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  • Layrle’s New Post: A few years ago, I was at a private dinner event where Francis Layrle, the chef at the French ambassador’s residence, was cooking. It was a wonderful meal, despite the fact that a massive pig’s foot was unexpectedly heaved onto my plate by the dinner’s hostess. Layrle is now at Bezu in Potomac. Tom Sietsema says: “From the first bite, you can sense why the chef was able to stay so long at the embassy. The guy can cook.” Indeed he can! [WaPo]
  • New Location: Mandu, a Korean restaurant on 18th Street NW in Dupont Circle, is opening a second location this evening in the CityVista building on K Street NW near Mount Vernon Square. [via TBD, PoP]
  • From the Plains to Your Plate: Don’t be surprised if you happen to see more buffalo meat on restaurant menus or in grocery stores. [NYT]
  • Bring Back Hizzoner! Mayor Vince Gray says he likes McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish sandwiches. Might he sign the petition that’s circulating that advocates for the return of Mayor McCheese? [Loose Lips, Eater National]