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The Dabney Is One of Food & Wine’s 10 Restaurants of the Year

Source: Washingtonian Food

Chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s eatery–located in a repurposed 19th century Shaw row house and complete with a wood-fired hearth–has been lauded for its heritage American cuisine and commitment to locally sourced ingredients since its opening in October 2015. Food & Wine can now be added to the restaurant’s list of fans–the publication included The Dabney as one of 10 eateries on its 2016 Restaurants of the Year list.

Food & Wine restaurant editor Kate Krader writes: “It’s no small feat for a restaurant to source 100 percent of its ingredients from the region, especially if the area is ...

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Milk Bar Introduces a Special-Edition Cookie For the Cherry Blossom Festival

Source: Washingtonian Food

If you’re working from home due to the Metro closure, here’s an excuse to get out of the house: Milk Bar‘s new Cherry Rose Cookie, their latest sugar-coma-inducing treat, available starting Wednesday morning. The CityCenterDC bakery will be selling the fruity-meets-floral cookie—made with freeze-dried cherries, milk crumbs, rose water essence, and a dusting of dried cherries—in honor of the Cherry Blossom Festival, Washingtonians’ favorite springtime tradition. You can order the special-edition cookie in store (1090 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) or online (for in-store pickup) through the end of the month.

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Take a Look Inside Petworth’s Newest Bar: the Twisted Horn

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

We love the cocktails and comforting fare at Hank’s Oyster Bar, so look out for owner Jamie Leeds’s new Petworth venture with longtime bar-woman Megan Coyle: the Twisted Horn. The 40-seat spot opens at 4 on Friday with sweet-and-savory cocktails, eclectic snacks, and two shifts for happy hour (early and

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DC Continues to Dominate the New Season of Top Chef

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t caught up on the new season of Top Chef: DC’s Kwame Onwuachi is now the front-runner. Last night in episode five, the upcoming Shaw Bijou chef got his second win of the competition with a pickled shrimp and cucumber salad. “I have to

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Kinship is the Most Exciting DC Restaurant Opening of the New Year

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

We’ve already seen a burst of restaurant openings in the first week of the new year, but Kinship stands out—not just from the new crop, but in the dining scene as a whole. Longtime CityZen chef Eric Ziebold closed the Mandarin Oriental restaurant in 2014, and spent the interim

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Jackie’s Restaurant and Sidebar Will Close in March

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Sad news for fans of Jackie’s Restaurant and Sidebar: both will close in late March after 11 years in Silver Spring. “It’s sad, Jackie’s is extremely personal to me,” says owner Jackie Greenbaum. “It had its day.” Greenbaum says the shutter was prompted by her expansion in the District

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Open, Little Sesame: DGS Delicatessen’s Hummus Shop Debuts

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Americans mostly view hummus as a snack dip, but DGS Delicatessen co-owner Nick Wiseman want to change that perception with the opening of Little Sesame. The 16-seat, counter-order shop below the deli stars hummus as the main event, inspired by quick-service hummusiya in Israel.

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Greek Deli Changed the Price of Its Avgolemono

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

In a city defined by transience, there are a few things we can count on: The Nationals and the Caps bombing out of the postseason. The never-ending argument over whether the name “Washington” is strictly a synonym for “DC” or can represent the whole area. And $5 avgolemono soup from

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No-Cover Bars for New Year’s Eve in DC

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Who says you need to spend $100 just get into a bar on New Year’s Eve? For those who can’t justify throwing back enough drinks to get your money’s worth at an open bar, there are some great no-cover options to check out in Washington. Whether you want the

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Restaurants Serving New Year’s Day Brunch Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Get ready to kick off 2016 with one of these festive—and hangover-curing—New Year’s Day brunches. On the menu: bottomless drink deals, special menus, and a few options for dining in your pajamas.The Riggsby 1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW Keep the bubbly flowing at Michael Schlow’s supper club-esque restaurant in

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The Week in Food Events: New Year’s Eve Festivities, Cooking with Joan Nathan

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Calling all cocktail fans: Dram & Grain co-founders Nicolas Lowe and Trevor Frye reunite on Monday behind the hidden bar in Jack Rose’s basement from 7 pm to 1 am, joining forces for an evening of creative cocktails and great whiskey. Lauren Lowe joins to the team, who’ll serve

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The Six Faces of José Andrés on Top Chef

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Restaurateur José Andrés of the DC-based ThinkFoodGroup made a guest judge appearance on the fourth episode of Top Chef season 13. The Spanish chef is well known as an entrepreneur, TV personality, and creative mind behind restaurants like Zaytinya, where cheftestant Marjorie Meek-Bradley worked as a sous-chef. As a

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New in Food: Compass Rose’s Boozy Brunch, All-You-Can-Eat Pad Thai

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

New brunch menu—and more booze—at Compass Rose 1346 T St., NW Sunday brunch just got boozier at Compass Rose, which now serves bottomless mimosas and Bangkok buckets (think bucket-size, large-format cocktails). New dishes to pad the stomach include crispy quail and waffles, and a fried salami burger. Thankfully the

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Hot Restaurant Parties and Feasts for New Year’s Eve Around DC (Updated)

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

A Derek Brown-Style Bar Crawl 1839-1841-1843 Seveth St., NW All three of Derek Brown’s Shaw bars celebrate the holiday, each in their own way. The Pop-Up Christmas Bar (aka Mockingbird Hill) lives on through New Year’s Eve with a $20 cover and free Champagne toast at midnight. Next door,

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Justin Abad Steps Down at Cashion’s to Expand Pop’s SeaBar

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Changes are underway at longtime Adams Morgan restaurant Cashion’s Eat Place. Justin Abad has stepped down from his position as general manager and wine director to focus his attention on casual sister spot Pop’s SeaBar; he remains a partner in the business along with chef John Manolatos. Coming up

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“Compassionate” Vegan Chain Lays Off DC Employees, and a Regular Fights Back

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

The California-based vegan/vegetarian chain Native Foods Café pulled out of the DC market last week, closing its last two locations in Dupont and Penn Quarter (a Falls Church shop shuttered earlier). Though the brand didn’t find success in Washington with its menu of house-made tempeh burgers and veggie bowls,

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Here Are Locals’ Favorite Places to Eat Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

There are many reasons we love Le Diplomate: the freshly baked baguettes, the superlative burger, the standard-setting crème brûlée. And our readers heartily agree. The Logan Circle bistro took top honors in three categories of our annual restaurant survey—favorite restaurant, special-occasion spot, and French place. Le Dip aims to please

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Momofuku CCDC Launches Pupusa Mondays

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Momofuku chef David Chang has been raving about pupusas long before he opened the doors to his DC restaurant (to quote exactly, “I’m fucking infatuated with fucking Salvadoran cuisine.”) Now the time has come: the Salvadoran specialty will be available to-go during lunch on Mondays, starting today. A limited

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DC Chefs Continue to Dominate on Top Chef Season 13

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Washington’s cheftestants continue to dominate the spotlight on Season 13 of Top Chef. We’re only four episodes in, and already two DC cheftestants have taken home the win—while another flamed out dramatically. In the season premiere, Barrel chef Garret Fleming trash-talked Mike Isabella on the way out the door.

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Inside Mike Isabella and Jen Carroll’s Mosaic District Pop-Up: Requin

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Chef Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella’s French-Mediterranean restaurant won’t open in DC until 2017, but you can get a taste starting Friday at their months-long pop-up in Fairfax’s Mosaic District. The temporary Requin takes over the building formerly occupied by Gypsy Soul, and will serve dinners through spring 2016,

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New Details on Morris, Spike Mendelsohn’s Upcoming Shaw Cocktail Bar

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Chef Spike Mendelsohn and business partner Vinoda Basnayake want to be clear that they’re not opening yet another “modern speakeasy” with Morris, their upcoming Shaw cocktail bar—one of several local businesses recently announced for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The concept is based around their first joint venture,

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New Details on Morris, Spike Mendelsohn’s Upcoming Shaw Cocktail Bar

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Chef Spike Mendelsohn and business partner Vinoda Basnayake want to be clear that they’re not opening yet another “modern speakeasy” with Morris, their upcoming Shaw cocktail bar—one of several local businesses recently announced for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The concept is based around their first joint venture,

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Carla Hall and Andy Shallal Team Up for a Modern-Southern Restaurant: Mule Bone

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Eatonville on 14th Street is set for a complete makeover that goes well beyond fresh paint. Owner Andy Shallal—who’s also behind Busboys and Poets—has teamed up with celebrity chef Carla Hall of The Chew for a new concept: Mule Bone, named after the play by Langston Hughes and Zora

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Bryan Voltaggio Shutters Aggio in DC

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has quietly closed the DC branch of Aggio, his fine dining Italian restaurant located within Range. The sister Baltimore location of the same name remains open. Voltaggio opened Aggio in February of last year, and earned positive reviews for the creative cooking—as did the Maryland

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Glen’s Garden Market Opens in Shaw with Local Eats, $4 Craft Drafts

Source: Washingtonian Best Bites Blog

Shoppers at The Shay will have more than just local boutiques to browse since Glen’s Garden Market opened on Saturday. Founder Danielle Vogel brings a near-identical sibling of her Dupont Circle grocery/deli/bar to Shaw’s burgeoning development, offering one of Washington’s largest arrays of local foods, made-to-order sandwiches, and $4

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