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Graffiato Rethinks Notorious B.I.G Menu; Fire at District 2

Plus, scathing restaurant reviews, another CakeLove closes and a good deal at Restaurant Nora.

PENN QUARTERGraffiato has updated its menu for the Notorious B.I.G. tribute dinner it's planning (the original sample menu posted caused a mini-uproar for dishes like "thug rice"). The most controversial items have been removed. [WCP]

CLEVELAND PARK— District 2 Bar and Grille suffered a fire on New Year's Day, Washingtonian reports. The bar is now temporarily closed. [Washingtonian]

THE CRITICS— Eater National rounded up the most scathing restaurant reviews across the country. Among them: Todd Kliman's pan of America Eats Tavern. [EN]

DUPONT CIRCLE— Thirty six years of Restaurant Nora means a $36 special menu. It's available throughout January. [EaterWire]

SHIRLINGTON— CakeLove has closed in Shirlington. There's still a U Street location but its Maryland cafes have already closed. [ARLNOW]

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