Food News Review: Minibar Opening Delayed, Gordon Biersch Headed to Navy Yard, Pan-African on Georgia Ave.

Plus: A tour of the new Bethesda location of Himalayan Heritage.

By: Jessica Voelker

Dining Bisnow talked to local restaurateurs about the factors the led them to stay open (or close) during the hurricane. [Bisnow]

Sandy-related delays postponed the opening of Minibar—originally slated to re-debut on November 2—by one week. [CP]

The hurricane also caused an opening delay—but happily not another flood—at Farmers Fishers Bakers. [Washingtonian]

The Navy Yard brewery news has heretofore centered around Bluejacket. But it looks like Gordon Biersch is getting in on some of that action too, with a brewery planned for M Street, Southeast. [PoP]

So much Japanese soup! New Adams Morgan ramen shop TAAN Noodle opens officially on November 2. [PoP]

The chicken-and-doughnuts lord giveth, and the chicken-and-doughnuts lord taketh away. Last week, Washington Post dining critic Tom Sietsema broke the news that a new place (location undisclosed) co-owned by hockey pro Jeff Halpern will soon be offering both those foods. And on Friday, Eater DC spied a tweet from Seasonal Pantry chef Dan O’Brien that he was going to shut down his chicken-and-doughnut offerings for good. “Everyone followed us, and now, we're moving on to something new,” he told Eater. [Eater DC]

Also from Eater: Sweetgreen has opened in the Mosaic District, which will soon be a suburban wonderland of local food purveyors, restaurants, and boutiques. [Eater DC]

And also from the Post, Georgian Avenue Kenyan restaurant Safari DC will reopen as a pan-African place. [WP]

Anyone want to buy a pizza and kebab restaurant? There is one for sale in Adams Morgan. [PoP]

Bethesda magazine got a tour of the new Himalayan Heritage—the Nepalese restaurant, the original location of which is in Adams Morgan, has expanded to Bethesda Row. [Bethesda]

In other Bethesda Row news, 100 Montaditos will open its first Maryland location there. [Bethesda]

Finally: Looking forward to free food in exchange for voting? Bad news: That is illegal. [DCist]