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Kliman Is Particular About Mussels: Scanning Todd Kliman‘s Tuesday dining chat over at Washingtonian, you must wonder how many mussels the lifestyle mag’s food critic has consumed over the years. (Kliman once penned Washington City Paper‘s Young & Hungry column.) Kliman shot down one reader who suggested that the mussels served up at Liberty Tavern, “the ones in the smoked tomato broth,” are tops in town. Not so, he says. Those would be at Café du Parc, steamed in white wine and garlic. A reader chimed in later with an assessment of the mussels served at Adams Morgan’s Café L’Enfant. While the place is cute and cozy, the mussels served are underwhelming and overpriced at $17. I’ve never been turned off by L’Enfant’s mussels, but I need to eat more of them to make sure. Research pursuits can be so satisfying. [Washingtonian] Capitol Hill Reality Star Busy in Miami: In case you track Top Chef icon Spike Mendelsohn‘s social calendar, he’s in Miami this week trying to win the Academy Awards of hamburgers. His Burger Bash strategy: “We are just going to go down there and give it our best and treat every hamburger we make the same way we do it each day with a lot of love!” [Eater Miami] New in Bethesda: A new New York–style deli has opened on Cordell Avenue. Looking over Bubby’s menu, you can get hot corned beef, chopped liver, fried chicken livers with horseradish-roasted garlic sauce, noodle kugel, and whitefish salad. There’s also chopped herring salad, which sounds good right about now. If you get a chance to check the place out, let us know if the place is worth a closer look. [Bubby’s] News From Prince George’s County: It’s not often you hear about dining news in District Heights, but the Prince George’s County community now has its own T.G.I. Friday’s franchise, run by Atlanta-based Jackmont Hospitality Inc. This isn’t the biggest news on the planet, but the 171 new jobs created is a welcome development. [via a release]
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