Matchbox Coming to 14th Street, The New DC Zagat Guide, and Rogue 24: The Week in Food News
Every week we fill you in on what’s been going on in the food and restaurant world.
The latest local Zagat guide came out Wednesday, and the Washington City Paper's Chris Shott gave us a rundown of the restaurants that scored best in the pocket-size book: Marcel's, Inn at Little Washington, Komi, CityZen, Rasika, Makoto, Restaurant Eve, Citronelle, and Palena. How does this differ from last year's guide? Well, it doesn't, really.
Rogue 24, former Vidalia chef R.J. Cooper's long-awaited back-alley restaurant, finally opened this week. We took a look around the place, located near the Convention Center, and snapped photos of some of the dishes that make up the 16- and 24-course menus (think "shrimp/Buben's grits/bent & twisted").
Tim Carman of the Washington Post got all the gritty details about the tax problems that caused the skewers-and-sushi spot Kushi to close briefly last weekend. The DC government had been working with owners Darren Lee Norris and Ari Kushimoto Norris on back sales taxes of $129,000, and Kushi was late on its monthly payment. Last Friday, someone from the Office of Tax and Revenue showed up, took the cash in the restaurant, and closed the doors. After a back and forth with the government, Kushi was able to reopen Monday night.