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Hogo's Mermaid is For Sale; DCity Smokehouse Might Move

Plus, is Chick-Fil-A headed to DCUSA?

Barbecue from DCity Smokehouse.
Barbecue from DCity Smokehouse.
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ART WIRE— Hogo may have close last August, but some lucky rum fan (or mermaid fan?) can have some of the bar's artwork in his or her own living room. Painted on the hood of a 1939 Pontiac Deluxe and with a name inspired by Duran Duran, Rio the Mermaid fit into Hogo's tiki theme. According to the artist and Hogo's former bartender Dani Paulson, Rio the Mermaid was inspired by Jessica Rabbit from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?") fame. Paulson wouldn't tell Eater the price but said interested buyers should email riothemermaid2015@gmail.com. [EaterWire] — Ross Perkins

The mermaid, formerly of Hogo.

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS— New Columbia Heights has heard that Chick-fil-A is coming to the DCUSA development. The news comes secondhand from an employee of another restaurant in the chain, so it's still unconfirmed. Eater reached out to a DCUSA rep for any further information. [NCH]

RUMORMONGERING— Is DCity Smokehouse moving? A PoPville reader gets a noticefrom a condo association saying the barbecue favorite will open at 1700 2nd St. NW. A spokeswoman for DCity Smokehouse tells Eater there's a "high potential" for a move, but that it isn't a done deal. [PoP, EaterWire]

ATLAS DISTRICT— Which Tony's came first in Northeast DC? Young & Hungry weaves a tale of two Tonys. [WCP]

NORTHEAST — Details are still coming together, but Mess Hall DC is hosting Ramen World, a "collaborative culinary event" featuring Erik Bruner-yang and Katsuya Fukushima, among others, on Feb. 8 [EaterWire]

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