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Best blind date spots in D.C. [BYT]

Spirits guru Jeff Faile is joining the Rose’s Luxury/Pineapple and Pearls team. [Post]

Hawthorne opens for American bistro fare on U Street NW. [Washingtonian]

The most romantic restaurants in 10 D.C. neighborhoods [Zagat]

Ivy and Coney will celebrate Fat Tuesday with free Polish snacks. [Borderstan]

Japanese program certifies authentic cuisine. [NPR]

Photo of Maketto by Jessica Sidman