When dining with a service dog, let it be an actual service dog. That’s the plea from restaurants who claim some diners try to game the system to dine with their pups. For about $80 bucks, designating an animal an "emotional support dog" is a depressingly easy thing to fake and can hurt those actually in need, the article says. [WCP]
The iconic former Five Guys space in Georgetown is getting a new fast-casual tenant. Local omnipresent pizza chain &pizza is headed there. [PoP]
Have Olympics fever? Find out how the Rio games have transformed the beachside food stands there. [E]
James Beard House cameo
Get a look at that tartare. It's one of several courses prepared by D.C. chefs last night during the annual pilgrimage to the James Beard House, for a dinner celebrating the year's Rammy nominees. Making the trek this year: Convivial's Cedric Maupillier, Maketto's Erik Bruner-Yang, Centrolina's Amy Brandwein, Jon Krinn and Jason Maddens of Clarity, Nick Stefanelli of Masseria, and Osteria Morini pastry chef Alex Levin.
Dinner and an overnight at The Ashby Inn, plus a just-down-the-street view of the Perseid Meteor Shower at Sky Meadows State Park? Now that's a date night.