Looks like Bob Kinkead is poised to make a comeback. The Washington Business Journal reports that the longtime restaurateur has signed a lease in Foggy Bottom. A new concept from the chef will replace Rivers at the Watergate at 600 New Hampshire Ave. The news comes from a spokesperson for real estate company Akridge; Kinkead didn't comment with any additional details (Eater has reached out as well).
Kinkead's served its last meals in December. The iconic seafood restaurant had been around since 1993 and was losing its lease on the property. The chef/owner told WaPo then that he may have another move up his sleeve.
Update: Tom Sietsema talks to Kinkead about the restaurant, which will be called Ancora and serve Italian seafood. The chef is calling it a "pop up" because it will open for six months and then close for several more in order to renovate the space.
· Kinkead's Hasn't Served Up Its Last Meal After All [WBJ]
· Kinkead's Restaurant to Close in December [-EDC-]