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cinnamon crumble and homemade vanilla ice cream. Chocolate lovers will want to save room for the Molten Lava Cake with its decadent chocolate cake and ooey-gooey center. The Wine List Evo Bistro’s wine list features many small producers from around the world, with an impressive list of premium wines that most places do not offer by the glass. The Caymus 40th Anniversary cabernet sauvignon at $26 a glass is not for everyone, but is a joy for a wine lover that doesn’t want to order an entire bottle. With a wine list that carries more than 80 varieties of wine and champagne choices, there are options available for every type of budget. Evo Bistro offers wine bottle specials during Monday and Wednesday nights, in addition to Friday lunches. Frequented by locals on Wednesdays, half price wine bottle specials attract a large crowd of singles and couples alike. Thursday evenings are for the sparkling wine fans with half price champagne bottle discounts. Weekday happy hour specials offer $6 sangria, wine, beer and rail drinks from 3:30-6:30pm. If that were not enough, the happy hour menu also includes $6 and $9 tapas. The fried Alcachofa is a tasty vegetarian tapa with lightly fried artichokes and a lemon aioli dipping sauce. Among the happy hour meat selections, the Lomo and Kefta did not disappoint. Great for sharing, the Lomo is a flavorful dish with grilled flank steak served over a bed of garlicky spinach with a Piquillo pepper sauce. Zahidi’s Moroccan inspiration is apparent in his Kefta with its seasoned ground lamb topped with goat cheese, harissa aioli and tomatoes. I have an appreciation for small neighborhood restaurants where I can relax, while enjoying great food and wine. Evo Bistro definitely hits the mark with an extensive list of memorable tapas, entrées and wines that appeal to a variety of tastes. v

EVO BISTRO 1313 Old Chain Bridge Road McLean, VA 703-288-4422 Monday-Thursday: 11:30am -10pm Friday: 11:30am -11pm
 Saturday: 4pm -11pm
 Sunday: 4pm - 9pm


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