The Masseria chef's own take on Eataly? Sounds promising. Nick Stefanelli will be at the helm of a three-level combination market, restaurant, and private events space at The Wharf development in Southwest D.C.
Plywood Report brought several construction updates this week, from two new pizza additions to changes for the restaurant in the St. Gregory Hotel. But readers seemed most intrigued by the fact that the rolled ice cream trend seems poised to hit D.C., at a place coming to Dupont called Icy Code.
When Kanye West shows up in town, readers pay attention. The music giant relied on NuVegan to handle backstage catering for him while in town, while Malia Obama made a visit to Bantam King for ramen.
The Trump Hotel opened its doors this week, and was clearly going for a high-end vibe. Wines by the spoon, $12 mocktails, and $27 crab tots were all among the offerings there.
Several restaurants opened up this week, from a new location of Bullfrog Bagels to an airport iteration of El Centro D.F. Stay tuned for even more openings news later today, including BLT Prime at The Trump Hotel.
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