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District Distilling Co.’s New Gin Embraces the Forager Trend

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Chefs foraging for ingredients has become commonplace, especially during ramp season. It’s much rarer for distillers to collect materials in the wild, which is what makes District Distilling Co.’s new spirit so intriguing. WildJune Gin, which launches at the distillery-pub on Friday, is made with wild red juniper berries harvested in western Texas by co-owner Molly […]

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The Build-Your-Own-Bowl Trend Is Seriously Out Of Control

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There are literally thousands—tens of thousands!—of possible ingredient combinations at Poke Papa, the new poke shop in Penn Quarter. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say not all of the combinations are good. Not all them are even poke (traditionally a raw fish dish). But this is not about poke, really. (Although […]

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Take a Look Inside the Stunning Seafood Restaurant from Marcel’s Chef Robert Wiedmaier

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Of the many, many kinds of restaurants that open in Washington, fine-dining seafood is among the rarest. That’s because of the highly-perishable, expensive ingredients and skill required to prepare delicate fish and shellfish. It’s no surprise then that chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Siren is one of the most exciting debuts of the year. The stunning seafood venture […]

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Spike Mendelsohn Will Close Bearnaise and Open a Taqueria in Its Place

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Bearnaise, the French restaurant specializing in steak frites from Spike Mendelsohn’s Sunnyside Group, will close on May 1. In its place, the chef plans to open a taqueria. It will be the group’s third fast-casual concept after We, The Pizza and Good Stuff Eatery. “We try and serve what Americans love best in a hip atmosphere […]

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Ladurée Lands In Georgetown This Week

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Washingtonians with a sweet tooth have a reason to celebrate this week, with the opening of French luxury bakery Ladurée’s first D.C. location in Georgetown. The M Street salon will serve as the brand’s area flagship, boasting both a tea room as well as a boutique, with an additional storefront (sans table service) at Union […]

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9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

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Addie’s Pop-Up: Restaurateur Jeff Black celebrates the 22 years since he opened his first restaurant, Addie’s on Thursday. In anticipation of the re-opening of Addie’s this summer at a new location, Black is hosting an Addie’s pop-up at Black Salt from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm. The seven course menu will feature items such as a chilled seafood […]

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Want to Educate Yourself About Wine? These Wineries Can Help.

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These wineries offer short classes that are also fun experiences. Breaux Vineyards’ Virginia School of Wine offers classes targeted at both serious oenophile (“The Anatomy of a Wine Barrel”) and novice (“Drink That With This: Wine Pairings”). $15 to $55; reservations at breauxvineyards.com/events. Fabbioli Cellars offers seated tastings that are more in depth than a […]

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DC is Surrounded by Vineyards, So Why Don’t the Restaurants Serve Local Wines?

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Washington restaurants love to brag about their all-local beer taps and cocktail lists dominated by local spirits. But when it comes to wine? Good luck finding a place that has more than a handful of local options, despite all the wineries now in Virginia. “It would be super-hard to do an all-Virginia list,” says sommelier […]

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Exclusive Recipe: How to Make Honeysuckle’s Amazing Banana Bread

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Generous bread services have largely gone the way of the starched tablecloth, which is a sad thing—there are few more welcoming gestures a restaurant can make. Happily, that’s not the case at Honeysuckle (1990 M St., NW), the new dining room in the downtown DC space that once housed Vidalia. There, pastry chef T.C. Lumbar […]

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6 New Outdoor Spots Where You Can Eat and Drink Outside Tonight  

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Sally’s Middle Name  1320 H St., NE Sally’s second-floor deck is an oasis off H Street. The serene space was open for a limited time last year, and was recently revamped with more dining seats and communal tables for around 30 guests. Diners can browse the oft-changing chalkboard menus during brunch and dinner—we love the […]

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Former Mintwood Place Chef Joins DGS Delicatessen, Revamps Menus

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When DGS Delicatessen opened in Dupont Circle four-plus years ago, it made waves as part of a new generation of delis helmed by pedigreed chefs (then Barry Koslow) who championed a from-scratch approach to everything from smoked meats to mustard. Now, co-owner Nick Wiseman says the scene is evolving again—thanks, in part, to NYC hotspots […]

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Take a Look at Dupont Circle’s Newest Rooftop Bar

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Dupont Circle is home to a new rooftop bar at Decades nightclub. The 2,500 square-foot outdoor space channels a retro Miami vibe with palm trees, tropical plants, and a drink menu of nostalgic sips like orange crushes, mai tais, and for the ambitious, Jell-O shots. The rooftop is “meant to make you feel as young and […]

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TaKorean Will Give Free Lunch to the First 100 Customers at Each Location Today

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TaKorean will treat the first 100 customers at all of its restaurants a free meal Tuesday. The giveaway is a celebration of its location at 13th & U streets, Northwest. The new location, which also debuts Tuesday, is the fourth restaurant founder and CEO Mike Lenard has opened since starting TaKorean as a food truck in 2010. Lenard says […]

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This is the Most Exciting Pop-Up Happening in DC Right Now

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Most folks go on vacation and come back with a more colorful Instagram feed. Anna Vocaturo and Sarah Bui turned their January trip to Saigon into something far more compelling—the tasting menu pop-up known as Ðôi Ðũa, next running in the Shopkeepers space on Monday, May 1. Their time visiting markets each morning, flagging down […]

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Tax Day Food and Drink Specials Around DC

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If your wallet is feeling light come Tax Day (April 18th), visit these bars and restaurants for all-day happy hours, deals, and freebies. BLT Steak 1625 I St., NW This downtown steakhouse is offering 50% off all alcoholic beverages all day long, including cocktails, craft beers, and wines by the bottle and glass. Centrolina 974 […]

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