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New Empanada Truck; Poste's Winter Cocktail Lounge

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DOWNTOWN Food Truck Fiesta brings word of a new truck on the streets: The Salsa Room. Head to its various locations if you are in the market for a baked empanada. [FTF]

EVERYWHERE— When the storm keeps you away from restaurants, what's the answer? Cooking up a storm. Washingtonian has a gallery of kitchen projects around DC that were completed during the hurricane. Top on the priority list: chocolate chip cookies. [Best Bites]

PENN QUARTERPoste's patio goes year-round with the debut of its winter cocktail lounge this Saturday. Head there for romantic cold weather dishes like fondue, as well as spiked hot chocolate and other toasty drinks. [EaterWire]

VIRGINIA— Restaurants in Virginia are among those who can apply for disaster relief from the government for damage related to Hurricane Sandy. [NRN]

Poste [Photo: Abby C./Yelp]

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