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Fig & Olive's Lawsuit, Why Dropping Dough on Renovations Works, More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

A revamped Rasika.
A revamped Rasika.
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Harrington headed here

Chef Todd Harrington, the chef at Vegas restaurant Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, is leaving Vegas. He's joining a restaurant group that will open something first in D.C., and eventually New York and Vegas (he tells Eater DC he'll remained based in Vegas). [EV]

Opportunity, not obligation

Dropping half a million on renovations? Some restaurateurs are just fine with it. "You've got to be constantly changing," says chef Robert Wiedmaier. [WaPo]

Free croissant alert

La Madeleine is giving out free croissants tomorrow. Say, "Bonjour Fall" to a cashier to obtain the treat.

Salmonella saga continues

An Arlington woman is suing Fig & Olive after being stricken with salmonella; she's blaming the restaurant. Fig & Olive closed briefly after several cases showed links between the bacteria and the restaurant. [WaPo]