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June 2013 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Tavern 64 has opened at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston Town Center, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The restaurant places an emphasis on sourcing ingredients both locally and regionally, and in that spirit, the bar creates cocktails with liquors from distilleries like Purcellville, Virginia's Catoctin Creek Distilling Company; and, in honor of its location, the A. Smith Bowman Distillery founded in 1934 at the Sunset Hills Farm, which became part of the original property purchased by Robert E. Simon as he was building the "new town" of Reston (that distillery is now located in Fredericksburg, Virginia). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Tavern 64, Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston Town Center, 1800 Presidents St., Reston, VA 20190, 703-925-8250.
 
Chef Stephen Starr has opened a French-based eatery along the 14th Street corridor called Le Diplomate. Look for brasserie meals enhanced by a specialty coffee program and an in-house bakery. Dishes include French onion soup, steak frites, roast chicken and mussels. Le Diplomate, 1601 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-332-3333.
 
Newton's Noodles is slated to debut in Dupont Circle this summer. This new concept is overseen by executive chef Dennis Friedman of Newton's Table in Bethesda. Fuzu, a customizable noodle dish that incorporates the diner's choice of proteins, vegetables, toppings, sauces and spice level, will be the focus. The Signature Fuzu incorporates shrimp, scallops, chicken, egg, carrots, snow peas, onions, bean sprouts, scallions, crispy shallots and black sesame. All-natural, locally-sourced ingredients will be used in all varieties of the made-to-order fuzu. Newton's Noodles, 1129 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, no phone.
 
B Too has opened in Washington DC Chef-owner of Belga Cafe and recent Top Chef contestant Bart Vandaele has recently opened B Too in Logan Circe. Contemporary Belgian cuisine is served within a two-story space encompassing a main dining room, kitchen bar, chef's table, a private dining area, and a waffle and frites bar. B Too, 1324 NW 14th St., Washington, DC 20005, 202-627-2800.
 

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News Bytes

Summer Specials at 1789 Restaurant
Georgetown's 1789 Restaurant is launching its annual summer specials to run through Sept. 13. These summertime treats are put together by executive chef Anthony Lombardo as a four-course tasting menu priced at $50 per person (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Patrons can select two appetizers, one entrée from the featured seasonal menu, and a dessert. A three-course wine pairing is available for $20 to complement the dinner. This special is on offer Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and on Friday until 11 p.m. Download the offer from www.1789restaurant.com, or as your evening begins at the restaurant, mention it to your server. 1789 Restaurant, 1226 36th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-965-1789.
 

Chef Shuffle
Local restaurateur Ashok Bajaj has announced the appointment of Matt Kuhn as executive chef of Ardeo+Bardeo. Kuhn has worked with Brian Moyers (The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York) and Mike Lata at FIG in Charleston, SC. It was at FIG that Kuhn refined his French techniques and furthered his commitment to farm-to-table cooking. Ardeo+Bardeo, 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008, 202-244-6750.
 

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 downtown location of M & S Grill, an offspring of the successful upscale McCormick & Schmick’s chain, shuttered at the end of May. M & S Grill, 600 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, no phone.
 

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