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Summer of Riesling vs Tempranillo; Smashburger Opening

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

LOGAN CIRCLE— Estadio has deemed it the "Summer of Tempranillo," which means the Spanish restaurant will have three months of tempranillo-related discounts. There will be a rotating by the glass list featuring various tempranillo selections, with discounts during happy hour from 5-7 p.m. The promotion begins June 21. [EaterWire]

PENN QUARTER, GEORGETOWN— Meanwhile, Estadio's sister restaurant Proof (along with several others across the country, and D.C.'s Bourbon Steak) says it's the "Summer of Riesling." At Bourbon Steak, sommelier Julian Mayor will lead a "Charcuterie and Riesling" glass on June 29 with chef John Critchley, which costs $65. At Proof, all Rieslings by the bottle will be 20 percent off during the entire summer, beginning June 21. [EaterWire]

DUPONT CIRCLESmashburger's P.R. firm Tweeted today that the restaurant bound for 1739 Connecticut Ave. NW will open July 17. [Twitter]

CRIME WIRE— Chinatown restaurateur Tony Cheng and his son have been charged with bribing city officials over taxi licenses, according to a report from the Washington City Paper. [WCP]

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