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Go Nuts for Nutella on Sunday, Free Falooda at Toli Moli

Plus, Iron Gate had a celebrity guest last night

Alexandria’s Fish Market is one of 70 restaurant week participants.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

February 3, 2017

DUPONT CIRCLE—Celebrity chef sighting alert: Adam Greenberg, Chopped winner and former exec chef at Barcelona, dined at Iron Gate last night with his wife. (The date spot just upped its game even more with a Valentine’s Day pop-up running through Feb. 14.) The couple sat on the patio near a fire pit and shared gemelli and gnocchi, as well as two pop-up menu cocktails (one was “Better Put a Ring on It”). [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN—To celebrate World Nutella Day on Sunday, head to Central Michel Richard for Nutella-stuffed beignets ($10) during brunch. (Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Central offers a la carte brunch offerings as well as a $27 prix fixe three-course meal.) [EaterWire]

Central’s Nutella-stuffed beignets

UNION MARKET—Toli Moli, D.C.’s first Burmese snack shop, is running a fun promo later this month. From Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, guests who buy any two noodle dishes will get a free Lovebird Falooda (Hong Kong-inspired milk tea). The same promotion is available via UberEats on Valentine’s Day only. [EaterWire]

Falooda and fare at Toli Moli

ALEXANDRIA—D.C. Restaurant Week ends on Sunday, but there’s another one to look forward to this month. Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week, running Feb. 17 to Feb. 26, has 70 restaurants on board — the most participants to date. Deals include $35 three-course dinners, and lunch deals at $10, $15 or $20 per person. [EaterWire]

January 31, 2017

ALEXANDRIA—To celebrate its big opening, Myron Mixon Pitmaster Barbeque is throwing a festive pig pull starting at 5 p.m. tonight. The 130-pound Berkshire Cross Breed spent a day in a custom-built smoker after being prepped with Mixon’s award-winning concoction of spices and fruit. The $35 meal includes the pulled pork—pulled by the celebrity chef himself—and endless sides. [EaterWire]

OXON HILL—The new Fish by José Andrés at MGM National Harbor just debuted a “Maryland Fry Bar” inside, where Chesapeake Bay fare meets tempura techniques. Guests get a front-row seat of the prep work from a five-seat bar. Think maitake mushrooms and local oysters, Chesapeake blowfish, and scallops with truffles and caviar. Two tasting menu options, with three seatings a night, run from $40 to $50. [EaterWire]

Fish’s new mini tasting bar

MT. VERNON TRIANGLE—Chef George Rodrigues is the new executive chef of Conosci, Michael Schlow’s tasting menu-only restaurant. Also executive chef at sister spot Tico, Rodrigues expanded the menu to offer more dishes beyond crudo (one of the seven newbies is pork belly with pickled persimmon, broccoli, and chicharrones). Expect influences from his native Brazil and trips taken to Spain and Southeast Asia. [EaterWire]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—This week, D.C.-area alcohol stores and bars are getting six-pack shipments of the latest flavor of Henry’s Hard Soda: grape. It’s the fourth flavor for the year-old hard soda brand, owned by MillerCoors. Find the new 12-oz. bottles (with 4.2% alcohol) at Arlington Cinema Draft House to Brother Jimmy’s BBQ at National Harbor. [EaterWire]