Archive for June 30, 2017

Where To Eat and Drink This Fourth of July

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Source: Eater DC

Celebrate with fried chicken, crazy shakes, and, of course, beer | There are no shortage of parties and specials throughout the city to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. Plot any big night out ASAP, as some events are already sold out (such as The Top of the Gate celebration at the newly-renovated Watergate). From $17.76 picnic to-go packages to beer-fueled rooftop festivities, here are some top picks for Independence Day festivities:

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Taste Test: FISH

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Celebrate America’s holiday appreciating one of D.C.’s finest chefs

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Tips and Tricks, Baby

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

I’m afraid of fireworks. What should I do on July 4?

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Where to Eat Gluten-Free in D.C.

Source: Eater DC

Find everything from baked goods to pasta and pizza | While celiac disease is unfortunately common, America’s restaurant industry has now adapted and found ways to meet gluten-free needs and still maintain taste. D.C. dining is no exception. There are now countless options for gluten-free patrons. In fact, most local restaurants offer at least a few gluten-free alternatives, making this condition almost a non-issue. Some eateries, however, go above and beyond for gluten-free diners, making cookies, cakes, pastries, barbecue, and even pasta and pizza, accessible to those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. For dishes that are free of gluten, but full of flavor, head to one of these essential gluten-free eateries in the D.C. area.

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The month of June in restaurant openings and closings

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

June saw several restaurant openings in the upper Georgia Avenue corridor (think Brightwood and Brightwood Park). There were, of course, a few closings as well, including Ripple in Cleveland Park and Restaurant Nora in Dupont Circle. Here’s a rundown of noteworthy developments. Openings Castello’s: After what turned out to be a long lead time, the restaurant opened […]

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This Is the Best New Burger in DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

I spend a lot of time eating—and making—burgers. Specifically, smash burgers. The ultra-thin, minute-a-side patties that, when you double up on them, meld into a glorious, melty mini-sandwich of American cheese and special sauce inside its bun. When it comes to restaurants, Le Diplomate’s Burger Americain, crowned with French and American toothpick flags, has reigned […]

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Texans can’t imagine a world where someone smokes a better brisket than they do

Source: Washington Post Food Section

A restaurant critic with the Austin American-Statesman says no D.C. brisket could ever compete with Aaron Franklin’s. But he hasn’t tasted both, and I have.

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‘Souping,’ birch water and gochujang: 9 trends from the 2017 Fancy Foods Show

Source: Washington Post Food Section

Here’s a look at what you’ll be eating and drinking next year.

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The best Fourth of July recipes to satisfy any appetite

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Mix and match with these picks from the Recipe Finder.

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D.C.’s best barbecue joint is popping up at the National Building Museum just in time for ‘Hive’

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Hill Country is likely to get a lot more crowded in the coming days. The smokehouse just earned the No. 1 spot on the $20 Diner’s annual barbecue rankings. Which is why the return of Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue couldn’t be better timed. The event has been AWOL for the past two summers, but starting July […]

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First Look: Porrón by Anxo

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Competitive drinking at its finest

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BBQ Bus Smokehouse Rolls Into D.C. This July

Source: Eater DC

The six-year-old food truck is setting up shop in Brightwood | Six years after dishing out barbecue on local streets, veteran food truck BBQ Bus is opening it’s first brick-and-mortar location next week in Brightwood. The 900-square-foot BBQ Bus Smokehouse at 5830 Georgia Avenue NW, which is scheduled to debut Friday, July 7, plans to continue with many of the familiar food truck offerings including smoky pulled pork and spicy chicken, as well as sides like fire-roasted corn, and chorizo mac and cheese. Picnic plates range from hefty three-meat medleys to pork and beans. Delivery, catering, and carry-out are also big …

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Here’s a Map Showing All the Rooftop Bars In the DC Area

Source: Washingtonian Food

You want to drink outside, preferably elevated above the fray of all those sidewalk patios and crowded beer gardens. We put together a map of over 60 great rooftop bars in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. There’s a deck for all needs—whether you’re looking to cool off by a rooftop pool, catch great city views, grab […]

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Milk Bar’s Mix-In Studded Soft Serve Is Now for Sale in CityCenterDC

Source: Eater DC

New “MilkQuakes” feature crack pie, birthday cake truffles, and corn cookies | The new Milk Bar MilkQuakes, which combine some of founder Christina Tosi’s signature sweets with the now-nationwide bakery’s self-styled soft serve ice cream, are ready for D.C.’s Instagramming pleasure. The frozen treats were first offered to Caviar customers earlier this week but are making their way into the physical stores today. The three debut flavors, all featuring Tosi’s cereal milk-flavored ice cream, include: a summer-y mashup of Milk Bar’s corn cookies and strawberries; a colorful blend of birthday cake truffles and rainbow sprinkles; and a slice of crack pie …

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Hospitals aren’t where you expect to find healthy, creative food. But why not?

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Recipe challenge asks institutional chefs to design ‘bowls’ that can satisfy without too many calories or fat — and can scale up

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