Saturday marks the return of Red Apron Butchery's gourmet hot dog cart, Frank, during local brewer D.C. Brau's regular growler hours.
From 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., you can fill your screw-top or flip-top growler and grab one of esteemed butcher Nate Anda's hand-made dogs.
Choose from a spicy Italian sausage with roasted shallot marmalade, a black truffle dog with wild mushroom ragout, a kielbasa with bacon-braised sauerkraut and hot mustard and the "Vietfranc," a heavily spiced "atomic" dog topped with ginger, lime aioli and viet-slaw. Bacon bangers will be on special -- "and yes," Anda reports via Twitter, "mash will be involved."
Elsewhere, naturally, there's a whole lot of corned beef and cabbage -- oh, and beer -- going on for St. Patrick's Day. Specials available at Bayou Bakery, Cafe Dupont, Capital City Brewery, ChurchKey, and Poste, among other places.
Coming up: on Monday, Pizzeria Paradiso celebrates Elysian beer while Estadio features Canary Island wines. And, on Tuesday, Virtue fetes New Belgium brews.
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What To Eat This Weekend: Bacon Bangers at DC Brau was originally published by Washington City Paper on March 16, 2012.