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Pumpkin-Carving Parties; Tom Colicchio Talks Food Policy

FOGGY BOTTOM/DUPONT CIRCLE— If you'd rather carve a pumpkin at a restaurant than at home, there are a couple options available. The Hotel Helix has its annual party scheduled for Oct. 25, while Ris is hosting its own pumpkin-themed event come Oct. 27. Expect drink specials and other treats in addition to pumpkin artistry. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILLTop Chef's Tom Colicchio was in town advocating a new Food Policy Action scorecard, which looks at how Congressional reps voted on food issues like food safety and farm subsidies. [Examiner]

DOWNTOWN— It doesn't look good for healthy restaurant Java Green. Washingtonian spotted US Marshalls evicting the restaurant, which owes back taxes to the government, though no one would comment on the situation. The restaurant had been using Kickstarter to raise additional funds to keep it and sister restaurant Cafe Green open. [Best Bites]

GEORGETOWN Sprinkles Cupcakes is getting in the football season spirit by offering buy one, get one free cupcakes the Monday after a Redskins win. Whisper "Redskins" at the location after a win to get the offer. [EaterWire]

RIS [Photo: Laura P./Yelp]

Ris

2275 L St. NW

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