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Best Apple Pies in DC

Best Apple Pies in DC

Source: DCist Food

There’s nothing more comforting than the smell of freshly baked apple pie coming out of the oven on rainy and cold days in October. Though you can argue that apples are available throughout the year, there’s something special about eating them in autumn. If you’re brave enough to tackle the rain this weekend, head over to one of these places that whips up the best apple pies in D.C.

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The Twelve Best Burgers In The D.C. Area

The Twelve Best Burgers In The D.C. Area

Source: DCist Food

What makes a burger great? Is it the meat, the bun, the toppings that come with the burger and the bun? Or is it the sauce? The debate can go on and on but ultimately, it’s how each component mixes well together isn’t it. It’s all about proportion and in a city like Washington, D.C., where burger joints are almost as ubiquituous as lobbyists, picking the best one can pose a challenge, but here they are regardless. This list is inclusive and has both fast food types to those found in gourmet steakhouses.

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The Source Refreshes With A Hot Pot Table And New Menu

The Source Refreshes With A Hot Pot Table And New Menu

Source: DCist Food

Wolfgang Puck’s The Source reopened after almost a month-long renovation. The newly redesigned restaurant now has a custom made hot pot table, suitable for a party of four. The table has a hallow center carved to put a tub-full of hot broth where guests can dip in their favorite meats, seafood, and vegetables.

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Capital Cheapskate: Author Leanne Brown Talks Cooking on a Budget

Eating out every night in Washington, D.C., will certainly put a dent in your pocket so many people are starting to turn into creating meals at home. For couples or singles though, sometimes, the price of groceries are comparable to grabbing a quick meal at one of the many fast casual eateries sprouting all around. But what if you can cook meals with just $4 per person, per day? That's the challenge that Leanne Brown's book Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day presents.

Source: DCist Food

Eating out every night in Washington, D.C., will certainly put a dent in your pocket so many people are starting to turn into creating meals at home. For couples or singles though, sometimes, the price of groceries are comparable to grabbing a quick meal at one of the many fast casual eateries sprouting all around. But what if you can cook meals with just $4 per person, per day? That’s the challenge that Leanne Brown’s book Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day presents.

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First Look: Bad Saint

First Look: Bad Saint

Source: DCist Food

There was a time when finding Filipino food in Washington, D.C., is like finding the lost treasures of the Incas but these days, all you have to do is practically pick a neighborhood. If you happen to choose Columbia Heights, you’ll not only have one but TWO, options with Purple Patch and the recently opened Bad Saint. The latter, however, offers a full Filipino menu.

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Quit Your Day Job: CityCenter Momofuku Now Hiring

Quit Your Day Job: CityCenter Momofuku Now Hiring

Source: DCist Food

The popular ramen noodle house Momofoku by David Chang is coming soon to Washington, D.C. The restaurant is currently hiring front and back of the house staff requiring beverage manager, events and marketing manager, as well as line cooks, and prep cooks. Those looking for a full-time gig will be pleased to know that the company will offer comprehensive benefits including medical and dental. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until this Saturday.

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Five Tips for Making the Most of Ambar’s Bottomless Dinner

Five Tips for Making the Most of Ambar’s Bottomless Dinner

Source: DCist Food

Most people have their own special techniques to make the most out of bottomless or all-you-can-eat dinner specials. Some will lessen their liquid intake, avoid carbohydrates completely, or simply request very little quantities in order to try everything. Let’s be real though. The likelihood of you being able to eat and drink everything in one sitting is very slim so be smart and consult these five helpful tips to make the most of Ambar’s bottomless dinner.

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The Pope’s Visit, Commodified

The Pope’s Visit, Commodified

Source: DCist Food

Everywhere you go around downtown Washington, D.C., this week, you’ll likely see the visiting pontiff, Pope Francis’ face, whether on the special edition Metro sleeve or at mugs sold at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. There’s also the number of restaurants and bars around town featuring life-size paper-cut outs of the Pope to advertise their special papal menus. 

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First Look: The Riggsby

First Look: The Riggsby

Source: DCist Food

A touch of comfort and familiarity will describe the ambiance at The Riggsby, James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow’s latest restaurant to open in Washington, D.C. Together with executive chef Philippe Reininger, Schlow’s team raises the bar when it comes to serving its patrons dishes that are familiar like deviled eggs and bite-sized jalapeño tater tots.

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Soba In Italia at Amy Brandywine’s Centrolina

Soba In Italia at Amy Brandywine's Centrolina

Source: DCist Food

Buckwheat flour with fresh green chickpeas, anchovy, garlic, and parsley might not be your idea of an appetizing dinner but I urge you to open up your taste buds and try Amy Brandywine’s Ceci e Tria, one of the current feature item on Centrolina’s daily menu. 

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Drawn to Flavor: Maki Shop

Drawn to Flavor: Maki Shop

Source: DCist Food

Just like Buredo, another recently sushi shop opened its doors to feed sushi-craving Washingtonians on 14th Street. Maki Shop also specializes in sushi rolls known as maki and super-sizes them into handroll dimensions. They come in a variety of choices, ranging from the traditional types with tuna and yellowtail or newer flavours of Asian fusion like pork shoulder or beef short rib.

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Fig & Olive Now Linked To 70 Possible Salmonella Cases

Fig & Olive Now Linked To 70 Possible Salmonella Cases

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Heads up if you dined at Fig & Olive in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to Labor Day weekend. The health department ordered the restaurant to close because of the six confirmed cases of salmonella detected from people who dined at the restaurant. Now, The Washington Post reported that another 70 more might be linked to the recently opened New York chain. 

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The Weekly Feed: Buffalo Buffalo Edition

The Weekly Feed: Buffalo Buffalo Edition

Source: DCist Food

The National Football League season will be in full swing this Sunday and this weekend which means its time to veg out in front of the television set, eat some greasy food, and start yelling at your wide screen television screens once more. Which is why this week’s dish for the week is an easy to make dip made with shredded chicken, blue cheese, cream cheese, and Buffalo sauce called Buffalo Chicken dip. It’s also available at Capitol Lounge and Ventnor Sports Cafe year round. Yum-my!

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Where to Eat Out for Rosh Hashanah

Where to Eat Out for Rosh Hashanah

Source: DCist Food

The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, will begin this Sunday, September 13 Sunday and run until sundown on Tuesday, September 15. Several restaurants in the District are offering traditional Rosh Hashanah meals such as eggy challah bread baked, matzo balls, and beef short ribs. Some restaurants like Equinox offer vegan courses.

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Corn Dogs and Where to Get Them in DC

Corn Dogs and Where to Get Them in DC

Source: DCist Food

The dog days of summer generally means one last attempt to enjoy the lovely and warm summer nights and where most parts of the country open up their annual state fairs. Since D.C., isn’t technically a state and doesn’t host a typical state fair, some of the traditional food are being brought to Washington by the restaurants themselves and one of those tasty treats is the proverbial corn dog.

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