Hungry? And maybe a bit superstitious? On Tuesday, chef Ris Lacoste debuts a new-year-themed, three-course “lucky foods” lunch special at her eponymous eatery in the West End.  Think “cider-glazed sea scallop on hominy grits with apple, sweet potatoes, and braised collard greens.” No, I have no idea why that particular dish is especially lucky, but it’s a tantalizing description, nonetheless. Cost is $25 person (tax and tip not included).

Tonight also marks the debut of guest chef Tim Byres filling in for R.J. Cooper at Rogue 24. The Texas-based chef from the acclaimed eatery Smoke in Dallas brings a more back-to-basics sort of sensibility to the Coop’s ultra-modern molecular tasting laboratory in Blagden Alley. (Read more here.)

Tomorrow, North Carolina’s New York-style pizzeria Fuel Pizza opens its first D.C. location on K Street NW. Doors open at noon. The first 50 people in line win free food for a year! Later that evening, PS7’s hosts a five-course white wine and pig dinner.

For more info, click on any link in the Y&H food events calendar above.

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