Category: The Latest Dish

The Latest Dish

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 […]

DC Celebrity Eateries Come Full Circle

Celebrity-owned restaurants are popular once again — with DC celebrities, that is. Tony Kornheiser, Maury Povich, Gary Williams and Alan Bubes are the new owners of Chad’s (formerly Chadwick’s) in Friendship Heights. Sports fans will have a lot to look forward to, as Tony plans to do his (sometimes) sports talk podcast from there. The […]

Granite City Ready to Open First East Coast Location in National Harbor

Minneapolis-based Granite City Food & Brewery plans to open its first East Coast location (33rd in the nation) at National Harbor at the end of April on the bottom level of The Esplanade Building. With 300+ seats, this casual restaurant features an on-site brewery, open kitchen, spacious patio, private dining. They expect to have more […]

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