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A roundup of smaller restaurant news items and events

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October 21, 2016

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Lovers of foie gras, next week is for you. From Wednesday, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, find foie gras specials from tons of D.C. restaurants across town. This is a reboot of the former Foie La La event in the Atlas District. More details here. [EaterWire]

PETWORTH—Poke Pop is back in action next week. The poke-themed pop-up will run in the former Crane & Turtle space from Oct. 21-27. [EaterWire, via WCP]

October 20, 2016

U STREET—There are some changes in the works for G, Mike Isabella’s sandwich shop. They’ve updated the interior design to add a bar area. There’s also a new cocktail program, and seven-day service, and a new all-day menu. The Sunday Gravy weekly dinner remains. Happy Hour will run 7-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday. [EaterWire]

MT VERNON TRIANGLE—Farmers & Distillers, the combination restaurant and distillery from the team behind Founding Farmers, has an opening date. Expect the debut of the new destination Dec. 13.

October 18, 2016

ALEXANDRIA—Alexandria Restaurant Partners’ corporate chef, Graham Duncan, is now taking things over at the company’s Majestic Cafe. He starts Nov. 1, replacing Gaby Hakman (he’ll stay on in his corporate role as well). [EaterWire]

U STREET—Curious about Mike Isabella’s upcoming Spanish restaurant, Arroz? G is hosting two preview dinners Nov. 1 and 2 (two seatings each night); it’s $149 including multiple courses and Portugese wine pairings. [EaterWire]

COLLABS—Maketto’s Erik-Bruner Yang is teaming up with Sweetgreen on a new menu item. The Maketto Dinner Bowl is filled with wild rice, roasted chicken, sesame roasted tofu, ginger cabbage slaw, lime, cilantro basil, mint, cucumbers, cashews, and chili-tamari dressing. Find it at the salad chain Nov. 3-Jan. 4. [EaterWire]

October 17, 2016

ADAMS MORGAN—Japanese whiskey fans should consider a trip to Perry’s next Monday, Oct. 24. They’ll have a five-course menu along with a Japanese whiskey tasting, as well as a cocktail reception, starting at 6:30 p.m. It’s a collaboration with Water & Wall’s John Leavitt and reservations are required; pricing is $85 per person for the dinner and pairings. UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled to Nov. 14, and the menu will change seasonally as a result. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—Fans of Chilean food should keep this event in mind. Find chefs like Victor Albisu and Rob Robba battling it out to become Chilean food champion at the Chef Challenge on Nov. 1. More info here. [EaterWire]

THOMAS CIRCLE—The chefs from Zentan and Sushi Taro (a recent Michelin star designee), Yo Matsuzaki and Nobu Yamazaki, will collaborate on a special dinner devoted to the Japanese street food and culture of Osaka. The event from 5-7 p.m. at Zentan will feature live music, sake, cocktail trastings, live art pieces, and sushi-rolling. Tickets are $45; more info here. [EaterWire]

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