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No-cover bars for New Year’s Eve [Washingtonian]

Why you shouldn’t drink vodka tomorrow night [Express]

How forthcoming U Street restaurant El Rey was built out of shipping containers [Post]

Food writers share their restaurant standbys. [Eater]

The 10 best new restaurants of 2013 [The Plate]

Sugar Daddy’s Bakery opens in Adams Morgan. [WBJ]

Taking the snobbery out of studying wine [NPR]

Steakhouses get an update. [WSJ]

The most scathing restaurant reviews of 2013 [Eater National]

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