Still hoppin', post health scare
Young & Hungry finds Fig & Olive still packed (and service pretty lacking), despite the restaurant's recent salmonella scandal. The restaurant, regardless, is facing down lawsuits. Y&H talks to victims and takes a critical look at how they handled the crisis. [WCP]
More and more folks are dining out alone. And they're choosing to do it at places like Founding Farmers, Blue Duck Tavern and La Chaumerie. [WaPo]
Get ready, Ashburn
There's a date for Matchbox's latest location. It will open Nov. 16 in the One Loudoun development.
A day in the life
Eater National has a fascinating look at a day in the life at a flagship Panda Express in Los Angeles (a day which involves 100 pounds of cabbage and 77 pounds of broccoli). Panda Express has about 15 locations in the greater D.C. area. [E]
Check out this spiderweb Sticky Rice plated up for Halloween: