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A new year, a new face of D.C.

Even in a recession, the culture bubble in the District seems nowhere near ready to burst. With more restaurants, nightlife and culture slated for 2011, we look at what defines Washington now.



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Call it the New York-ification of the D.C. food scene: Restaurants are springing up in ever-smaller spaces and serving fare that is increasingly niche. Estadio opened on 14th Street NW in 2010, and serves a menu that is Spanish to the core; the very adventurous even pour wine cocktails into their mouths from a bulbous vessel called a porron.

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Article | All the signs of construction - the dust, the stray slabs of wood, the cardboard-covered bar - linger at Toki Underground, the narrow tunnel of a ramen and dumpling restaurant that will soon perch above the Pug on H Street NE.

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