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In Search of The Perfect Half-Smoke; Water & Wall's Silk Road Noodle Lunch

Plusl, a new wine director for Salamander Resort & Spa and the Bethesda Theater building is for sale.

Silk Road Noodle Pop-Up Lunch Guest Chef Jonah Kim's soba dish
Silk Road Noodle Pop-Up Lunch Guest Chef Jonah Kim's soba dish
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FOOD MEDIA—A writer from BBC's Travel section goes on a quest to discover the "mythical" and "mysterious" D.C. half-smoke, trying versions from Red Apron, Ben's Chili Bowl, Churchkey and DCity Smokehouse. The version that David Farley likes the best is from a relative newcomer. [BBC]

POP-UPS—Water & Wall debuted their new Silk Road Noodle Pop-Up Lunch this month. From now through March, the restaurant will serve an array of winter noodle dishes, including rotating guest chef dishes from local chefs on a monthly basis. The pop-up lunch will be available at Water & Wall Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beet raviolini, Vietnamese bolognese, potato pierogis with sage brown butter, a guest chef noodle bowl by chef Jonah Kim and more are all on the menu now. [EaterWire]

BETHESDA—The historic theater that houses the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is now on the market for $8.5 million. Bethesda Now found an online real estate listing that says that the Supper Club has a new 10-year lease that would start once the building sale is made final. [Bethesda Now]

MIDDLEBURG—Michael Foote is Salamander Resort & Spa's new wine director, the Loudoun Times reports. His duties will include hosting wine tastings and monthly wine dinners, as well as keeping up with the wine lists for the resort's Harrimans restaurant and the Gold Cup Wine Bar. [LT]