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French-Japanese Crane & Turtle Opens in Petworth Today

June 24, 2014 Jessica Sidman 0

When restaurateur Paul Ruppert opens a new spot, the space and people come before he ever decides on a concept. So it wasn’t until the co-owner of The Passenger, Room 11, and Petworth Citizen found chef Makoto Hamamura that he decided his next venture, Crane & Turtle, would be a French-Japanese restaurant. After all, Hamamura […]

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Last Night’s Leftovers: RAMMYS Edition

June 24, 2014 Jessica Sidman 0

Should nonassociation members be eligible for a RAMMY? [Post] What D.C. chefs wore to the RAMMYS [Reliable Source] Behind the scenes with Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab’s maitre d’s [Eater] Petworth East African restaurant Safari DC under new management [PoPville] Ten amazing tasting menus around D.C. [Zagat] Marion Barry comes out against nonexistent […]

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Obama Visits D.C.’s Best Chipotle

June 23, 2014 Jessica Sidman 0

Bravo, Mr. President. Of all the Chipotle locations that Barack Obama could have stopped in at lunch today, he chose the very best one: Woodley Park. Washington City Paper named that specific locale the “Best Chipotle” in our Best of D.C. issue last year. Obama dined at the Mexicanish chain for a roundtable chat on working families. No […]

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Shake Shack Opens in Union Station

June 23, 2014 Jessica Sidman 0

D.C.’s burger wars continue with yet another expansion from Shake Shack. The New York–based chain opens its fourth D.C. location today in Union Station, joining its outposts in Dupont Circle, Penn Quarter, and Nationals Park. In addition to the usual ShackBurgers and flat-top hot dogs, the new burger joint has some location-specific frozen custard concretes featuring ingredients […]

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Who Won Big at Last Night’s RAMMY Awards?

June 23, 2014 Jessica Sidman 0

A rebooted RAMMY Awards went down at a new venue with new categories and a new judging process last night. Under the direction of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s newish president Kathy Hollinger, the annual dining awards gala was moved from the Woodley Park Marriott Wardman Park hotel to the bigger Washington Convention Center. Gone were categories like Power Spot […]

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Last Night’s Leftovers

June 23, 2014 Jessica Sidman 0

Another glowing review for Rose’s Luxury [Eater] ChurchKey named among the best beer bars in the country [Thrillist] 13 great happy hour deals for $10 or less [Washingtonian] Silo has a hot dog for every World Cup contender. [Post] Etto’s patio is now open. [PoPville] Where to drink from a porron [Zagat] Photo from Rose’s […]