The Wrap-Up: The Week in Food
• Tim Carman of Washington City Paper reports that Michael Kosmides and Jose Garcia, owners of Teatro Goldoni in downtown DC, will be opening a Mediterranean restaurant at 19th and I streets, Northwest. Teatro’s chef, Enzo Fargione, who has resurrected the Italian restaurant from the dead, will help the owners with their new venture, which is slated to open in December.
• Yesterday, Tom Sietsema broke news on Washingtonpost.com’s Going Out Gurus blog: Crystal City’s Bebo Trattoria is the latest restaurant to fall victim to the deflated economy. We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. Chef/owner Roberto Donna had lots of trouble filling the place, which always felt empty with its soaring ceilings and vast dining room. When Sietsema asked Donna about plans for Galileo—his well-known Italian restaurant that’s supposed to reopen in the vacated Butterfield 9 space—the chef said there have been delays.