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I’m Afraid I Just Blue Myself

ot just oozing out of pies anymore, blueberries are now appearing on your meat!  Once used in Italy to keep meat, blueberries are certainly a more creative preservative than salt.  Parachutes, Lamborghinis, heliocentrism–what will the Italians think of next?!

The signature filetto al mirtillo ($29)–that’s right, blueberry steak–made the original Acqua Al 2 location in Florence, Italy famous.  Now Acqua Al 2 brings its creative, stylish Tuscan cuisine and cozy ambiance to Eastern Market.

A juicy, hand-carved filet mignon is topped with a warm, ever-so-subtly-sweet blueberry sauce.  It’s balanced by the tartness of balsamic and savoriness of steak.  There will be blue juice everywhere.  You’ve been warned.

Mandatory must-tries: Lush, cream-filled burrata with seasonal figs, grilled peaches or tomatoes; assaggio di dolci ($10)--four house-made desserts including panna cotta, chocolate espresso cake and a cheesecake that is so ethereal, you just might blow.

Acqua Al 2
212 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Founder + Creative Director. Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in USA Today, DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.


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