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Food News Review: Spring Dining Guide, Another ShopHouse, Bourbon Steak Lawsuit

Plus: So many new 14th Street spots.

Fast-casual concept ShopHouse, now open in Dupont and soon to debut in Georgetown, plans a third restaurant near Gallery Place. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user tedeytan.

Tom Sietsema’s Spring Dining Guide has arrived. The WaPo critic has great things to say about new chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley at Ripple (where, psst, brunch debuts on Sunday) and bestows 2.5 stars on Wit & Wisdom. Lauriol Plaza, on the other hand, proves fodder for a panning. [WaPo]

Awk-ward. Woman sues Bourbon Steak, alleging that the manager called her a “lady of the night.” [Y&H]

Etto—a collab between owners of 2 Amys and the Standard—starts serving on 14th Street. [Washingtonian]

Speaking of 14th Street, the City Paper has a useful map of it many new restaurants. [Y&H]

Still speaking of 14th Street, long-awaited Taqueria Nacional is now open for business. [Eater DC]

And next door to Taqueria Nacional, BakeHouse. [Washingtonian]

Like Chipotle, but Southeast Asian-ish: ShopHouse plans a third Washington-area restaurant near the Gallery Place Metro stop. [WBJ]

CreamCycle makes something called a frosty pickleback, and we need to try it, like, right now. [WaPo]

Oh, $40 cognac cocktail, we hardly knew ye. Frederik de Pue has hired limoncello purveyor Francisco Amodeo to restructure the drink menu at Azur. [Y& H]

Asian fusion: now being served at Red Parrot Bistro in Ballston. [ARLNow]

The Wydown Coffee Bar has popped up on U Street. It’s Kaldi’s Coffee, PT’s, and Intelligentsia for the moment, but in-house roasting is in the plans once the shop settles into permanent digs. [Borderstan]

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