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Geoffrey Zakarian Wants to Be in D.C., Too

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Could Geoffrey Zakarian be the next celebrity chef to take on D.C.? Washington Life indicates as much in this profile piece. From the article: "I want to come to Washington. I'm working with a real estate firm to look at some properties there. But it's all about timing. Everything's about timing. I have a restaurant called the National, so imagine how perfect that would be."

The National, for what it's worth, serves up dishes like grilled octopus and braised lamb shank in New York. The chef may be familiar to D.C. audiences through his appearances on Chopped, Iron Chef America and several other Food Network shows. The restaurant may not come anytime soon; the chef tells Washington Life, "I'm not in a rush, but it will happen."
· The Dish: Next DC Chef — Geoffrey Zakarian [WL]
· Geoffrey Zakarian [Official Site]