Prepare for pig
The lineup of chefs competing in this year's Cochon 555 annual competition has been released. Expect to see pig dishes from Jonah Kim (Yona), Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple), Jennifer Carroll (Requin), Anthony Lombardo (The Hamilton) and Louis Goral (Rural Society) on April 17.
Washington City Paper has an extensive profile on blogger (and frequent restaurant news reporter) Dan Silverman né the Prince of Petworth.
Details are scarce, but one thing is clear: Cava Grill is expanding to New York. The Mediterranean fast-casual chain hasn't revealed the exact location of its Manhattan outpost, but says it will be in Union Square and open by end of summer.
Water & Wall will be closed for weekday lunch through March 25. The team is getting ready for the April opening of Kyrisan, Tim Ma's D.C. restaurant.