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From a press release:

“Celebrated restaurateurs Rick Allison and Jorge Esguerra behind Virginia-based King Street Oyster Bar who currently own and operate two popular locations in Northern Virginia – Leesburg and Middleburg – are thrilled to announce the opening of their third location and their first in the District in NoMa today, Thursday, November 21st, 2019. King Street Oyster Bar NoMa (22 M Street NE) opens today for dinner service beginning at 4pm, and will be open for both lunch and dinner service beginning tomorrow – Friday, November 22nd – serving as the first seafood-focused restaurant to debut in the rapidly evolving neighborhood of NoMa.

Featuring 4,000 square feet, the light soaked corner space located within Bozzuto’s posh new residential building RESA, offers seating for 247 total, with 142 in the main dining room, 30 at the inside bar, and an outside patio that will provide seating for up to 75. Read More

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Today is the final day of Food & Friends’ annual Thanksgiving pie sale and fundraiser, Slice of Life.

Each pie purchased through Slice of Life provides one full day of nutritious meals for a Food & Friends client — Washington area neighbors battling cancer, HIV/AIDS, or other serious illnesses.

Pies are available in five delicious flavors: Homemade Apple, Spiced Pumpkin, Oh So Sweet Potato, Nutty Pecan and the American Airlines Sky Pie (Salted Caramel Brownie). Pie prices start at $28 and the American Airlines Sky Pie includes an entry to win 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles.

Pre-purchased pies can be picked up on Tuesday, November 26 at 32 convenient locations throughout the D.C. area.

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Thanks to James for passing on this deliciousness: “Perfect popup for this cold weather! They’re called Two Guys Gravy and Fries”

Have a taste Friday night starting at 10pm: Read More

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From Ivy & Coney:

“Ivy and Coney, DC’s premier baseball bar, is proud to announce the third annual Chai-vy and Cohen-y Hanukkah Bar: Bar Mitzvah1. Bar. Mitzvah (We invite you to let our amazing wordplay sink in for a moment). From December 2nd through New Years’ Eve of the year ​5780​, the Manischewitz shall flow, the dreidels shall spin and fun will be had by all. While some may prefer their holiday festivities as “Christmas-with-a-baseball-twist”, we’re pitching ours as “Baseball-with-a-Hanukkah-fastball.” Simply put, it’s gonna be meshuga2.

In honor of our holiday that involves actual fire (not just some wimpy string lights and pine trees), we’ve added delicious ​latkes​, ​sufgani-shots​ (jelly donut in shot form), ​8-night fiery cider​ (Hint: it starts with fire and ends in ball) and ​Manischewitz​’s finest kosher wines to the menu. Latkes, arguably the most important culinary creation since unleavened bread, will feature prominently as a reminder of both that the oil used to light the menorah in the holy temple and that fried foods truly are the tastiest. Each night we will be lighting the Hanukiyah at approximately 7:30 PM (December 22nd through the 29th) and invite our guests to participate. Read More

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A reader reported around 6:45pm last night: “This just happened to me at stoneys tonight. They had a vent collapse on me and my GF at the bar. Might be closed a few days!”

Stoney’s tweeted “Sorry for late notice but P Street location will be closed for the rest of the evening. Trivia will be held @StoneysonL for teams who are interested!” Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“At approximately 2:00 PM 5th District officers heard sounds of gunshots at the intersection of Brentwood and Saratoga Avenue NE. Officers were on scene quickly and canvassed the area. 5th District Patrol officers were able to determine that a victim had been shot in the lower part of the leg with non-life threatening injuries. This case will be investigated by the 5th District Detectives Office. If anyone has information on the shooting please call the 5th District Detectives Office on 2026980660 or 2027279099.”

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3704 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Chef Alfredo Solis opens his newest venture, Anafre on Friday, November 22.

An anafre, meaning “portable oven” in Spanish, is traditionally a clay pot that has an opening in the bottom where hot coals are placed that then heat up the dish on top of the pot. The restaurant is an ode to Chef Solis’ mother who grew up on the Mexican countryside where she was tasked with cooking for the family. Since they lived without gas or electric, the anafre was their only stove. This style of cooking is interpreted in an open kitchen where most items will be prepared on over charcoal. Read More

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