ICYMI: Liberty Barbecue is now open in Falls Church

Food news, plus Faccia Luna closes in Arlington after 25 years.

Photo by Ann Hsu Kaufman

Though 25-year-old Faccia Luna is closing, its address on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington will remain an Italian restaurant: Alto Fumo. [ARLnow]

Liberty Barbecue is now open in Falls Church. [Facebook]

Food swamps, not food deserts, are the real problem. [The Atlantic]

Sneakers, restaurant dress codes and race: “Why does this other guy get to go in? Is it because he’s not black?” [Washington Post]

Who likes year-end roundups?! Eater DC asked local dining experts (me included) to share their opinions on 2017’s best, worst and most surprising food moments. [Eater]