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Birch & Barley's Fried Chicken & Doughnuts Concept; DC's Iconic Dining Rooms; More!

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

DUPONT CIRCLE—The team behind Birch & Barley is opening a new DC restaurant focusing on fried chicken and doughnuts — a weekly special they've ramped up at the restaurant.

EVERYWHERE—Here's the ultimate in restaurant design porn: Eater compiled a guide to Washington, DC's 16 most iconic dining rooms.

CLARENDON/FOGGY BOTTOM—The Passion Food Hospitality restaurant group aims to open their new project Fuego Cocina y Tequileria in Clarendon next week with a classic Mexico design and lots of heat on the menu. Of course, this opening comes as co-owners Jeff Tunks and Gus DiMillo celebrate the first anniversary of Foggy Bottom's sister restaurants District Commons and Burger, Tap & Shake.

VIRGINIA/MARYLAND—Starting October 1, José Andrés' first-ever food truck Pepe will add Arlington and Montgomery counties to its lineup of stops, meaning Ibérico sandwiches for everyone! The Pepe team also plans to begin serving at DC nightlife spots.

EVERYWHERE—Craving some sweet, sweet pork? Eater's got your list of 13 must-try pork dishes from swachos at American Ice Company to the hakata classic at Toki Underground.

EVERYWHERE—Curious where to go boozing this weekend? Here's an update to Eater's Drinks Heatmap.

DUPONT CIRCLE—At long last, the Board Room has opened its doors in Dupont Circle, just in time for all your Monopoly and Risk-playing needs — not to mention their significant collection of vintage board games.

U STREET—This Fall, Matchbox will open a 14th Street outpost, one of this season's most anticipated openings. Here are five things to know about the hot new restaurant and how it'll be different from Matchbox's other locations.

ATLAS DISTRICT—Earlier this week, Toki Underground dropped the bomb that it's going to be closed on Sundays from here on out — plus it will close earlier on weekends. But the good news is that they're expanding carryout hours to six days a week.

UNION MARKET—Now that the Union Market has been open for a couple of weeks, Eater takes a look at what the early diners are saying about its sit-down restaurant, the Rappahannock Oyster Bar.