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Speculating Eataly's DC Location; Deli Coming to Dupont

This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

SPECULATIONS—This week came the news that Mario Batali's Italian food emporium Eataly has narrowed its DC expansion down to "three or four locations." Eater rounded up the speculations of where those locations might be.

DUPONT CIRCLE—This is some exciting news: former Tallula chef Barry Koslow has designs to open up a deli named DGS Delicatessen on Connecticut Avenue just south of Dupont Circle. They'll have house-made corned beef and pastrami and, also? Booze.

GEORGETOWN—The design firm working with Graffiato's Mike Isabella on his forthcoming Mexican small plates restaurant Bandolero released some early sketches of what the restaurant might look like with its proposed Day of the Dead theme.

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA—If you've ever tried to score reservations at Old Town Alexandria's Restaurant Eve, then you'll know how difficult it can be to get a table. Eater sat down with Craig Erion, the restaurant's service director and the man who stands between you and chef Cathal Armstrong's acclaimed cuisine, for some tips on how to get in.

HOLIDAY DINING GUIDES—If you're still trying to figure out where to make reservations for all the upcoming holidays, Eater has you covered with dining guides for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve.

LOGAN CIRCLE—The new Tortilla Coast location in Logan Circle softly opened yesterday and will celebrate its grand opening on Monday. It aims to focus more on "authentic Mexican" than its Tex-Mex counterpart on the Hill.

METRO CENTER—Food truck District Taco already has one brick-and-mortar location out in Arlington, but now they are officially expanding to DC with a second retail shop opening up in Metro Center, perhaps as early as the spring. Eater has the details.