Food News Review: Hate Chicken, Douchiest Bars, a Shuttering at the Guards

Plus: Luke’s Lobster continues its campaign to stuff every DC neighborhood with buttery sea meat.

By: Jessica Voelker

D-Bag Bars: Complex rounds up the 25 douchiest bars in DC. Spoiler alert: “Awesomely bad” McFadden’s is number one. [Complex]

#HateChicken: Mayor Vincent Gray has a few professional-slash-legal woes to contend with, but when it comes to Twitter hashtags, the guy can’t be beat. [Twitter]

Transplant Chicken: Speaking of fried chicken and anger, our roundup of the fried-poultry-night trend sparked some unexpected indignation among commenters. [Washingtonian]

Closing of the Guards: Georgetown landlords: always tricky. The Guards closed this week amidst lease disputes, though an employee tells the Post's Tim Carman it may reopen. [WP]

Fernet and Smoked Banana Peels: Gina Chersevani breaks down the Eddy Bar menu for the City Paper. [WCP]

Check, Please: The Restaurant Association’s president steps down. [WBJ]

On a Roll: Luke’s Lobster is opening a Georgetown restaurant. [WP]

That’s a Lot of Performance Standards: Eater DC pulls ten of the most fun facts from our own Todd Kliman’s long read on Chef Geoff’s. [Eater DC]

Heels Hero: Our fashionable friends over at the Shop Around blog feature the Source’s “power hostess”—who puts all sensible-flats-wearing desk jockeys to shame by rocking serious heels to a job that requires constant running around. [Washingtonian]

Another Mexican Restaurant: Crios opens in Dupont Circle with half-price margaritas through Saturday. WaPo’s Fritz Hahn says they’re pretty good. [WP]

Political Pig Out: Senators and their staff gorge on Hill Country to show their support for Big Ag. Or something. [BCC]