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Meat-Free Week; District Taco Looking at More DC Spots

EVENTWIRE—Yes, Meat Week is right around the corner, but sit tight vegetarians because directly following Meat Week, once again, is Meat-Free Week. DC Vegan has posted the official schedule, which kicks off on February 6 with barbecue seitan at Sticky Fingers and continues on with food truck day, a Flying Dog beer dinner and more. [DC Vegan]

EXPANSIONWIRE—The Washingtonian follows up on the news that District Taco is expanding, well, into the District and discovers that not only are they opening a spot in Metro Center but that owner Marc Wallace is looking around Capitol Hill, Dupont, and the Palisades for another location. Also — a truck to run in DC! [The Washingtonian]

CLEVELAND PARK—Following up on rumors that Dino was headed for a shutter, Chris Shott talks to owner Dean Gold, who says business has improved and things are looking up. Still, the restaurant's lease is up for renegotiation this year and Gold concedes it's possible the restaurant could be forced out of its location. Which would be really sad. [WCP]

STARWATCH—Actress Drew Barrymore was in town this week for the premiere of her movie Big Miracle and chef Robert Wiedmaier was on hand making the salmon for the after-party. People magazine hears that Barrymore was too busy to sample the salmon so the party organizers made her a plate. A source tells the magazine: "She rubbed her hands and looked delighted." [People]

U STREET—Prince of Petworth reports that Tropicana Eatery on Florida Avenue has closed. The space has been cleared out, but it's unclear exactly what happened. [PoP]

District Taco, Arlington [Photo: Marc M./Yelp]

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