Eataly Coming to DC, Cork to Serve Brunch, and a New Food Truck: The Week in Food News
Every week we fill you in on what’s been going on in the food and restaurant world.
Cork wine bar on DC's 14th Street will start serving Sunday brunch next weekend, the Post's Tom Sietsema wrote on Twitter Wednesday. Metrocurean followed up with the menu, which includes pastries (bacon-cheddar scones, pan-baked cinnamon rolls) and hot plates (juniper gravlax with a potato-apple cake, savory bread pudding with speck and cheese, coddled egg with garlic-roasted rock shrimp, and brioche French toast with orange ricotta). Add Sunday morning to the list of times when you have to wait an hour for a seat there.
A couple openings to report this week: José Andrés's America Eats Tavern, a six-month project in conjunction with the National Archives' "What's Cooking, Uncle Same?" exhibit, started serving its Irma Rombauer-era dishes Monday in the renovated Café Atlántico space. (Tim Carman of the Washington Post talked to Andrés and the ThinkFoodGroup team about the future of America Eats, Café Atlántico, and its crown jewel, Minibar). Tomorrow, Cava's Clarendon location—the largest of the Greek-tapas houses—will open its doors after a number of delays; Eater has some pictures and more details.
Via the Young & Hungry blog, we learned about yet another food truck in Washington: That Cheesecake Truck, which debuted this week and is the mobile offshoot of the Sweetz Cheesecake shop in Montgomery County. You can follow the truck, which is licensed to drive around DC, on Twitter at @cheesecaketruc.