Washington Business Journal reports that Urban Butcher chef Raynold Mandizabal is expected to open a 4,000-square-foot restaurant next summer in a new retail/housing complex in Silver Spring, Maryland. No word on whether it will feature a “meat mountain” similar to the mixed grill Mandizabal introduced earlier this month at his flagship eatery. [WBJ]
Global chain Nando’s Peri-Peri is giving away food from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at its Dupont Circle location (1210 18th Street NW). Dine-in customers can claim quarter chickens, chicken sandwiches, wraps, or pitas on a first come, first served basis (while supplies last).
The historic Old Ebbitt Grill remains the top earner among independent restaurants in the DMV. Washingtonian sifts through the latest data from Restaurant Business magazine and finds that seven local eateries — including sibling establishment the Hamilton, Great American Restaurant group steakhouse Mike’s American, and homegrown chain Founding Farmers — landed in the top 100. [Washingtonian]