6.13.2011

Scoop: Food News Round-Up


The airy upstairs at the new Virtue Feed and Grain.
Photo by Ken Wyner


Keeping you updated on the DC area's most noteworthy food news...

• Old Town Alexandria's new Virtue Feed and Grain opened to the public on Friday. Read more about Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong's latest project in Restaurant Watch.

• News came over the weekend that the modern Asian TenPenh will close June 30 after 11 years. The owners and landlord couldn't agree on a new lease. An announcement from the Passion Food partners states that "although much discussion is whirling around about a possible relocation, we would like to simply focus our energy and time on our independent ongoing ventures and the two new independent endeavors poised to open on Washington Circle this August." Those projects are District Commons and Burger, Tap and Shake (read more here).

• Metrocurean has learned that the team behind Matchbox is planning another location of the popular pizza restaurant at 1901 14th St. NW, a historic space that housed Club Bali in the 1940s. The location could be open by this time next year.

• Restaurant sources have been buzzing for more than a month that Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr would take on the old dry cleaner space at 14th and Q streets. We now have confirmation from Grub Street that Starr is signing a lease somewhere in Northwest to open a version of his Parc Brasserie. And there has been movement in the 14th and Q space. We'll have to wait on official word from Starr's team to confirm the address.

•  After being forced to close last fall, Rogue States will reopen as Black and Orange, reports WUSA9.

Check out SCOOP for more of the food news you need to know.

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