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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Weekend Update: Late night eats


(Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post)
It’s usually between midnight and last call when it hits you: That all-too-familiar missive from your mid-section that is your stomach’s way of saying something along the lines of: “FOOD: NEED NOW.”

Thankfully, D.C.’s late-night dining scene has come a long way from greasy jumbo slice and the occasional falafel splurge when you’re looking for a quick bite between bars or on your way home from a night out.

In today’s Weekend section, Fritz Hahn, Justin Rude and Lavanya Ramanathan sample the top stops for dining after dark in the District and beyond. For what it’s worth, the Chivito from Fast Gourmet gets my vote.

Read on for the rest of what’s inside (or browse the print version of Weekend online):

Can’t miss events this weekend? The new Pictures of the Year exhibition at the Newseum, a simulcast of the National Theatre’s Danny Boyle-directed “Frankenstein” and an experimenetal music showcase in Fairfax.

David Malitz checks in with the Caribbean, a local band whose latest album, “Discontinued Perfume,” is “less a love-at-first-sight album than a friends-then-gradually-lovers one.”

•Quick spins of new music by Femi Kuti (Saturday at the 9:30 Club), Parts & Labor (Thursday at the Red Palace), Yelle (Wednesday at the 9:30 Club), Low (Tuesday at the Black Cat) and the Submarines (Thursday at the Black Cat).

•Fritz Hahn pulls back the velvet curtain on Church and State, where all the liquor is is American-made and fans of “dirty” drinks can order then extra-dirty, or “ODB.”

The Folger Theatre’s adaptation of ‘Cyrano’ is adjusting well to minor surgery, Stephanie Merry writes.

•Trace history along the banks of the James River on the Richmond Slave Trail.

•The Hirshhorn’s latest black box video art installation is equal parts zen out and freak out, writes Michael O’Sullivan.

By  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

 
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