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- Bethesda Row’s own restaurant week starts today, offering diners a $15 three-course lunch and a $30 three-course dinner. (Girl Meets Food)
- Historic New York hot spot P.J. Clarke’s opened on Friday at 1600 K St. NW featuring a raw-bar and mid-Atlantic favorites. (WeLoveDC)
- Prince of Petworth speculates that a Z Burger may be soon opening at the Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights. (Prince of Petworth)
- Restaurateurs Jeff and Barbara Black are hosting a pig roast competition this week at Black Market Bistro to raise money for the Diabetes Care Complex at the Children’s National Medical Center. (TBD)
- The Beard Awards change formats to stop the historic marginalization of online food writing. (Eater)
- Speed dating didn’t work last night? No worries, a new class on how to cook for one is now being offered. (Examiner)
- Colman Andrews, co-founder of Saveur, is leading the charge at the new food site, The Daily Meal. Andrews talks about the site’s philosophy in his welcome note.
- Pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter? Kumiko Mitarai enlightens us. (Serious Eats)
- My fellow eaters, let us not forget the great chocolate cupcakes that have come before us. Go out and celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day today! (Northern Virginia magazine)
- Mixx Bar and Lounge at The Renaissance Hotel has teamed up with the New York restaurant, Blue Ribbon, to craft a new menu featuring bites such as BBQ pork sliders and golden-honey chicken wings. (Thrillist)
- Joy the Baker really gets me, or so I think. Pumpkin pie pop tarts with maple glaze? Yeah, I think so. (Joy the Baker)
- Here’s a case of reverse migration for you: BLT Group has announced it will bring D.C.’s family-style restaurant, Casa Nonna, to the Big Apple this spring. (Grub Street)
- Don’t even think about calling chef Jose Andres‘ cooking, “molecular gastronomy.” (Eater)
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