Readers were interested to learn this week that the Trump Hotel will not be replacing the restaurant concept that was originally planned to be helmed by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Instead, that space will become a conference room. The news came out after transcripts of Donald Trump's deposition in a legal battle with the chef emerged (he is in a similar legal dispute with chef José Andrés).
Though Restaurant Week, D.C.'s twice-a-year restaurant discount promotion, draws love from some diners, others don't want to deal with the special menus and crowds that the deal draws. So they turn to Eater's guide to the non-participants.
Still more accolades for D.C. After singling out several new restaurants, as well as the city itself, magazine Bon Appetit ranked Filipino restaurant Bad Saint #2 in its top newcomers this year. Better get in line now for dinner.
It's almost here. D.C.'s anticipated Cuban cafe Colada Shop, which Eater has been tracking from the start, is about to open its Virginia location. Though it's pretty far out in Sterling, another location of the concept is just a couple of months away for Logan Circle.
It had been more than a year since Eater updated its guide to the most essential and well-known affordable restaurants in town. This time around, newcomers range from pizza by the slice to late night falafel options.
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