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Decades-Old Linda’s Cafe Is Closing in July

Plus, a new creperie arrives at Union Market

The entrance to Linda’s Cafe in Arlington, Virginia.
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The shutter

Arlnow reports that sometimes irreverent Arlington mainstay Linda’s Cafe is closing next month. General manager Joe Ellian tells Arlnow he has 30 days to vacate the premises (5050 Lee Highway) so that the new owner, local chain Bob & Edith’s Diner, can take possession of its latest acquisition.

Coming attractions

A tipster sent Popville some pictures of the new stand opening Tuesday, June 12 at dining hub Union Market: Petite Loulou. The local creperie, started by Fiola alum turned restaurateur Stefano Frigerio, has a brick-and-mortar location in Purcellville, Virginia. Expect over a dozen cooked-to-order crepes ranging from sweet (apricot jam and whipped cream; strawberries and Nutella) to savory (pesto chicken; smoked salmon with sour cream).

Over in Sperryville, Virginia, chef and restaurateur John MacPherson tells Eater his new tasting menu-centric venture, Three Blacksmiths, will serve its first prix fixe meal ($99 per person; $169 with drink pairings) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. Three Blacksmiths is projected to operate from Thursday through Saturday.

Food media

New Adams Morgan restaurant Brothers and Sisters is one of the Best Bars in America, according to the latest issue of Esquire, out today. The lifestyle magazine hails the “high-wire-act” drinks prepared by seasoned bartender turned aspiring rum maker Todd Thrasher — praising funky cocktails that “have a complexity that is dialed in to perfection.”

Bob & Edith's Diner

2310 Columbia Pike, , VA 22204 (703) 920-6103 Visit Website

Brothers And Sisters

1770 Euclid Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 588-0525 Visit Website