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Elevation Burger to Egypt; Magnum Salute at Slate

A roundup of smaller restaurant news announcements and events

September 2, 2016

EXPANSIONS—Falls Church-based organic burger chain Elevation Burger has a new market to conquer. The company has 20 new restaurants on the way...to Egypt. [EaterWire]

GLOVER PARK— Slate Wine Bar is hosting a magnum tasting on Sept. 15 starting at 5 p.m. To play on words, they're encouraging folks to get decked out Magnum P.I. style and don mustaches and Hawaiian shirts. [EaterWire]

September 1, 2016

GEORGETOWN— Want to drop even more dollars over at Bourbon Steak? The restaurant is starting a new "Bottle and the Beast" promotion that features a 12-pound aged beef (serves six to eight people) for more than $485. They'll have magnums of red wine available starting at $350, too. [EaterWire]

DUPONT CIRCLE— Quizzo trivia night is coming to Shake Shack. They'll have trivia from 7-9 p.m. at the Dupont location each Wednesday with prizes, free fries, swag, and more. [EaterWire]

U STREET—Expect a whole slate of journalist-concocted sandwich creations over at Mike Isabella's G; Sandwich Madness is back and running through next March. Food writers are facing off against each other for charity (in the past, chefs would face off for bragging rights and charity). First up is freelancer and cookbook author Nevin Martell vs Eater's own Missy Frederick, with more creations and writers to follow. [EaterWire]

August 30, 2016

SHAW—There’s a date. Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s pastrami sandwich place, Smoked & Stacked, will open its doors September 9. They’ll operate for lunch only and then kick off breakfast on Sept. 12. [EaterWire]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS—Mindful Restaurant Group is featuring Bucatini all'Amatriciana as a special and will donate fifty percent of sales from the dish to the Italian Red Cross’s earthquake relief. It’s part of a larger movement at restaurants across the country. Through September, Acqua al 2, Ghibellina, and Sotto are all participating. [EaterWire]

NAVY YARD—The All Things Go Fall Classic is scheduled for October 8, and they’ve announced the food lineup. They’ll have items from Shake Shack, Buredo, Timber Pizza, Milk Cult, Takorean, Beefsteak, Compass Coffee and DGS, with some restaurants preparing music-themed dishes. More info and tickets here. [EaterWire]

FARRAGUT WEST—Jorge Chicas is the new chef de cuisine at BLT Steak in D.C. The chef recently worked at José Andrés’ The Bazarr in Los Angeles. Previous chef Mark Hennessy will move over to the upcoming BLT Prime in The Trump Hotel, which is being overseen by celebrity chef David Burke. [EaterWire]

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