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It’s Monday, which means it’s time to dig into a big, heaping plate of food news. We start with an item close to home:
- Amsterdam Falafelshop is looking to franchise. Where and when? The guessing (begging?) game begins. (DCist)
- New Tex-Mex joint to replace AM PM Carryout at 14th and V: Liquor license and sidewalk cafe, oh my! (Prince of Petworth)
- The Culinary Ambassadors’ guide to eating through a proper Oktoberfest. Wolfgang, pass the kraut. (Serious Eats)
- Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show is coming back to the District in November. (Northern Virginia magazine)
- We have two words for you: Beer garden. This Saturday’s 17th Street Festival will have live music and a beer garden. Did we mention a beer garden? (Borderstan)
- Get ’em while they’re hot: Afro-Portuguese inspired Nando’s Peri-Peri opens a new location in Silver Spring. (Thrillist)
- The guy seriously has no reservations. TV bad boy Anthony Bourdain is writing a graphic novel about “ultraviolent food nerds.” (MTV)
- Leave it to a group of Washington doctors to politically attack McDonald’s. Ba da ba ba ba, I’m lovin’ it. (Treehugger)
- It hurts so good. Men’s Health has named Five Guys one of the worst foods in America. (WeLoveDC)