ICYMI: Afghan Bistro is closed for renovations

Food news, plus one of the 50 Best Restaurants is closed until next month for updates to the kitchen.

Afghan Bistro
Dishes of potato bouranee, sabzi and carrots and rice for the quabuli platter at Afghan Bistro / Photo by Rey Lopez

News from the 50 Best Restaurants list: Afghan Bistro is closed for renovations, working on updates to the kitchen, bar area and floor. The Springfield restaurant hopes to re-open the first week of December. Here’s more on updates and chef changes from November’s cover story. [Facebook]

A scan of food magazines’ Thanksgiving covers, with commentary. [Eater]

Artisan Confections (Arlington and Mosaic locations) is holding a sample sale today and Saturday: six “imperfect” chocolates for $5, plus an extra bag of samples for spending $25. [Facebook]

New release from Fredericksburg’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery: Isaac Bowman Port Finished Bourbon. [Facebook]

Nutella changes its recipe. The internet is not happy. [CNNMoney]