Scoop: Food News Round-Up

• Looks like Rogue States will be able to keep its Dupont Circle location after all. Long live Red Meat Row! GOG Blog

Bar Pilar, one of my favorite neighborhood haunts, could be expanding. Prince of Petworth spies
a license amendment that mentions an expansion to the second floor with
46 seats. I'd welcome more seats for Justin Bittner's excellent
cooking. Prince of Petworth

• Blue Ridge has closed for renovations but "we look forward to
welcoming everyone back for a great beer and meal after our 'face-lift!'" according to its Facebook page. via @NycNell

• The Brickskeller will become Bier Baron when it reopens Wednesday. WTOP

• Metrocurean checked in with Jeff Black who says Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and its upstairs bar Black Jack are poised for a summer opening at 1612 14th St. NW.

• Esquire puts DC at No. 8 on a list of the country's 10 best restaurant
cities. I'd bump us up at least one spot, but hey, eighth ain't bad. Esquire