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Siren, Opening Night, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Eater photographer Rey Lopez captures the scene at this addition to Scott Circle. | Welcome back to Eater Scenes, where photographer Rey Lopez captures a restaurant at a specific time and day. Here, Lopez visits Siren, the latest venture by award-winning restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier. Wiedmaier and chef/partner Brian McBride dove right into things at the new seafood restaurant they’ve tucked into boutique hotel, The Darcy, joining executive chef John Critchley — who moved over from Brine in Mosaic District, and previously spent time at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown — for dinner service on opening night. Guests were introduced to …

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Franklin Hall Nears Opening, Teases Menu

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“Long beer tables hopefully encourage conversation and game watching” | Beer pints and stein mugs are almost ready to start clinking inside Franklin Hall. Tin Shop’s huge 5,600-square-foot project inside the Manhattan Laundry Building (1346 Florida Avenue NW) is wrapping up construction, with recent finishing touches including the addition of couches, cushions on benches, TVs, and fireplaces. The space, which can pack 220 eaters and drinkers, could open by mid-May, pending permitting. Tin Shop, the restaurant design/development firm also behind Smoked & Stacked, Big Chief, and Lost & Found, tells Eater the food style at Franklin Hall will …

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Restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier Opening Siren April 25

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Fresh seafood, caviar service are all on the table | Award-winning chef and restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier is adding to his portfolio Tuesday with the debut of Siren, a new fine dining establishment folded into Logan Circle newcomer, The Darcy hotel. The restaurant was designed with nautical themes in mind; guests should expect to be surrounded by ocean blue walls and booths, leather chairs, artwork involving mermaids and tattoos, and velvet curtains restrained by ropes secured with sailing knots. An exterior patio, which should accommodate up to 40 guests once operational, is expected to house twin fire pits. Wiedmaier and chef/partner Brian …

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&pizza Expanding to Tysons Corner This Summer

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It’ll be the brand’s fifth location in Virginia | &pizza will continue its D.C.-area domination this summer with the opening of a new Tysons Corner shop. Per a press release, the 46-seat spot will feature the brand’s biggest patio yet. Its pizza, craft beverages, and ampersand-tattooed employees are projected to take up residence right outside of Tysons Corner Mall, between Drybar and BGR. &pizza’s Virginia footprint currently includes Springfield Mall and three airport locations (Reagan National and Dulles International Concourses B and C). &pizza has been on a crazy quick expansion kick as of late, hungry for more locations along the …

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DC Brau Unleashing ‘Deep Cuts’ Beer Series April 28

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The small-scale brews allows for experimentation with different styles and ingredients | DC Brau Brewing Company’s top-selling brews like The Public Pale Ale and The Corruption IPA can be guzzled all over town, but a new super-exclusive series can only be sampled inside the confines of the company’s Northeast tasting room. Dubbed the Deep Cuts Series, the small, 15-barrel batches of one-off recipes aim to “provide an outlet for us to keep the creative juices flowing,” says co-founder Jeff Hancock. First up is a Hoppy Saison (6.5 percent ABV), being tapped and released Friday, April 28 at the brewery. It uses …

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Blue Jeans Ball Raises Enough to Provide One Million Meals to the Hungry, Plus More Intel

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Plus, Mason Dixie Drive-Thru trimming hours to curb demand

The numbers are in, and The Capital Area Food Bank’s 14th Annual Blue Jeans Ball held April 23 at the Washington Marriott Marquis raised over $400,000 — or enough to provide over one million meals to locals in need. Jean-clad guests got to feast on some future treats around town, including roasted pork from Bethesda’s Q by Peter Chang and “Marry A Music Man” cocktail from D.C.’s Five to One, both opening next month.

Ch-Ch-Changes | Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s Drive-Thru has been such a monster hit, management is having to scale back …

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The Early Word on Millie’s

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“Happy to have a good fish option in the neighborhood” | A slice of life of on Nantucket Island landed in the District earlier this month with the arrival of Millie’s.

Restaurateur Bo Blair, proprietor of the Georgetown Events family of restaurants (Bayou, Due South, Jetties, Smith Point, Surfside), opened the flagship Millie’s in Massachusetts back in 2010. The second locale boasts a 130-seat patio with another 130 seats inside, providing ample room for a sea of customers. Chef David Scribner retained various dishes from the original location but also carved out space for new additions, including: yellowfin tuna poke, grilled …

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The 12 Best Covert Coffee Spots in D.C.

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Schedule off-the-record conversations and job interviews here | The first 100 days of any new job can be a real eye-opener. Learning the ropes, establishing trust, plotting strategy — it’s a lot to handle, particularly if personal priorities have shifted or the work environment doesn’t match expectations. But getting out is never easy, even when it’s clear to everyone involved that brighter opportunities might be available elsewhere. How does one slyly change into a suit within a business casual office setting, and then claim a “doctor’s appointment?” Or how many informational interview “coffees” can someone book before running out of …

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Ladurée Brings More Than Macarons To D.C.

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The sweet and stylish brand is here | Ladurée, the fashionable food boutique straight out of Paris, is about to say Bonjour! to D.C. Located at 3060 M Street NW, the 1,110-square-foot, soaring art-deco space features a powder blue paint job, a smooth white marble bar, and downstairs “pastry lab” where its iconic macaron-making magic happens. “We want you to feel like you are in a Parisian house,” said Elisabeth Holder Raberin, co-president of Ladurée USA, while perched in a purple chair in the soon-to-open restaurant. Handpicked items from France are found inside, such as dramatic crystal chandeliers, ornate wall lamps, …

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Team Kornheiser Rebrands Chads as Chatter, Plus More Intel

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Plus, Silver expanding to Cathedral Commons | The ownership team that purchased the Friendship Heights restaurant formerly known as Chadwicks (or Chads, for short) has come up with a new name for the establishment: Chatter. The Washington Business Journal reports that partners Tony Kornheiser, Maury Povich, Gary Williams, and Alan Bubes “agreed to go with a strong, two syllable name, ultimately settling on one that started with ‘Ch,’ for continuity’s sake.” The name change also sets up a new dimension to the bar’s in-house entertainment: Kornheiser is expected to begin taping episodes of The Tony Kornheiser Show from a studio within the …

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18 Negronis to Knock Back Right Now

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Never be without the classic Italian cocktail again | Whereas others may have to wait for Negroni Week to roll around in order to quaff the iconic beverage, District menus are awash in the ultra-popular drink pretty much year-round. The simple and satisfying Italian cocktail is a crowd favorite when the weather warms up because it’s best enjoyed with a nice dose of sunshine and a soft breeze. The traditional recipe contains just three ingredients: gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. Of course, that doesn’t stop mixologists, bartenders, and mad cocktail scientists from experimenting with all kinds of variations on the theme. …

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Food Tours Provide Dining History on the Go

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Taste what D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware have to offer | Food tours have sprouted up throughout the region, capitalizing on the public’s insatiable appetite for new culinary experiences. Many focus on a specific neighborhood, such as Capitol Hill or Shaw, and often combine history, historic homes and hors d’oeuvres. Others include small plates at individual restaurants to provide guests a sampling of specific menus. Several tours accommodate vegetarians, offer discounts for kids and teens, and provide the option to couple drink pairings with the food. Eater has rounded up a variety of food tours in D.C., Virginia and Maryland, as …

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City-State Brewing Co. Has a Can-Do Attitude

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Husband-wife team is all about celebrating life in the District | If they’re going to pour their life savings into opening a brewery anyway, City-State Brewing Co. co-founders James Warner and Kim Carnahan figure they might as well build something to grow into. “To go as big as you can from the start can set you up for success in the future,” is how Warner explained his desire to start with a 30-barrel system — by comparison, DC Brau Brewing Company has built up its presence with a 15-barrel system; a new 30-barrel brewhouse is in the works — outright. The …

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Creative Coalition Pregaming for Nerd Prom at Flavio, Plus More Intel

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Plus, Chickery adding breakfast May 1 | President Donald Trump’s disinterest in attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner hasn’t dampened Tinseltown’s desire to have its voice heard here in the nation’s capital. Members of The Creative Coalition — including TCC president Tim Daly (Madam Secretary), and supporters Matt Walsh (Veep), Alyssa MIlano (Mistresses) and Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story) — are expected to gather Friday, April 28 at Flavio Restaurant in Georgetown for a fundraising gala tagged the #RightToBearArts. Chef Dennis Fieldman has been tasked with creating a 3-course menu for the …

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Kimpton Glover Park’s New Cocktail Oasis

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Plus, Ladurée nears opening date

GLOVER PARK—A new cocktail garden opens tonight at the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel, complete with green walls, hanging lanterns, couches, and cast iron bistro tables. Take in the au naturel scents of lavender, rosemary, and thyme growing in planter boxes. For sips, there’s tiki-inspired classics like Creole Punch (watermelon juice, rum, and a blend of spices) and Rum Hurricane.

GEORGETOWN—Eater just toured Ladurée, the Parisian patisserie parlor set to open early next week on M Street NW. We got a sweet surprise, finding out it’s got way more than macarons on the menu …

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