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Napoleon Bistro's Switcheroo; Melt Shop Sells Out

Plus, celebrating greasy pizza at Ratsie's, a new brewery in Middleburg and more.

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ADAMS MORGAN—Napoleon Bistro isn't going to be a French bistro anymore. Instead, the owners tell the Washington Post that the shop will remodel and reopen as an Afghan restaurant on March 21 with a new name and new menu. [WaPo]

K STREET— On its opening day, Melt Shop ran out of food very quickly. They tweeted: "Hey DC..thank u so much for the warm welcome..sorry but we are currently out of food for the day..see u tomorrow!" The grilled cheese restaurant offered its food for half-off for the opening. [Twitter]

MIDDLEBURG—Winery and pizzeria Quattro Goomba is getting into brewing. WTOP reports that the restaurant will open a 6,000 square-foot brewery at the end of this month. [WTOP]

COLLEGE PARK—Tim Carman memorializes the soon-to-close Ratsie's, seller of greasy pizza and a fixture for kids at the University of Maryland. "Ratsie’s is like that out-of-step scout, not the least bit interested in some clean, fast-casual concept with its beet-and-goat-cheese salad, 24-hour fermented dough and a long-term business plan to expand up and down the East Coast." [WaPo]

ARLINGTON—A Facebook post confirms that Urban Pantry in Arlington has closed, according to Northern Virginia magazine. The shop sold gelato, sandwiches and groceries. [NoVa]

CLARENDON—No more giant mugs of cheap beer at Hunan Number One this week, ARLnow reports. The restaurant is closed for remodeling and will reopen Friday. [ARLnow]

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