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Ashok Bajaj's Restaurant Name; Brent Kroll's New Gig

PENN QUARTERAshok Bajaj is planning to name his upcoming brasserie Nopa Kitchen + Bar. With the name, he tries to make "north of Pennsylvania Avenue" a thing. [Twitter]

SOMMELIER SHUFFLESBrent Kroll is moving from Adour at the St. Regis to Neighborhood Restaurant Group. In his new role, Kroll will create the wine progams for the upcoming GBD, Red Apron, and Iron Gate. Kroll has free rein over the wine lists at the new job, and told the CityPaper he will help the group build up more relationships with wineries. [WCP, EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNOld Ebbitt Grill is DC's #1 restaurant on Foursquare. The site uses such info as tips, check-ins, and popularity to determine the rankings. [Foursquare]

BALLSTON— A lot of Ballston residents like to stand in line for free burritos. Check out the photo of opening day at Protein Bar. [Twitter]

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