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Two Closings and a Looming Shutter, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Bistro D’Oc in Penn quarter
Downtown DC
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Days are numbered

The slow march towards the closing of Arlington bar Carpool continues. The sale went through for the redevelopment of the building, but the bar will remain open a few more months — at least through November. [ARLNOW]

The Shutter

Speaking of closings, Bistro d’Oc, the downtown French restaurant across from Ford’s Theatre, appears closed. And Georgetown has lost its Pinkberry location. This is the second time the frozen yogurt shop has closed that store — it had reopened last year after all locations shuttered due to a bankruptcy protection filing. [PQL, PoP]

Chef shuffles

Jeremy Waybright is IN at The Riggsby as the Dupont Circle restaurant’s chef de cuisine. The chef’s fried chicken rose to fame during his tenure at Boss Shepherd’s. He also spent some time at Bryan Voltaggio’s Range in Chevy Chase.

D.C.’s Lao food authority

WaPo has a profile of chef Luangrath of Thip Khao and Bangkok Golden. Eater’s previous Chef of the Year will next be trying her hands at Lao noodles — Khao Poon’s pop-up at Thip Khao launches today, and will eventually find a home in Shaw. [WaPo]

Too soon?

And on the national front, there’s a new Most Interesting Man in the World for Dos Equis. [Eater]