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November 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

GRK Fresh Greek has opened a location in Washington, D.C., joining the original GRK Fresh Greek in New York. The restaurant offers a quick-service approach to Greek cuisine with a focus on high-quality ingredients. The menu keeps things simple with a few salads (Greek, lentil or garden salad), sides (potato chips, brown rice with herbs) and "yeeros" made from locally sourced meat. These are not your average gyros --- hence the creative spelling. Choose from chicken, pork or lamb and beef wrapped in a house-baked pita or served on a plate with a side. GRK Fresh Greek, 1140 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-813-3726.
 

News Bytes

Chowder for a Winter Warmup
For National Soup Month, Legal Sea Foods has declared January 15 a soup day, a “legal” holiday, during which local outposts will offer a cup of hearty New England clam chowder for $1. Tagging this “Chowda Day,” the restaurant group will set a limit of one cup of chowder only per each entrée order. All four Legal Sea Foods locations in the Washington area will celebrate “Chowda Day”: DC, Crystal City, McLean, and Ronald Reagan National Airport. Legal Sea Foods, Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, VA 22102, 703-827-8900.
 
Sushiko Offers Luncheon Special
Talented brothers and executive chefs Piter Tjan and Handry Tjan have reunited in the kitchen of Chevy Chase’s Sushiko. Both had worked in the original Sushiko in Glover Park years ago. They are now showcasing a three-course prix-fixe luncheon menu that includes a choice of three soups, shrimp tempura or salmon ceviche appetizers, and, finally, a choice of sushi for the main course. Sushiko, 5455 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-961-1644.
 

Chef Shuffle
Nage’s newly appointed executive chef Dwayne Motley is turning Monday nights into grill nights featuring gourmet burgers. Patrons can enjoy such creations as a lamb burger with feta cheese and red onion-cumin aïoli; a French onion burger with blue cheese and Gruyère; a Greek burger with feta, tomato and cucumbers; and the Nola burger with blackened seasoning and a pepperjack topping. The burgers are slated to change weekly. Nage, Courtyard Washington Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-448-8005.
 

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.

CityZen at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC is closing December 6 For DC foodies, the news that CityZen at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, is closing December 6, 2014, must generate nostalgia. Hotel management reports that a new restaurant concept will take the CityZen space in the future. CityZen chef Eric Ziebold is striking out on his own with a new restaurant opening near the Mount Vernon Triangle in DC. CityZen, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20024, 202-787-6148.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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