7.26.2011

Scoop: Food News Round-Up

A look at some recent noteworthy DC dining news...

• As I reported back in June, the team behind popular pizza joint Matchbox has announced that a new location is coming to 14th and T streets. The historic space at 1901 14th St. NW once housed Club Bali in the 1940s. A renovation of the space will feature multiple levels, rustic barn wood and architectural staircases, signatures of Matchbox design. The location is expected to open in 2012.

• Chef RJ Cooper's highly anticipated restaurant Rogue 24 opens Wednesday (though the first few days are already booked). I got a peek inside at an event Monday night — the space looks sharp. Read more about the Blagden Alley restaurant in Restaurant Watch.

• Right across from the planned Matchbox (see above), Cafe Saint-Ex has temporarily closed its kitchen for the next four weeks to expand. While he's out of a kitchen, chef Billy Klein will be manning a grill and serving heritage breed Duroc pork sandwiches — both full size and in slider form. The temporary "BBQ Bar" is rotating choices like classic Carolina pulled pork and Korean with kimchee.

Kushi has been shuttered over tax issues with hopes to reopen this week. Eater has more.

• There will be a new way to cool off in Dupont when Casa Nonna launches a gelato cart July 28. The cart outside the restaurant will scoop up flavors like stracciatella, ricotta and fig vin cotto swirl from noon-6 p.m. daily.

• Through July 31 Loudoun County is celebrating local foods with Farm to Fork. As part of the event, 21 culinary sites and restaurants have committed to offering local menus paired with wines or spirits from local providers. Seventeen local farms have joined in and will be showcasing their finest summer produce, poultry, lamb, or beef.

• The fro-yo trend marches on ... Pinkberry will open in Georgetown this fall at 3288 M St. NW.

Previous scoops:

Round-Up: Restaurant Week Returns!
Bar Pilar Gets Crackin' With Crab Nights
It's Official: Rickey Named DC's Cocktail
5 Spots To Dine With Your Dog
Round-Up: Eataly Heads To DC
Cork Debuts Sunday Brunch


A look at some recent noteworthy DC dining news...

Previous scoops:

Round-Up: Restaurant Week Returns!
Bar Pilar Gets Crackin' With Crab Nights
It's Official: Rickey Named DC's Cocktail
5 Spots To Dine With Your Dog
Round-Up: Eataly Heads To DC
Cork Debuts Sunday Brunch

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