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Blue Sea Seafood Coming; Soup Dumplings at Ping Pong

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

SHIRLINGTON— There's a tenant for the Bear Rock Cafe space in Shirlington, according to ARLNOW. Blue Sea Seafood Restaurant is opening and plans to serve spicy Cajun seafood, including such dishes as catfish nuggets, frog legs, lobster mac and cheese, gumbo and more. [EaterWire]

RESTAURANT WEEKWashington City Paper does some Restaurant Week-related math. Turns out it can be pretty hard to get $35 worth of food at certain restaurants. [WCP]

PENN QUARTERCity Tap House kicks off brunch this weekend. The new sports bar will offer such dishes as foie gras French toast, chicken and waffles, pizzas, a bottomless brunch bar (with Bloody Marys and mimosas) and more. It all stars Jan. 18. [EaterWire]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONSSoup dumplings are notoriously hard to find in the D.C. area. Here's a new option, though: Ping Pong Dim Sum. "You asked, we listened. January's new favorites brings the bursting soup dumpling (xiao long bao). Come in and try it today," the restaurant Tweets. [Twitter]

[Photos: R. Lopez]

Ping Pong Dim Sum

900 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 202 506 3740 Visit Website

City Tap House

901 9th St. NW Washington, DC