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The chivito at Fast Gourmet and 39 other things you must eat or else lose all your D.C. cred [WaPo]

Drew Trautmann‘s District Kitchen opens next week. Here’s a sneak peek inside. [Washingtonian]

The latest H Street grub hubbub: The Big Board will soon start serving lunch; Red Palace will soon start serving burgers. [Eater DC]

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry spent $460 over two nights at Cafe Milano in 2007—-enough for roughly 10 pork chops at the pricey Georgetown eatery. [HuffPo]

Like a little antibiotic in your meat? Good news! The FDA has decided to let the livestock industry regulate itself. [WPVI]

Don’t forget: Alexandria has its own Restaurant Week in January, too. [Washington Business Journal]

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