Power lunch on the patio at BLT Steak

BLT Steak has opened its 24-seat outdoor patio for the summer dining season. In celebration of the warm weather, executive chef and partner Laurent Tourondel has created a special summer sandwich and salad menu. 

The new lunch menu features sophisticated salads such as poached lobster salad with avocado, arugula-cilantro salad, radishes, shallots and yellow wax beans with a curry-ginger mayonnaise; grilled figs wrapped in prosciutto with gorgonzola, endive and frisée dressed in a honey-mustard oil vinaigrette, along with apple and cinnamon walnuts; and beef filet carpaccio salad with truffle vinaigrette, shaved asparagus, arugula, pecorino Toscana and raw artichoke heart.

Some of the new signature sandwiches include the Spicy Soft-Shell Crab “BLT,” with sambal oelek mayonnaise and pea shoots, and the Prime Steak and Fontina Cheese sandwich, with royal trumpet duxelles, watercress and pickled ramps.

BLT Steak is located at 1624 Eye St. NW. Phone: 202-689-8999.

Get hooked on Hook for lunch and brunch

If you love going to dinner at Hook, Georgetown’s new seafood restaurant with hunky chef Barton Seaver, you can love it for lunch and brunch as well. Diners may now delight in Seaver’s crudos at any time of the day, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and other culinary delights.

Lunch highlights include the Bluefish Club Sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, as well as the warm spinach salad with morel-smoked onion vinaigrette. Brunch diners can feast on house-made scones with candied ginger butter as starters, or dishes like the prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich with sun-dried tomato pesto.

Lunch: Wednesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Hook is located at 3241 M St. NW. Phone: 202-625-4488.

 The new farmer’s market

The recently opened Farmer’s Market at 14th and U streets opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 2 p.m., rain or shine, on the Reeves Center Plaza sidewalk.

The market features 12 local farmers and producers offering free-range eggs, meats and more. Produce from this market benefits Martha’s Table. The market takes place each Saturday through Nov. 17.