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Air Canada Will Sell Poutine For A Week in Dupont Circle

Gravy-drenched proceeds will go to charity

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The sign for the Poutinerie by Air Canada that popped up at Old Spitalfields Market in London in early October.
Old Spitalfields Market/Official Site

Gravy train

For one week this November, airplane food will be served in Dupont Circle in the form of thick-cut fries covered in cheese curds and gravy. Popville reports that a Poutinerie by Air Canada has set up shop on the Connecticut Avenue side of the Service Employees International Union building for a limited run from November 9-15. The poutine pop-up serving the Canadian late-night staple most recently appeared at Old Spitalfields Market in London. In addition to serving classic poutine, the shop also used English-style chips as a base for experimental poutines — like a Hawaiian poutine poke and a Cancun enchilada poutine — as a nod to other Air Canada destinations. Air Canada confirmed the news in a tweet, saying all proceeds will got to charity. In another tweet appearing to take credit for the design, ISL Strategy Labs said that charity will be Martha’s Table. [Popville]

Rebuilt fish fry

Fish in the Hood has re-opened after a lengthy renovation project was necessary following a fire when a deep fryer ignited in April 2017. DCist reports that the popular spot for fried whiting opened its doors on October 22. Owner Bill White got a little help from his friends, DCist reports, including $14,410 from a GoFundMe page. [DCist]

Malaysian move in the suburbs

Former D.C. restaurant Malaysian Kopitiam has re-opened in Centreville. Northern Virginia Magazine reports that owners Leslie and Penny Phoon made the move four years after shutting down their Dupont location to focus on catering. Penny Phoon tells the mag that limited parking in the District scared off a lot of customers, which shouldn’t be a problem in the suburbs. [NVM]

Pause in breakfast production

The beloved Bob and Edith’s Diner location on Columbia Pike closed for maintenance this week. ARLnow reports the news, writing that a representative for owner Greg Bolton did not return a call, and repeated calls to the restaurant went unanswered. The classic location, open since 1969, was listed for sale in September. That listing remains active. [ARLnow]

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