The Slowest Week in Review

It hasn't been the most exciting of weeks in restaurant buzz land. No celebrity chefs staking their claim on the food frontier, no juicy rumors to drool over and now comes news that Balducci's has backed out of its plans to open a store in Penn Quarter.

I was clicking around on their Web site earlier this week, hoping to find out when the new store would be opening, but I noticed the Seventh Street location was no longer listed in their store locator. I just thought it was a mistake. But the Washington Business Journal reports that the plans are off the table. It could have been such a great addition to downtown. *sigh*

As we head off into the weekend, here's hoping next week will bring better news.