two flight options in the cleverly named “Flights to Oaxaca,” including:


Intro to Terroir ($25)

  • Corralejo Reposado

  • Casamigos Mezcal

  • Por Siempre Sotol


Unusual Interpretations ($55)

  • Volcan Cristalino

  • Ilegal Mezcal Anejo

  • Bozal Tobasiche

Mother’s Day Rosé All Day – 5/12

Dirty Habit is embracing the popular “Rosé All Day” saying this Mother’s Day. From the moment the restaurant opens at 8:00 a.m. to when the restaurant closes at 11:00 p.m., Dirty Habit will serve a curated list of half-priced premium rosé bottles to celebrate moms and loved ones including brut malbec ($27), mourvedre/syrah ($23), aglianico ($23), trepat ($24), pinot noir ($42), and brut pinot noir/chardonnay ($60).

Spring Patio Menu

Understanding some guests want to stay on the outdoor patio for as long as possible, Dirty Habit offers a select menu of appetizers and entrées from Chef Kyoo’s spring menu that can be enjoyed in the courtyard. These items include braised pork belly with celery root purée, pickled veggies, Zhenjiang vinegar, soy, and scallion ($18); Chilean sea bass with sautéed spinach, shrimp rice cake, scallion, and soy-honey glaze ($37); and DHDC Burger with fried egg, kewpie mayo, lettuce, and teriyaki sauce ($18).

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and Dirty Habit’s culinary team are now firing up    takoyaki    and    yakitori    on the new    patio food cart    in the sleek, outdoor courtyard.

Executive Chef Kyoo Eom and Dirty Habit’s culinary team are now firing up takoyaki and yakitori on the new patio food cart in the sleek, outdoor courtyard.

High-resolution photos of Dirty Habit’s Patio Food Cart bites, Flights to Oaxaca, and Peach Julep Brunch Punch (photo credit to Dirty Habit):


Dirty Habit serves brunch every day. Brunch starts at 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and at 8:00 a.m. on weekends. Dinner is served Monday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To make dinner reservations, visit www.dirtyhabitdc.com or call 202-449-7095.

Dirty Habit’s patio welcomes guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Happy hour on the patio may be enjoyed every Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A dinner menu with select dishes is available on the courtyard, starting at 5:00 p.m. every evening.


Dirty Habit is a luxe restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter/Theatre District that offers a vivid social scene, a high-end cocktail program and a private urban patio. Situated in the original General Post Office constructed in 1839, Dirty Habit stands in a national historic landmark. The global cuisine provided by Executive Chef Kyoo Eom is inspired by eclectic flavors and favorite family recipes. The seasonal menu is complemented by an innovative bar program created by Beverage Manager Drew Hairston, featuring house creations crafted with unexpected ingredients, large-format communal cocktails and distinctive serving vessels. Adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, Dirty Habit is the choice destination for dinner and drinks before all Capital One Arena events. For more information, call 202-449-7095 or visit www.dirtyhabitdc.com. The restaurant is located at 555 8th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20004; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Dirty Habit on Facebook and Instagram