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Fig & Olive Uses Pre-Made Food; Den of Thieves to Close After New Year's Eve

Plus, the bankruptcy filings linked to Ray's Hell Burger owner have been withdrawn.

Fig & Olive
Fig & Olive
R. Lopez

PENN QUARTER— Washington City Paper reveals that Fig & Olive's kitchen relies on pre-made and frozen meal components prepared at an off-site commissary. The D.C. location of the upscale Mediterranean chain was recently linked to a salmonella outbreak. Eater National catches up on the entire controversy here. [WCP]

U STREET— DJ bar Den of Thieves will close after New Year's Eve, according to the Washington Post. A new, unknown tenant plans to rent the space from owner Eric Hilton. [WaPo]

MT. VERNON TRIANGLE— Washington Business Journal reports two Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases linked to restaurateur Michael Landrum have been withdrawn. Landrum opened Ray's Hell Burger in D.C.'s CityVista development in October after closing the original location in Arlington. [WBJ]