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Buttercream Bakeshop Keeps Rising Thanks to Unwavering Support

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“The kindness and deep sense of community really surpassed our expectations a million times over.” | Buttercream Bakeshop’s flakie is a savory muffin-shaped croissant that conceals egg, cheese, and meat inside warm dough. Its cousin, the handwich, summons milk bread filled with a savory blend of meat of vegetables. Then there’s the self-explanatory cinnascone, and other sweets like the 808 bar, a nod to chef/founder Tiffany MacIsaac’s native Hawaii made with layers of chocolate fudge, whipped coconut pudding, macadamia nuts, coconut flakes and bittersweet ganache. Buttershop has been cranking out atypical pastries like this since it opened to …

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Eater D.C.’s Airport Dining Guides

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Where to eat at Dulles, National and BWI airports.

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Where to Eat at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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There’s a new Pei Wei, a second &pizza, and more coming from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck | It can be hard to find something good to eat at the airport, especially without a lot of time to search around. But there are dining gems in each of the city’s local airports, which have been improving their hospitality offerings in recent years. In honor of the beginning of the summer travel season, Eater has updated its guide to eating and drinking at Dulles International Airport with info about restaurants in each terminal, recommendations about where to go for those with time to …

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Modern Brasserie The Smith Floats Chicago as Next Possible Stop

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The N.Y. bar wants to open in the Windy City as early as December | Penn Quarter newcomer The Smith is already itching to grow again, hoping to export the N.Y.-based American brasserie to Chicago before the end of the year — and possibly before its second D.C. location debuts. A company representative manning The Smith’s table at an Edible DC event on May 22 told Eater that the decade-old restaurant group is currently attempting to fast-track an expansion into the Windy City. Managing partner Jeff Lefcourt said on Tuesday that a “few” cities are on the expansion radar, including Chicago, …

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Where to Eat at Baltimore-Washington International/Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

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There’s more seafood spots and wine bars | It can be hard to find something good to eat at the airport, especially without much time to search around. But, there are a few gems out there to be found. In honor of the beginning of the summer travel season, Eater has updated its guide to eating and drinking at Baltimore Washington International Airport with info about all of the restaurants in each terminal, and recommendations for where both lingerers and those in a hurry can fuel up. Here’s what’s new: BWI now boasts its own Chick-fil-A, located in the Concourse …

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Where to Eat at Reagan National Airport (DCA)

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Bracket Room and Big Bowl are now open, and Chick-fil-A is set to land this summer. | People love flying into Reagan National Airport because of the view of the monuments downtown upon landing and the airport’s accessibility via its own stop on Washington’s Metrorail. But while being teeny tiny means security lines can move swiftly, it also means there are fewer decent options when it comes to food. At least, there used to be. The past few months have seen a slew of restaurant openings, including celeb-owned sports bar Bracket Room, Asian chain Big Bowl, and fast-casual Smashburger

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A Look Inside Anxo’s New Tasting Room in Brightwood Park

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New facility enhances Anxo’s fermenting, blending and packaging capabilities | Less than a year after Anxo Cidery & Pintxos Bar put Basque-style, fermented apple drinks on the map in Truxton Circle, a sister tasting room is set to debut in Brightwood Park that will increase the budding restaurant group’s cider production capabilities nearly tenfold. The new Anxo Cidery at 711 Kennedy Street NW, a 15-minute drive north from the flagship restaurant and bar, features three huge wood casks from the Chianti region and other pricey equipment, like two 1,000-gallon stainless steel fermenters. The 30-person tasting room — featuring a 13-seat bar, …

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Devour Soft-Shell Crab Dishes Around D.C.

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Get these seasonal beauties NOW | Soft-shell crab lovers rejoice! From now until September is the perfect time to enjoy this delicacy from the Chesapeake. (Though there are sure to be some imports from North Carolina and the Gulf Coast sneaking in from time to time.) Those that are unfamiliar with eating soft-shells may find it daunting to consume an entire crab. But the reason this is possible is because the crab is soft and papery from having recently shed its exoskeleton. (Read more about the delicacy in Eater’s blue crab explainer.) Soft-shell crabs are most commonly served battered and …

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The Source Celebrates 10 Years in D.C. With Throwback Specials, Plus More Intel

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Plus, Boston chain Upper Crust Pizzeria leaves U Street

Taste history at The Source | Restaurateur Wolfgang Puck’s award-winning The Source is marking its first decade in D.C. by reviving some greatest hits from past menus for “Retro Week” dinner specials. The throwback meals, which are available in the main dining room each evening beginning at 5:30 pm., include lettuce cups with stir-fried lamb, roast rockfish with red Thai curry, and lacquered Chinese duck with lo mein noodles, and are priced as they were when they were first introduced at the restaurant. Newly minted executive chef Russell Smith, who took over …

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Downtown’s 24/7 Wawa Is Gonna Be Big, Plus More Intel

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Team Alfie’s seeks input about what to cook next | Northeast convenience store Wawa plans to open one of the biggest stores in its network at 1111 19th Street NW, providing D.C. round-the-clock access to the brand’s famous hoagies, drinks and snacks. A must-stop for those in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who’ve grown up with the ubiquitous mini marts, Wawa made its way into Northern Virginia a few years back but is now focusing on breaking into D.C. proper. The Washington Business Journal reports that this initial outlet — which could be one of up to 11 headed for the District …

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Le Diplomate’s Ice Cream Cart Is Coming Back May 26

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Twin scoops of seasonally inspired glaces/sorbets are $6

14TH STREETLe Diplomate’s seasonal ice cream cart is poised to return on May 26, bringing with it gourmet glaces and sorbets ($6 per dual cone) bearing flavors ranging from tropical passion fruit to muddled pistachio. The pedal-powered cooling station is projected to operate from 11 a.m. till closing on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. till closing on Sundays.

CAPITOL HILLBistro Cacao chef Kemal Deger is preparing meals plucked from artist Salvador Dali’s surrealist cookbook May 22 through May 26, and he’s rewarding those who show …

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Tom Sietsema Says Stable Is Doing Switzerland Proud

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What the critics are saying this week

Our Mom Eugenia | Northern Virginia Magazine’s Stefanie Gans taste tests family restaurant Our Mom Eugenia, which sits in a shopping center at the meeting point of Great Falls and Reston. The space “exudes tenderness”; its one large “warm” room is packed with tables and framed depictions of Greek life. The bulk of the menu is shared plates; Gans praised the tender meatballs, and crispy beer-battered zucchini. Techniques are simple, she notes, as are the ingredients, with nothing venturing “into the exotic or newfangled.” The octopus, imported from Portugal, is a hit: …

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Boozy Ice Cream: D.C.’s Essential Frozen Treat

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Intoxicating sweets great for beating the heat | Spiked slushies and frosé are impossibly popular on Instagram posts and patio menus during the summer, but there’s another form of frozen self-gratification that doesn’t get the hype it deserves. Boozy ice cream is a gift from the alcohol gods because it provides a socially acceptable way to imbibe at any time of day. Local restaurants, bars, rooftops, and ice cream shops are giving the people what they want: alcohol in dessert form. From adulterated scoops and fruity sorbets to shave ice and ice pops, there’s no telling what bartenders and pastry chefs …

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Navy Yard’s Salt Line Set to Start Shucking Oysters June 1

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Forthcoming ale house boasts seafood charcuterie, crudos, and raw bar offerings | The Salt Line, Long Shot Hospitality’s highly anticipated riverfront destination for New England-style lobster rolls, crack-and-eat Jonah crab claws, and deep-fried seafood platters, is scheduled to open on Thursday, June 1. Located at Dock 79 (79 Potomac Avenue SE), the mixed-used facility that’s cropped up in the shadow of Nationals Park, the regionally inspired Salt Line is taking its cues from chef Kyle Bailey, an alum of local kitchens including Birch & Barley and Sixth Engine. Bailey is also the first local member of sustainable fishing cooperative

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Adams Morgan Newcomer Rosario Adds Very Italian Brunch, Plus More Intel

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Plus, Celebrity hangout Cafe Milano covers up a bit

Mangia at chef Logan McGear’s weekend table | Recent arrival Rosario has added weekend brunch to the rotation, serving up select Italian dishes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Featured items include house-made cacio e pepe biscuits with creamed chipped bresaola, black truffle frittata with oyster mushrooms and pancetta, as well as a house Benedict layering poached eggs atop eggplant Parmesan. Chase it all down with spicy bloody Marys, Campari cocktails, or prosecco-fueled spritzers.

No more peeking into Cafe Milano | Is Georgetown power dining spot Cafe Milano suddenly shying …

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