The Wrap-Up: The Week in Food

RedRocks, a new Columbia Heights pizzeria with 2 Amy’s alum Edan MacQuaid manning the 800-degree brick oven, opened on Thursday to much fanfare from residents of its restaurant-hungry neighborhood…

…In his online chat, the Post’s Tom Sietsema reports that Ann Cashion and Johnny Fulchino are relinquishing ownership of Cashion’s namesake eatery in Adams Morgan. The pair plans to focus all of their attention on the recently-expanded Johnny’s Half Shell on Capitol Hill, while 12-year-old Cashion’s Eat Place will be taken over by longtime sous-chef John Manolatos

…the City Paper muses about movie theater snacks, asking local chefs about their favorite foods to smuggle in. Pastry chef Heather Chittum of Hook gets creative—and downright risky—with her suggestion to skip fast food and sneak “a jar of Nutella, an offset spatula, and a sliced baguette” into the show…

…a tasting of tap waters from 15 American cities declares H2O from St. Louis the tastiest, and—shocker—DC didn’t even make the semi-finals… 

Indebleu, the Indian-fusion dining room in Penn Quarter, reopens tomorrow with a more relaxed, casual vibe (and lower prices!). Gone are the precious four-course tasting menus and $39 tandoori rack of lamb. Indebleu’s owners are embracing the trend that seems to be working everywhere else: the new menu offers a selection of “smaller” and “larger” plates designed for sharing, like naan pizza, curry barbecue spare ribs, and lollypop-esque lamb chops to replace that pricey rack. 


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