Tackle Box in Georgetown, the upscale beach shack from the owners of Hook, plans to open a second location next winter in DC’s Penn Quarter. Metrocurean writes that owner Jonathan Umbel will plant his picnic tables and buoy decor at 522 Tenth Street, Northwest—the former Waffle Shop.
Tuesday night, the kitchen at BlackSalt in DC’s Palisades neighborhood caught fire around 7:30, reports WJLA-TV. There were no injuries, but smoke damage crept to nearby buildings. Equinox in downtown DC suffered a devastating fire in mid-December and is still undergoing repairs.
New York magazine’s food blog, Grub Street, tells us that José Andrés is scouting locations for an American restaurant in Manhattan. The chef/restaurateur who brought Spanish and Latin American small plates to Washington, is behind ThinkFoodGroup, which owns Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, Café Atlántico, and Minibar.
Mandu, the Dupont Circle Korean restaurant known for its great happy hour, is in talks to sign a lease for a second location at CityVista, a development at Fifth and K streets, Northwest. The restaurant’s owners hope to have a deal signed by next week, reports Missy Frederick of the Washington Business Journal. “Not official but very close,” read Mandu’s Twitter feed yesterday.
The empty restaurant space at the corner of Wisconsin and M streets in Georgetown, formerly Nathans, will become Serendipity 3, an offshoot of the New York business known for its frozen hot chocolate. Blogger K Street Kate broke the news yesterday.
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