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Washington’s vegan dining scene is about to get a boost

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It’s been more than nine months since husband and wife team Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby of Philadelphia’s acclaimed vegan restaurant Vedge announced they would be coming to Washington. That means there’s been plenty of time to revise their plans: The couple had intended to replicate V Street, their vegan street food bar, in Washington, but decided the name […]

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It’s not just you: Restaurant menus really are confusing

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We all know the feeling. You’re at a restaurant deciding what to order when you start to wonder about a description on the menu. You might subtly Google it, or maybe you’re bold enough to ask the waiter what that thing means. But chances are, you just move on to something you recognize and order it […]

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10 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 8-12

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Monday, Jan. 8 College Football Playoff National Championship Game: Georgia and Alabama go head-to-head for the national championship, and viewing parties are popping up all over the area. Alabama alumni should head for Willie’s Brew and Que near Yards Park, while the Dawgs take over Penn Commons or Public Bar with drink specials. Neutral-friendly venues include […]

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Snow day food and drink specials that are worth leaving the house for

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The snow has fallen, school is out, and everyone is figuring out what to do. Naturally, there are food and drink specials rolling in for those of you able and willing to get out of the house. Arroz: Happy hour from 3 to 9 p.m. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Bluejacket: Half-price cask beers; $4 Bluejacket classics (Forbidden Planet, Lost […]

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12 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Jan. 5-7

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Friday, Jan. 5 Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club at GALA Hispanic Theatre: The surreal “fight club” features no-holds-barred brawls so comical and choreographed they would put the WWE to shame. This year’s matchups are a secret, but previous bouts have included Vladimir Putin vs. a unicorn, Martha Stewart vs. the Swedish Chef, and Redskins owner Daniel […]

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These are the restaurants that opened — and closed — in December

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The final month of 2017 saw several new dining options pop up around the Washington area, but several other places — both newcomers and established ones alike — closed up shop. Here’s a rundown of the notable happenings: Openings Al Volo Trattoria & Bar: Cucina Al Volo continues to expand with this spot in Cleveland Park, which is replacing […]

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14 things to eat, drink, see and do in January

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The restaurant Chloe opens, early January (exact date to be announced) Chef Haidar Karoum came to Washington’s attention with his cooking at Proof, Estadio and Doi Moi, a trio of restaurants owned by the late Mark Kuller. After more than a year out of the kitchen, Karoum is set to open Chloe, a dining room near the […]

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9 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 1-5

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Monday, Jan. 1 Barrely 2018 Hog Roast at Jack Rose: You might be feeling a little worse for wear after New Year’s Eve. Jack Rose is going to help get you through it. Beginning at 3 p.m., the Adams Morgan bourbon bar is hosting a pig roast on its rooftop deck, and $15 gets you a […]

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Think D.C. doesn’t have good bread? This Shaw bakery will change your mind.

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The cafe portion of Seylou Bakery and Mill in Shaw is dwarfed by its gaping kitchen. That’s because it takes a lot of space to hold the 14-foot oven, the 1,600-pound mill and the giant ambitions of baker Jonathan Bethony. Bethony, who owns the bakery with his wife, Jessica Azeez, has been hailed as “the Steve Jobs of […]

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8 new restaurants to try around Washington

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With so many restaurant options in the Washington area, it’s a good idea to gather some intel: Here are eight spots, recently vetted by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, that are worth a try. Primrose Ready your Instagram before stepping into this Brookland wine bar from restaurateur Sebastian Zutant and his wife, designer Lauren […]

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This new Venezuelan restaurant could be your favorite downtown lunch spot

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The good news: The new Arepa Zone is 10 times bigger than its Union Market stall.  The bad news: The new Arepa Zone is 10 times bigger than its Union Market stall. “We’re trying to get used to cleaning it all,” says Gabriela Febres, who co-owns the space with partner Ali Arellano. The restaurant, which recently opened downtown, […]

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14 things to do in the D.C. area over Christmas weekend

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Friday, Dec. 22 ChiKo After Dark with Mei Lin: ChiKo, the hot Chinese-Korean fast-casual spot on Capitol Hill, has welcomed some pretty cool guest chefs for its After Dark dinner series, but December’s could be the biggest yet: “Top Chef” Season 12 winner Mei Lin joins chefs Scott Drewno and Danny Lee behind the counter […]

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Where to find free New Year’s Eve parties in the D.C. area

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New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. It also can be one of the worst: sky-high ticket prices, long lines at coat checks, endless waits for drinks at an “open” bar, and so on. Even neighborhood spots that regularly feature bands or DJs with no cover charge will demand […]

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We taste tested six fast-food biscuits and were genuinely surprised by our favorite

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Unlike other doughy treats, biscuits don’t usually call for proofing or rising. It makes them seem like a relatively uncomplicated indulgence. Alas, there are plenty of ways to mess them up. A blind taste test of the D.C. area’s fast-food biscuits brought to light a few lackluster options. That’s not to say they were all bad. In fact, the […]

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8 new bars to check out around Washington

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Blink and you may miss the flurry of bars opening across Washington. As the temperature drops, these newcomers in particular have something to offer, whether it’s a cozy cabin setting or warm French fare. Jackie Lee’s Relaxed, low-key and run by a team of Red Derby vets, Jackie Lee’s is our favorite come-as-you-are spot right now. Located up […]

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Where to eat, drink and hear live music on Christmas Day

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The holidays are hard. Don’t make them any harder by stressing over a laborious homemade Christmas meal or feeling like you have to entertain your guests after doing the dishes. Take them out instead.  These destinations are open for business on Dec. 25 with dinner, drinks or live music — giving you one less thing to […]

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11 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Dec. 18-22

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Monday, Dec. 18 Feast of the Seven Fishes at G and Graffiato: Mike Isabella celebrates this beloved Italian American tradition with special tasting menus at two of his restaurants. At Graffiato, the bounty includes seashell pasta with shrimp, bay scallops, clams, tomato and aleppo pepper (Dec. 18-24, $69). And at G, his sandwich shop, guests will find such […]

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A food hall with 18 vendors, including Timber Pizza and Ice Cream Jubilee, is coming to Ballston

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Ballston Common Mall is planning a large-scale overhaul that will feature a 25,000-square-foot food hall with 18 vendors. With updated retail and residential units, the mixed-use Ballston Quarter project — led by Forest City Realty Trust and set to debut September 2018 — will include stalls from D.C. restaurants, farmers market stands and food trucks. The first wave of openings will […]

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The Line Hotel — with restaurants by chefs Spike Gjerde and Erik Bruner-Yang — is opening Jan. 1

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Since April 2016, D.C. food lovers have been eagerly awaiting the Line Hotel, which promises new restaurants from prominent chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Spike Gjerde, and cocktails from mixologist Todd Thrasher. But the original “early 2017″ opening for the Adams Morgan hotel came and went, followed by projected dates of “summer,” “fall,” and finally “winter […]

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Little Pearl will be a coffee shop and wine bar like no other in Washington

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Little Pearl chef B.J. Lieberman has created a gravlax sandwich that’s an homage to the Swan Oyster Depot, the historic seafood counter in San Francisco where the kitchen layers cured salmon on a slice of sourdough. It’s a lovely nod to the city’s famous bread. “It plays to my Jewish sensibilities,” says Lieberman, who will […]

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This new fast-casual Indian restaurant serves spicy rice bowls and masala gin and tonics

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Ordering at Rasa, a new fast-casual restaurant opening Wednesday in Navy Yard, will probably feel familiar: Pick your base, choose a topping, finish things off with a sauce. Some ingredients, like tikki, podi and kokum, though, may feel a little new. The restaurant is one of the few in the area serving Indian food in the Chipotle-style manner, […]

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Duke’s Grocery is opening a second, bigger location in Foggy Bottom

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Proper Burger lovers rejoice: Duke’s Grocery is opening a location of the British-inspired restaurant in Foggy Bottom. Set to debut in late 2018, the new locale will be the largest yet of the Duke’s concepts, which also includes the family-friendly Duke’s Counter across from the National Zoo. Fans will recognize many of the menu items, including the white […]

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The month of November in restaurant openings and closings

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In addition to the two dining concepts at the new Museum of the Bible, November welcomed several dining and drinking options to the Washington area. Here’s a rundown of the notable developments, plus a few closings. Openings Bar Elena: Taking over the space formerly occupied by Boundary Road. A bonus: The place includes skee-ball machines, pinball and classic video arcade […]

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Mike Isabella’s new food hall, nearly twice the size of Union Market, opens Dec. 11

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Forget soggy egg rolls and lukewarm french fries. With his latest project, celebrity chef Mike Isabella is hoping to revolutionize meals at the mall. Isabella Eatery, the chef’s 41,000-square-foot food emporium on the third floor of Tysons Galleria, is divided into two sections — one the length of a football field. The 600-seat eatery is made up […]

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The Spot food hall will be Rockville’s answer to the Block in Annandale

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At 6,200 square feet, the Spot food hall in Rockville will be larger than the Block in Annandale, but it will share a similar vibe and feature vendors with similar foods. “It’s a similar concept,” says Edward Wong, a partner in the Spot. “But it’s not really based on [the Block]. Asian food courts have […]

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