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  • Ayob Metry and Nadia Gomaa went from competing with each other in the kitchen at Whole Foods—seeing who could make the best koshary—to opening their own Egyptian restaurant in Arlington, King of Koshary. [Post]
  • STK, the “not your daddy’s steakhouse,” that’s “geared toward females,” is returning to D.C. for a second try. Now advertised as a “modern steakhouse and a chic lounge,” the international chain appears to be planning to take over the space in the Marriott Marquis hotel that used to house disgraced chef Mike Isabella’s Arroz. [Eater]
  • Need eggs? Get ’em at the farmers market. [Washingtonian]
  • Chefs and co-owners Lew McAlister and Pinkey Reddick opened a new Black-owned restaurant in Woodley Park. Flavoture is the first Black-owned business to open in the upper Northwest neighborhood. Chef Mac says they’re serving upscale American cuisine, elevated soul food, and vegan dishes. [NBC Washington, WTOP