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This week in BYT Food: Taste Tests, First Looks and More

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Other Food News:

  • If you’re traveling out of DC, here are great places to eat in and around Union Station so you won’t starve on the way there (via Eater).
  • Alfa Piehouse has opened a cafe which will be serving Greek foods and desserts (via Eater).
  • Whole Foods in Ashburn has opened up a pub which will feature barrel-aged cocktails and local absinthe (via Eater).
  • Columbia Heights has welcomed sushi into its neighborhood with the opening of Shanghai Tokyo (via Popville)
  • And in other unexpected press releases, Hard Rock Cafe will now be serving Hard Rock Energy Drinks at all locations for Hard Rockers playing Hard Rock Guitars (via press release).
  • How about an interactive arepa map? Do you even know what arepas are? Get familiar here (via Eater).
  • Looking for a place to take your date on without blowing major cash? 17 Cheap dates under 20 includes Little Red Fox and outdoor movie screenings via (Thrillist).
  • Stanton & Greene on Capitol Hill started serving “all day brunch,” which doesn’t make sense for a meal that is a portmanteau of the words “breakfast” and “lunch” (via press release).stanton
  • Zeke Emanuel will start serving a breakfast menu at Union Market for two weekends only (via City Paper).
  • Luke’s Lobster in Bethesda reopened Wednesday, and they’re not just takeout anymore (via Eater).
  • Plus Bandolero closed in Georgetown, a bummer for those looking for Mexican food in the area (via Eater).
  • An editorial in the Post examines the problematic usage of the term “ethnic” to describe food (via WaP0)
  • Big things are coming to the Shaw neighborhood. La Jambe, a French cheese and wine bar is set to open next year (via City Paper).
  • Heat Da Spot Cafe is slated to open soon in the old Tibet shop on Georgia Ave, complete with extremely cozy interior decor (via PoPville).
  • There’s a new farmers market on Wednesdays in Columbia Heights from now until September 30 (PoPville).
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