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Let’s get straight to the news:
- Volt chef and owner Bryan Voltaggio is apparently scouting around for another restaurant, which may or may not be the second coming of Volt. (Washington Business Journal)
- Tis the season for tying one on. Tis the season for hangover remedies, too. A number of local heavy hitters explain their best morning-after cure. (Brightest Young Things)
- Eater looks back on R.J. Cooper‘s unfortunate loss on Iron Chef America on Sunday, while Best Bites Blog runs a Q&A with Cooper’s sous chef for the challenge, David Guas, who explains how the whole contest went down.
- The Capital Video Sales store on 8th Street SE will be closing to make way for a Latin tapas joint called Pacifico. (Prince of Petworth)
- Just before Thanksgiving, President Obama dished out two presidential turkey pardons outside the W Hotel. The spared birds were aptly named “Apple” and “Cider.” (WeLoveDC)
- The Thrillist folks take us through a first look of Penn Quarter’s newest joint: Merzi. (Thrillist)
- Foxhall sandwich shop Jetties will be opening a second location in Bethesda early next spring. (Bethesda magazine)
- Can’t make up your mind on savory or sweet? The Cakespy‘s recipe for cinnamon rolls stuffed with Thanksgiving pie leftovers should do the trick. (Serious Eats)
- Bubbly anyone? On Dec. 11, EatBar is hosting its annual Sparkler Tasting and Sale, where you can sample all things bubbly, from your standard champagne to imported sparklers from Italy and Spain.
- New York City tapas joint Boqueria is currently on the prowl for a spot in the District to open a new location. (Eater)
- The self-proclaimed “first FIT restaurant and bar in America” Funxion at 1309 F St. NW is looking to switch to a 24-hour schedule. (Prince of Petworth)
- While the downtown D.C. branch of NYC-based Crumbs Bake Shop has already launched, the folks in Clarendon continue to await an opening date. (ARLnow)
Photo courtesy of Boqueria via Eater.com