Food News Review: Paula Broadwell at Inn at Little Washington, Kushi Izakaya’s Food Truck, PS 7’s Closure Drama

Plus: Art and Soul’s temporary shutter and an H Street bakery (maybe).

By: Jessica Voelker

Three big restaurant openings this week: DGS Delicatessen in Dupont, Suna on Capitol Hill, and Woodward Table and WTF downtown. We headed out to all of them and put together photo tours—click the links for serious food pornage.

The amazing Carol Ross Joynt dug up details on the romantic Rappahannock weekend Paula Broadwell shared with her husband right before the whole Petraeus brouhaha erupted. And what a waste of $600: A source at the hotel where they stayed (who evidently missed the day of job training where they teach you to protect guests’ privacy) said the Broadwells returned from a dinner at the Inn at Little Washington in a grumpy mood, no doubt having discovered the unwelcome news. [Washingtonian]

Should food writers report on unconfirmed restaurant closures? This week the City Paper’s Jessica Sidman alerted her readership to a cookbook featuring dishes from Washington chefs, and to the fact that the words “closed but not forgotten,” appeared next to a recipe from PS 7’sPeter Smith’s Penn Quarter restaurant. Smith chose not to comment, but food writer David Hagedorn had some thoughts. [Young & Hungry]

Also from Sidman: Kushi Izakaya and Sushi is launching a food truck. [Y&H]

Villa Mozart owner Andre Pace gives Tom Sietsema the scoop on Brickside Food & Drink, a new restaurant and bar headed to Bethesda. Pace describes the theme of the decor as “Prohibition.” [WP]

Taking to Twitter, our own Todd Kliman mentions that famed Baltimore deli Attman’s is headed to Cabin John. In other news: Cabin John is the greatest town name ever. [Twitter]

Where once went Chihuly-inspired chandeliers and pizzazz-patterned carpeting, now go handpainted signs and hardwood flooring. Art and Soul—which announced this week it will close in late January for a remodel and rebranding—is the latest in a string of hotel restaurants to embrace the farmhouse-chic aesthetic. [Washingtonian]

Watch out, everybody: Eater brings word that bartender Rachel Sergi, formerly of Jack Rose, has surfaced at boozy soda fountain Buffalo & Bergen in Union Market. [Eater DC]

Will this place just open already? Philadelphia magazine’s blog Foobooz shares the news that Steven Starr’s so-long-awaited 14th Street restaurant will be called Le Diplomate. [Foobooz (via Eater)]

No confirmation yet on this one, but it looks like a bakery may be headed to H Street. [Frozen Tropics]

And finally, how awesome is this? The manager of the Capital Area Food Bank won Chopped. [DCist]