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July 2008 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Big news for Bryan Voltaggio fans: he opened VOLT in his hometown of Frederick, Maryland, in the city's downtown historic district. Voltaggio is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park and former executive chef and partner of Charlie Palmer Steak on Capitol Hill. He and business partner Hilda Staples oversaw the renovation and restoration of the historic brownstone mansion originally built by the Houck sisters in 1898. VOLT offers guests a menu of modern American cuisine that emphasizes seasonal ingredients. VOLT, 228 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701, 301-696-8658.
 

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News Bytes

Rustico’s Brew Pops Gain Legal Status in Virginia
Rustico Restaurant & Bar's brew pops can cool patrons down during the long, hot summer. The beer-infused treat is making its way back onto Rustico's dessert menu this summer, and will be available through September. Priced at $5 a pop, the icy treats, subject to beer availability, come in seven flavors: Framboise, Cherry Kriek, Peche, Cassis, Banana, Plum and the new and improved Chocolate Stout. Rustico Restaurant & Bar, 827 Slaters Ln., Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-224-5051.
 

Chef Shuffle
Clyde's Restaurant Group has appointed Daniel Giusti as the new executive chef of 1789 Restaurant. Giusti honed his culinary skills at some of Clyde's Restaurant Group's most notable restaurants, including the original Clyde's of Georgetown. 1789 Restaurant, 1226 36th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-965-1789.
 
2941 Restaurant has two new hires for its kitchen: Anthony Chavez as pastry chef and Stefano Cappelli as sommelier. 2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042, 703-270-1500.
 
The news is out: Barton Seaver, the young executive chef at Georgetown's Hook, is unhooked. Destination: unknown. Hook, 3241 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-625-4488.
 

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.

The funky uptown restaurant known as Colorado Kitchen shut its doors with the promise by its co-owner and chef, Gillian Clark, to open a bigger, and different, venue in Maryland in the upcoming months.
 
In a surprise move, Restaurant K by Alison Swope, which had just undergone a dramatic menu makeover to feature her take on Southwestern and Southern classics, closed its doors the last week in June in a decision undertaken by the property's owners, McCormick & Schmick's. The news is that Swope will continue on with the restaurant group in an advisory capacity.
 

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