Scoop: Food News Round-Up

Keeping you updated on the city's top food news...

• Chef Todd Gray's new NoMa restaurant Watershed, dedicated to East Coast seafood, is now open. Read more in Restaurant Watch.

• The chef behind Hong Kong Palace and Uncle Liu's Hot Pot is launching a more upscale spot with Mala Tang in Arlington, reports Tim Carman on the GOG Blog. The restaurant officially opens next week.

• More lobster rolls by way of New York are coming our way. Luke's Lobster has signed a lease for 624 E St. NW, with plans to open in May. Washingtonian has more.

• The cute old Post Office building just off 14th and T Streets NW may have some changes in store. Prince of Petworth spies a liquor license for a new bistro in the window. A sign in the window could lead you to believe New York restaurant group Chow Down is behind the space. I'm looking into it.

• Mt. Pleasant's Tonic has transformed its basement into a speakeasy-style cocktail lounge dubbed Last Exit. A grand opening is planned for Thursday, April 28.

• The restaurants that fed shoppers in the posh Collection at Chevy Chase, Famosa and M Cafe, have closed, reports The List's Nycci Nellis. The restaurants may relocate.

Arl Now reports that Mackey's Public House in Crystal City had closed. The downtown DC location remains open.

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Keeping you updated on the city's top food news...