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Sushiko to Open Kobo, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Struggle city

U Street: great for bars. Trickier for restaurants. Places like the shuttered Alphonse and The BBQ Joint can speak to the challenges. [WCP]

Restaurant within a restaurant

Sushiko fans have a new excuse to get back to the Chevy Chase favorite. Kobo, from chefs Handry and Piter Tjan, will offer a 12-15 course tasting menu with both traditional and vegan options. The change comes after renovation of the restaurant’s sushi bar. It all kicks off December 15.

The Shutter

Some Place Else, the bar replacement for Townhouse Tavern, appears to have closed. Borderstan reports the place had liquor license issues. [Borderstan]

Politics wire

The CEO of Carl’s Jr. has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Labor Secretary. Eater looks at how this could affect the nation’s restaurant workers. [E]

Family Meal

This is cool — staffers at Bryan Voltaggio’s new casino restaurant, Voltaggio Brothers Steak House, feasted on potatoes and caviar during family meal last night. That restaurant debuts today.

Family meal #voltaggiobrotherssteakhouse

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