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Even the Fractured Prune Didn’t Think of That: D.C.’s tantalizer-in-chief Erik Bruner-Yang is at it again. The chef behind the cover-charge-worthy pho dog has again partnered with U Street Music Hall proprietor Jesse Tittsworth on some inventive new menu items set to debut at the club this weekend, including a pork belly doughnut (pictured above) and a curry chicken ramen brat topped with those fried onions that Bruner-Yang teased us with at Toki Underground. [Tittsworth.com]

No Buttering Him Up: Critic Tom Sietsema detests the piano man’s singing but finds a few things to like in the low-calorie fare at Seasons 52 in Bethesda. [WaPo]

Masa 14 Ain’t Exactly Studio 54: “I love to people-watch during dinner, but I wasn’t fond of the spin-class-gone-Euro ambience.” [Washingtonian]

Photo by Sean O’Grady