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A guide to picnic prep [Washingtonian]

Five summer pitcher cocktail recipes [Drink DC]

Poste Moderne Brasserie pastry chef heads to 1789 Restaurant. [Eater]

Sixteen must-try cocktail bars across the U.S. [Zagat]

Sweet Leaf Cafe opens in Courthouse. [ARLnow]

Todd English is involved in mod-Mex restaurant MXDC. [Post]

Zoofari recap [BYT]

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