Food for Foodie Football Fans

There's no shortage in this town of chicken wing specials and crowded
sports bars to catch a fall football game, but a few unlikely
restaurants are luring fans with haute spins on stadium fare. Think of
it as food for foodie football fans.

Chef and self-proclaimed
football fanatic Ris Lacoste just announced a new “Hang Time” menu
at Ris,
served at the bar and in the café seating areas Sundays from noon to
close through the NFL season. Games are shown on three large TVs.

chef's offerings include grilled polish sausage with peppers and onions
or sauerkraut and mustard, pepperoni pizza, nachos with black beans,
white rice, chorizo and rancheros sauce, and a Maine lobster roll.
Bloody Marys are $5 and Abita Lights $4.

In Del Ray, Evening Star Cafe is serving
"cornbrats" (corndogs stuffed with bratwurst), meatball grinders and
special cask ales to bar patrons Sundays during football games from 3:30
p.m. to close. And sister restaurant EatBar in Arlington is targeting
the Monday night game crowd with venison chili and venison nachos, both
$5, and cask ales for $4 a glass.

For more on what's happening on the DC restaurant scene, check out the DC Dining section.