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New Lunch Deal at The Grill Room; Rose Dinner at Ripple

A roundup of smaller restaurant news announcements and events

R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

August 19, 2016

GEORGETOWN—The Grill Room is kicking off a new On the Fly lunch menu on September 6. Diners can choose an entree, plus wine or sorbet for $28. Dishes will range from ricotta and spinach ravioli to a Moroccan spiced tuna. [EaterWire]

CLEVELAND PARK— Ripple is hosting a summer harvest rose winner on August 30. Tickets are $75 per person for four courses with pairings, including dishes like tomato salad and clam linguine. [EaterWire]

August 17, 2016

CHEF SHUFFLES—The former assistant pastry chef at D.C.'s Willard Intercontinental Hotel has a new gig. But D.C.'s lost him to Baltimore, where he'll oversee dessert operations at the Foreman Wolf Group (behind Charleston and several other restaurants). [EaterWire]

August 16, 2016

DOWNTOWN—Peter Laufer is the new chef at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. That means he'll oversee the restaurant Cafe du Parc, as well as the culinary programs of the hotel as a whole. Expect some new menu items at the cafe later this year after the chef revamps the menu. [EaterWire]

MEALS ON WHEELS— Prince George's County is getting its first food truck hub. Called College Park Hub, the area at 7413 Baltimore Ave. will have slots for two trucks. It will launch September 2 and should be a particular draw for University of Maryland students. Among those trucks slated to appear so far: The Q Truck, Swizzler, Capital Chicken & Waffles, Hardy's BBQ, People's Bao, and Midnite Confections. [EaterWire]

PENN QUARTER—Cocktail classes are back at Barmini. They’re priced at $175 per person including drinks, bites, and a gift. A classic cocktails seminar was just held; watch the website for the next theme. Reservations are required. [EaterWire]