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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest Around DC

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District Oktoberfest Multiple locations around Chinatown The District Oktoberfest kicks off this Saturday, September 16, with a bar crawl in Chinatown. Check in at 10 Tavern by 3 PM to enjoy drink and food specials, as well as live Bavarian music. Your ticket ($24 if you use the promo code “cheers”) includes free 12-ounce Oktoberfest beers […]

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Brunch by the Water at These Riverside Restaurants Around DC

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Who doesn’t love mimosas with a water view? Take advantage of the warm weather and get outside for brunch this weekend. Osteria Morini 301 Water St., SE #109 Not only does this pretty waterfront Italian in Navy Yard have a roomy wraparound patio shaded by umbrellas, they also serve a fantastic brunch prix-fixe: any choice […]

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Take Our Restaurant Survey and You Could Win Dinner for Two

Source: Washingtonian Food

For the past 40 years, Washingtonian has taken the pulse of the local restaurant scene by asking you, the reader, to play food critic. What’s your favorite new arrival? What’s your go-to brunch spot? Who slings the best pizza? And which places are most overhyped and overpriced? Weigh in on our survey. Your answers will be revealed in […]

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Drink Out of a Porron and Eat Gin & Tonic Sorbet at Michael Schlow’s New Spanish Pop-Up

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If you ever dined at Conosci, the intimate downtown crudo bar from restaurateur Michael Schlow, you might remember the speakeasy-esque entrance—through a velvet curtain inside Alta Strada—and the lack of a real kitchen. (All dishes were made with a toaster oven, induction burner, or rice cooker.) When the ambitious tasting menus outgrew the cooking equipment, Schlow developed […]

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These DC Latte Art Photos Are Giving Us All the Cozy Fall Vibes

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If there’s no swirl art, is it still a latte? Local baristas show off their skills. Baked & Wired: Not just for cupcakes. Time for an afternoon pick-me-up A post shared by Swings Coffee (@swingscoffee) on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:08am PST Swoon-worthy heart art. Holiday themed. Almost too pretty to drink…almost. Two part, twice […]

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9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

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Pig out this Thursday at Proof’s “Pork & Pinot” pig roast class and wine tasting. First, guests will meet at Proof at 5:15 PM and take a field trip to the nearby FRESHFARM Market with chef Austin Fausett, where he will select fresh produce. Back at Proof, Fausett will lead a cooking class, demonstrating how […]

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Celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at These DC-Area Restaurants

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fall on the early side this year, with the first of the Jewish High Holidays beginning next Wednesday, September 20th at sundown. Several DC-area restaurants are serving their renditions of matzoh ball soup, beef brisket, kugel, and other classics to ring in the Jewish New Year. For catering and carryout […]

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Win Free Tacos for a Year at the Opening of Taco Bamba Springfield 

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Chef Victor Albisu knows how to psyche up a crowd for a new restaurant: free tacos for a year. The third northern Virginia outpost of Taco Bamba opens Thursday at 11 AM. And everyone who drops by the boisterous taqueria on opening day will be entered in a raffle, with winners getting one free taco […]

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How Restaurateur Jeff Black Got In The Medical Cannabis Business

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The first two people that chef and restaurateur Jeff Black consulted before he officially decided to get in the medical cannabis business were his kids, then 12 and 13. “I sat them down, and I said, ‘I’m not going to do this if there’s going to be some stigma against you in school. I’m not […]

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Succotash Isn’t Cooking the Southern Food of Paula Deen

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Succotash looks like a genteel Southern restaurant. Chef Edward Lee’s new Penn Quarter venture is housed in the former Equitable Bank Building, which was recently restored with help from the DC Preservation League to maintain the space’s early 20th-century Greek Revivalist architecture. The romantic maze of white marble and columns features flickering gas lanterns and […]

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Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Food Scene This Week

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Every week, Washingtonian Food Editor Jessica Sidman rehashes the latest news from Washington’s food and drink scene in a newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. Hi there, The big opening of the week is Nobu, the Kardashian-favorite Japanese restaurant from chef Nobu Matsuhisa and actor Robert DeNiro. This is the 38th location of the high-end chain, and the menu […]

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Mary J. Blige’s Former Private Chef Now Runs a Comfort Food Joint in Downtown DC

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If you walk by Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen—a new spot at 19th and K that’s unmissable for its big orange sign—you might see a man in a white chef’s coat with an ear-to-ear grin.  That’s chef Brian Hill, the restaurant’s namesake, at his usual post where he’s greeted passers-by every day for the past month since […]

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Why the Opening of Nobu DC Doesn’t Matter

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International sushi magnet Nobu opens its first-ever location in DC today. The debut of the luxury chain is being heralded by some as another accomplishment for Washington as a restaurant town—a status symbol that we’ve made it. “Its arrival in the District signals the city’s growing reputation as a food city,” notes the Washington Business Journal. […]

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DC’s Restaurant Staffing Crisis Will Likely Get Worse With the Opening of the Wharf

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Ask any DC chef or restaurateur what they’re most worried about right now, and the conversation will inevitably turn to their desperate attempts to find good staff. Sous chefs, managers, servers—across the board, there just aren’t enough experienced people to go around Washington’s booming dining scene. The problem isn’t new, and it’s not unique to […]

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New Clarendon Bar Offers Glowing Cocktails and Hardware Theme

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Don’t let the name Wilson Hardware fool you. The new Clarendon storefront might make you think paint cans and garden tools, but inside the 7,000 square-foot space, you’ll find five separate dining and lounge areas, including a rooftop bar. The venture, which opened last week, comes from Jad Bouchebel, a partner in U Street’s the Prospect […]

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