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Power Restaurants Aren’t Real. Stop Talking About Them.

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Source: Washingtonian Food

Every so often, some news outlet trots out a story about DC’s “power dining scene” and pretends to be amazed that a CNN anchor, the vice president, and a Republican senator might have all eaten in the same place at different points in time. The New York Times is the latest culprit to fall for this cliche with a story headlined “The Dish on the Washington Power Dining Scene.” I’ll sum it up for you: people in positions of power sometimes like to eat out at cool restaurants. Surprise! It’s time to bust this myth: There is no such thing as a “power …

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Geoffrey Zakarian Drops Out of Donald Trump’s New Hotel

Geoffrey Zakarian Drops Out of Donald Trump’s New Hotel

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Another respected chef decided to back out of his plans to open a restaurant at Donald Trump’s impending Washington, D.C., hotel. Geoffrey Zakarian, whose an immigrant himself, co-owns the Lambs Club and the National, a brasserie-style restaurant. Mr. Zakarian’s decision to drop out of the deal came just a day after Spanish chef Jose Andres made his announcement to pull out his agreement with the real estate mogul.

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Local Food Writer Rant About Misrepresenting D.C., Food Scene

Local Food Writer Rant About Misrepresenting D.C., Food Scene

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

While most people who are truly in the know about the food scene in Washington, D.C., and New York will argue that the latter is superior in its offerings, one can also say that the District’s choices are readily improving. It still didn’t stop local food writer Jessica Sidman from taking a jab at Seth Kugel’s recent New York Times article about D.C., cheap eats where the selection didn’t quite touch what’s really available in the metro region. Read about her rant below.

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Park Service Deer Kill Feeds Homeless in D.C.

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

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The New York Times has a story on the National Park Service’s efforts to control the deer population in DC’s Rock Creek Park, which this year has resulted in the donation of 3,300 pounds of venison to DC Central Kitchen. The charity uses the meat to make meatloaf, burgers, breakfast casseroles, and chili, though it makes up only a small fraction of the 5,000 meals a day DC Central Kitchen cooks and distributes to community centers and shelters. The meat was harvested over five nights from January to March this year ...