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The Top Stories on Eater D.C. This Week

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Family Meal in Frederick
Family Meal in Frederick
R. Lopez

Here are the top new feature and news stories on the site this week:

1. The Struggle to Replace The Trump Hotel's Restaurants, Plus More Intel

Trump Hotel [Rendering: Official]

Trump Hotel [Rendering: Official]

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.

2. D.C.'s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Fall 2016

The Shaw Bijou [Official]

The Shaw Bijou [Official]

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.

3. The Hottest Restaurants in D.C., September 2016

Bindaas [Photo: R. Lopez]

Bindaas [Photo: R. Lopez]

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.

4. Bryan Voltaggio Has Shuttered All But the Original Family Meal Locations

Family Meal [Photo: R. Lopez]

Family Meal [Photo: R. Lopez]

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.

5. An Eater's Guide to Dining in D.C.

Pizza Mart [Photo: R. Lopez] Rey Lopez/Eater DC

Pizza Mart [Photo: R. Lopez]

Check out this monster guide to Washington's dining basics, including top picks on the various maps, insider lingo, and so much more.

Also popular this week:

*Union Market's Must-Try Dishes
*Where to Eat Like Michelle Obama in D.C. (Updated)
*15 Quintessential Destinations for a Hot Pastrami Sandwich
*More Ramen from the Daikaya Crew — Say Hi To Haikan
*Five Restaurants to Try

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