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The Shaw Bijou Closes Its Doors, And More Intel

La Limena branches out and Red Apron goes hyperlocal

The Shaw Bijou's Kwame Onwuachi [Photo: R. Lopez]
The Shaw Bijou's Kwame Onwuachi [Photo: R. Lopez]
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The Shaw Bijou, one of the most hotly debated homegrown restaurant concepts in recent history, has called it quits just weeks after serving its first prix fixe meals. Co-owner Kelly Gorsuch pulled the plug on the polarizing project after bleeding revenue; he expressed confidence “Top Chef” vet Kwame Onwuachi would land on his feet.

Where’s the Beef (From)?

Washington Post food writer Tim Carman chews the fat with burger barons banking on locally sourced beef. Nathan Anda, in-house butcher for Neighborhood Restaurant Group and co-founder of the nascent Red Apron Burger Bar, is going all in with grass-fed beef raised in Virginia. [WaPo]

La Limena, Dos

Peruvian standby La Limena is adding a second location, Rockville Nights reports. The spin-off, dubbed La Limena Grill, is taking over the old Potomac Grill spot at 1093 Rockville Pike. [RN]

Netflix and Grill

Add some sizzle to that next binge-watching session. NPR mines the popular Lemony Snicket books for recipes to enjoy whilst consuming the online network’s adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” (Aqueous Martini, anyone?) [NPR]

Eat With Your Eyes

Honeysuckle toque Hamilton Johnson wants the world to get a load of Bub & Pop’s

Hamilton Johnson sounds off about Bub and Pop’s
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