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Julii, from Cava founders, to open during final week of November in North Bethesda, Md.

Many eyes in the Montgomery County, Md. area are on the opening of Julii, a French-Mediterranean restaurant from the founders of Cava, opening at the Pike & Rose lifestyle development in North Bethesda, Md. Bethesda Magazine is reporting that Julii should open on either November 28 or 29, 2018 in line with previous reports from other news outlets… Julii, 11915 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda…

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Scuba origins, rum aficionado to bring Potomac Distilling, Tiki TNT to Wharf D.C.

Another big story with some Tiki-Bar influence has been developing at the District Wharf: the November opening of highly-anticipated Potomac Distilling Company… in the heart of the bustling waterfront, will represent a three-story production facility, producing four styles of Thrasher’s Rum. Nestled in the building will be a neighborhood tavern to be known as Tiki TNT from Todd Thrasher.

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Kevin Tien of Himitsu to open new Capitol Hill restaurant with Dim-Sum style

One of the biggest names in Washington, D.C. will be opening a new restaurant in Capitol Hill. Kevin Tien, executive chef and co-owner of Himitsu, a James Beard finalist chef and Food and Wine’s Best New Chef in 2018, will help open Emilie’s, a new restaurant with 3,313 square-feet of space at the Penn Eleven condominium building… Sam Shoja and partner Arris Noble, will help spearhead the venture. Tien’s role in bringing unique, Japanese-inspired cuisine to Himitsu.

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Jose Andres, Tommy McFly, top chefs, restaurant entrepreneurs headline 2018 Capital Food Fight in D.C.

The Capital Food Fight is on. D.C. Central Kitchen is bringing this year’s Capital Food Fight to the District’s Anthem Arena on the Waterfront November 8, 2018. Top chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs are expected to judge the event, including José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, Tom Colicchio and Ryan Zimmerman. The event typically brings together… Anthem, 901 Wharf Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024

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Carriage House Gallery Art of Beer Panel Discussion: D.C. Beer Week

D.C. Beer Week has added a panel discussion on The Art of Beer, an exhibit at the Heurich House’s Carriage House Gallery. The D.C. Beer Week Educational Series event will be hosted by Phil Runco of Brightest Young Things on August 21. The Art of Beer artists include Mike Van Hall, Kendra Kuliga, Andy Sides, David Kammerdeiner, and Graham Jackson… these artists who design labels, posters and logos for Aslin, 3 Stars, DC Brau, Stillwater, Ocelot, and Right Proper.

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Brewers on the Block returns August 2018: D.C. Beer Week

Washington, D.C. Beer Week is just around the corner and a popular event, the Annual Brewers on the Block, is returning for its fifth season. The coveted beer event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. August 25 at Suburbia in Union Market. Twenty of the region’s top brewers, cideries and meaderies will […]

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Diner en Blanc returns to Washington, D.C., marking fifth year anniversary

Le Dîner en Blanc is returning to Washington, D.C. August 25. This year’s event celebrates the fifth anniversary in D.C. The Davis Group, LLC, which also hosts the events in Boston, New York and in Charleston, S.C., is a full-service event and design company, and has increased the guest count this year to 5,000, from the 4,500 it had last year. Typically, Dîner en Blanc D.C. is a sold-out affair and by invitation only or selection from the waiting list.

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JINYA Ramen Bar opening at Pike and Rose

JINYA Ramen Bar is opening at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Md., August 7, the company has reported. The much-anticipated debut will be August 7; the store will be its third in the Washington, D.C. area. JINYA already operates locations on 14th Street in D.C. and at the Mosaic Development in Fairfax County. The ramen chain is known for specializing in Tonkotsu ramen.

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Kimco begins work on $22M upgrade to Kentlands Market Square

Work recently began on the reconstruction of Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, Md. to revitalize it into an open-air town center. Kimco acquired the shopping center in 2016 for $95M. After $22M in redevelopment expenditures, the updated Market Square will convey an updated feel, featuring wood, stone and brick facades, with metal accent.

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Lager Fest to kick off D.C. Beer Week 2018

D.C. Beer Week is back, starting August 19. The D.C. Brewers’ Guild and City Winery will be kicking off the celebration for 2018 with Lager Fest. The area’s best lagers will be on display in a collaboration that is forged by the local brewing community. Sample lager-style beers, pilsners and summer faves, in addition to exclusive and hard-to-find brews.

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Is Georgetown, D.C. still a place for restaurants?

The Georgetown M Street corridor has seen significant changes over the last two decades. Once a party destination for college students, the neighborhood has matured into a real estate trophy district, attracting top retailers. It still draws tourists from around the world, but with its diversity of college students being lured from surrounding schools, including the Georgetown University main campus and George Washington University, the customer base can often skew young and diverse.But with its renaissance, is it still a place for restaurants?

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Wandering Oasis at National Harbor serving frozen, tapped libations this summer

The Wanding Oasis drink truck is ready to cool down the hot temps and provide fruity sips at National Harbor, Md. during the summer weekends. Frozen libations are blended up for the enjoyment of National Harbor. The truck is a vivid, boozy affair on wheels at the National Harbor, Md.

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