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Hangry Burger Opens With Fries and Burgers That Stretch Beyond the Traditional

Plus, fires close restaurants; raise a glass to Repeal Day; and more essential D.C. dining intel

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An assortment of burgers and fries
Hangry Burger opened this past Friday.
Hangry Burger/Facebook

Hangry Burger (6699G Frontier Plaza) has opened in Springfield, Virginia, with a menu that stretches beyond a traditional beef burger: Salmon, falafel, whitefish, and lamb all join the menu. The fry options include the usual plus eggplant fries and asparagus fries. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. [Facebook]

Raise a glass to Repeal Day

The DC Craft Bartenders Guild is celebrating Repeal Day on December 4 with a spiffy list of local bars offering repeal-themed cocktails. Participating bars include 600 T, Grand Duchess, The Green Zone Middle Eastern bar, Jug and Table wine bar, the secretive Mirror bar, Modena restaurant, Stable Swiss restaurant, and Thirsty Crow. Tickets are $25 for access to $10 repeal cocktails at each participating bar.

Fires force temporary restaurant closures

Fairfax’s decades-old 29 Diner (10536 Fairfax Boulevard) lost its kitchen last week because of a chemical fire. The community favorite diner opened in 1947. Under its current owners, it houses a community pantry that provides food for those in need. There’s a GoFundMe set up to raise $100,000 to rebuild the kitchen. [WTOP News]

Meanwhile, Friendship Height’s Dolci Gelati (5252 Wisconsin Avenue) announced its temporary closure also because of a fire. No other information was immediately available. [Instagram]

a spread of Indian food on a white tablecloth
Punjab Grill serves creative, upscale Indian food
Punjab Grill/Facebook

Also, Indian fine dining destination Punjab Grill (427 11th Street NW) announced a (not fire-related) temporary closure starting November 24 to reset and enhance the restaurant. In a Facebook post, the owners said that the pandemic made it clear that returning to the old normal was not an option. No re-opening date has been set yet. [PoPville.com]

Coming attractions

a breakfast bowl on an old wooden table
The Green Rooster will serve healthy spa fare.
Green Rooster/Facebook

Takoma Park’s Still Point spa (6 Grant Avenue) is getting a healthy food truck. The Green Rooster will serve healthy light meals like smoothies and grain bowls, plus drinks like kombucha on tap and chlorophyll water. It’ll permanently park outside Still Point spa starting December 11. Hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. [Washington City Paper]

Clarendon will trade pizza for different pizza when Angolino Pizza (3125 Wilson Boulevard) opens in the tiny spot formerly occupied by late-night pizza hub Goody’s, which quietly closed this year. The new owners, who have swapped the green exterior paint job for cobalt blue, say it will open this week pending final inspections. [ARLnow.com]

Woodley Park is also getting a new pizza joint in the spot that was previously Woodley Cafe. Maddy’s Pizza (2619 Connecticut Avenue NW) has hung its sign and plans to open in December. [PoPville.com]

Mark your calendar

There are still tickets available to Metro Cooking Show’s two-day culinary outing at the convention center this weekend. All-stars like Martha Stewart, Carla Hall, and barbecue great Myron Mixon join for cooking demos, book signings, and more. Plus, there is plenty of food and local booze to go with the bites from local restaurants in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. Tickets for the December 4 and 5 event are available here. [EaterWire]

Winner, Winner

Gina Chersevani won the top prize while competing on the Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, winning $20,000 and all the glory. Chervani is celebrating with a limited savory cocktail series on offer at Buffalo & Bergen. The series, which she calls “Rising Peacock,” will feature stunners like a martini laced with smooth olive oil and a brandy crusta made with crushed crickets, cardamom, brown sugar, and vanilla. [EaterWire]

Angolino Pizza

3125 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

29 Diner

10536 Fairfax Boulevard, , VA 22030 (703) 352-0029 Visit Website

Buffalo & Bergen

1309 5th Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 543-2549 Visit Website

Dolci Gelati

107 North Fairfax Street, , VA 22314 (571) 290-0684 Visit Website

Hangry Burger

6699G Frontier Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150 Visit Website

Maddy's Pizza

2619 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington , DC 20008

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