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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Weekend update: 40 reasons to ditch the diet

We asked readers for the essential dishes every Washingtonian has to try. In today’s Weekend section, view 40 of the scrumptious selections submitted on Facebook, Twitter and our Going Out Gurus blog. Did we miss your favorite? Tell us .

Also in Weekend today:

Oh wait, did you forget New Year’s Eve? Don’t worry, Fritz Hahn has all of the answers for your last-minute questions.

Looking ahead a bit, we map out the best concerts in the month of January -- from local cello-rock and African electro-hip-hop to Indian jazz and teenage punks.

Enjoy a hike near the Blue Ridge Mountains with the help of a... llama? That’s right, here’s a place where you can have a llama bring your lunch along for the journey.

See an exhibit of photography by two artists who, over the course of the year, e-mailed with each other using nothing but pictures. Titled “Conversacion,” the exchange between the artists works with a jazzlike, free-associative rhythm.

Before awards season gets going, catch up on the best movies of 2011 and read the year’s four-star reviews .

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