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The Sake Surge, Chili Cookbooks, More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

Crane & Turtle, sake devotees
Crane & Turtle, sake devotees
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Sake sippers

Washington City Paper has a run-down on the increasing importance of sake in DC — and how some reckon you'll soon be as used to Certified Sake Advisor as you are sommeliers. [WCP]

Chili riffs

Chili is the focus of a forthcoming cookbook from DC musicians, reports Borderstan. About 20 local bands will contribute recipes for chili (and chili-like dishes, says Borderstan) to a new cookbook, whose proceeds will go to local non-profit Bread for the City. [Borderstan]

Washington women

Washington Business Journal has a slideshow of 25 women in DC business that you must know about — unsurprisingly, many of them work within the local food realm. [WBJ]

José Andrés wire

DC's beloved José Andrés is expanding his empire. Washington Business Journal reports that he's opening his first restaurant outside the US — in Mexico City. [WBJ]