Washingtonian reports on new sushi restaurant Hando Medo (1315 14th Street NW), the first D.C. outpost from seasoned chef and Sushi Jin Next Door founder Jin K. Oh. The Japanese eatery, which features three u-shaped bars, is expected to focus on made-to-order hand rolls and bento boxes for now; omakase dinner service may follow in the future. [Washingtonian]
Further up the road, neighborhood bar Moreland’s Tavern (5501 14th Street NW) is gearing up to get the taps flowing. PoPville reports that the forthcoming establishment, which has ties to Petworth bar DC Reynolds and Bloomingdale bar Boundary Stone, will have Clyde’s alum Emily Baran behind the burners. [PoPville]
ARLnow reports that local bar Chester’s Billiards closed October 25. The struggling business suffered from permitting problems, maintenance issues, and multiple incidents with local authorities. [ARLnow]
Bill Murray isn’t the only celebrity living it up in the DMV.
The Washington Post reports that Saturday Night Live alum turned musical producer Tina Fey was spotted having dinner October 28 at downtown steak house Mastro’s. Meanwhile, WaPo also places rapper/actor Common in Reston, Virginia October 29 having dinner at suburban seafood restaurant Passionfish.