Food News Review: Citronelle’s Return, de Pue Buys Café Atlántico, No Wagamama for Washington

Plus: Sietsema’s fall dining guide, a new beer garden in Petworth, and Mie N Yu calls it quits.

Photograph courtesy of Teddy & the Bully Bar.

The biggest news of the week: Michel Richard is opening a restaurant at the Palace Hotel in New York. Don’t miss the Citronelle news in the final paragraph of Tom Sietsema’s article on the matter: “Besides, he has Citronelle to reopen—right? Oui, Richard says, in ‘May or June’ and in its original Georgetown location, the Latham hotel.” Pretty definitive language, non? [WP]

Sietsema also released his fall dining guide this week, sending inevitable ripples through the local restaurant world. [WP]

John Mariani revealed the reasoning behind his controversial pick of Roberto Donna for Esquire’s 2012 Chef of the Year. [Washingtonian]

Another development: Frederick de Pue of the forthcoming Table in Shaw is also opening a new spot in the former Café Atlántico. [WCP]

Mie N Yu called it quits over the weekend—joining these six nearby places. [Washingtonian]

Wagamama has backed out on plans for a Washington restaurant, reports Eater DC’s new editor, Missy Frederick. [Eater DC]

Also from Eater: Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Baltimore is planning a DC expansion. [Eater DC]

The Blaguard crew shared plans for their forthcoming bistro and beer garden in Petworth. [Washingtonian]

A new Shaw pub will donate its profits to good causes. [DCist]

Lincoln owner Alan Popovsky is hard at work on his second presidential project, Teddy & the Bully Bar. This week he revealed his third POTUS spot will be named not just for JFK, but for wife Jackie, too. [Washingtonian]

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