A nice nod
It’s been a good few weeks for national recognition of D.C. The latest: Food & Wine names J.P. Fetherston of Columbia Room one of its Best New Mixologists this year. [F&W]
Diners trying to avoid paying their checks are the worst. And they’re more prevalent than one might think. [WCP]
It’s been established that D.C. is the Ruling City of Fast-Casual Restaurants. Going Out Guide tries to unpack some of the reasons why. [GoG]
Here’s an obligatory reminder that there are free Shake Shack burgers available at all locations (save Nats Park) this morning.
A political connection?
Restaurant sales are down in 2016. Could the fact that it’s an election year be to blame? Eater investigates. [E]
Free no longer
Headed to PassionFish or Bartaco? Pull out some quarters (or download that app). Reston Town Center parking isn’t going to be free anymore, though some restaurants plan to offer some form of validation. [WBJ]