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At Addie’s, a fresh start builds on a towering reputation

FIRST BITE | Jeff Black’s beloved seafood restaurant hits the mark with a new location and a new-look menu.

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At these two long-recommended D.C. eateries, be careful about what you order

THE $20 DINER | Upon a re-evaluation, Panda Gourmet and Florida Avenue Grill display inconsistencies that require strategizing.

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Tom Sietsema: At the MGM National Harbor casino, a celebrity chef’s restaurant falls flat

1 star | Marcus Samuelsson’s namesake place serves only a few gems among the duds

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At Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., a southern recipe that brings folks together

FIRST BITE | Guilty pleasures abound at the new fried chicken fast-casual. Do yourself a favor and dig in.

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    At Addie’s, a fresh start builds on a towering reputation

  • 20Diner

    At these two long-recommended D.C. eateries, be careful about what you order

  • Sietsema

    Tom Sietsema: At the MGM National Harbor casino, a celebrity chef’s restaurant falls flat

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    At Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., a southern recipe that brings folks together

New Indian Restaurant Headed to Tough Ballston Spot, Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, Fair Oaks Mall scores an adult arcade

Coming Attractions | ARLnow reports on the latest dining venture to take a crack at solving the inhospitable nature of 801 N. Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia. Indian restaurant Urban Tandoor is scheduled to take up residence there in November, the fourth eatery to do so in recent years. Previous occupants included a neighborhood bar, bistro, and Thai restaurant. [ARLnow]

Expansions | Washington Business Journal reports that adult playground Dave and Busters is taking over part of the top floor of what was a Sears store inside Fair Oaks Mall. The entertainment-related chain, which features …

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At Addie’s, a fresh start builds on a towering reputation

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FIRST BITE | Jeff Black’s beloved seafood restaurant hits the mark with a new location and a new-look menu.

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Local Strip Club Dresses Up a Steak for Late News Anchor

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, lots of salad news

DUPONT CIRCLE—Camelot Showbar is naming a lunch special after late NBC 4 news anchor and frequent visitor, Jim Vance. At his memorial service, friend and Today Show anchor Craig Melvin recalled a time when jokester Vance lured him there for lunch promising …

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Tom Sietsema Decides Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Is Worth the Extra Calories

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Source: Eater DC

What the critics are saying this week | Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. | Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema praises the unifying power of this self-styled drive-thru that always lures him in with the aroma of fresh fried chicken. Good luck snagging a seat (especially after church lets out on Sundays), he observes; The modest dining room fits just 32 people. Luckily, staff is quick to clean up. The petite menu is “mighty fine” and he recommends the “guilty pleasure” of a golden biscuit with spicy sausage, lacy egg, and cheese. He also splurges on a “creamy treat”: a hand-spun strawberry milkshake. …

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Indian Restaurant ‘Urban Tandoor’ Coming to Ballston

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Source: ARLnow

An Indian restaurant is set to be the latest to move into a Ballston space that has had several eateries come and go in recent years. The restaurant, known as Urban Tandoor, hopes to be open at 801 N. Quincy Street on the ground floor of the Quincy Crossing office building around November, said owner Rajeev Mainali. It will replace Republic Kitchen & Bar, which replaced the former Leek American Bistro, the replacement for Thai Terrace. Mainali said there will be around 95 seats inside, with another 40 on an outdoor patio. He said it will have an …

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Ready or not, here come the autumnal apple recipes

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Salty Cinnamon Apple Ice Cream, anyone?

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We couldn’t stop eating this chicken salad

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

NOURISH | Make-ahead shredded meat and crisp veg are tossed with a quick and savory Asian-inspired dressing.

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Where to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah Around the DMV

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Source: Eater DC

Local restaurants catering to Jewish New Year | A number of D.C. restaurants are featuring Rosh Hashanah specials this year, honoring the two-day Jewish celebration scheduled to begin at sunset on Wednesday, September 20. Traditional holiday favorites focus on the sweet, including apples dipped in honey, challah studded with raisins, and festive honey spice cakes. The rest of the meal tends to be standard Jewish fare; Some local restaurants have put their own stamp on standbys such as gefilte fish, tzimmes, blintzes, and potato latkes. For those who aren’t up to the task of smoking brisket or hand-rolling matzo balls, here …

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First Look: Grand Duchess

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Goodbye High Dive, hello Grand Duchess

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DC’s Voltaggio Brothers to Open Fast-Casual Sandwich Spot in Santa Monica

Source: Eater DC

DC isn’t on the agenda just yet | The brothers Voltaggio, Michael and Bryan, who both competed on Top Chef (with Michael coming out the winner of the season) are opening a new fast-casual sandwich restaurant by mid-October in Santa Monica. Toddrickallen first unearthed the news buried deep in some Santa Monica city report, but Eater has learned exclusively about what they’ll be serving. Named STRFSH, short for starfish, the affordable restaurant goes into The Gallery, a food court where a Subway and McDonald’s used to reside. Instead, it’s the home of Dialogue, the high-end tasting menu restaurant from …

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Country-style pork ribs, amplified, make a terrific Sunday meal

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

SUNDAY SUPPER | Dry-cured chorizo and a good braise bring out so much flavor here.

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9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Source: Washingtonian Food

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

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 

Source: Washingtonian Food

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

Source: Washingtonian Food

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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