It’s been a long week, hasn’t it? Let’s dive right in and start with everyone’s favorite winter topic: wine.
- If there’s someone worth getting to know, it’s the woman or man who serves or sells your wine. Terroirist has started a video series wherein lead wino – I mean – Terroirist, David White, interviews sommeliers. First up is Julian Mayor of Bourbon Steak DC. Then there’s Dave McIntyre, wine writer for the Washington Post, who just launched a series in which he interviews local wine store owners. His new column debuts with Ed Sands, co-owner of the venable Calvert-Woodley.
- After announcing the opening of LunchBox, Bryan Voltaggio (who must get very little sleep) announced that he’s also opening a diner just outside of Frederick, MD. When asked about his inspiration, here’s what he had to say: “I noticed chain restaurants packed full of families . . . People want something easy, where they can throw their family in the car, park outside, and have a quick meal.”
- Those who were sad to see Rogue States close up shop in South Dupont Circle, need only wait a little while longer to visit the latest venture from its owners. Black & Orange, the 14th Street iteration of the burger shop, is slated to open its doors soon and they’re ready with special menu items including a bloody mary burger that definitely piques our curiosity.
- Finally, we hear District Kitchen, the Woodberry Kitchen-inspired Woodley Park spot, should open before Christmas with a locavore focused menu. This is one restaurant opening we’ve been very excited about for a while now.
Have you heard any rumblings? Don’t forget to tweet Alejandra Owens with the latest tips, dishes, and rumors you want to share at @frijolita.