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1789 Chef Shuffles; Obama Cuts the Line At Franklin

COMEBACKS— Could Crumbs Bake Shop end up making a comeback? The cupcake company, which announced earlier this week it would close all of its stores, may have gotten a last-minute influx of financing. [-EN-]

RICHMOND— A bar fashioned of "ice, glass, steel and stone." Grotesque displays. But probably not a bunch of fake blood. Tim Carman dishes on more plans about the GWAR Bar opening in Richmond. [WaPo]

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS— Young & Hungry helps narrow the field on where the new D.C. restaurant from the Bangkok Golden team is headed. Lao restaurant Thip Khao will open somewhere in Columbia Heights, though the exact location is still being kept under wraps. [WCP]

CONTROVERSIES— In D.C., the President's dining choices are followed obsessively. In Austin, his decisions are met with outrage. That's because Barack Obama dared to cut the line at the famous Franklin Barbecue. [-EA-]

GEORGETOWN1789 has a new chef. Washington Business Journal reports Samuel Kim, who most recently served as executive sous chef at Colicchio and Sons and used to work at 1789, will take over the kitchen. Meanwhile, Anthony Lombardo will remain in the Clyde's family, taking a new job at the Hamilton. [WBJ]

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