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Trader Joe's Sets a Date; A Fish-to-Table Dinner Series

Photo: Westend Bistro

CLARENDON—Arlingtonians are sure to be overjoyed at the news coming from ARLnow today that Trader Joe's. has set an opening date for Friday morning. Doors open at 8 a.m. and there will be live music, food demonstrations, balloon artist and face painters. [ARLnow]

WEST END—Tomorrow marks the launch of a three-part dinner series at Westend Bistro that will be all about seafood. For $85 per person, the dinner includes four courses and a wine pairing, plus a discussion with chef Joe Palma's actual seafood vendors as the idea here is to explore "seafood-to-table" as opposed to "farm-to-table." The dinner begins at 7 p.m. For reservations call 202-974-5566. Future dinners in the series will be held on December 14 and January 11. [EaterWire]

AWARDS SEASON—Congrats go out to Red Apron Butchery, whose creme de cochon was named a finalist in the charcuterie category of the Good Food Awards. The ultimate winner will be announced on January 13 in San Francisco. [Twitter]

UP FOR SALE—Prince of Petworth spots an MRIS listing for Java Green, whose owner is looking for someone to step in and take over operations of the lunch spot. [PoP]

Westend Bistro

1190 22nd Street Northwest, , DC 20037 (202) 974-4900 Visit Website

Trader Joe's

1109 North Highland St, Arlington, VA