Food News

Merzi's tandoori-meets-rotisserie chicken.

should start dishing out its signature "Tandisserie" chicken (that's
tandoori meets rotisserie) and casual Indian fare soon at 415 Seventh
St. NW. Diners will choose a naan roll, rice bowl, salad or chaat,
customized with a choice of meats, chutneys and masala sauces.

• Back in September, Missy Frederick reported in the Washington Business Journal that burger joint Rogue States had signed for a second location at 1931 14th St. NW. After a judge ordered the Dupont Circle original to close after a legal battle over burger fumes, the planned 14th Street restaurant will be the only location.

• The wildly popular Red Hook Lobster Pound tweets that a second truck is in the works to meet DC's lobster roll demands.

Pork Barrel BBQ will open its first restaurant in Del Ray at 2312 Mt. Vernon Ave. early next year.

The Washington Post looks into the challenges of an ambitious plan to open art galleries, a restaurant and (where the sun don't shine?) a winery underneath Dupont Circle.