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Local pols say a lot of nice things about The Hamilton; Yelpers not so much. [DCist, Eater DC]

Having already conquered Hell’s Kitchen, D.C. Central Kitchen‘s Rock Harper says he has no interest in appearing on other TV cooking competitions like Top Chef or Chopped . (“I won the big boys show,” he laughs.) But maybe some other reality series. [Washington Examiner]

D.C.’s The Palm ranks among the top 10 restaurants across the country for a power lunch. [Forbes]

Cube Libre‘s Gulliermo Pernot wants to take you to Havana. For around $4,000. [Washington Times]

The International Food & Wine Festival is coming up, like, next month. [We Love DC]

Sushi Para opens in Van Ness; Cafe Carvy, meanwhile, is coming to downtown. [Prince of Petworth]

Roadside Cafe closes in Kingman Park. [ANC 7D01]

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