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José Andrés almost crashed his new food truck into a tree. Let this be a lesson to all you young people entering the industry: don’t eat and drive. [Eater DC]

Mike Isabella dishes about his Mexican-inspired menu at the forthcoming Bandolero. Salsa? Not included. Fajitas? Maybe. Tacos? Most definitely. Margaritas? Hiccup! [Washingtonian]

One writer’s last meal at Capital City Diner: fried chicken and waffles, captured in photographs [WaPo]

Wolfgang Puck, proprietor of D.C.’s The Source, among 20 other restaurants nationwide, will receive the James Beard Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in May. [AP]

A restaurant workers group is suing the owners of Capital Grille on behalf of employees in the D.C. area and elsewhere, alleging racial discrimination and labor law violations.  [Reuters]

Sightings: Rob Lowe lunches at Founding Farmers; Michelle Obama hits up The Hamilton. [Reliable Source]

Soon you can pair your pad thai with some 100 different types of drinks. Noodles & Company, with locations in Woodley Park and Arlington, is installing Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage machines in its stores. [Press release]

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