If you’re looking for a cool place to hang after work, Mezè’s an incredible option. In fact, I’m kicking myself for not getting here sooner. Located on 2437 18th St NW, they’ve been serving delicious Turkish food to DC residents since 2001. “Mezè” is basically the Eastern Mediterranean equivalent of Spanish tapas. They’re intended for sharing and allow diners to experience various flavors throughout their meal.
Their happy hour’s from 4:30-7PM Monday through Friday, and they’re known for their mojitos – rumor has it, their mango mojito is to die for – so definitely take advantage of them being half off. You can also get imported beers for $4 and rail drinks + wine for $5 a pop. On top of that, they have a special happy hour food menu, and everything’s a whopping $5. There’s a lot to choose from, including a handful of vegan/vegetarian options, so I recommend going with a friend and ordering several plates to share.
Not sure what to get? Try their tavuk kofte (chicken meatballs), their vegetarian sigara böregi (cigar shaped pastries filled with feta), their vegan dolma (stuffed grape leaves) and their cerkez tavugu (shredded chicken dip with walnuts accompanied by homemade bread). Everything was good, but I’d honestly go back for their bread alone – think piping hot, fresh out of the oven. All jokes aside – I wasn’t joking though – my favorite dish was the sigara böregi because who doesn’t love crispy pastries with cheese? You get 3 per order, and each bite will remind you that magic still exists in the world.
So, go to Mezè on Monday and indulge – just make sure to let me know what you thought of their noms by leaving a comment below. Where do you guys usually go for happy hour in the district? For more on DC foodporn, browse this tab and check back soon for fresh new content. Happy eating, Nomsters!