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Beast of the Month at Red Apron; Faccia Luna=Marriage Generator?

Plus, Chick & Ruth's in Annapolis is turning 50 and a nice nod for Jack Rose.

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AWARDS SEASON— Not a lot of D.C. representation in the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, but here's a good one: Jack Rose is a nominee for World's Best Spirits Collection. [TotC]

ARLINGTON— The owner of Arlington's Faccia Luna claims more than 300 first dates at the restaurant have resulted in marriage. Sounds like a regular e-Harmony ad over there. [ARLNOW]

ANNAPOLIS— Annapolis diner institution Chick & Ruth's will turn 50 this August. [GoG]

MERRIFIELD— Red Apron is launching a "beast of the month club." They'll feature a different unique heritage breed of animal each month by offering different cuts in the butcher case and then end the month with a whole-animal dinner. First up: a "Russaback" (Russian Boar crossed with a Saddleback from a Roanoke farm). [EaterWire]

Faccia Luna Arlington

2909 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 276-3099 Visit Website

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 588-7388 Visit Website

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