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Restaurant Players Behind the Scenes, Plus More Intel

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Drink your beer — with a twist

For those supportive of the concept of a beer cocktail, Eater gathers some tips on building a better one. Bartenders from City Tap House, Compass Rose, and more weigh in. [E]

It's not always about the head chef

Arlington Magazine profiles some of the supporting players at Northern Virginia's restaurants. Meet Lydia Chang, who oversees the expansion of her father's restaurants, Tom Hall, who runs the day-to-day operations at Taco Bamba, and others. [AM]

No longer cash only

Time for a sigh of relief, cash-phobic drinkers. The Pug is taking credit cards again. [WaPo]

A way to help

Chef Aaron McCloud, known for his work at such restaurants as Cedar, has been diagnosed with metatastic cancer. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical bills.