This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
DUPONT CIRCLE—New York import Boqueria opened yesterday in Dupont Circle and Eater has your requisite look inside the Spanish tapas restaurant. It's a larger space than the two locations in New York, with tons of natural light, counter-height seating and ample space for private events.
LOGAN CIRCLE—It's been rumored for, oh about a year, but this week Ted's Bulletin confirmed that it has signed a lease on 14th Street and hopes to open a second location of the Capitol Hill diner by the end of this year. The space is larger than the original, which means an expanded bakery.
EVERYWHERE—Washington has a number of high-end restaurants that might normally require a fat wallet or expense account to frequent — we're looking at you, Citronelle and CityZen — but Eater put together a guide explaining how to eat at these high-end spots for less.
VIDEO INTERLUDE—Former Top Chef contestant and chef/owner of Frederick's Volt Bryan Voltaggio appeared in a video for Georgetown's Lost Boys clothing boutique this week, explaining how to make a manly sandwich. Apparently, a muffaletta is very manly.
CLEVELAND PARK—The folks over at Ripple announced that they're opening a gourmet market in front of the restaurant next week. Named Sugar Magnolia, the market will offer sandwiches, salads and more — with a focus on ice cream sandwiches.
AWARDS SEASON—Speaking of former Top Chef contestants, Graffiato's Mike Isabella won the regional division of Food & Wine's annual reader-voted People's Best New Chef award.
OPENING REPORT—This week also saw several new restaurant openings, including Shaw's new Eastern European restaurant Bistro Bohem and the Tysons Corner location of Cava Grill. Earlier in the week, too, charcuterie spot Three Little Pigs opened in Petworth.