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Inside The Brixton; 10 Must-Try Banh Mi Sandwiches

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

U STREET—Eater got a look inside and at the menus of The Brixton, which opened to the public last Sunday as the latest project from the team behind Marvin, Chez Billy and several other trendy restaurant/bars. This British pub-themed bar boasts three levels, including a nice rooftop deck overlooking U Street.

EVERYWHERE—Nothing beats a good banh mi as a summertime sandwich. Here are 10 DC-area banh mi sandwiches to try before you die.

PENN QUARTER—The meatball-centric Meatballs closed up shop in Penn Quarter and no one was willing to take responsibility for running it — including Michel Richard whose attached name gave it all that hype in the first place.

EVERYWHERE—This week saw updates to both the Eater 38 — a list of essential Washington, DC, restaurants — and the Eater Heatmap of all the hottest spots in town.

PENN QUARTER—The yearlong history project of José Andrés, America Eats Tavern, closed its doors on July 4. Eater takes a look back at the year that was.

FOOD TRUCKS—Remember the Chick-fil-A food truck? Well, apparently after debuting about a month ago, it went back into the shop for some revamps, with plans to open for real next week. Here are the before and after pictures of the revamp.

ATLAS DISTRICT—The owners of the now shuttered Fruit Bat have announced the bar's new incarnation as an 80's arcade-themed bar, opening next week. Originally to be named Barcade, a trademark issue with another string of bars means that the naming rights are currently up for grabs.

DUPONT CIRCLE—The Taylor Gourmet guys opened their newest location in Dupont Circle on Monday and the best news is that the Philly-style sandwich shop's breakfast hoagies will be available seven mornings a week. There's also a mural of Philadelphia's Love Park designed by local artists.