New stomping grounds for food lovers
The annual Taste of DC dining event is relocating from the downtown area to the festival grounds by RFK Stadium this Columbus Day weekend (Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8). The two-day taste-around is projected to feature over five dozen local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, Oktoberfest-themed food and beverage options, and a chili cook-off. Tickets range from $10 - $40 per person.
Laissez les bon temps rouler
Northern Virginia Magazine reports on new arrivals Louisiana Cafe and Shakin Crab, two Cajun-themed restaurants that debuted within days of one another in Manassas, Virginia. [NVM]
DCist tracks the spread of baijiu — the high-octane, sorghum-based spirit favored by Chinese drinkers — across the District. Pound some at Maketto, Reren Lamen, Ten Tigers Parlour or Tiger Fork. [DCist]
Show and tell
ARLnow shines a light on Adrienne Ellis, the general manager at local chain Circa who draws the pithy quotes and Instragrammable cartoons on the sandwich board outside the Clarendon shop. [ARLnow]