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Amsterdam Falafelshop Embraces Pot Legislation; Melfi Moves On

Plus, Bluejacket uncorks barrel-aged fig beer and The Inn at Little Washington plans a special dinner.

CHEF SHUFFLES—John Melfi is no longer Chef de Cuisine at Fiola Mare, Tom Sietsema reports in today's weekly chat. Melfi said there was no falling out, he just needed "time to reset" and hopes that his next gig will be at a smaller venue. [WaPo]

FOOD MEDIA—Former Washington Post food critic Phyllis C. Richman files a piece about the poignant reunion of Inn at Little Washington chef Patrick O’Connell and Dominique Loiseau, the owner of the famed Le Relais Bernard Loiseau. O'Connell cooked alongside chef Patrick Bertron of Relais Bernard Loiseau to recreate a dinner from 20 years ago. [WaPo]

NAVY YARD—Tonight, Bluejacket will serve their barrel-aged, fig-laced Figure 8 beer for the first time, reports the Washington Post Express. The beer will be available throughout the fall. [Express]

POTLAFELWIRE—Amsterdam Falafelshop is really celebrating the passing of the District's marijuana legalization Initiative 71. Young & Hungry reports on the chain's pot-inspired falafel contest. [WCP]

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