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12 takes on the half-smoke [Eater]

A guide to noodles across Northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]

How a food editor decides where to go for Valentine’s Day [Washingtonian]

Hans Pedr Kaffe, formerly Locolat, closes in Adams Morgan. [PoPville]

How to get a reservation at Minibar [Zagat]

Why beef jerky has become so popular [Post]

Boundary Road co-owner readies to open Nido, a Mediterranean restaurant in Woodridge. [Express]

Halftime Sports Bar shuttered by Metropolitan Police Department. [Frozen Tropics]

Photo of Ben’s Chili Bowl’s half-smoke by Darrow Montgomery