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  • Todd Kliman reports in his Washingtonian chat: Carole Greenwood has apparently left Bethesda’s Food Wine and Co., “the kind of place you love when you walk in, enjoy after 30 minutes, tolerate after 45, resent after an hour, and hate by the time you get the bill.” It seems that Kliman doesn’t think too highly of Bethesda’s gastronomic landscape. “But like so many restaurants in Bethesda, the lasting impression is of a place that thinks it’s better than it is. And charges accordingly.” [Washingtonian]
  • Adios ABC? Tea party types in Virginia want state liquor sales to be privatized. [WaPo]
  • Moves in Tysons Corner: Replacing the vacant Opus 88 space at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner will be a new restaurant called Härth. Expect an opening in March. [The Feast]
  • Recipe Test: Over at the Post Food section, it’s a chili battle between Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick. (After a brief look at the dueling recipes, Y&H seems to favor Yonan’s recipe. Dried ancho chili peppers rock.) [WaPo]
  • Changing Tables on 17th Street NW: See ya, Pasha Bistro, we hardly knew ya. Welcome, Pizza No. 17. [PoP]