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THIS WEEK ON BYT FOOD:
- Your holiday/hostess/birthday/etc gift needs are all officially covered: Salt & Sundry is now open at Union Market
- As the weather gets chillier, consider warming up with some bibimbap from Fire and Ice
OTHER FOOD NEWS & EVENT BITES:
- Sūna – probably the most-anticipated new D.C. resturant of the year – opens for dinner tonight. You might want to snag reservations now if you’re trying to go anytime soon.
- Everybody is taking orders for Thanksgiving desserts. Nobody will believe you baked these fancy pies, cakes, and such yourself, but at least you won’t show up empty-handed.
- Progress is being made on a new 9th Street NW spot from the Thai X-ing team. Rumours have a January opening.
- DGS Delicatessen is open tonight in Dupont Circle for all your sandwich, matzo ball soup, egg cream, and pickle cravings – Check out our First Look photos here and read up on their beer/cocktails/wine options, full brunch and dinner menus, and other things you might not expect from a deli.
- The new Minibar is very designed. Brookland has a new Cuban cafe
- This Sunday, Jack Rose is celebrating Thanksgiving with the 2nd annual Mutha Firkin Turkey Roast, a rooftop roast for beer lovers. On Sunday, November 18th starting at 6pm, Jack Rose will serve up a feast of spit-roasted turkeys, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and more for $18 per person. To pair with the savory dishes, at 7 p.m. Jack Rose will tap its Firkin of Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout which has been aged in a Stitzel Weller Barrel and spiced with Madagascar vanilla, cocoa nibs, allspice, orange peel and vanilla bean. For more information please call 202.588.7388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Jack Rose is located at 2007 18thSt. NW.
- Our Beaujolaid party at 1905 is SOLD OUT – but U Street wine bar Vinoteca is having their own, first annual, Beaujolais NO-veau celebration. The annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau inspires wine-related celebrations around the world and though often criticized for being ‘young’ and ‘simple’, Vinoteca is showcasing a selection of complex, unique “Better Beaujolais” on Thursday, November 15. All day on the 15th, Vinoteca will offer $10 specials on two unique, artisan Beaujolais wines: one from the esteemed “Cru” appellation and one rare white Beaujolais made with Chardonnay grapes (Beaujolais blancs make up only 1% of the region’s wines).
- Bistro du Coin is also having a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration.
- The French Embassy is hosting a more upscale Beaujolais from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a gourmet menu, silent auction, live jazz and a DJ. Tickets are $70.
- For a dinner oriented option Bistro Bistro is offering a four-course dinner paired with Beaujolais, starting at $40.00.
LINKS FOR DESSERT:
- Chef Eric Ripert on the relevance of food critics in the era of Yelp
- Turns out Nate Silver apparently used to run a website called the Burrito Bracket.
- Here’s a sexy trailers for the “Fifty Shades of Chicken” cookbook
- Here’s a Sneak Peek at the New Annotated Edition of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential
- Thief steals Chinese food delivery car, keeps delivering and pocketing the money
- Pizza Hut Releases Crazy New Kind Of Pizza