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Where to Get Loaded Fries in DC

Reuben fries at DGS Delicatessen

Source: Washington Post Express

Crispy. Soggy. Doused in ketchup. These are all acceptable ways to eat your french fries. And yet, chefs around town seem to be growing bored with such traditional serving methods. For a break from the norm, try one of these out-of-the-ordinary takes on everyone’s favorite indulgence, all loaded with ingredients that elevate them from bar snack to full meal.

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Babies in Breweries? It’s More Common Than You Think

Babies in Breweries? It's More Common Than You Think

Source: Express: Food & Drink

If you visit a brewery here in Washington, D.C.,, odds are, you’ll see a couple or two, with children in tow. It may shock you at first, but ask any brewery owner and they will tell you that it’s a normal sight. That’s why some of them, like 3 Stars Brewing Company, started adding some features that cater to their younger visitors. Is it a good idea though? You let us know.

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Where to Eat Meat on a Stick in D.C.

Where to Eat Meat on a Stick in D.C.

Source: Express: Food & Drink

It’s a culinary tradition that goes back generations and every culture known to man has some variation of skewering chunks of meat and grilling them on an open fire. Since Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and grilling season, here are some of the places in D.C., where you can sample all sorts of meats on a stick.

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When at Provision No.14, Order the Scallops

When at Provision No.14, Order the Scallops

Source: Express: Food & Drink

It’s only been open for several weeks but the place has gotten rave reviews for its food, drinks, and atmosphere. Speaking of food, Provision No. 14’s scallop dish was picked as The Washington Post’s dish of the week. It comes with seared sea scallops, with roasted beets and fennel, topped with chopped pistachios. 

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How Bar Civita Came to Be

How Bar Civita Came to Be

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Chef Liam LaCivita, the Pittsburgh native and lifelong cook, experienced several road blocks before his new restaurant Bar Civita finally opened in April at Woodley Park. The challenges however, only made him more determined to serve his customers with the best food he can muster. LaCivita insists on making as many of his ingredients in-house and believes that if they can do it better than another, they should be making it. 

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Best Exotic Waffles in D.C. to Try

Best Exotic Waffles in D.C. to Try

Source: Express: Food & Drink

If you think waffles are just for breakfast or dessert, think again. Some of Washington, D.C.’s best restaurants are making the most out of this savory item and mixing them with all sorts of ingredients, from cheese to quail. Check out these three restaurants with versatile waffle menus.

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ABV Libation Festival Must-Drink List

ABV Libation Festival Must-Drink List

Source: Express: Food & Drink

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group is hosting ABV, an outdoor libation festival set to occur on May 16 from 3-8 p.m. at 100 New Jersey Ave. SE. The lineup includes 20 wines, 35 craft brews and seven craft cocktails. Have a taste of champagne from Pierre Paillard or sip a rosé aged in barrels 800 meters from the Mediterranean Sea. Lookout for Sophomoric Saison too, a creation by local brewers Indiana’s 18th Street Brewery and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., plus more.

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Where to Get Yemeni, Syrian, Irania, and Saudi Arabian Food in D.C.?

Where to Get Yemeni, Syrian, Irania, and Saudi Arabian Food in D.C.?

Source: Express: Food & Drink

These countries aren’t exactly on the top of most people’s travel list but if you’re insistent on trying the cuisines of Yemen, Syria, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, these four restaurants in D.C., might be your best bets. Unfortunately none of them are in the District itself. 

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Barrel Service at Toro Toro and Bourbon

Barrel Service at Toro Toro and Bourbon

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Want to have your own barrel of liquor to pour from? At Bourbon and Toro Toro, you can. Instead of bottle service, these two bars give guests the option to enjoy large-batch of cocktails aged in barrels. Bourbon offers Manhattans, aged up to four weeks, made with Old Forester bourbon and Toro Toro has Buena Vida, a mezcal-based cocktail aged two-weeks before delivery.

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Republic Restoratives Distillery is Bringing Girl Power to Ivy City

Republic Restoratives Distillery is Bringing Girl Power to Ivy City

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Republic Restoratives Distillery is owned and operated by two women, Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner. The 24,000-square foot warehouse is expected to open this summer and will emphasize on bourbon production. They also plan to launch vodka, rye, and cordial varieties. The facilities will offer tours and tastings at their bar.

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Pho It Up at Showtime Lounge

Pho It Up at Showtime Lounge

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Yes, ladies and gents…there will now be pho served at this Bloomingdale dive bar known primarily for its cheap beer, free jukebox, and senior in-house rock band, Granny and The Boys. The pho bowls will be available starting tonight and priced at $7 each. You can also order a “pho and Boh” combo where you’ll get a bowl of pho and a can of Natty Boh.

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Monica Bhide Talks About Her Latest Book “A Life of Spice”

Monica Bhide Talks About Her Latest Book "A Life of Spice"

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Local food and fiction writer Monica Bhide compiles a number of essays to create her latest book entitled “A Life of Spice.” The stories incorporates how cooking and food in general plays a factor in her everyday life. The book is full of images and it also provides tips on how to use the spices you already have in your kitchen.

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Head to Bardo Brewpub for Free Kolaches

Head to Bardo Brewpub for Free Kolaches

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Republic Kolache Co. will be handing out free kolaches at Bardo Brewpub on Saturday, May 2 from 2-5 p.m. A kolache is a semi-sweet breakfast pastry made by Czech immigrants who arrived in Texas. One of the flavors include a half-smoked sausage with sharp cheddar cheese in honor of the former president, Lyndon B. Johnson. 

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Hybrid Cafes That Are Invading D.C.

Hybrid Cafes That Are Invading D.C.

Source: Express: Food & Drink

There seem to be more than just coffee in many of the cafes that recently opened in the Washington, D.C., metro. You can play ping pong with your friends, or even record your own song. Then there’s the one where you can get your bikes fixed too. Read more about these so called “hybrid cafes.”

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Foodie Road Trips From D.C. to Take This Spring

Foodie Road Trips From D.C. to Take This Spring

Source: Express: Food & Drink

Head westward to West Virginia and stop by the Lost River Trading Post where you’ll find yourself lost among the local arts and crafts, baked from scratched goods and craft beer and wine. Drive towards Skippack, Pennsylvania where the lack of big name franchises aren’t missed, or head southwards towards the Shenandoah Valley and Warm Springs, Virginia where farm-to-table is taken quite literally.

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