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Requin’s Going Casual, Plus More Intel

Plus, the second Oohhs and Aahhs location has signage

Some grub at Requin
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Switcheroos

Washingtonian has word that Requin, the Mosaic District restaurant of Mike Isabella and chef Jennifer Carroll will undergo a major change — from French Mediterranean to casual French brasserie. The pair’s second Requin outpost at The Wharf will be seafood-forward. [Washingtonian]

Boba what??

Eater national has the run-down of a truly puzzling New York Times article about the new popularity of bubble tea (pearl milk tea.) The article’s first headline started out by calling the boba “blobs,” and remarking that the tea’s popularity is something new. Naturally, folks took to Twitter to correct the newspaper of record. For reference, the DC area has a dozen essential boba haunts. [-E-]

Longform look

Also at Eater national is a longform look at the ways that craft food culture tends to erase the people of color who either made such food possible or are those responsible for bringing such food to light. Think: “heritage grain” malt liquor that sheds its corner store vibe, barbecue round-ups that feature only white pitmasters. [-E-]

Oohhs and Aahhs Expansion

A POPVille reader spotted signage for the long-awaited second location of Florida Ave soul food favorite Oohhs and Aahhs. Eater first noted that the second location was forthcoming back in 2013. Oohhs and Aahhs has been recognized by Eater for both its wings and fried chicken. [POPVille]

Requin Brasserie

8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax, Virginia 22031 (703) 462-8662 Visit Website

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