PoPville reports that pre/post-9:30 Club show meeting spot Satellite Room is dropping the diner guise to focus on serving pizza (including by-the-slice options) and wings. While gourmet burgers and tater tots are getting the boot, boozy milkshakes will remain and management plans to expand the drink list with more local brews. [PoPville]
Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary October 3 at Fiola in Penn Quarter.
The former first couple dined at restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi’s flagship restaurant back in 2013 as well, and have visited Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront.
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Weeks after health officials warned local bars about allowing animals on premise (or risk incurring stiff fines), the city council has weighed in with the Dining With Dogs Emergency Act of 2017. DCist reports that council members unanimously approved a bill allowing individual establishments to decide for themselves whether they wish to welcome friendly pooches on patios. [DCist]
ARLnow reports that newcomer Stageplate Bistro is now scheduled to open Monday, October 16. The Mediterranean-themed restaurant is projected to serve lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. [ARLnow]