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  • Esquire created a list of our nation’s Top 10 Restaurant Cities, placing D.C. in eighth position after New York, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Vegas and Houston. Woot. (DCist)
  • Endless Simmer reflects on the Top 10 New Foods that they were lucky enough to eat in 2010, and I couldn’t be more jealous. The list includes a fried peanut butter, banana, and bourbon sandwich and The Mighty Cone, a tortilla cone filled with cornflake-almond-chili-crusted chicken tenders, fried avacado, mango-jalepeno slaw and ancho sauce. ~*WTF DROOL*~

  • Kaz Sushi Bistro is now serving up fugu, which if you don’t know, is a Japanese delicacy that if improperly sliced, can lead to poisoning and, in some cases, death. If you’re into shelling out $150 for a near-death experience, the restaurant will be offering the fish as part of a special five-course dinner. (Young & Hungry)

  • Today the legendary Brickskeller will reopen as Bier Baron. The good news is, for opening day, the Bier Baron will have 500 beers to choose from as well as “300 beers that Dave [Alexander] left behind and that’s in-house and ready to be served.” (Going Out Gurus)


  • If you’re thinking about throwing out your Christmas tree, think again. Chef Rene Redzepi (of the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen) wants you to eat it. He writes: “Nature takes enormous time and effort to produce something that we use only briefly. Why don’t we make greater use of this living tree, as we make use of so many other kinds of plants on earth, by eating it?”Apparently, evergreens are delicious. Who knew? (Eater)

  • Forbes has a round up of the America’s Most Bizarre Restaurants, from a huge Mexican-themed restaurant in Colorado that was featured on a South Park episode to the multi-sensory experience of San Francisco’s Supper Club to a grass-roofed Swedish restaurant with goats on it in Wisconsin. (Eater)

  • After the debut of KFC’s Double Down, this year has topped the charts in ridiculous fast food concoctions. The Stir has compiled a list of The 10 Worst Fast Food Products of 2010 (or best, if you ask me). Featured are Dunkin Donuts’ sausage pancake bites, Denny’s mozzarella sticks grilled cheese sandwich, and OMG IS THAT A PIZZA BURGER?  (Huffington Post)