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Rosario review: An elevated neighborhood spaghetti house in Adams Morgan

FIRST BITE | The new Italian eatery from Smoke and Barrel’s chef aims to fill a pasta void on 18th Street.

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Voltaggio Brothers Steak House review: Together at last, this tag team antes up

2.5 stars | Bryan and Michael Voltaggio have finally joined forces at MGM National Harbor, and diners are winning big.

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At Ruta del Vino, refreshing takes on Latin food — with nary a small plate in sight

2 stars | Petworth neighborhood spot is welcoming and familiar, in all the best ways.

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At Baba, next-gen cocktails and lots of personality

FIRST BITE | The new bar beneath Ambar in Clarendon expands tastes beyond the Balkans.

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    Rosario review: An elevated neighborhood spaghetti house in Adams Morgan

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    Voltaggio Brothers Steak House review: Together at last, this tag team antes up

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    At Ruta del Vino, refreshing takes on Latin food — with nary a small plate in sight

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    At Baba, next-gen cocktails and lots of personality

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

Source: Washingtonian Food

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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Sous vide is couture convenience food. Is this the year home cooks finally embrace it?

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Upcoming techno advances, specially packaged foods and a drop in price may propel the technique past “elite” status.

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

Source: Washingtonian Food

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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The Early Word on Millie’s

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Source: Eater DC

“Happy to have a good fish option in the neighborhood” | A slice of life of on Nantucket Island landed in the District earlier this month with the arrival of Millie’s.

Restaurateur Bo Blair, proprietor of the Georgetown Events family of restaurants (Bayou, Due South, Jetties, Smith Point, Surfside), opened the flagship Millie’s in Massachusetts back in 2010. The second locale boasts a 130-seat patio with another 130 seats inside, providing ample room for a sea of customers. Chef David Scribner retained various dishes from the original location but also carved out space for new additions, including: yellowfin tuna poke, grilled …

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Taste Test: Iron Gate Midday Menu

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Get off work early? Is it nice outside?

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Ladurée Lands In Georgetown This Week

Source: Washingtonian Food

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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Free and Almost Free Things To Do In D.C.

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

Here we focus exclusively on the cheapest YET most satisfying entertainment to be found around DC.

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The 12 Best Covert Coffee Spots in D.C.

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Source: Eater DC

Schedule off-the-record conversations and job interviews here | The first 100 days of any new job can be a real eye-opener. Learning the ropes, establishing trust, plotting strategy — it’s a lot to handle, particularly if personal priorities have shifted or the work environment doesn’t match expectations. But getting out is never easy, even when it’s clear to everyone involved that brighter opportunities might be available elsewhere. How does one slyly change into a suit within a business casual office setting, and then claim a “doctor’s appointment?” Or how many informational interview “coffees” can someone book before running out of …

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Ladurée Brings More Than Macarons To D.C.

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Source: Eater DC

The sweet and stylish brand is here | Ladurée, the fashionable food boutique straight out of Paris, is about to say Bonjour! to D.C. Located at 3060 M Street NW, the 1,110-square-foot, soaring art-deco space features a powder blue paint job, a smooth white marble bar, and downstairs “pastry lab” where its iconic macaron-making magic happens. “We want you to feel like you are in a Parisian house,” said Elisabeth Holder Raberin, co-president of Ladurée USA, while perched in a purple chair in the soon-to-open restaurant. Handpicked items from France are found inside, such as dramatic crystal chandeliers, ornate wall lamps, …

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Cindy Wolf is the Susan Lucci of James Beard award nominees. That’s fine by her.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The Baltimore chef draws consistent acclaim for her 20-year-old restaurant. But there’s a bigger prize she’s after.

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Team Kornheiser Rebrands Chads as Chatter, Plus More Intel

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Source: Eater DC

Plus, Silver expanding to Cathedral Commons | The ownership team that purchased the Friendship Heights restaurant formerly known as Chadwicks (or Chads, for short) has come up with a new name for the establishment: Chatter. The Washington Business Journal reports that partners Tony Kornheiser, Maury Povich, Gary Williams, and Alan Bubes “agreed to go with a strong, two syllable name, ultimately settling on one that started with ‘Ch,’ for continuity’s sake.” The name change also sets up a new dimension to the bar’s in-house entertainment: Kornheiser is expected to begin taping episodes of The Tony Kornheiser Show from a studio within the …

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What’s for dinner? #MeatlessMonday pasta will do nicely.

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

6 fast and easy recipes from the Recipe Finder.

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Beer of the week: A classic American saison gets a bright refresh for summer

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

The “2017 Remastered” version of Stillwater’s Stateside Saison adds extra hop flavor.

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McDonald’s new uniform: hot or existentially depressing?

Source: Washington Post Food Section

“Lord Vader will be here soon to inspect the McMuffins.”

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Some sommeliers don’t brush their teeth in this wine service ‘tell-all.’ Is that right?

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

WINE | In “Cork Dork,” author Bianca Bosker plays to stereotypes and undercuts professionalism.

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