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The Next &pizza Arrives Next Week, Plus More Intel

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Frito pie from The BBQ Joint

Eater tracking

Less than a week to go until &pizza arrives in Chinatown. The fast-casual pizza chain’s location at 705 H St. NW will open Thursday, Sept. 29 — with cocktails, according to a rep.

Vital Updates

Just six months after debuting his location on 14th Street, Chef Andrew Evans’ BBQJoint is already slathering on the changes. He’s done some minor menu edits, adding chicken and salads to the offerings and, after six weeks of trial and error and inspiration from visiting Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue, tweaking the brisket and pork butt "to resemble more what a BBQ competition-style product tastes like," he says.

To draw in more crowds, a new nightly entertainment lineup ranges wildly, from a drag queen playing hostess every Tuesday night to DC Vinyl Heads spinning hip hop on Fridays. They’ll also have "family picnic" barbecue platters for Saturday college game days. —Tierney Plumb

Food TV

Tune in to "Chopped Junior" next Tuesday to see a familar face. Bayou Bakery’s David Guas is guest-judging.

Beer Here

Dive on into the Washington City Paper’s Beer Issue, which has more than ten stories to peruse related to all things D.C. beer. [WCP]

The temporary shutter

PoPville notes that popular Ethiopian restaurant Etete will close for renovations until November. There will be menu changes along with the physical changes. [PoP]

Meals on wheels

Washingtonian asks a valid question: why doesn’t D.C. proper have breakfast food trucks?

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