Archive for June 30, 2016

Matt Adler OUT at Osteria Morini; Mission BBQ to Chantilly

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, a roof collapse at a local bakery and a new dinner series

NAVY YARD— Chef Matt Adler is leaving Osteria Morini (his immediate plans after are to travel). Executive sous chef Ben Pflaumer is replacing him. [WCP]

CHANTILLY— Chain Mission BBQ has signed its first lease in Northern Virginia. Washington Business Journal reports they’re headed to Chantilly. [WBJ]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS— Several restaurants are participating in a series of “Wild Kitchen” dinners, a group of pop-up dinner parties around town. Look for them at restaurants like Maketto and Birch & Barley; more info here. [BYT]

U STREET— The roof

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Tom Sietsema Finds a Deal in Georgetown at Zannchi

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, reviews of Yona, Lahinch Taverm, and more barbecue thoughts from Tim Carman | Tom Sietsema tries Korean newcomer Zannchi for his First Bite column in the Washington Post. The menu is small and concentrates on rice bowls and kimbap. The critic thinks the Georgetown restaurant from chef Eunjang Kim is a great bargain. 

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The Best American Cheap Eats Around DC

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Source: Washingtonian Food

In the mood for wallet-friendly barbecue, burgers, fried chicken, and other American fare? Here are the best cheap options around DC, just in time for the July Fourth holiday weekend.

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D.C.’s Newest Late-Night Dining Options

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Source: Eater DC

The city continues to get more late night eats | Making a plan for sustenance is an important part of maintaining stamina for any late night excursion, regardless of whether or not lots of drinking is involved. D.C. has had a consistently good array of late night dining options for those who fin hunger striking at unexpected times, but it continues to broaden as restaurant options sprout all over the area. The following is a list of newer restaurants that have either expanded their regular menu beyond the regular cutoff times of around 10 or 11 p.m.  Or they’ve introduced new …

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Five things to know about Big Chief, opening tonight in Ivy City

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Niketown, high-end apartments and a burgeoning distillery scene have turned Ivy City into the District’s hottest transitioning neighborhood. Now it’s getting its first nightspot: Big Chief, a cavernous bar and music venue that has taken over a former roofing supply company on Fenwick Street NE. Big Chief opens to the public tonight at 8 p.m., …

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Inside Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s New DC Restaurant: RPM Italian

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Source: Washingtonian Food

After three years in the making, celebrity duo Giuliana and Bill Rancic have opened RPM Italian in Mt. Vernon Triangle. The luxe 350-seat restaurant is the second location for the former E! News host and The Apprentice winner, along with Lettuce Entertain You. The Chicago-based hospitality group operates seven Washington restaurants, including Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab and Mon Ami Gabi. Here’s what to know before you go.

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The Top Stories on Eater D.C. In June

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Source: Eater DC

The month’s restaurant news highlights | Here are the top new feature and news posts on the site in June. This list excludes perennial top performers like the Eater 38, Brunch Heat Map, Heat Map, and 2016 Closings Stream.

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Petworth Rising: Five New Bars and Restaurants to Try

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Source: Eater DC

More options for the neighborhood | 2016 has been a good year for restaurants in Petworth. Though the loss of Crane & Turtle was a blow, several new options have debuted in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood, many of which just happened in the past month or so. Here are five to put on the radar …

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Fresh barbecue matters, even when diners don’t get any

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

$20 DINER | D.C.’s smokehouses need to challenge customers to earn more respect.

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Best Weekend Bets

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Source: Brightest Young Things DC

This week’s 4th of July selection events on DC BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand picked from our awesome AGENDA HOMEPAGE and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress and will use Beyonce as a party spiritual guide, because because.

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A Vietnamese Pop-Up, Brewery Parties, and More Weekend Events

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Source: Eater DC

The weekend in food events

1) Doi Dua Pop-Up | What: The Portland-based Vietnamese pop-up heads to Honeycomb in Union Market Sunday to serve up tamarind pork ribs and sodas. | Where: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE | When: Sunday

2) Denizens Preamble Party | What: Denizens celebrates July 4 holiday early with live music, grill specials, and boozy ice cream. More info here. | Where: Denizens Beer Garden, 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Va. | When: July 3, 5 p.m.

3) Union Market Drive-In | What: The Union Market drive-in series kicks off with “Top Gun” | Where: Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE | When:

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Fourth of July recipes: Grilled corn, ancho chili burgers, Serbian pie and more

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

A collection of our favorite dishes for grilling out or cooking in.

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How to Pick a Crab

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Source: Washingtonian Food

1. Flip the crab over and insert a thin crab knife—or your fingers—under the tab in the middle of the abdomen. | 2. Carefully pry up the tab—the aim is to loosen the shell, not break the “lever.” Flip the crab over and pop off its top shell. | 3. With your knife, scrape off the white, feathery gills. No true waterman would remove the yellowish, sweet “mustard.” | 4. Crack the crab in half and pick out the meat. Tear away the back area around the legs for a delicious cluster of meat. | 5. Twist off the claws and snap off the …

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Fresh barbecue matters, even when diners don’t get any

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

D.C.’s smokehouses need to challenge customers to earn more respect. [READ MORE]

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First Look: Slim’s Diner

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Source: Brightest Young Things DC

After two years of construction, there is finally a restaurant on the corner of Georgia & Upshur. It’s not like most of the restaurants you’ll find in the city. It’s not like Ted’s Bulletin. There are no $20 milkshakes on the menu, but it’s also not quite like the classic Diners of the District we highlighted yesterday. Maybe it will be in 20 years, but right now, it’s somewhere in between.

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