Sampling the Washington region’s food blogs

The District toasts to DC Brau beer and Easter specials include Peeps Show

April 18, 2011 - 11:43 AM
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The Prince of Petworth blog announced that D.C. is now brewing its own beer, thanks to DC Brau Brewing Company. Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights hosted a very successful launch party Friday with lines forming down the block with drinkers excited to get a taste of the American pale ale. The brewery’s website announced that two more beers will be pouring out soon: the Citizen, a Belgian-style pale ale, and the Corruption, an IPA.

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Bethesda Row Restaurant Week arrives, Boston and Florida chains move in on D.C.

April 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM
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Restaurant week again? Already?

Yes. This week is Bethesda Row Restaurant Week, where you can indulge in a three course meal at one of the neighborhood’s top restaurants for only $30. The deals started yesterday and will be running through Sunday, April 17. A list of participating restaurants and menus can be found at bethesdarow.com. The list includes local favorites Jaleo and Redwood. Don’t forget that special offers are also available at lunch, with three courses for $15.

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D.C.'s Top Chef All-Star Mike Isabella to open Graffiato in May (video)

April 11, 2011 - 09:40 AM
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Mike Isabella on Graffiato: D.C.'s where he wants to make his mark. (Photo: Jay Westcott)

Chef Mike Isabella’s latest venture, Graffiato, is a restaurant infused with his personal flair. The former head chef at José Andrés’ Zaytinya and recent finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars is opening his first restaurant, set to serve its first meals in May.

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Cherry Blossom cupcake parade, Medium Rare opens, and farmer’s markets are a sure sign of spring

April 7, 2011 - 10:56 AM
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With cherry blossoms taking over the capital, area restaurants are quick to get in on the fun. And what's more fun than a cupcake?

A cupcake with a conscience.

According to Pamela’s Punch (and confirmed by the store's website) Crumbs Bake Shop’s cupcake of the month is a charitable cherry blossom. During the cherry blossom festival Crumbs is donating 15 percent of sales to the Red Cross’ Japanese relief efforts.

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St. Patrick’s Day in D.C., free cab rides, free half-smokes at Ben’s, and it’s HERE

March 17, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

There are plenty of places to celebrate and indulge in pints of Guinness and traditional Irish fare today. Here are some to get you started...

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Austin Grill Truck rolls out today, Jamie Oliver launches a cheese line and so can you

March 16, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Pizza No. 17 and Naked Pizza

The space at 1523 17th St. NW, has been transformed from Pasha Bistro to Pizza No. 17 in under two months. The new eatery recently held a free pizza tasting for the public. And according to PoP, the owners say they hope to officially open early next week.

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Pound opens on Capitol Hill and closes in NoMa, Kushi helps Japan with pork belly

March 15, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Pound Coffee opens and closes

Sad news for Pound Coffee fans in NoMa. The coffee shop and cafe, located at 1300 2nd St. NE, shut its doors for good Monday morning.

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The Source’s Scott Drewno wins Cochon 555, free bacon tonight

March 14, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Founding Farmers Bacon Lollis
Complimentary Bacon Lollis at Founding Farmers' viewing party tonight. (Photo: TBD Staff)

Good Monday morning.

Have you had your breakfast yet? If not, here’s a little inspiration to fulfill your most important meal of the day.

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Hill Country opens and Rita’s returns

March 11, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Happy Friday.

Recent openings: Lou’s City Bar, Black Squirrel’s basement bar

Lou’s City Bar held its grand opening in Columbia Heights yesterday. The new sports bar, located at 1400 Irving St. NW, features a 45-foot bar, a couple dozen flat-screen TV’s, and a heated outdoor patio, which is expected to open this weekend. 

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Making fun of foodies and free food reminders

March 10, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Last Exit on the way

Mount Pleasant will soon be home to Last Exit, a new speakeasy from the owners of Tonic.

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Free cupcake, cupcake and shrimp dish, the buzz on 14th and U Street

March 9, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Now open: Touchdown

U Street’s newest sports bar, Touchdown, opened its doors yesterday in the former space of Momo’s Sports Bar, which closed last October. The bar is decked out with flat-screen televisions and old photographs of the Washington Senators from the 1924 World Series.

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The Limerick Pub opens in Wheaton, take a trip to Ireland, gourmet hot dogs coming to Bethesda

March 8, 2011 - 05:00 AM
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Good Tuesday morning.

Ireland comes to Wheaton, and you can go to Ireland

Wheaton’s long-awaited Irish eatery has finally arrived. After several delays due to permitting issues and construction, The Limerick Pub, at 11301 Elkin St., is officially open for business.

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Pound the Hill soft opening, Banana Leaves closed, fecal matter on shopping cart is OK

March 7, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Wake up and smell the coffee, Capitol Hill.

Pound Coffee’s second location at 621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE is having a soft opening today. Dubbed Pound the Hill, the new coffee shop features coffee roasted from Kickapoo Coffee’s organic beans and a globally inspired lunch menu similar to shop’s original location at 1300 2nd St. NE.

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TBD Weekend Restaurant Picks: Bayou Bakery, Café Dupont, Zpizza, Columbia Firehouse

March 4, 2011 - 05:06 PM
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Photo Credit: Bayou Bakery

Can't decide where to dine this weekend? Here are some suggestions...

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Free today: Chick-Fil-A waffle fries and cupcakes

March 4, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Free Chick-Fil-A waffle fries from 2 to 4 p.m,

It’s been a great week for free food: cupcakes, IHOP pancakes, cupcakes, cupcakes, oh sweet cupcakes...but if you’re in need of a little break from the sweetness, Chick-fil-A will be your salty savior today.

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Sprinkles opens, win a year of free cupcakes from DC Cupcakes

March 3, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Sweet Thursday

In case you somehow missed the news, the recently launched Sprinklemobile has been rolling around the District, giving away free cupcakes all week. The truck is scheduled to serve at Gallery Place this afternoon. And if you happen to be in Georgetown this morning, there’s another chance for you to score a complimentary sweet treat.

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Food trucks news and interpreting food dreams

March 2, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Sauca food truck
Sâuçá rolled out their fourth food truck this week. (Photo: TBD Staff)

It’s March, which means spring is near — and so are more food trucks.

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Free IHOP Pancakes, 7-Eleven is taking over the world

March 1, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Good morning. Today is IHOP National Pancake Day.

If you’re a flapjack fan or a fan of free goods, head over to IHOP anytime between 7 a.m and 10 p.m. to receive a complimentary short stack. In return, the restaurant chain is asking diners to consider making a voluntary donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. IHOP started National Pancake Day in 2006 to support local charities.

Looking for the closest IHOP?

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Sprinkles rolls out with free cupcakes, Nando’s Peri Peri coming to Bethesda, Last Exit entering D.C.

February 28, 2011 - 06:00 AM
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Sprinkles debuts in D.C. with free cupcakes

Good Monday morning.

Cupcake news

Georgetown Cupcake’s competition hits the streets of D.C. today. Beverly Hills-based bakery Sprinkles held its pre-opening event yesterday at its newest location at 3015 M St. NW. in Georgetown. While their shop doesn’t officially open until March 3, cupcake lovers can get free goods from their mobile truck that rolls out today.

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TBD Weekend Restaurant Picks: Ted's Bulletin, Evening Star Cafe, Bread and Brew, Vaso's Kitchen

February 25, 2011 - 05:42 PM
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Brunch at Evening Star Café (Photo credit: Ewa Beaujon)

Looking to try something new this weekend? How about some sweet potato tots or homemade Pop Tarts? Here's where to get 'em...

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