• On Saturday, President Obama surprised First Lady Michelle with a birthday dinner at Nora, the restaurant that kickstarted DC’s organic movement. Michelle, who turned 46 Sunday, and Barack were joined by her mother, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, attorney general Eric Holder and wife Sharon Malone, as well as seven other guests. The White House press pool reported that the group stayed at the restaurant, which is a couple blocks west of DC’s Dupont Circle, for four hours and walked out to a crowd who sang “Happy Birthday.”
• Don Rockwell reported on his Web site Tuesday that chef Jonathan Seningen left Hook, the Georgetown seafood hot spot, just after Restaurant Week. No word yet on where he’s headed or who’ll take his spot.
• Prince of Petworth spotted a forthcoming Angelico la Pizzeria in DC’s Glover Park. Tim Carman of the Washington City Paper did some digging and found that it’s part of a local chain, and two more are in the works on H Street, Northeast, and 12th Street, Northwest. The Glover Park location is expected to open in two to four weeks.
• Tim Carman also noted that a new bagel shop is coming to Silver Spring: Goldberg’s New York Bagels. It’s related to the award-winning store of the same name in Baltimore only by the fact that the owners of both places get their frozen dough from the same wholesaler in New Jersey, says Carman. Owner Dan Keleman, who briefly worked with Baltimore proprietor Stanley Drebin, hopes to open by the end of the month.
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