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DC Reynolds Has Been Open for 2,000 Straight Days, Plus More Intel

Plus, Merriam-Webster knows its (outdated) food trends

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2,000 days and counting

DC Reynolds is celebrating a big — if not typically recognized milestone — being open for 2,000 consecutive days, reports New Columbia Heights. Blizzards couldn’t keep staff away from their duties — including using a snowblower to clear the entire block. To celebrate, DC Reynolds is having a pig roast on September 30th. [NCH]

Bye bye bye: chorizo

Eater National has the scoop that the addition of queso to Chipotle’s menu is replacing another item — chorizo. It was never super popular — accounting for just 3% of the chain’s protein sales — not to mention it wasn’t even traditional chorizo. Chipotle officials say the lack of sales isn’t why it’s getting the boot, but it’s unclear if this swap for an item already controversial — early reviews of the queso are lackluster at best — is a good move. [Eater]

Dictionary additions

The Merrian-Webster dictionary has some fun new food word additions for this year, and the Post rightfully recognizes that these are a little, well, passé. “Froyo” and “sriracha” are now in the dictionary, which is surprising, because in no way are these new food trends. “Cross contamination” is also a new add, as is “California roll” and “IPA.” [WaPo]

DC in South Park (kinda)

Washington City Paper reports that a beer menu featured on South Park looked familiar to a staff member at District ChopHouse — folks are pretty sure that the animated show lifted the menu from the steakhouse and brewery’s sister location in Denver. [WCP]

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