This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
HOT, HOT, HEAT—A whopping five new eateries make Eater DC's updated Heatmap, including DBGB Kitchen + Bar, Boss Shepherd's, Pinea, Bullfrog Bagels and District Doughnut.
DUPONT CIRCLE—Find out more about Alex Ovechkin, infused vodka and the Russian version of Santa Claus from Mari Vanna manager Sergii Andriushchenko.
MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE—Japanese restaurant Kushi closed its doors for good this week.
DUPONT CIRCLE—D.C. native and Nage employee Lorraine Singleton has worked 51 years for Marriott and only called out sick once.
EVERYBODY PANIC—Cheesesteaks are now available at every Taylor Gourmet location.
METRO CENTER—President Barack Obama dined at power spot Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab this week.
EXPANSION WIRE— Chef Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery will open in Saudi Arabia, the company's first location outside the United States.
MOSAIC DISTRICT—The cozy new bar B-Side from Neighborhood Restaurant Group will open Saturday. Expect to find unique menu items like pupusas and arepas, as well as burgers, steaks and salads.
CAFFEINE NATION—Here are 10 hot spots around town to go for coffee tastings.
HYATTSVILLE—Korean fried chicken franchise Bonchon inches closer to D.C. The Hyattsville location is now open.
MOSAIC DISTRICT—Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the newest Ted's Bulletin, opening October 6.
SHIT PEOPLE STEAL—Wow, someone actually returned the "Fuck Perfect" sign they stole from Rose's Luxury.
SHIRLINGTON—Restaurateur Reese Gardner talks Shirlington and what he's learned from opening Copperwood Tavern, which just celebrated its one year anniversary.
OPENING REPORT—Healthy chain Native Foods Cafe opened this week in Dupont Circle, as did the new Thai-Xing on U Street. —Adele Chapin