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The word from the folks at Smith Commons on H Street NE is that Tuesday’s planned opening is being pushed back. You can blame the delay on, you guessed it, “final inspections” from the city. The place is still planning on being open for New Year’s Eve.

What else is going on in the D.C. food world?

  • Maybe if we make D.C. bagels less cancerous, they’d taste better, too.” Let’s get Straight Dope on the case to assess whether D.C.’s bagels are indeed cancerous! [The Feast]
  • Guess who are not fans of the Latino vendor market in Adams Morgan’s Unity Park? Local Latino brick-and-mortar restaurants. [WaPo]
  • “American” food is coming to the upper Connecticut Avenue corridor! [Prince of Petworth]
  • Maryland is “is hoping to apply a little legal muscle to the definition of ‘local,’ with the idea that hard rules might prevent locavore consumers from getting ripped off at grocery stores and farmers markets.” [WaPo]
  • Do you live out in Sterling? “[Y]ou have no excuse for not trying out Taste of Burma.” It also sounds like it’d be worth the trek for those who tend to stay inside the Beltway. [DonRocks]
  • Sommer Mathis stumbles upon an “intriguing marriage of Jewish and Chinese cuisine” on H Street NE. [TBD]