Food News Review: Minibar Opening Delayed, Gordon Biersch Headed to Navy Yard, Pan-African on Georgia Ave.

Plus: A tour of the new Bethesda location of Himalayan Heritage.

Minibar (the original location is pictured here) pushed back its opening date this week. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Dining Bisnow talked to local restaurateurs about the factors the led them to stay open (or close) during the hurricane. [Bisnow]

Sandy-related delays postponed the opening of Minibar—originally slated to re-debut on November 2—by one week. [CP]

The hurricane also caused an opening delay—but happily not another flood—at Farmers Fishers Bakers. [Washingtonian]

The Navy Yard brewery news has heretofore centered around Bluejacket. But it looks like Gordon Biersch is getting in on some of that action too, with a brewery planned for M Street, Southeast. [PoP]

So much Japanese soup! New Adams Morgan ramen shop TAAN Noodle opens officially on November 2. [PoP]

The chicken-and-doughnuts lord giveth, and the chicken-and-doughnuts lord taketh away. Last week, Washington Post dining critic Tom Sietsema broke the news that a new place (location undisclosed) co-owned by hockey pro Jeff Halpern will soon be offering both those foods. And on Friday, Eater DC spied a tweet from Seasonal Pantry chef Dan O’Brien that he was going to shut down his chicken-and-doughnut offerings for good. “Everyone followed us, and now, we’re moving on to something new,” he told Eater. [Eater DC]

Also from Eater: Sweetgreen has opened in the Mosaic District, which will soon be a suburban wonderland of local food purveyors, restaurants, and boutiques. [Eater DC]

And also from the Post, Georgian Avenue Kenyan restaurant Safari DC will reopen as a pan-African place. [WP]

Anyone want to buy a pizza and kebab restaurant? There is one for sale in Adams Morgan. [PoP]

Bethesda magazine got a tour of the new Himalayan Heritage—the Nepalese restaurant, the original location of which is in Adams Morgan, has expanded to Bethesda Row. [Bethesda]

In other Bethesda Row news, 100 Montaditos will open its first Maryland location there. [Bethesda]

Finally: Looking forward to free food in exchange for voting? Bad news: That is illegal. [DCist]