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Shutdown specials: moneymakers or publicity moves? [WBJ]

FDA food safety inspections suspended during shutdown. [HuffPost]

Fourteen early and all-day happy hours [Washingtonian]

Five must-try hidden bars in D.C. [Drink DC]

Five brunch spots you should have hit already [Thrillist]

Barcelona Wine Bar now open in Logan Circle. [Eater]

Try free tastings of lamb ragu with lunch or dinner at Osteria Elisir through Oct. 9. [Post]

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