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Billy McCormick Heads Back to 14th Street with Diego

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Diego has found the new chef needed for the restaurant to reopen its doors. Billy McCormick, the EatWell Group veteran who most recently worked at the revamped Virtue Feed & Grain, will next give Tex-Mex food a shot.

"The restaurant's closure kind of fascinated me," McCormick told Eater in an email. "I read about it in all the blogs and it's only a couple blocks from my house. One day I just looked up the owner's email address and got myself in the door." Clearly the owner and McCormick connected. Diego closed just two weeks after opening back in early August for retooling, after the owner and initial chef parted ways.

Under McCormick's direction, the restaurant will feature both traditional items found in most Mexican places, as well as some more experimental offerings. McCormick has brought on Robert Cain, his former sous chef at The Pig, to be the opening sous chef for Diego.

McCormick says it will take a little under three weeks to reopen, since the menu has completely changed from the opening one. Eater has reached out to Virtue for any new information on who might take over the kitchen there.

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