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GEORGETOWN—Michel Richard's famed Georgetown restaurant Citronelle is closing for the foreseeable future given what reps explain to be water damage to both the restaurant at the Latham Hotel in which it is based.
WEST END—Ever wonder whether bribing a restaurant to get a table works? Well, it does at Marcel's. Maitre d' Adnane Kebaier tells Eater why he accepts cash and why race is sometimes a factor in seating guests.
METRO CENTER—This weekend marks the opening of Del Frisco's Grille, bringing shots on tap, a wall of wine and an indoor/outdoor patio with misting awnings to Pennsylvania Avenue. Eater has a look inside.
ATLAS DISTRICT—H Street has a brand new pizzeria in the form of H &Pizza, open now in all of its ampersand glory with a customizable menu of made-to-order pizzas.
GLOVER PARK—Eater has the scoop that Kitchen 2404 has closed its doors on Wisconsin Avenue and taking its place will be a new concept named Slate Wine Bar.
LOGAN CIRCLE—Men's Health has nominated Birch & Barley as a contender for the Manliest Restaurant in America. To celebrate, chef Kyle Bailey dons a hardhat in the kitchen.
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS—Now that El Chucho has been open for a bit on 11th Street, here's what the early diners are saying about it.
EVENT WIRE—The annual Capital Food Fight benefitting the DC Central Kitchen announced this year's lineup, which includes José Andrés, Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Padma Lakshmi, Carla Hall and local chefs competing in the ultimate battle.
MT VERNON SQUARE—Eater interviews one of the owners of the New York Avenue Beach Bar after their first sandy month in business to learn how the sand is holding up and what their plans are for the rest of the summer.
GEORGETOWN—Yes, it's true: Georgetown is getting DC's first-ever cupcake ATM courtesy of Sprinkles. The bakery opened one of these ATMs in Beverly Hills earlier this year and are apparently looking around the rest of DC's neighborhoods for more potential cupcake ATM locations.