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Restaurant addi+ions:

Nantucket – plane ticket + Spring Valley + lobster quesadillas + chowder + Narragansett Tallboys + outdoor dining = Millie’s [4866 Massachusetts Ave. NW]

Bomba rice + sherry cocktails + a refined Mike Isabella + forget-what-you-know Spanish and Moroccan food + leche frita + Marriott Marquis = Arroz [901 Massachusetts Ave. NW]

Seafood towers + mermaid mascot + Robert Wiedmaier – $1 oysters + caviar + The Darcy = Siren [1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW]

Former Palena Chef Frank Ruta + French food + dessert cart + onion soup burger + sprawling patio + steps from White House – affordable lunch = Mirabelle [900 16th St. NW]

Ramp spätzle + H Street NE + raclette parties + Swiss Army blanket upholstery + Toblerone chocolate mousse – fondue + Bud Light = Stable [1324 H St. NE]

Petworth restaurant that takes reservations + $7 happy hour margaritas + $3 tacos + Champagne = Taqueria del Barrio [821 Upshur St. NW]

Decor that feels like one big tattoo + Hong Kong drunk food + Blagden Alley – R.J. Cooper + medicinal cocktails + bubble waffles = Tiger Fork [922 N St. NW Northwest]

Pick-up food – getting out of your car + breakfast biscuit sandwiches + fried chicken buckets + milkshakes = Mason Dixie Drive Thru [2301 Bladensburg Road NE]

All-day dining + H Street NE + happy vegetarians + Eastern Mediterranean + moussaka + porchetta + bagel-impersonating simits + strong coffee + booze = Sospeso [1344 H St. NE]

Epic corn elote + Mindful Restaurant Group + Ivy City + 3 for $9 tacos + Mezgronis + Micheladas  – a Metro stop = La Puerta Verde [2001 Fenwick St. NE]