Food News Review: Spring Dining Guide, Another ShopHouse, Bourbon Steak Lawsuit

Plus: So many new 14th Street spots.

By: Jessica Voelker

Tom Sietsema’s Spring Dining Guide has arrived. The WaPo critic has great things to say about new chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley at Ripple (where, psst, brunch debuts on Sunday) and bestows 2.5 stars on Wit & Wisdom. Lauriol Plaza, on the other hand, proves fodder for a panning. [WaPo]

Awk-ward. Woman sues Bourbon Steak, alleging that the manager called her a “lady of the night.” [Y&H]

Etto—a collab between owners of 2 Amys and the Standard—starts serving on 14th Street. [Washingtonian]

Speaking of 14th Street, the City Paper has a useful map of it many new restaurants. [Y&H]

Still speaking of 14th Street, long-awaited Taqueria Nacional is now open for business. [Eater DC]

And next door to Taqueria Nacional, BakeHouse. [Washingtonian]

Like Chipotle, but Southeast Asian-ish: ShopHouse plans a third Washington-area restaurant near the Gallery Place Metro stop. [WBJ]

CreamCycle makes something called a frosty pickleback, and we need to try it, like, right now. [WaPo]

Oh, $40 cognac cocktail, we hardly knew ye. Frederik de Pue has hired limoncello purveyor Francisco Amodeo to restructure the drink menu at Azur. [Y& H]

Asian fusion: now being served at Red Parrot Bistro in Ballston. [ARLNow]

The Wydown Coffee Bar has popped up on U Street. It’s Kaldi’s Coffee, PT’s, and Intelligentsia for the moment, but in-house roasting is in the plans once the shop settles into permanent digs. [Borderstan]