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PETITE CERISE

PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2021 1027 7th Street NW The team behind The Dabney will be opening an all-day, French-inspired restaurant, Petite Cerise, in Shaw this Fall. Chef Jeremiah Langhorne and Partner Alex Zink say this new spot will be similar to a restaurant found in France and will focus on fresh from the market cooking with simple plates. Petite Cerise will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature a completely French wine list. Petite Cerise will be on a corner, two-story spot lined with windows, and feature a modern interior. This new concept will be more casual than The Dabney and will also have a bar area for guests. 
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DONAHUE

1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW Donahue lounge has officially opened in Georgetown, offering guests a one-of-a-kind champagne and cocktail lounge, as well as "New American" cuisine. When at full capacity, this space will feature a bar area, dining room, lounge, as well as patio room expected to open later this Spring. The goal of this new spot is to bring together the concepts of a restaurant and a club for grownups. Donahue is currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until Midnight. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Donahue Facebook
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Michelin is Still Serving

The famed MICHELIN Guide announced a three-week “Still Serving” virtual series for the newest editions of its restaurant selections in the United States. Listings for the new restaurant selections will be published on the MICHELIN Guide Instagram channel. The Washington, D.C., Bib Gourmands will be announced, Tuesday, April 20 and the Star selections will take place on Thursday, April 22. While it surprised many that the Michelin Guide would come out after so many in the industry struggled through an incredibly tough year due to the pandemic, the people behind the guide wanted to highlight the resilience of so many. In addition to Bib Gourmand and Star awards, the Guide will announce restaurants in the Plate category, the MICHELIN Green Star and special awards, including Sommelier and Young Chef. The new selections will be available on the MICHELIN Guide iOS app. 
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Ghost Kitchens on The Debrief with Major Garrett

Ghost Kitchens - what are they, do they really "exist", and how are they keeping brick-and-mortar restaurants afloat? Major Garrett takes on the topic of ghost kitchens, pop-ups, and other food industry innovations brough on by the pandemic. Join him, with Nycci Nellis, for a delicious "ghost story" here.
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Nycci's Easter Brunch Suggestions

Easter is right around the corner, and that means now is the time for you to start making reservations and plans for brunch carry-out. If you're on the hunt for a great Easter Sunday brunch spot, Nycci Nellis says there are lots of places around town to choose from, whether you want outdoor dining, takeout or delivery. Listen to her suggestions on WTOP.
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Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: April 12, 2021

On the next Industry Night, one thing the pandemic has made crystal clear is that our outside space is sacred. Jessica Petrino from appliance experts AjMadison, landscape architect, Robert Bell of Bell Design, Inc., and lighting specialist, Reed Libby from Affordable Sprinklers join Nycci Nellis to talk about creating an outdoor oasis. But first, Moon Rabbit's Kevin Tien shares his experience as a first-gen Vietnamese American and all the details on the massive fundraiser he has put together with chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Tim Ma, Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate. Listen to the full episode here.
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