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Walking up to Adams Morgan to the office this brisk, chilly morning, I could have used a nice cup of Harar coffee, just like the one I had last week at the Ethiopian embassy. I wonder if the Keurig coffee maker in the Washington City Paper break room also roasts beans and spews incense? That sounds awfully nice.

What else happened in Young & Hungry land in the past seven days?

Scott Reitz visited The Tombs in Georgetown, Kabab Palace in Crystal City, and discovered a great Tuesday night deal at Perry’s in Adams Morgan.

Stefanie Gans chatted with 701 chef Ed Witt to discuss vegetables, including why he doesn’t like fiddlehead ferns.

Mike Madden checked out fish pâté, pierogies, a “cold marinated beef tongue drizzled with a lemony olive oil and dressed with scallions and chives,” and other Eastern European items (that are making me very hungry as I type this) at Domku and Slaviya.

Lydia DePillis examined the what-ifs about future redevelopment in Wheaton, which is poised to reshape the area’s food identity.

In the beer department, Tammy Tuck told us about the results of a two-year collaboration between the makers of Sam Adams and the Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany, and, as always, is keeping track of local beer events, tastings, and dinners in the area. Orr Shtuhl found a “buttery, beautiful cask ale” in Alexandria.

And, oh yeah, did you hear about the Brickskeller‘s plans? (The world is not ending for the old Brick, well, not totally.)

Here are top headlines, at a glance:

  • Slavs to Fashion: Domku and Slaviya Do Eastern Europe, One Country at a Time
  • Enjoying Coffee the Ethiopian Way: Home Roasting With Incense
  • What’s Next for Wheaton’s Food Identity?
  • The Tombs: A Basement Space Defined By Its Shape
  • Brickskeller Chatter: Anticipated Closing Draws Near
  • Photo by Darrow Montgomery