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Bloomingdale’s Tyber Creek Is Now Open During the Day

Plus, 14th Street tapas restaurant Estadio will open up in Charleston

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Switcheroos

Popular Bloomingdale neighborhood spot Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen just added daytime hours this week, opening up at 11 a.m. for an all-day café experience. Find Compass Coffee here, along with wifi inside and on the patio.

The new daytime menu, available Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include in-house baked breads (like a zucchini bread served with whipped orange butter), and fancy toasts like avocado on multigrain; strawberry topped with whipped ricotta and honey served on brioche; and a smoked Ivy City salmon toast with chive cream cheese, capers, tomato, and everything bagel seasoning on sourdough. There will also be soups, salads and sandwiches like bacon, egg, and cheese; chicken pesto; pulled pork; and a BLT. The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday at 11 a.m.

Expansions

14th street mainstay Estadio is opening up a branch of the restaurant in Charleston, according to the Post and Courier. The tapas spot in South Carolina will serve similar dishes to the D.C. restaurant. “I never wanted to do a second one unless it was a place I wanted to be,” Estadio’s owner Max Kuller told the paper. “I already love the community and feel at home here.”

Controversies

After this week’s Ted Cruz heckling incident at Fiola, Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman digs into the idea that the rules of dining for politicos in D.C. are changing and that restaurants can no longer stay apolitical.

Here’s how Fiola responded on Twitter:

Meanwhile, a diner at Fiola says Cruz returned to finish dinner after the protestors left:

Coming attractions

The Anthropologie store with its Terrain Cafe will open on October 18, per Robert Dyer.

Opening report

PoPville reports that Korean chicken restaurant Choong Man is open in Columbia Heights’ former The Heights location.

Hot sauce news

Nando’s rolled out the chicken chain’s hottest sauce ever: a sauce packed with peri-peri chili peppers called Vusa, which means ‘excitement and fire’ in Zulu.

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