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Chef Shuffles at Brasserie Beck; New Bistro For Cleveland Park

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K STREETRobert Wiedmaier announced today that John Engle will take over as chef de cuisine at Brasserie Beck. The Washington native has worked in two of Wiedmaier's other kitchens — Marcel's and, most recently, Mussel Bar — over the last two and a half years, so odds are good for a seamless transition. [EaterWire]

CLEVELAND PARK—Speaking of Brasserie Beck, David Ashwell and John Warner (former executive chef and former manager, respectively) have announced plans to open a French bistro in the old Sushi Sushi space in Cleveland Park. Le Zinc will serve classics from bouillabaisse and choucroute to regional fare like Maryland rockfish. Expect a soft opening in April. [Metrocurean]

U STREET—Construction has started again on the 14th Street taqueria from the owners behind Masa 14. The project got started last summer with a plan to open in November, so it's already way behind, but here's hoping it won't be too much longer. [U Street Girl]

PENN QUARTER—Take a look at a draft menu for Mike Isabella's Graffiato, which the chef kindly shared with the Post's Tim Carman. The Top Cheftestant says that while his menu is Italian-inspired, he's also seeking to include the Latin and Middle Eastern influences gleaned from previous posts in Atlanta and at Zaytinya. But his Dirty Jerz roots come through, too, in a fried calamari-topped pizza pie he calls the Jersey Shore. Paging Snooki. [WaPo]

Brasserie Beck [Photo: Martin B./Yelp]

Brasserie Beck

1101 K Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 408-1717 Visit Website


707 6th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 289-3600 Visit Website

Masa 14

1825 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 328-1414 Visit Website

Brasserie Beck

1101 K St, NW, Washington, DC