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Erik Bruner-Yang’s Made Ten Tigers’ Menu Into ‘Maketto 2.0 Bar Snacks,’ Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, Pitango’s hybrid gelateria-bakery is coming to Adams Morgan

Ch-Ch-Changes | Washingtonian reports that Maketto chef and founder Erik Bruner-Yang has revamped the menu at months-old Ten Tigers Parlour in Petworth to include more Asian snack foods, including pork buns, spring rolls, and noodle bowls. The changeover in the kitchen — Kyirisan founder Tim Ma designed Ten Tigers’ opening menu — has apparently allowed Brunery-Yang to test out new recipes for the restaurants he’s promised to the slow-going Line Hotel, Brothers and Sisters, and Spoken English. [Washingtonian]

Pitango’s trying something new in Adams Morgan | As it closes in on its 10-year …

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The Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle returns to the District this weekend

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FOOD CALENDAR | The event features cooking contests, demos and, of course, plenty of barbecue.

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The best ways to use up fresh and cured chorizo

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

7 ways to use the spicy sausage, from the Recipe Finder.

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The Early Word on Franklin Hall

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Source: Eater DC

“The place is huge and has giant Jenga blocks.” | Franklin Hall, the cavernous 5,600-square-foot American take on German drinking spots, debuted this month inside the Manhattan Laundry Building. Restaurant developer Tin Shop’s latest project at 1346 Florida Avenue NW is a playground for beer lovers, with 24 drafts, an industrial vibe, couches, TVs, and fireplaces. Most beers are available in liter mugs. The spacious establishment can pack in 220 eaters and drinkers, with a 24-seat patio in the works. Tin Shop’s other projects include Smoked & Stacked, Big Chief, and Lost & Found; the consulting chef …

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Finally, poppy seeds that won’t make you fail your drug test

Source: Washington Post Food Section

A British company has developed a low-morphine poppy seed that could help everything-bagel lovers keep their jobs.

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Bethesda Rising: New Arrivals Spice Up the Local Dining Scene

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Source: Eater DC

Find everything from funky doughnuts to fiery Chinese cooking | Despite some naysayers at the Washington Post and New York Times, Bethesda is seeing a boom in new restaurants, swank apartments, and millennials pushing their UppaBaby Vista strollers down Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda Bagels coffee cup firmly in hand. And while some Bethesda institutions have faded away (could Tastee Diner be next?) a slew of new hot spots have opened up, most within walking distance of the Metro station.

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Mediterranean-Style Upper West Side Cafe Adds Another Dimension to New Squash Club

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Source: Eater DC

Supplement a workout with avocado toast or cocktails | West End sports facility Squash on Fire now has a full-service Mediterranean restaurant and bar tucked inside — an unusual amenity that thrusts fried rice balls and alcohol into the realm of post-workout recovery meals. Branded as the Upper West Side Café, the centerpiece of the sleek 19,700-square-foot membership-free squash facility serves up small plates, sandwiches, juices, coffees, and specialty drinks. The chef behind the menu hails from Austrian-influenced Kafe Leopold in Cady’s Alley. Shareable selections ($5-$6) include Brussels sprouts and arancini, while the salads and bowls section ($11-$13) spins …

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Maketto Chef Erik Bruner-Yang Is Now Behind the Food at Ten Tigers Parlour

Source: Washingtonian Food

We recently tried steamed buns, shrimp dumplings, and braised beef rice bowls from Ten Tigers Parlour in Petworth and thought: a) delicious! and b) weird, tastes like Maketto. As it turns out, it is Maketto—or at least a bar-friendly version of the food at the H Street hotspot. Chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his team were […]

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South American Rotisserie Chicken and Whiskey Spot Opens on 14th Street Today

Source: Washingtonian Food

From its 14th Street entrance, Chicken + Whiskey looks like your typical fast-casual joint: yellow metal stools, rotisserie chickens rotating behind the counter, and a South American menu scrawled in bright colors on the wall. But walk past the faux-freezer door (a popular gimmick lately), and you’ll find a full bar with a vinyl DJ […]

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In demand and pricier than ever, lobster rolls have become the cupcake of the sea

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

As the price of the crustacean’s meat skyrockets, restaurants are feeling the pinch

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Chicken + Whiskey Blends South American Cooking With Global Spirits

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Source: Eater DC

The hybrid venture opening June 20 offers rotisserie chicken with a twist | Chicken + Whiskey, a new Peruvian chicken restaurant married to a whiskey bar, today joins the bustling 14th Street NW corridor. The experimental restaurant, located at 1738 14th Street NW, comes from the hospitality pros at Maryland-based Star Restaurant Group. Alma Cocina Latina alum Enrique Limardo blends his native Venezuelan cuisine with locally beloved Peruvian chicken, complementing slow-roasted bird brined for 12 hours with fried corn cakes known as arepas. The “pollo a la brasa” order (from $8.99 for a quarter up to $16.99 …

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One of New York’s Top Pastry Chefs Has Quietly Been Working at Maketto

Source: Washingtonian Food

Head to Maketto on any given morning, and you’re likely to find a pretty amazing breakfast pastry. Perhaps it’s a slightly crunchy cake doughnut tinged with cardamom and ginger and sheened with a not-too-sweet strawberry glaze. Or maybe it’s a flaky scone laced with Thai sausage, cheddar cheese, and scallions. The reason? Pichet Ong, the […]

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Drift on 7th Angles to Peel Off Customers From Game of Thrones Pub, Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, fans frequent Chatter to watch the Tony Kornheiser show

Year-old Shaw seafood restaurant Drift on 7th isn’t going to let another throng of customers waiting to explore the latest seasonal pop-up at neighboring Drink Company establishments Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency, and Mockingbird Hill again pass it by. With the adjoining bars poised to become Game of Thrones Pub on Wednesday, June 21, Drift is rolling out its own batch of carry-out friendly, GOT-themed snacks and beverages specifically catering to those expected to line the sidewalks every night for the next few months.

Pardon the interruption, Mr. K

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Soccer fan who fought London Bridge terrorists honored with his own beer

Source: Washington Post Food Section

A Swedish brewery has named a beer after Roy Larner, who suffered critical injuries while fighting the Borough Market attackers.

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You don’t know how to make egg foo yong? Sure you do.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

DINNER IN 15 MINUTES | Try this riff on a Chinese American dish. You won’t miss the meat.

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