An algorithm that can predict how good your pumpkin pie will be [NPR]

The 50 best restaurants in northern Virginia [NoVa Mag]

Spike Mendelsohn running the kitchen in Bachelor Pad star’s restaurant? [Wetpaint]

Mendelsohn’s sister says it ain’t so. [Eater]

More on Corduroy chef Tom Power‘s forthcoming restaurant Baby Wale [Washingtonian]

Countdown to Standard‘s seasonal closing begins [PoP]

Pretentious dining moments [Zagat]

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