D.C. dishes made out of swamp creatures [Express]

Five U Street NW spots worth revisiting [Girl Meets Food]

Shake Shack at 800 F St. NW will open June 25. [Washingtonian]

Critic Tom Sietsema takes down La Tagliatella in Arlington. [Post]

Georgetown’s Dean & Deluca has a new chef. [Eater]

The history of the Martini [NPR]

Pretty photos of MXDC [BYT]

Photo of gator sliders by Darrow Montgomery