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Weekly News Wrap: Summer Festivals, Rooftop Restaurants and More Pop-Ups

By Rina Rapuano
May 30, 2014

- 5 Must-Try DC Summer Food & Drink Festivals (Zagat DC): We take a look at five tasty summer diversions ranging from this weekend’s Green Festival to the bacchanalian Beer, Bourbon & BBQ festival

Hottest Rooftop Restaurants & Bars in DC (Zagat DC): A mix of oldies-but-goodies and newcomers make up our list of this season's rooftop favorites

- Härth’s new hire: Chef Luc A. Dendievel (Washington Post): Dendievel spent four years as executive chef of the Willard InterContinental and has previously worked at Citronelle

- Bangkok Joe's to Transform into the French-Asian Mama Rouge (Zagat DC): Also in this report, Mandu on K Street NW will host a Korean snacks pop-up with guest chef Jonah Kim

- Lyman’s Tavern opens on 14th Street on Monday (Washington Post): The new bar next to Red Derby will offer six draft beers and free popcorn

- Where to find New York-Style Bagels This Weekend (Washington City Paper): There’s no doubt about it, a bagel pop-up is big news around here

- Eat Bugs at a Pop-Up “Pestaurant” Next Week (Washingtonian): Occidental will donate $5-$20 to DC Central Kitchen for each person who eats a bug or participates in a contest

Places Mentioned


American • Tysons Corner

Food23 Decor27 Service23 Cost$58

Korean • Mount Vernon Square

Food23 Decor16 Service20 Cost$28
Red Derby


Atmo.25 Decor20 Service23 CostI
Occidental Grill & Seafood

Seafood • Downtown

Food23 Decor24 Service24 Cost$65
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