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CityCenterDC’s First Resto Closes, Plus More Intel

Plus learning a little about George Washington’s eggnog style

Goodbye to you, Mango Tree DC.
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The first restaurant at the upscale development CityCenterDC has closed. Mango Tree, a Thai restaurant founded in Bangkok, with locations around the world, has closed. Washingtonian reports that the location’s financial troubles forced the close — while also thinking aloud about how Fig & Olive has survived its salmonella scare. [Washingtonian]

Christmas Bars Are Here

Miracle on Seventh Street isn’t the only bar in town to go all-in on holiday spirit, reports The Washington Post. There’s also Radiator in Logan Circle, where tinsel and colored lights hang from the ceiling — and at 8pm nightly, staff send fake snow (a bubble mix) past windows to conjure the vibe of a blizzard. [WP]

So Hard to Say Goodbye

Washington Business Journal takes a look back at the iconic food ‘n’ drink joints that closed in D.C. this year. It’s a spirited goodbye to places that held fast in the city for several decades, like Millie & Al’s, Bistro Francais and Matuba. ;(. [WBJ]

Eggnog Scholarship

Did you know George Washington himself had a recipe for eggnog? Yep, sure did — and it was relatively involved. Eater takes a look at the history of the viscous, oft-alcoholic holiday drink, just in time for holiday gatherings. [E]