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Chef R.J. Cooper will open a “gastro-bar concept” next door to Rogue 24 called RogueSpirits. [Eater]

A peek inside the new diner/coffeeshop/bar from the owner of Tryst and The Diner [PoP]

Earl’s Sandwiches expanding to Ballston [ARLnow]

Mayor Vince Gray will attend ribbon cutting for Lime Fresh Grill. [New Columbia Heights]

DC Water wants Congress to choose tap for the presidential inauguration. [DCist]

Toldeo Lounge to be replaced with a more upscale concept. [Washingtonian]

Meat in the Box in Falls Church claims to have nothing to do with the SNL skit. [Express]

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