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September 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Founding Farmers opened a second location. This branch is located in the Park Potomac development and features an expanded menu of the restaurant's farm-to-table fare. Founding Farmers, 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac, MD 20854, 301-340-8783.
 
Chefs-owners Jeff and Barbara Black have opened the Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack, both under the same roof. Pearl Dive features New Orleans-inspired cooking plus an oyster bar in the rear. Comfort food offerings include fried chicken and fried seafood. Upstairs in Black Jack (open for lunch Saturday and Sunday, dinner nightly) is a bocce ball court plus a spectator gallery. Its menu stars pizza, salads and sandwiches as well as the changing Blue Plate Special offered daily. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-986-8778.
 

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News Bytes

Menus Take an Enlightened Approach
For tech fans, 901 Restaurant & Bar has introduced back-lit menus bound in black leather. The menus use LED lighting and fit well into the restaurant's darkened interior. Lit menus are used for dinner, cocktails and dessert, are battery charged, and last up to eight hours. 901 Restaurant & Bar, 901 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-524-4433.
 

Chef Shuffle
Dennis Marron, formerly of The Grille at Morrison House and Jackson 20, both in Alexandria, has been tapped as new executive chef for Poste Moderne Brasserie, a Kimpton hotel restaurant. A graduate of the CIA, Marron has worked in numerous restaurants from San Francisco, Minneapolis and Red Bank, New Jersey. He has a strong personal commitment to supporting local farmers and using locally sourced ingredients. Poste Moderne Brasserie, Hotel Monaco, 555 Eighth St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202-783-6060.
 

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.

Old-timer Furin's of Georgetown has closed after more than two decades of business. Furin's of Georgetown, 2805 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20007, no phone.
 

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