Odds and Ends

From Erin Killian of the Washington Business Journal comes news (via a helpful Metrocurean reader) that Vapiano, an Italian restaurant chain out of Germany, will open three restaurants in the D.C. area, with eventual plans for 20 outposts.

According to the story, the three locations are 1800 M St. NW, 623-625 H St. NW (also known as the Orange for Mayor headquarters), and 4401 Wilson Blvd.

A Gallery Place Living blog reader offers a review of one of the German locations, summing up the place with this: "This restaurant chain can best be described with just one word: Lame!" Too bad.

Meanwhile, a more promising new restaurant, Montsouris, gets a first look from Erin Hartigan on the GOG Blog.

And finally, Daily Candy has the goods on Silver Spring's new Piratz Tavern, which appears to take the swashbuckling theme and beat it over your head like a sack of gold coins. Not that that's a bad thing. There's even a swordswallowing bartender.


Anonymous said...

My god ! do we really need another crappy dining spot in DC? Vapiano? It sounds very close to vapid.

Amanda said...

I thought the same thing - vapid, hmm, not a word I want to associate with food.

Anonymous said...

Hey-DCist was first on Piratz Tavern.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the link. I didn't intend for it to sound like Daily Candy was breaking the Piratz news - that item just came out the same day as this post so it was on my radar.

Speaking of, anyone been yet?

tommy said...

Alright - enough of the Vapiano bashing. Seriously, it's really a cool, very hip spot, with incredible food. It's huge in Europe and I think the one in Chinatown will be a hit. Just give it shot - I think you'll like it. Just to prove it - more than happy to buy you your first drink there at the bar.