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Edan MacQuaid Out At Orso; A Beer Garden On Capitol Hill?

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Pizzeria Orso
Pizzeria Orso
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CHEF SHUFFLES—Something sure went down at Pizzeria Orso today. The Washington Post reports that pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid is out at the Falls Church pizzeria, citing "management differences." His wife, Thea MacQuaid, was also dismissed from her post as manager of the restaurant. 2941 Restaurant's sous chef Chris Nye will take over the pizza-making role. [WaPo]

CAPITOL HILL—Things are looking up for the beer garden making its way to Capitol Hill. The team has still got a little ways to go in terms of winning approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board, but JDLand quotes board member Robert Sonderman as saying the restaurant is "close, very close" to approval. Yay beer! [JDLand via Curbed DC]

MENUWATCH—Dupont Circle's Agora is introducing a new three-course weekday lunch menu for $14.99. The first course is a sampler of Turkish spreads with pita bread, while baklava is (naturally) the dessert course. Entree courses allow you to choose from Agora's signature wraps and kebabs. [EaterWire]

EXPANSIONWIRE—MetroWeekly has news of a possible expansion in the EatWellDC universe. Depending on how things go for the restaurant group's fifth property (destined for Logan Circle next year), the owners are interested in a sixth restaurant near Nationals Park. [MetroWeekly via WCP]

Pizzeria Orso

400 South Maple Avenue, , VA 22046 (703) 226-3460 Visit Website


1527 17th Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 332-6767 Visit Website

Pizzeria Orso

400 South Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA