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Dishes We Dug: Lobster reuben (pictured) at Scion; bone-in ribeye at Ray’s The Steaks at East River; duck confit spring rolls at The Black Squirrel; asparagus with fried mortadella, pickled ramp coulis, and egg at Café Saint-Ex.
Dishes We Didn’t: Hot dog nuggets at Nathan’s Famous. We should know better.
Best Lack of Congressional Representation-Related Tie-in at a D.C. Watering Hole: “No Taxation Without Fermentation,” the week-long American Craft Beer Week celebration at Smith Commons on H Street NE begins Monday. “In a place where a taxpaying citizen can’t get full representation in Congress, it is possible to get some pretty amazing American Crafted Beer,” according to last week’s release.
Most Dubiously Titled Charity Event at a D.C.-Area Restaurant: “Eat a Chicken, Save a Breast.” The Bungalow in Arlington and its sister restaurants announced last week a fund-raising campaign to donate the proceeds of “certain chicken dishes” and t-shirt sales throughout June to breast cancer research. Good cause, cringe-worthy branding.
Photo by Chris Shott