PENN QUARTER— Oyamel kicks off its Day of the Dead celebrations today. There's a kickoff event tonight, plus several food and drink specials through Nov. 2.
LOGAN CIRCLE—Slipstream opens today on 14th Street. It's a cocktail bar at night, a coffee bar during the day, with dishes like bento boxes and more on the menu. [EaterWire]
CURBED CUTS— Two Eater editors who grew up in Springfield check out the newly revitalized mall. It sure is different, and not just because a Chuy's is opening there. [CDC]
FOOD MEDIA—The New York Times takes a look at the emerging neighborhood restaurants in D.C. like The Red Hen, which draws in "local homeowner pioneers, new careerists clinging to the Eater DC hot list and, yes, United States senators." Thanks for the love, careerists?[NYT]