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D.C. chef Eric Ziebold, formerly of CityZen, has opened Métier, located below Kinship. It presents a more intimate dining experience. Métier, 1015 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, No phone.
Andy Shallal has replaced Eatonville with Mulebone, a Southern-American restaurant with a higher profile bar scene. The chef is DC native Joseph Paire, who previously worked at Todd Gray’s Watershed and Farmers Fishers Bakers. Mulebone, 2121 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-332-9672.
Chef Michael Schlow (The Riggsby Fine Food + Drink, Alta Strada) has opened Conosci Crudo Bar. The brief menu offers several crudi variations (scallop with avocado, grapefruit kosho and crispy rice, for example), along with a few cooked plates, such as risotto with local crab, uni, green onions and chiles. Conosci Crudo Bar, City Vista, 465 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-629-4662.
Tim Ma of Maple Ave Restaurant and Water & Wall, both in Northern Virginia, has opened this DC establishment in the Shaw District. The menu at Kyirisan is a blend of Chinese and French flavors and influences, and it is divided into three savory categories: In The Ground, On The Ground and In The Water. Reservations are suggested, but seats, along with the entire bar and communal table, have been set aside for walk-ins. Kyirisan, 1924 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-525-2383.
Coming to the Mosaic District in late spring 2016 is L.A.’s JINYA Ramen Bar, which will feature special authentic tonkotsu ramen. This pork-influenced broth, which has simmered for about 18 hours, is just one of the many dishes patrons can expect to enjoy. Others options include JINYA chicken ramen, vegan ramen, rice bowls and quinoa salads. The beverage menu will include local craft beers and Japanese-inspired cocktails. JINYA Ramen Bar, Mosaic District, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, VA 22031, no phone.
Chef Michael Schlow, owner-operator of Tico and The Riggsby Fine Food + Drink in The Carlyle, A Kimpton Hotel, opened an Italian restaurant, Alta Strada, in Mt. Vernon Square’s City Vista. It occupies the former space of Kushi Izakaya & Sushi. Alta Strada offers antipasti, thin-crust pizzas, authentic house-made pastas and seasonal secondi, with Schlow’s intent to improve upon all the dishes he learned to make while working in Tuscany, Piedmonte, Emilia-Romagna and Campania. The beverage program includes an extensive list of Italian wines and classic cocktails. The restaurant will open its sidewalk patio in warm weather, and will soon add lunch and Sunday brunch to its operation. Schlow also plans to open a second Alta Strada in Virginia’s Mosaic District. Alta Strada, City Vista, 465 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-629-4662.
Palette 22, located in The Village at Shirlington, features the culinary expertise of executive chef Graham Duncan. He offers a modern interpretation of street and other popular global foods. The menu is divided into Bites, Street Eats, Brick Oven, Each and Sweets (churros with Mexican chocolate sauce and apple empanadas). Palette 22, The Village at Shirlington, 4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206, 703-746-9007.
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar will open in Truxton Circle. Expect Basque fare like octopus with espelette and new potatoes. ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, 300 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, no phone.
The Watergate Hotel's Dining Options
The Watergate Hotel has re-opened after renovations. Dining options will include The Next Whisky Bar off the lobby as well as Kingbird restaurant and a rooftop bar called The Top of the Gate. The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-827-1600.
DC's James Beard Foundation Award WinnersChef Shuffle
The James Beard Foundation Awards took place on May 2, 2016, in Chicago. Aaron Silverman of Rose's Luxury was named Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. Rose's Luxury, 717 8th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202-580-8889.
Rufino Bautista has been promoted to executive chef at Estadio, the contemporary Spanish restaurant in Logan Circle. He plans to supplement menu staples with seasonal specialties highlighting local ingredients such as ramps, strawberries and tomatoes. Estadio, 1520 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202-319-1404.
Kelly Bunkers has taken over the kitchen at Ardeo+Bardeo as executive chef. Bunkers trained under Joël Robuchon, Stephen Starr and others, and worked as a cook at Sensi in Bellagio and as sous chef at Vdara Hotel & Spa, both in Las Vegas. He then relocated to Washington, DC, to join Le Diplomate as executive sous chef. Ardeo+Bardeo, 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008, 202-244-6750.Closings
Cashion's Eat Place has closed after two decades of business. Cashion's Eat Place, 1819 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009, no phone.
GBD, the fried chicken and doughnut shop in Dupont Circle, has shuttered. Neighborhood Restaurant Group plans to put a new concept in the space. GBD, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-524-5210.
Poste Moderne Brasserie is scheduled to close on May 31, 2016. Poste Moderne Brasserie, Hotel Monaco, 555 Eighth St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-783-6060.
Jackie's Restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland, has closed after more than a decade in business. Jackie's Restaurant, 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910, no phone.
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