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Daily Digestif: Xi’an Famous Foods Has Sights on DC

By Rina Rapuano
February 20, 2014
By Rina Rapuano  |  February 20, 2014

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- Two out-of-towners are eyeing DC as a possible site for expansion: New York City’s Xi’an Famous Foods and Boston’s vegetarian mini chain, Clover Food Lab. It’s been reported that Xi’an, which serves the Middle Eastern-infused dishes of northwestern China, intends to open a DC location within five years. Meanwhile, Eater DC uncovered Clover Food Lab’s blog post about trying to read the DC real estate market and what it means for a possible move here.

- The Washington Post reports that Glen’s Garden Market will offer a tasting menu twice a month crafted by Noma-trained cook Travis Olson. Olson spent three months at the famed laboratory-like kitchen in Copenhagen and now makes prepared foods at the locally focused market in northern Dupont. The first two seven-course dinners will be held February 27-28 and will cost $75 per person, $25 with an optional drink pairing. Tickets can be purchased here.

- Building on the news of the Burger Bar pop-up announced yesterday, Trummer’s on Main today revealed it would start offering buckets of fried chicken Sundays through Thursdays from 5:30-9:30 PM. The chicken will be divided into eight pieces, soaked in Tabasco-spiked buttermilk for 24 hours, dredged, fried and served with buttermilk biscuits and two dipping sauces - pepper jelly and Sriracha mayo - for $22.

Places Mentioned

Xi'an Famous Foods

Chinese • Williamsburg

Food23 Decor8 Service14 Cost$14
Xi'an Famous Foods

Chinese • East Village

Food23 Decor8 Service14 Cost$14
Xi'an Famous Foods

Chinese • Flushing

Food23 Decor8 Service14 Cost$14
Xi’an Famous Foods

Chinese • Chinatown

Food23 Decor8 Service14 Cost$14

Fast Food • Cambridge

Food24 Decor17 Service21 Cost$10
Clover Food Lab

Vegetarian • Brookline

Food24 Decor17 Service21 Cost$10
Clover Food Labs


Food24 Decor17 Service21 Cost$10
Trummer's On Main

Fine Dining • Clifton

Food26 Decor26 Service24 Cost$64
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