Starting September 5, Dirt Candy no longer offers an à la carte menu at dinner. Guests can choose from one of the two options below:

The Vegetable Patch ($59, tip included) - approximately five courses, this menu is made up of some of our tried and true greatest hits. (wine pairing with this menu is $45)

The Vegetable Garden ($88, tip included) - approximately nine to ten courses, this menu changes based on the seasons, what our purveyors brought that week, and our chef's mood. Recommended for those who want a vegetable party at their table. (wine pairing with this menu is $65)

Brunch will still be à la carte and we've added some of our most popular dinner items to the brunch menu. We'll also be serving a limited dinner menu at our bar every night.

We've included information about some of our past and present dishes on the rest of this page to help you waste time at work.

drinks

Bloody Carrie $13

smoked bloody mary + grilled carrot juice + mezcal

Jealous Mary $13

traditional bloody mary + vodka + green tomato juice

Mimosa Madness $12

yellow pepper mimosa / or cucumber mimosa / or beet mimosa

cocktails

Sundown Negroni $16

artichoke infused gin + cynar

Radish Gibson $16

gin or vodka + pickled radish

Cucumber Mojito $16

cucumber + mint + rum

Carrot Penicillin $16

tequila + carrot juice

Popcorn Old Fashioned $16

popcorn infused bourbon

Island Flower $16

tequila + pineapple + fennel

Celery Pimm's Cup $16

celery + pimm's

Snap! $16

peas + gin

DC Picklebacks $7

shot of chilled vodka + shot of pickled beet juice

sparkling

NV Crémant du Jura, Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot, Jura, France$76 bottle / $19 glass

Raw and rustic wine that crackles with life force from this husband-and-wife biodynamic vineyard.

NV Champagne Tarlant Brut Nature ‘Zero,’ Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France$105 bottle / $26 glass

Mélanie Tarlant, a 12th-generation vigneronne, delivers an elegant, exceptionally crisp champagne.

2015 Filipa Pato ‘3B,’ Rosé, Beiras, Portugal$48 bottle / $12 glass

Filipa Pato’s party in a bottle combines a thick, burly red, with a soft, fruity white to form a perfectly pink potion.

Cidrerie du Vulcain Trois Pepins$52 bottle / $13 glass

The hippest drink in Paris right now is also the number one cider in Switzerland. Made from apples, pears, and quince, the pear adds a cooling blast to the cider. It's unpasteurized, naturally fermented and totally delicious.

2012 Marie Courtin ‘Efflorescence’ Extra Brut, Polisot, Côte des Bars, Champagne, France$140 bottle

Dominique Moreau’s estate delivers a champagne that is so alive and organic that every lush, opulent glass tastes different.

white

2014 Riesling, Teutonic Wine Company ‘Medici Vineyard’, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon$56 bottle

A dry Riesling driven by minerality. Winemakers Olga and Barnaby Tuttle learned from their German mentors how to make American wines with old-world charm.

2014 Chardonnay, Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot ‘Sursis,’ Côtes du Jura, France$58 bottle

Ancient Chardonnay vines planted on Savagnin’s turf turn out this razor-sharp, Alpine-herbed expression of the ubiquitous grape.

2016 Falanghina, Bellus ‘Caldera,’ Campania, Italy$48 bottle

New York sommelier Jordan Salcito makes this bright, salty wine from volcanic soil, yielding what we call “volcano juice.”

2014 Aligoté, Claire Naudin ‘Le Clous 34,’ Burgundy, France$68 bottle

Hand-harvested and unfiltered. Green apple & citrus meets red apples and blackcurrant, driven by salt and wet stone.

2016 Muscat of Spina, Rhous Estate, Crete, Greece$50 bottle

Maria Tamiolaki’s family estate rescued the Muscat of Spina grape from extinction. Flowers jump out of the glass — honeysuckle, elder ower—buoyed by ripe, white, eshy fruit.

2016 Chardonnay, Domaine Oudin, Chablis, France$17 glass / $68 bottle

From the family domaine near the village of Chichée, the Oudin sisters deliver a classic, elegant Chablis.

2016 Sideritis, Parparoussis ‘Gift of Dionysos,’ Peloponnese, Greece$15 glass / $60 bottle

Sisters Erifili and Dimitra Parparoussis champion Greece’s native grapes, like the rare Sideritis, with its tough pink skin. It delivers a taste of ocean breezes, citrus and white almond.

2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Noëlla Morantin ‘Chez Charles’ Vieilles Vignes, Touraine, Loire Valley, France$16 glass / $64 bottle

Noella Morantin is an instinctive, rebellious winemaker who makes her wines the way she wants, labels be damned. This oak-fermented Sauvignon is rich & full-fruited, but kicks up that Loire Valley chalk a notch.

2015 Grüner Veltliner, Müller-Grossman, Kremstal, Austria$13 glass / $52 bottle

Mother-daughter team Helma and Marlies have crafted a fresh, green Grüner with a crisp, mineral finish.

2015 Chenin Blanc, Domaine du Closel ‘Jalousie,’ Savennières, Loire Valley, France$60 bottle

Domaine du Closel has been run by women for generations & they leave their wines almost untouched during a long fermentation to develop their own personalities, giving this Chenin a lushness that balances Savennieres’ signature acidity.

2016 Assyrtiko, Venetsanos, Santorini, Greece$72

This generations-old estate is revived by Ioanna Vamvakouri with a classic, clean Assyrtiko—brine, citrus, and white spice.

2015 Chardonnay, Donkey & Goat ‘Linda Vista,’ Napa Valley, California$86

Subtle & understated are not the first words you associate with Napa Chardonnay, but Tracey & Jared Brandt are making beautiful bottles of this mineral-driven terroir that taste like pure gold.

2012 Chardonnay, Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France$120

The holy grail — a biodynamic Chardonnay from Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy, who treats her vines like family & infuses her wines with soul.

2015 Loin de l’oeil / Ondenc, Causse Marines ‘Les Greilles,’ Gaillac, France$46 bottle

Virginie Maignien bucks convention to make wine from vines dating back to before World War II, using indigenous Sud Ouest grapes.

2015 Field Blend, Maria & Sepp Muster ‘Opok,’ Styria, Austria$68 bottle

Maria and Sepp Muster love orange wines. Opok is fermented in clay pots, creating this densely textured blend of Welschriesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gelber Muskateller & Morillon grapes.

red

2015 Côt, Agnès et René Mosse ‘Chico,’ Touraine, Loire Valley, France$48 bottle

Agnes & Rene worked together at a wine bar in Tours before they realized what they really wanted to do was make wine, not pour it. ‘Chico’ is their first go at a 100% Côt (aka Malbec).

2015 Gamay, Nathalie Banes ‘La Saoulée,’ Beaujolais, France$62 per bottle

This is Nathalie’s debut wine, and lovely, pure expression of Beaujolais. Bright fruit, elegant aromatics, and freshness.

2016 Cabernet Franc, Inconnu, Carneros, California$50 bottle

Another wine from the unpretentious Laura Brennan Bissell, this organically-grown Cab Franc is focused on fruit, flowers, and fun. Violets and black currants jump out of the glass.

2016 Poulsard, Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot ‘Vieilles Vignes,’ Arbois, Jura, France$64 bottle

This Poulsard is wild in every sense—unfiltered, untamed, smelling of brambly mountain fruit and wild herbs.

2014 Nebbiolo, Abbona ‘Bricco Barone,’ Alba, Piedmont, Italy$16 glass / $64 bottle

All the tar and roses your heart desires, from this humble family estate in the Piedmont’s storied hills.

2013 Gamay, Domaine Labruyère ‘Champ de Cour,’ Moulin-À-Vent, Beaujolais, France$14 glass / $56 bottle

Nadine Gublin is at the helm of this domaine — one of the oldest in Moulin-À-Vent. This ain’t your grandma’s Beaujolais, instead it's deep, with an elegant fruit flavor that dominates, while never losing its vibrant heart.

2015 Grenache, A Tribute to Grace, Santa Barbara, California$18 glass / $72 bottle

Angela Osborne makes single-vineyard, single-variety wines with a passionate, single-minded focus. Her Grenache is lighter than air, full of dried herbs and wild flowers.

2015 Nerello Mascalese Blend, Romeo de Castello, Etna, Sicily$52 bottle

Mother-daughter winemaking team, Rosanna & Chiara Romeo, harness Mt. Etna’s volcanic power to make a wine that coats your tongue with ripe red berries and smoke.

2016 Montepulciano, Rabasco ‘Cancelli,’ Abruzzo, Italy$70 bottle

Iole Rabasco puts this undervalued region on the map with a juicy Montepulciano bursting with red fruit & grounded by rich earthiness.

2015 Pinot Noir, Bow & Arrow ‘Hughes Hollow Vineyard,’ Willamette Valley, Oregon$84 bottle

Old World vibes via New World fruit, crafted by Dana & Scott Frank. This silky Pinot Noir from Oregon tastes like it came out of the Loire Valley.

2011 Cabernet Franc, Olga Ra ault ‘Les Picasses,’ Chinon, Loire Valley, France$64

Legendary winemaker Olga Raffault’s legacy lives on in her granddaughter, Sylvie, who delivers traditional, handcrafted wines that are rustic, mineral, & earthy, and also softened by a 6 year aging process.

2015 Pinot Noir, Chandon de Briailles 1er Cru ‘Les Vergelesses,’ Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy$130 bottle

Claude de Nicolay picked up where her mother, Nadine, left off, converting their vineyards to biodynamic farming techniques and delivering true Burgundian masterpieces.

2015 Sangiovese, Sanguineto, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy$62

Outrageously complex & damn delicious. Dora Forsoni’s Montepulciano is pure terroir—deep, plummy fruit, warm spice, and a rustic, herbal edge.

2016 Rossese, Danila Pisano, Dolceacqua Vigneto Savoia, Liguria, Italy$64 bottle

This hearty wine is all crushed red fruit, dried herbs, & fresh cracked black pepper, from old vines of the rare rossese grape.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah, Domaine de Trévallon, Alpilles, Southwest France$120

The Durrbach family has been making this unconventional blend for decades. Now, husband-and-wife team, Eloi and Floriane, create a wine with the spirit of Bordeaux and the garrigue of Provençe.

2005 Tempranillo, Lopez de Heredia ‘Viña Tondonia’ Rioja Reserva, Rioja Alta, Spain$98 bottle

Lopez de Heredia has been family-run for over a century and is now in the hands of Maria Lopez, whose Rioja tastes like warm spice, roasted figs and the forest in the fall.

2015 Nero d’Avola, Martha Stoumen Benson Ranch, Mendocino County, California$68 bottle

Sicily’s dark horse gets a reboot in this young-vined, dry-farmed beauty from young gun Martha Stoumen. Light on its feet, its soul is intact.

2015 Syrah Blend, Elodie Balme, Rasteau, Côtes du Rhône Villages, France$52 bottle

Elodie Balme took over her father’s vineyards in 2006, converting them to organic practices. This blend is vibrant and intense, with a black velvet texture, dark fruit and spice.

2015 Saperavi, Standing Stone Vineyards, Finger Lakes$60 bottle

Marti Macinski turns Saperavi grapes (barely known outside the Republic of Georgia) into a hearty wine with bold tannins, and heady fruit—without sacrifcing finesse.