The Wrap-Up: The Week in Food
Every week we fill you in on what’s been going on in the food and restaurant world.
• Timothy Dean, an early knife-packer on Top Chef DC and owner of Prime Steakhouse in Baltimore, is in maybe just as much money trouble as Donna. We’ve got all the details—which include an $8-million lawsuit—here.
• In case Shake Shack doesn’t sate your burger craving, the Washington Business Journal reported that Kraze Burger—a Korean chain with more than 50 locations—is planning four Washington outposts. Nothing is signed yet, but the company is looking first for a large space in the District.
• Turning the New-York-restaurants-come-to-Washington model on its head, Andy Shallal is looking to open a fourth Busboys and Poets—this time in Harlem.
• Prince of Petworth has a PDF of the menu and a photo of the interior of the new Beau Thai at New Jersey Avenue and R Street, Northwest, which is supposed to open today. In addition to familiar Thai curries, salads, and soups, there’s a dish with whole-wheat spaghetti, shrimp, and Panang sauce, as well as veggie and chicken empanadas. In other PoP news, Paul Bakery, a French chain, is coming to 1078 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Its biggest competition is Le Pain Quotidien, a Belgian chain, on M Street.
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