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At Taqueria del Barrio, empanadas are one of the few flavorful hits

FIRST BITE | The tacos fall flat at the brick-and-mortar Mexican eatery from the DC Empanadas crew

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Tom Sietsema: Stable plants a hearty Swiss flag in the Washington dining scene

2 stars | There’s much more than cheese at this H Street eatery, but the chef doesn’t skimp on dairy.

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At Le DeSales, classic French cooking receives a creative jolt

Raphael Francois’ new downtown restaurant delivers familiar flavors with added flair.

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2017 Spring Dining Guide

Tom Sietsema renews acquaintances with familiar restaurants and celebrates new favorites.

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    At Taqueria del Barrio, empanadas are one of the few flavorful hits

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    Tom Sietsema: Stable plants a hearty Swiss flag in the Washington dining scene

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    At Le DeSales, classic French cooking receives a creative jolt

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    2017 Spring Dining Guide

Cooking good food fast is key for Ramadan

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

That’s why a pressure cooker comes in handy — for soups, bean stews and dessert.

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The Source Celebrates 10 Years in D.C. With Throwback Specials, Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, Boston chain Upper Crust Pizzeria leaves U Street

Taste history at The Source | Restaurateur Wolfgang Puck’s award-winning The Source is marking its first decade in D.C. by reviving some greatest hits from past menus for “Retro Week” dinner specials. The throwback meals, which are available in the main dining room each evening beginning at 5:30 pm., include lettuce cups with stir-fried lamb, roast rockfish with red Thai curry, and lacquered Chinese duck with lo mein noodles, and are priced as they were when they were first introduced at the restaurant. Newly minted executive chef Russell Smith, who took over …

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This 10-minute dinner sauce starts with a bottle opener

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

DINNER IN 25 MINUTES | The spice and mild sweetness of reduced ginger beer pairs well with simply prepared fish and bok choy.

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Morning Notes

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World of Beer Sues Local Owner — Just a week after it was first reported that the owner of the World of Beer franchises in Ballston, Reston and Fairfax was rebranding the restaurants as “Crafthouse,” comes word that the World of Beer corporate office …

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Fearing metal contamination, greenhouse farm recalls greens sold in DC area

Source: Washington Post Food Section

At least it wasn’t “bat body parts,” as in another recent recall.

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Burgers, chicken, lamb belly and more meaty mains for Memorial Day

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Grilling this weekend? Make it good with one of these Recipe Finder ideas.

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D.C. bar pulls ‘Pill Cosby’ drink from the menu after national outcry

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The restaurant’s owners were accused of promoting rape culture with the drink, which was garnished with empty pill capsules.

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DC Bar Will No Longer Serve “Pill Cosby” Cocktail

Source: Washingtonian Food

New DC pop-up bar/store Diet Starts Monday sparked outrage with a controversial cocktail: the “Pill Cosby,” a tequila drink garnished with empty pill capsules. Bill Cosby, whom the cocktail was named after, is currently standing trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting one of possibly 60 women. “It lets people be a little more aware,” […]

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The one ingredient that can make your summer drinks taste like tiki perfection

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

SPIRITS | Rum is a given, but allspice dram — now in new iterations — belongs on your shelf, too.

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Downtown’s 24/7 Wawa Is Gonna Be Big, Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Team Alfie’s seeks input about what to cook next | Northeast convenience store Wawa plans to open one of the biggest stores in its network at 1111 19th Street NW, providing D.C. round-the-clock access to the brand’s famous hoagies, drinks and snacks. A must-stop for those in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who’ve grown up with the ubiquitous mini marts, Wawa made its way into Northern Virginia a few years back but is now focusing on breaking into D.C. proper. The Washington Business Journal reports that this initial outlet — which could be one of up to 11 headed for the District …

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Make a jar of this, and every meal is just a sprinkle away from crunchy

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

WEEKNIGHT VEGETARIAN | A savory granola can enliven salads, soups — anything.

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Put an egg in it, #MeatlessMonday edition

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

7 picks from the Recipe Finder.

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Le Diplomate’s Ice Cream Cart Is Coming Back May 26

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Source: Eater DC

Twin scoops of seasonally inspired glaces/sorbets are $6

14TH STREETLe Diplomate’s seasonal ice cream cart is poised to return on May 26, bringing with it gourmet glaces and sorbets ($6 per dual cone) bearing flavors ranging from tropical passion fruit to muddled pistachio. The pedal-powered cooling station is projected to operate from 11 a.m. till closing on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. till closing on Sundays.

CAPITOL HILLBistro Cacao chef Kemal Deger is preparing meals plucked from artist Salvador Dali’s surrealist cookbook May 22 through May 26, and he’s rewarding those who show …

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Tom Sietsema Says Stable Is Doing Switzerland Proud

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Source: Eater DC

What the critics are saying this week

Our Mom Eugenia | Northern Virginia Magazine’s Stefanie Gans taste tests family restaurant Our Mom Eugenia, which sits in a shopping center at the meeting point of Great Falls and Reston. The space “exudes tenderness”; its one large “warm” room is packed with tables and framed depictions of Greek life. The bulk of the menu is shared plates; Gans praised the tender meatballs, and crispy beer-battered zucchini. Techniques are simple, she notes, as are the ingredients, with nothing venturing “into the exotic or newfangled.” The octopus, imported from Portugal, is a hit: …

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Breakfast at Crystal City’s Only Strip Club Is a Good Deal and a Good Time

Source: Washingtonian Food

Washingtonian is spending the day exploring Crystal City. Read all of our Crystal City Day coverage here. We’re the only customers at Crystal City Restaurant when we arrive at 10:30 am on a Friday. The TV is blasting the latest James Comey firing news, while other screens silently flash tennis, baseball, and golf. A poster […]

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