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The Eater Brunch Heatmap, June 2017 Edition

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The hottest places to grab brunch now | Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater love a good boozy breakfast, and often ask the question: “Where should I grab brunch this weekend?” In the great tradition of the Eater 38, Eater could probably come up with a long list of places in this city that do brunch right, and in fact, here’s the most recent attempt to do so. But for those more focused on what’s new and hot, there’s the Eater Brunch Heatmap, which changes often to continually highlight where the food-focused crowds are flocking to at …

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Daniela Moreira Is a 2017 Eater Young Guns Winner

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The pizza chef is representing D.C. in the national awards | Winners of the national Eater Young Guns 2017 awards were announced in NYC Thursday night, and chef Daniela Moreira of Timber Pizza Company earned a spot on the list. The annual search to recognize the best and brightest talent in the restaurant industry has a catch: They must be under 30 or have less than five years of experience. This year, Eater received more than 1,000 nominations, including chefs, bar managers, restaurateurs, distillers, and more, in 101 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Timber Pizza, which started as a popular …

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Jammin’ Java Joins Flood of Hospitality Venues Headed to The Wharf, Plus More Intel

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Plus, an acai bowl chain is opening in Rosslyn

The Wharf keeps growing | Heads up, Anthem: fellow rock fan Jammin’ Java is adding a new music venue/restaurant to the dizzying roster of places taking shape within the still-developing Wharf complex. The Washington Business Journal reports that the Vienna, Virginia-based performance space/bar plans to open a 7,500-square-foot, 450-person capacity, all-ages friendly music hall called Union Stage at the evolving Southwest waterfront. Union Stage joins 9:30 Club spin-off Anthem and Cantina Marina’s planned Pearl Street Warehouse as cornerstones of The Wharf’s entertainment line-up. [WBJ] Addendum: An earlier version of this …

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Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Now Frying Up Chicken All Day, Plans to Increase Hours

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Not back to doing dinner, but delivery is now an option | Following a too-successful debut that led to infuriatingly long lines and disheartening food shortages, the two-month-old Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. drive-thru is slowly adding back some service times and will serve its signature fried chicken from open to close beginning Saturday, June 24. Although dinner service remains off the table — the homegrown eatery currently operates from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends — the fledgling restaurant has acquired additional fryers to up productivity, added seasonal salads to …

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Find All Restaurant Openings From Summer 2017 Here

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Tracking summer restaurant openings across the DMV | June 22, 2017

NAVY YARD—Fast-casual Mediterranean eatery Roti opens near Nationals Park. The decade-old, Chicago-based chain operates nearly a dozen locations in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Status: Certified open. 1251 First Street SE; website.

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#Pizzagate Gunman Sentenced to Four Years In Prison

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Edgar Maddison Welch attacked a D.C. restaurant last December | Edgar Maddison Welch, the North Carolina man who paralyzed part of the District by entering neighborhood restaurant Comet Ping Pong with a semi-automatic rifle to investigate a bogus alt-right conspiracy theory, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday, June 22. The Huffington Post reports that the punishment is just six months shy of what federal prosecutors had requested. Welch pleaded guilty in March in connection with the December 2016 attack, apologizing for “endangering the safety of any and all bystanders who were present that day.” Prosecutors argued …

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Bars Behind Refrigerator Doors Are So Hot Right Now

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Two secretive spots debuted in D.C. this month | Two new and wildly different bars in D.C. share the same kind of inconspicuous entrance: a refrigerator door. Eater examines this latest phenomenon.

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Fast-Casual Chain Roti Opens in Navy Yard, Plus More Intel

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Plus, watch an oyster travel from the Chesapeake Bay to Old Ebbitt Grill

Midwest chain Roti is expanding its presence in the DMV by opening in Navy Yard (1251 First Street SE) on Thursday, June 22. Featured items include gluten-free lamb meatballs (made with quinoa and Sriracha), as well as beers from DC Brau Brewing Company and Flying Dog Brewery. Next up: opening in Pentagon City (1211 S. Fern Street, Arlington, Va.) this July.

Cotton & Reed scores new sandwiches | One Route Catering has developed a weekend …

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NoVa’s New Solace Brewing Company Mulls Barrel Aging

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Head brewer’s family runs neighboring Paradise Springs Winery | Now that he’s got the taps flowing at his new Loudoun County brewery, Solace Brewing Company co-founder Drew Wiles is raring to loop in his family’s other drinking operation, bicoastal Paradise Springs Winery. Wiles opened Solace, a nearly 16,000-square-foot facility featuring a 20-barrel brewhouse, with partners Jon Humerick (director of operations) and Mike Arms (director of finance) earlier this month. The trio introduced themselves to beer-saturated Sterling, Va. — there are a half dozen local breweries within a 10-mile-radius of Solace, including Lost Rhino Brewing Company, Old Ox Brewery, and …

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Shaw Bijou’s Kwame Onwuachi Joins InterContinental Hotel’s New Wharf Project

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The Top Chef alum will lead the kitchen at the forthcoming restaurant | Kwame Onwuachi, the Top Chef alum and co-founder of the short-lived Shaw Bijou, has signed on as chef for the new restaurant at the InterContinental hotel heading to the mammoth The Wharf complex. Joining a large-scale commercial hotel project is a huge pivot from his previous role manning the experimental Shaw Bijou’s small prix-fixe menu. That highly anticipated and exhaustively covered restaurant suddenly closed less than three months after its high-profile opening. Onwauchi’s stayed somewhat busy since decamping from Shaw, offering up his talents to a …

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Brooklyn’s St. Anselm Grill Expanding to D.C. in 2018

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Restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Joe Carroll are bringing it to Union Market | James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr and fellow restaurateur Joe Carroll are partnering to bring Carroll’s neighborhood grill, St. Anselm, to Union Market in 2018. The hospitality vets last attempted to introduce the low-key steakhouse to Manhattan in 2013, but the new location never materialized. A spokeswoman for Starr, who operates French-themed Le Diplomate along the trendy 14th Street corridor, confirmed to Eater that he and Carroll were working to open another St. Anselm next year in the vicinity of Union Market. Washington Post restaurant …

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The Hottest Bars in D.C.

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Drink here now | More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I drink right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering  standbys and essential restaurants across the city, and the Eater Heat Map highlights where the restaurant loving crowds are flocking to at the moment, neither of these properly reflect the bars locals are patronizing right now. Rather than feature the perennial favorites (though drinkers can find those here), this heat map focuses on new arrivals or places that have made significant changes. Recent additions include H Street’s Hill …

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Game of Thrones Pub Debuts in D.C.

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Californians have had fun with GOT spots for years | Though faithful to the wildly popular HBO show and certainly new to Shaw, D.C.’s Game of Thrones Pub is just the latest in a series of fantasy drinking spots that have captivated the country for years. San Francisco’s Blackbird Bar capitalized on the explosive “Red Wedding” episode back in 2014, crafting a cocktail list that winter that played off the show. Like the new D.C. spot, scheduled to debut June 21, there was also a “Milk of the Poppy” (but with eggnog, since it was December).

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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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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 Early Word on Franklin Hall

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“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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