Food News Review: Logan Cox Leaves DC, Fire at Hank’s On the Hill, Hell-Burger Goes Dark

Plus: DC liquor stores can now stay open on Sundays!

By: Jessica Voelker

Talented Ripple chef Logan Cox is leaving us. Tom Sietsema shared the new that Cox is embarking on a tour of the West with his girlfriend. The couple plans to wind up in Seattle. Definitely a loss for DC, but we hear the opening has already attracted some big-name candidates to the cozy wine-centric restaurant in Cleveland Park. [WaPo]

Sinning on Sundays! DC liquor stores can now stay open seven days week. There are also new developments for growler sales. [Popville]

Hank’s on the Hill suffered a fire this week while owner Jamie Leeds was away at a conference in San Francisco. Fortunately, no one was harmed. [WaPo]

Ray’s Hell-Burger and Hell-Burger Too have closed—temporarily, we hope—due to a dispute with the landlord, Arlnow reported. Silver lining: Owner Michael Landrum is giving away sandwiches at nearby Ray’s to the Third. [Arlnow]

Green Hat gin has been dragged into what sounds like a really pointless trademark dispute. [Washingtonian]

Sidecar at P.J. Clarke’s—which is not involved in a lawsuit with Sidebar—is members only now. And photos are banned. [Young & Hungry]

Press who attended a Mari Vanna preview party received a special key that opens the restaurant on Monday nights, Jessica Sidman reports. [Young & Hungry]

Italian restaurant Arcuri is moving into the spot vacated by Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub, Eater reports. [Eater DC]