Scoop: Food News Round-Up

The new Lost Society steakhouse has opened at the corner of 14th and U streets.
Photo by Dave Phillipich

Welcome back from the holiday weekend. I hope your 4th was delicious. Here's a look at some recent noteworthy DC dining news:

America Eats Tavern, the new restaurant from chef Jose Andres in the old Cafe Atlantico space, opened July 4. Eater has great pics of the new interior.

• Lovers of Belgian brews, waffles and mussels, mark your calendars. Belgian Restaurant Week runs July 15-21. Highlights include a mussel throwdown at Eastern Market July 16 and special menus at participating restaurants.

The Yards project in Southeast is set to get a Buzz Bakery and a brewery concept from Buzz parent co. Neighborhood Restaurant Group, as well as a Harris Teeter and a few more restaurants, reports the Washington Business Journal.

• Dreaming of a garden oasis full of fresh vegetables in your backyard but don't have the time (or talent) to make it happen? A new service adorably called Love & Carrots creates custom gardens and will even can your extra produce for you.

• Dining Bisnow gets some details on Kaz Okochi's new design-your-own-sushi restaurant, opening near his Kaz Sushi Bistro.

• The new steakhouse perched over the corner of 14th and U streets, Lost Society opened last week.

• The fifth location of Pitango Gelato opened July 1 near Eastern Market at 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

• Chef shuffles of note: Barry Koslow has left Tallula. Nick Sharpe departs Ba Bay and owner Khoa Nguyen steps in to the Vietnamese restaurant's kitchen.

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