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8 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

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Gov’t Taco is traveling from Baton Rouge to DC for a two-day pop-up at Alfie’s on Thursday and Friday from 5 to 10 PM. Food Network personality and Cajun cooking rockstar Jay Ducote and Alfie’s chef/owner Alex McCoy are joining forces for this event, with eats from Gov’t Taco and cocktails from Alfie’s. Food and drink are priced individually. Love booze and barbecue? […]

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The Best BBQs, Pool Parties, and Rooftop Fireworks for July 4th In DC

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Planning to celebrate Independence Day in our nation’s capital? These bars, restaurants, and hotels in the DC-area are celebrating July 4th with barbecues, pool parties, crab feasts, and more. Events are on Tuesday, July 4th unless otherwise noted. Rooftop BBQ at Rosewood 1050 31st St., NW Skip the Georgetown crowds and watch the fireworks high […]

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The Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar Should Be the Last Hurrah for a DC Obsession

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A lot of thoughts swirl in the Game of Thrones fan’s head upon stepping into DC cocktail maven Derek Brown’s spirituous tribute to HBO’s hit series about swords, dragons, and power-brokering. Is this a fantasy convention? A Renaissance fair? An escapist retreat from a dismal reality? Well, yes, but it’s also a bar. Brown has […]

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Stephen Starr Will Partner With New York Chef To Bring St. Anselm to DC

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Le Diplomate owner Stephen Starr is partnering with New York chef Joe Carroll to bring Brooklyn steakhouse St. Anselm to Union Market early next year. While, yes, it’s yet another steakhouse in a city awash with them, the Williamsburg location, created by Carroll, features much more than beef on the grill. You’ll also find fresh sardines, artichoke hearts, monster […]

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Take a Sneak Peek Inside the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar

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You don’t need to kill anyone to sit on the Iron Throne. You may just need to wait on a really long line. That’s right, folks, DC’s much-anticipated Game of Thrones pop-up bar opens tonight. It’s safe to say this is the most elaborate pop-up yet from the people behind the Christmas Bar and Cherry Blossom Super […]

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Maketto Chef Erik Bruner-Yang Is Now Behind the Food at Ten Tigers Parlour

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We recently tried steamed buns, shrimp dumplings, and braised beef rice bowls from Ten Tigers Parlour in Petworth and thought: a) delicious! and b) weird, tastes like Maketto. As it turns out, it is Maketto—or at least a bar-friendly version of the food at the H Street hotspot. Chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his team were […]

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South American Rotisserie Chicken and Whiskey Spot Opens on 14th Street Today

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From its 14th Street entrance, Chicken + Whiskey looks like your typical fast-casual joint: yellow metal stools, rotisserie chickens rotating behind the counter, and a South American menu scrawled in bright colors on the wall. But walk past the faux-freezer door (a popular gimmick lately), and you’ll find a full bar with a vinyl DJ […]

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One of New York’s Top Pastry Chefs Has Quietly Been Working at Maketto

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Head to Maketto on any given morning, and you’re likely to find a pretty amazing breakfast pastry. Perhaps it’s a slightly crunchy cake doughnut tinged with cardamom and ginger and sheened with a not-too-sweet strawberry glaze. Or maybe it’s a flaky scone laced with Thai sausage, cheddar cheese, and scallions. The reason? Pichet Ong, the […]

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Have Your Latté and Drink Your Cocktail at Takoma Park’s New All-Day Cafe

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People who like good coffee are often the kind of people who like good wine and cocktails. That was the thinking behind cousins Seth Cook and Chris Brown’s first restaurant, Takoma Beverage Company, which opened Sunday. The shop serves up coffee and pastries in the mornings, then transitions to cocktails, beer, and wine in the afternoon and […]

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Yet Another Game of Thrones Pop-Up Is Coming to Shaw

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After a series of wildly successful pop-ups (Christmas Bar, Cherry Blossom Pub), Derek Brown and Angie Fetherston’s Drink Company will launch a Game of Thrones-themed watering hole in Shaw on June 21. Given the long lines at their past pop-ups—and excitement from GOT fans, including a friendly mention from author George RR Martin himself—the wait time may […]

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Get All-Day Breakfast, Bourbon Shakes at the Hilton Brother’s Southern Diner 

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Washington’s diner boomlet has ushered in a series of new-wave spins on the American classic, including a vegan diner (Fare Well), an upscale diner (Community), and Ari’s Diner, which doubles as an Italian trattoria come evening. The newest addition: Crimson Diner, a Southern eatery from brother-restaurateurs Ian and Eric Hilton (Chez Billy Sud, Brixton, American […]

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7 Places to Drink (and Eat) Activated Charcoal Around DC

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Black-colored foods in the world are few and far between: black beans, black sesame, black garlic, squid ink pasta. But in recent years, a whole host of other foods in striking black and gray hues—ice cream, lattés, pizza, tea, juice, and more—have taken over Instagram. The culprit? Activated charcoal, made from burnt coconut shells processed […]

7 Places to Drink (and Eat) Activated Charcoal Around DC” was first published on Washingtonian.

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DC Needs More NYC-Style Bodegas and Delis Like This One In Eckington

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When Yong Kon and Yon Sun Ko were ready to retire after 35-plus years of running their Eckington corner store, they faced a few options. The husband-and-wife owners could sell the two-story building that houses Yang’s Market to one of the many developers transforming the Northeast DC neighborhood, or perhaps to an ambitious restaurateur who’d […]

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Great DC-Area Crab Feasts, No Car Needed

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You don’t need a beach house—or even a car—to dig into a delicious crab feast this summer. In addition to DC-area crab houses, we’ve found fun new pop-ups and markets selling live and steamed crustaceans to keep you cracking all summer long.  Newcomers and Summertime Pop-Ups The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse 1356 Okie St., […]

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Alligator Butter, Sashimi, and Other Strange Ingredients That May Show Up in Your Cocktail

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1. Alligator Butter A spiced butter with ghee, green Chartreuse, and seared alligator meat goes into the Cajun-inspired Gator Wrestlin’ & Paddle-Backs cocktail at Dram & Grain (2007 18th St., NW). 2. Trash Cordial At Columbia Room (124 Blagden Alley, NW), refuse—mint stems, citrus peels, pineapple trimmings—is turned into a herbaceous liqueur. 3. Sashimi Creator […]

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