José Andrés plans to open vegetable-focused fast-casual restaurant called Beefsteak. [Post]

The best local cheese plates [DCist]

Virginia is the food region of the year. [Esquire]

Old Ebbitt Grill brought in more than $26 million last year. [Eater]

A guide to cheap eats in D.C. [BYT]

Aladdin’s in Shirlington closes. [ARLnow]

D.C.’s best southern food, according to actual southerners [Thrillist]

McDonald’s launches tell-all campaign. [NPR]

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