Restaurateur Mark Kuller Has Died at 61

The Proof, Estadio, and Doi Moi owner passed Thursday.

Restaurateur Mark Kuller. Photograph by Timothy Devine.

Some very sad news today: Mark Kuller, the lawyer-turned-restaurateur behind Proof, Estadio, Doi Moi, and 2 Birds 1 Stone, has died at age 61. An obituary in the Washington Post relates the cause as pancreatic cancer.

There’s much to say about Kuller and his many contributions to the DC food scene, but for now, here’s Todd Kliman’s profile of the much-loved restaurateur.