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Scare Tactics On T Street; Burlesque Shows In Metro Center

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

DUPONT CIRCLE—As the Dupont Circle ANC 2B considers a proposal for a new bistro on T Street, some neighbors distributed fliers using all the scare tactics in the book to stop the project. One of the restaurateurs behind the bistro explained to Eater what kind of restaurant they're really hoping to bring to the old Post Office building.

METRO CENTERSAX opens its doors today to a gilded lounge of burlesque performances, risque murals and scantily clad ladies — all amid the law firms of downtown DC. Eater has your look inside.

BETHESDAPizzeria da Marco brings its Neapolitan-style pizza to Bethesda on Monday and Eater got an early look inside the pizzeria with a custom-made brick oven imported directly from Naples.

EVERYWHERE—The local food scene was awash in controversy this week as Capitol Hill restaurateur and former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn remarked in an interview that, "It is nice to be in a second-tier city where you can be a big fish in a small pond." Bloggers were up in arms, and Mendelsohn sent Eater a response to the furor. It involves free hugs!

EVERYWHERE—On Monday night, DC's own José Andrés won the 2011 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. The Beards are like the Oscars for the food world, so it's kind of a big deal.