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Dishes We Dug: Foie gras nigiri at Tsunami, slaw dog at The Passenger, early spring pizza (fava beans, english peas, basil-walnut pesto, fresh mozzarella) at Radius, smoky black-bean veggie burger at Lou’s City Bar.

Overheard Outside Georgetown Scoops: “People are too nice here. I can’t take it.”

I Know I Ordered an Old-Fashioned But This Is Ridiculous: Last call, um, called at 10:45 p.m. last Tuesday at The Passenger because Pepco planned to shut-off the power in order to install some new lines.

Most Obvious Earth Day-Related Advice to Area Diners in a Press Release: “Car-pool, walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation to your favorite restaurant. According to CNN Money, each vehicle in America uses an average of more than 600 gallons of gasoline per year, which translates into a lot of emissions. And with rising gas prices, these modes of transportation also double as budget-friendly alternatives.” [National Restaurant Association]

With reporting by Stefanie Gans

Photo by Rochelle Hartman/Creative Commons Attribution License