The Wrap-Up: The Week in Food

Every Friday we fill you in on what's happening on the local restaurant scene.

• Jonathan Krinn and Jon Mathieson—who have shared leadership of the kitchen at Inox since they opened it in February—are shifting roles. Krinn, former chef at 2941, has moved into the dining room, where he can mingle with customers. Mathieson, former 2941 chef de cuisine, will man the stoves on his own.

• If Nancy Pelosi is spotted with icing on her nose, it might be because she was hitting the new cupcake bar in the Capitol cafeteria. The $2.25 cakes—cheaper than virtually all the fancy cupcake shops that have sprung up in Washington—can be topped with everything from miniature M&Ms to chocolate sauce.

• Our favorite thing about Adour is pastry talent Fabrice Bendano’s desserts, especially the gratis macarons that come with the check. Starting November 1, customers can pick up a box of the French-style cookies ($20 per dozen) to take home. Top Shelf’s Missy Frederick reports that Adour may be planning more retail products. Did somebody say gougères?

• Metrocurean  reports on Twitter that New York Avenue, Northwest, in downtown DC will be getting a British-style gastropub called Againn. It’ll be designed by Core, the same team behind Potenza, Founding Farmers, and Brasserie Beck. And Top Shelf has info on a forthcoming ramen-and-dumpling spot from Erik Bruner-Yang, a former kitchen manager at Sticky Rice. “I’m not a ramen chef or anything,” he says. “These are my family’s recipes.”

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.