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Standing in the street by his car, Charlie Chen stops to chat. He’s been up since 7 a.m. cooking, and now that it’s 4:30 p.m., he has to make sure everyone gets their meal in time for dinner. Chen still has around a dozen deliveries to go. It’s a long day’s work and he takes […]
Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced new operating restrictions this morning to slow the transmission of COVID-19 in D.C. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 25, on-site alcohol consumption and sales must stop at 10 p.m., but restaurants can continue operating until midnight. On Dec. 14, Bowser will reduce indoor dining capacity from 50 percent to 25 percent. She says […]
Restaurants are grateful for any aid to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re calling for greater flexibility to make the city’s $4 million winterization grant program more impactful. As of yesterday, the terms of the $6,000 awards stipulated that business owners had to use the funds by Nov. 30 or return what they […]
Exactly one decade after Paolo Dungca’s culinary career started in a sweaty dish pit at Disneyland, the chef is readying to open his first restaurant. He’s partnering with longtime local cocktail legend and distiller Todd Thrasher to bring D.C. more Filipino food in 2021. As his star rises, Dungca is also headlining Capital Food Fight […]
Jack Rose Dining Saloon and Smoke & Barrel, two Adams Morgan restaurants, have launched ghost restaurants specializing in wings in recent weeks. Since the start of the pandemic, restaurants have experimented with selling crowd-pleasing dishes that stand apart from their standard menus to capture new customers. First it was cheesesteaks, and now it’s another game-day […]