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A bill to require D.C. food trucks to collect the usual 10 percent sales tax is headed back to D.C. Council. [Blade]

Early intel on Bar Pilar‘s new upstairs dining room; plus, pics from inside. [Washingtonian, BYT]

Peregrine Espresso‘s Lindsey Kiser is headed to the U.S. Barista Championship. [Fresh Cup]

Spike Mendelsohn has devised a new frequent flier-style points program for Good Stuff Eatery and We, The Pizza patrons. [Roll Call]

Oval Room‘s Cicely Austin is among the latest Top Chef hopefuls. [Post]

A low-ball estimate? Carmine’s sells roughly 1,800 meatballs a week. [City Eats]

Fiola, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace rank among America’s 20 hottest new restaurants. [Restaurant Management]

Some footage from Fujimar‘s splashy grand opening party. [YouTube]

Comic relief: Dirtfarm dines out for a change. [Arts Desk]