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The Top Stories on Eater D.C. This Week

Relive the week in Eater

R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Here are the top new features and news posts on the site this week:

1. Mapping D.C.’s Michelin-related restaurants

Michelin came to D.C. for the first time this year, awarding stars to a dozen restaurants in D.C. None received the top honor of three stars, but two stars were given to Pineapple & Pearls, The Inn at Little Washington and Minibar. This map tells readers where to find the highly-rated restaurants; no one neighborhood has a high concentration, though most are in Northwest D.C.

2. Michelin Declines to Award Top Honors to Any D.C. Restaurant in Debut Guide

It was a big week for Michelin news interest. This deep dive takes a look at which restaurants were the most dramatic omissions from the guide, and outlines some additional analysis about the D.C. picks.

3. Finding the Elusive Soup Dumpling in D.C.

Soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, have a cult following among those who love them. They’re not as common in D.C. as they are in some other cities, but they still can be found with a little digging. Eater updated this map from last year with even more options for finding the dish.

Soup Dumplings from Bob’s Shanghai 66

4. Fifteen Restaurants Have Opened This Week in D.C.

It was a pretty productive week for restaurant openings, which this week included such places as cocktail haunt Service Bar, Ethiopian restaurant Letena, and beer mecca Owen’s Ordinary.

Service Bar
R. Lopez

5. A Roundup of Smaller News and Events

In this week’s Eaterwire, a Japanese whiskey tasting, chef changes, collaboration dishes, and some restaurant opening dates for later this winter.

G by Mike Isabella
R. Lopez

Also popular this week:

*The Early Word on Ocean Prime

*Where to Eat and Drink During the Debates

*José Andrés to Give Verizon Center a Culinary Boost

*Five Restaurants to Try

*More Details on Spike Gjerde and Erik Bruner-Yang’s Restaurants in The Line Hotel