Elisir is a schmancy new Italian restaurant opening later this week in Penn Quarter. It is offering tasting menus priced as $75 and $95, but if you want water, it will come from a bottle and it will cost you an additional 29 cents. Justin Kraemer, Elisir’s General Manager/Sommelier, offered the following explanation to DCist: “The city water in D.C. is notoriously bad and in deference to our guests’ health we don’t want to offer ‘Chateau Potomac,’” he said. “If people insist, we will of course oblige them with tap water, but we feel that bottomless sparkling or still bottled water for .29C is more than fair.” D.C. Water said it would “reach out” to the restaurant to explain Chateau Potomac’s underappreciated delights.
In other news:
A totem pole for Anacostia (Post)
Food truck burn wasn’t serious (All We Can Eat)
Vincent Gray on Heritage India killing: “disturbing and frightening — just as violence anywhere in our city should disturb and frighten all residents” (WRC-TV)
Keith Jarrell bows out of Ward 4 race (Blogspot)
It’s official: Marion Barry is in it to win it (BOEE)