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Ben’s Chili Bowl opens on H Street NE on July 8. [Frozen Tropics]

Longtime Off the Record bartender John Boswell has retired. [Eater]

The best queer nightlife in D.C. [DCist]

Budding restaurateurs compete for facetime with D.C. restaurant bigwigs. [WBJ]

Slash Run, a bar with a hair-metal theme, coming to Petworth. [Post]

Vidalia ending lunch service on July 1. [PoPville]

Four new liquor licenses snatched up in Georgetown. [Georgetown Metropolitan]

Where to celebrate Independence Day [Drink DC]

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