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Archive for April 2011

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
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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