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Really, it’s OK to slurp your noodles at Toki Underground [NBC Washington]

The new management at beleaguered Shaw’s Tavern is feeling optimistic about its chances. Maybe someday soon, the place will actually be allowed to serve drinks. [Eater DC]

The couple behind Le Caprice DC in Columbia Heights aims to “make people stop saying you can’t get a good baguette in this town.” [Washingtonian]

St. Arnold’s new location in Cleveland Park is opening soonish. [Prince of Petworth]

Birch & Barley/ChurchKey boss Michael Babin is a stickler for soft lighting, among other things, at all his restaurants. [Flavor]

Hunting for duck fat? Here’s where to look. [Metrocurean]

Julia Child‘s kitchen exhibit at the Smithsonian is closing. [Post]

A love letter to Taylor Gourmet. [Borderstan]