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Openings

A small, intimate Korean eatery in Georgetown, Zannchi (which translates as “feast”) offers a limited menu but one that lists favorites such as fried or steamed mandu dumplings, the classic bibimbap (a meat or veggie-and-rice stew bowl), bulgogi (beef barbecue), bulgogi kimbap (seaweed rice rolls with a tasty filling) and a glass noodles dish. Zannchi, 1529 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-621-9162.
 
When Johnny’s Half Shell on Capitol Hill closed, local foodies wondered what would happen next. As fate had it, chef Ann Cashion took the seafood brand back to her original Cashion’s Eat Place space in Adams Morgan. Johnny’s Half Shell's menus are replete with interesting seafood fare, from a hearty New Orleans file gumbo and a crunchy oyster po’ boy at brunch to premium raw oysters, grilled calamari and spice-rubbed Maine lobster at dinnertime. Johnny‚Äôs Half Shell, 1819 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-506-5257.
 
As its name suggests, this casual Dupont Circle eatery features burgers. But not just the typical beef burgers, because Red Apron Burger Bar’s noted butcher shapes up pork, chicken or veggie patties. Add extra calories with beef fat fries or chili cheese fries, and top it all off with soft serve ice cream. Red Apron Burger Bar, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-524-5210.
 

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News Bytes

DC Beer Week Returns August 20-27
The annual DC Beer Week will take place in the Nation's Capital Region from August 20-27. Hundreds of vendors will host beer-related events like tap takeovers, tastings, beer dinners and seminars. Learn about and experience craft beer all week long at the region-wide homage to artisanal brewing. For updates about participating vendors, visit the official website
 

Chef Shuffle
José Andrés will open a location of his Spanish restaurant Jaleo at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. Jaleo, 480 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-628-7949.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Washington D.C. to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. La Colline, R.I.P.

Indian restaurant Bombay Gaylord is still undergoing renovations following a fire in 2015. Bombay Gaylord, 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-565-2528.
 
Assaggi Osteria is temporarily closed for renovations. Look for a Summer 2017 re-opening. Assaggi Osteria, 6641 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA 22101, 703-918-0080.
 
Chef Jose Andres is relocating America Eats Tavern Chef José Andrés (Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, etc.) is relocating America Eats Tavern from The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner to Georgetown. The restaurant offers a new interpretation of American classics and also recognizes native ingredients. America Eats Tavern, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Corner Blvd., McLean, VA 22102, no phone.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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