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Maketto's Early Renderings; 9 Stellar Dining Destinations

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

H STREET—Eater has the early renderings for Maketto, the Asian market headed to H Street from Toki Underground's Erik Bruner-Yang. As for what will go inside? Well, beyond an espresso bar from Vigilante Coffee, Maketto's first night market vendor has been revealed.

EVERYWHERE—Summer weekends are nearing an end, but there's still time to get in one last roadtrip. To help guide you in where to go, Eater rounds up nine stellar dining destinations within two hours of DC.

EVERYWHERE—The Eater Brunch Heatmap is the answer to the all-important question: Where should I have eggs and mimosas right now. The map has been updated this week to include the likes of The Pig, Green Pig Bistro and more.

WESLEY HEIGHTS—Last month, La Forchetta owner Hakan Ilhan launched a search for a new name to avoid confusion with La Fourchette. Effective September, the restaurant officially has a new name: Al Dente.

ALEXANDRIA—After six years, Bastille has some revamps planned, both physically and menu-wise, with aims to bring it all back to a classic bistro feel.

WEST END—Yes, Sweetgreen is opening yet another new location, this one bound for M Street, around the corner from the Westend Bistro.

DUPONT CIRCLE—After building up much anticipation among sandwich enthusiasts, New Orleans Po Boy Shop opened this week in Dupont Circle.

NATIONAL MALL—In honor of Julia Child's 100th birthday, the National Museum of American History has reopened the Julia Child's Kitchen exhibit temporarily. Here are 10 facts you need to know about it.

DUPONT CIRCLEBon Appétit named Little Serow among its 10 best new restaurants in America this week, declaring that its set menu just might be the best value in the country.

COLUMBIA PIKE—Restaurateurs Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong opened a second Eamonn's location this week out on Columbia Pike, accompanied by the rock-n-roll vibe of Todd Thrasher's TNT Bar.

BEER WIRE—Curious what it's like launching a brewery? Beer and spirits writer John Fleury shares his experience volunteering with 3 Stars Brewing Company over the past couple of years up until last week's big beer release.

EVERYWHERE—In this week's Dining Confidential, The Source's executive chef Scott Drewno shares some of his hidden gem dining spots, including where he goes for pho in the Eden Center and where he likes to dine solo.