Food News Roundup: Range Nabs Society Fair Butcher, RIP Kinkead’s and Red Palace, Crystal City Whole Foods

A cheat sheet for the restaurant news you missed over the holiday.

By: Jessica Voelker

Former Society Fair butcher Julien Shapiro will join the team at Range, reports the Washington Post. Bryan Voltaggio’s massive new Chevy Chase project has an official opening date of December 18. [WP]

Foggy Bottom seafood restaurant Kinkead’s has announced it will close. The news came over Twitter; the closing date is set for December 22. [Washingtonian]

Say goodbye to Red Palace on H Street, as well. A press release from owner Joe Englert and team reveals the club is under new ownership “and with that change comes new ideas for the future.” The club will close at the end of the year. [ArtsDesk]

Chef Aaron Silverman is working to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his new Barracks Row restaurant, Rose’s Luxury. As of Monday morning, the Momofuku Noodle Bar alum had collected $9,193 with 54 backers. If you want to kick in, do so before Friday, December 21. [Kickstarter]

ARLNow reports that Clarendon Thai restaurant Burapa Thai has called it quits. [ARLNow]

NOVA organic food lovers, rejoice: Whole Foods is in negotiations on a new Crystal City store in the ground level of a condo building at the corner of South Eads and 12th streets. [ArlNow]

DCist finds a good use for the new Ben’s Chili Bowl app: Employ it while you’re in line to prevent menu confusion once you reach the counter. [DCist]

A liquor license was posted for Fork n’ Spade, the food truck gone brick-and-mortar that the City Paper’s Jessica Sidman first reported on back in September. [Abra]