Here are the top new feature and news stories on the site this week:
The controversy around the upcoming Trump Hotel continues, with a look at the deposition transcripts from the legal battle between the mogul and his departing chefs. The struggle to find a replacement restaurant once Jose Andres and Geoffrey Zakarian backed out of the project was real.
Get ready for a blockbuster fall, with openings like The Shaw Bijou, Sweet Home Cafe, Colada Shop, and Farmers and Distillers. Leading the reader poll at publication time for most exciting upcoming option: poultry-focused The Bird.
It's time for the monthly Heatmap update. New to the list: Indian restaurant Bindaas, ramen haunt Haikan, and District Distilling Co., the city's first distillery and restaurant combined.
Eater checked in with Bryan Voltaggio, who has closed four of his Family Meal restaurants — only the original remains. But he doesn't rule out future expansion of the brand.
Check out this monster guide to Washington's dining basics, including top picks on the various maps, insider lingo, and so much more.
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*15 Quintessential Destinations for a Hot Pastrami Sandwich
*More Ramen from the Daikaya Crew — Say Hi To Haikan
*Five Restaurants to Try