Category: The Latest Dish


What’s Happening! Chef Ryan Ratino, formerly of Ripple is opening his own shop — Bresca (honeycomb in Spanish, and yes, there are bee hives in his future), slated to open by October on 14th Street, NW in the former first floor of Policy Restaurant & Lounge. Entrances are separate. Ryan coined the term, “bistronomy” to […]

The Latest Dish

Top Stories The menu at Continental Modern Pool Lounge in Rosslyn (near the Continental) comes from the inspiration and talent of Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Smoked & Stacked. The connection for this project — a 180-seat indoor/outdoor beer garden near the Rosslyn Metro station — is Continental owner Curt Large, a partner at Roofers Union and […]

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Former chef at The Source, Scott Drewno, Mandu owner/operator Danny Lee, and Drew Kim, one of the founders of matchboxfoodgroup, have formed Fried Rice Collective (get it?). They will open Chiko on Barracks Row at 423 8th Street, SE where DC-3 used to be. Half the menu will be Chinese (Chi) and half will be […]

Dinners and Movies and Bowling, Oh My!

Phoenix, Arizona-based True Food Kitchen is expanding across the bridge. Its first metro area location in Fairfax, Va. gets a sister operation in Bethesda this summer when it opens in the Solaire luxury apartment building at 7100 Wisconsin Ave. Randall Matthews will be executive chef, serving a rotating menu of healthy food items. The restaurant’s […]

Another Renowned Spanish Chef for DC

Frank Ruta will be cooking near his former place of employment when he opens Mirabelle at 16th & I Streets, NW, near the White House. This French-focused restaurant will open for lunch only for the first two weeks, with dinner service following. Pastry chef Aggie Chin, who worked with Frank at Palena and the Grill […]

Shoo Fly Tarts and Whoopie Pies

The 400-seat Mexican restaurant that will open in Q4 2017 at The Wharf in SW, DC will be called Mi Vida. It’s brought to you by Jason Berry and Michael Reginbogen of DC-based Knead Hospitality + Design and Roberto Santibañez, the chef/owner of Fonda and La Botaneria in New York. It has prime real estate […]

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