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COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—After literally years in the making, El Chucho Cocina Superior throws its doors open in Columbia Heights tonight. Eater has a look inside, plus essential details on the casual Mexican menu and bar program which, yes, includes margaritas on tap.
CHINATOWN—It's been a year since Mike Isabella opened his Chinatown hotspot Graffiato. Now the chef chats with Eater about how the year went between multiple restaurant openings, a book deal and plenty of accoloades, as well as what he's got planned going forward.
LOGAN CIRCLE—In the latest edition of Shit People Steal, Birch & Barley's general manager tells of a shrubbery theft that just might have been an inside job.
EVERYWHERE—It's always a good time for slurping oysters. Here's a map to some of DC's finest oyster houses for any and all needs, from briny to sweet.
EVERYWHERE—Grabbing drinks this weekend? Do consult Eater's recently updated Booze Heatmap for all the hottest watering holes in town.
AWARDS SEASON—Sunday night was the annual Rammy Awards ceremony, honoring the restaurants, chefs and employees who make DC's dining scene so great. Big winners include Rasika's Vikram Sunderam, Fiola and Jeff Black's restaurant group — the latter which resulted in a controversial acceptance speech that offended bloggers in what might just be the lamest controversy ever.
CLARENDON—Passion Food Hospitality, the folks behind the likes of DC Coast and District Commons, revealed that their next project is going to be a casual Mexican spot in Clarendon named Fuego Cocina and Tequileria.
FOOD TV—Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern was in town earlier this week filming a future episode at restaurants around town. Fortunately, the man also tweeted extensively as he went — from a day spent with José Andrés to a superb day of food trucks.