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Columbia Firehouse review: A new chef comes to the rescue

(Deb Lindsey / For The Washington Post)

1 star | A few months in, John Miele starts to make his mark. Can he light a fire under the kitchen?

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Mason Social, where a community hungry for service meets and eats

(Dixie D. Vereen / For The Washington Post)

FIRST BITE | Already packed, the new Alexandria restaurant does best when it’s cooking the basics.

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Gypsy Soul: R.J. Cooper brings a wanderer’s touch and Southern flair

(Scott Suchman / For The Washington Post)

At Gypsy Soul, R.J. Cooper celebrates the joys of far-flung inspiration.

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Riverstead: Talented chefs draw roadtrippers to Chilhowie, again

(Dhanraj Emanuel)

John Shields draws roadtrippers to Riverstead for his small monthly dinners in Chilhowie, Va.

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Patowmack Farm: Fresh from the ground — and from a chef’s imagination

(Scott Suchman / For The Washington Post)

Tarver King helps take Patowmack Farm to the next level.

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America Eats Tavern: Revived in Tysons, with less history on the side

(Scott Suchman / For The Washington Post)

Tom Sietsema finds some lively tastes and some puzzlements at José Andrés’s revived tavern in Tysons.

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‘A rising tide’ of craft breweries in Loudoun and beyond

(Paul Miller)

Beer makers get a boost from new Virginia law that makes it easier to open a craft brewery on a farm.

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At Mazagan, a glimpse of modern Morocco

(Scott Suchman / For The Washington Post)

Mazagan plays up its looks (and its hookah bar), but if you order well, the food can satisfy, too.

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Osteria Marzano: Expert Italian cooking shows up in an Alexandria office park

(Scott Suchman)

Osteria Marzano brings expertly made pastas and pizza to an Alexandria office park.

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Water & Wall, where creative meets delicious

(Scott Suchman)

At Water & Wall in Arlington, chef Tim Ma adds sparks of surprise to just about everything he serves.