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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab nearing deal to open in downtown D.C.

The proprietor of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab is in the final stages of negotiations for its first outpost east of Chicago in an 18,000-square-foot former bank branch a block from the White House.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 07:04pm EDT

Tags: 15th Street,

Local organization sets healthy eating standards at area restaurants

What do you get when a chef, a lawyer, a nonprofit employee and a dietitian walk into a restaurant? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's actually one local organization's formula for encouraging access to healthy food options at several D.C. area restaurants.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: REAL, United States Healthful Food Council, Rachel Nania

2013 RAMMY Award nominees

The District's top chefs and restaurateurs gathered at The Hamilton in D.C. Tuesday to hear the finalists of the 2013 RAMMY Awards. Here are this year's nominees.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 12:32pm EDT

Tags: dining, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, RAMMY Awards, chefs

Maryland restaurant execs, groups oppose minimum wage increase

Although state legislators argue increasing Maryland's minimum wage could improve the standard of living for low-wage workers, some restaurateurs worry it could impact their businesses for worse.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 02:40am EDT

Tags: minimum wage, Maryland General Assembly,

National Cherry Blossom Festival specials

D.C. will be celebrating the 101st anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival this spring. Check out food, hotel and sightseeing specials in the area. (WTOP/Alex Beall)

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 08:58am EDT

Tags: Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom Festival, Alex Beall, cruises, food

La Tasca plans expansion in D.C. and beyond

D.C.-based tapas chain La Tasca is rolling out a revamped menu from a new executive chef in preparation for an expansion.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 02:08pm EDT

Tags: La Tasca,

Philly restauranteur Stephen Starr tapping D.C. market

Since he opened The Continental in Philadelphia nearly two decades ago, Stephen Starr has had his eye on D.C. Now a Starr restaurant in the District is finally happening, as he prepares to open Le Diplomate on 14th Street NW later this month.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 10:22am EST

Tags: Stephen Starr, Le Diplomate,

Beaver, alligator, snakehead: Rocklands debuts wild menu

A Rocklands Barbeque promotion called "Grills Gone Wild" is taking customers by surprise. Alongside the pulled pork and rack of ribs, hungry diners can order beaver sausage, alligator stew or snakehead tacos.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 06:10am EST

Tags: Rocklands, Megan Cloherty, grills gone wild, beaver, snakehead, alligator,

Busboys and Poets to open in Takoma, considers Brookland

Busboys and Poets will bring its quirky combination of coffeehouse, restaurant and neighborhood gathering place to D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood in 2014.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 10:26am EST

Tags: Busboys and Poets,

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