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Why Restaurant Openings Get Delayed, and More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

A new take on Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday means something a little different at Ivy & Coney. The Detroit and Chicago-themed bar pays tribute to Midwestern food next Tuesday with free paczki (a Polish pastry) and free pierogi .[FB]

Why restaurants take forever to open

Restaurant reporters are used to everything from permit delays to construction problems holding up restaurant openings. But that doesn't mean customers are patient about it. WaPo goes through some of the typical reasons openings get held up (historical building and deliveries also play a role). [WaPo]

Hit Fuego up in the evening

Fuego noted on Facebook that they'll no longer be doing weekly lunch. Happy hour, dinner and brunch soldier on. [FB]

Time for a change?

Montgomery County's restrictive liquor policies have been in the spotlight lately. County Executive Ike Leggett is now saying he's open to the possibility of privatization, though not immediately (the head of the Department of Liquor Control was recently ousted). [BM]