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Breakfast Taco Delivery, Alton Brown at Ben’s Chili Bowl, More Intel

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.


A fire broke out in El Ricon Espanol in Adams Morgan this morning. The fire was in the basement and the cause is still being investigated. The restaurant could not immediately be reached to ask about the extent of the damage, but no injuries were reported. [Borderstan]

Breakfast tacos, delivered

Get a sneak peek of the breakfast tacos that the team behind Republic Kolache is developing through UberEats. Starting today, Republic Taco will deliver breakfast tacos from 8-11 a.m. Chef Quinten Frye (Dacha) developed the tacos, served on flour tortillas. They’re planning to next do formal restaurant partnerships and eventually, a brick and mortar. [Washingtonian]

Road warriors

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the cardio-tastic life of New York’s bike food delivery messengers on [E]

Half Smokes are Good Eats

When in D.C., eat at Ben’s Chili Bowl. At least, according to Alton Brown, who stopped in a few days ago for a half smoke after a "massive" book signing.