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Nose-to-Tail Chef Developing Second Restaurant in Silver Spring, Plus More Intel

Chicken chain Nando’s is giving away dinner in Dupont Circle

Urban Butcher chef Raynold Mandizabal.


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).


PoPville has pictures of the gaping hole on 19th Street NW that once was a Smith & Wollensky. The former steakhouse is destined to become a Marriott hotel. [PoPville]

Food Media

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]

The Hamilton

600 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 787-1000 Visit Website

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 347-4800 Visit Website

Founding Farmers

1800 Tysons Boulevard, , VA 22102 (703) 442-8783 Visit Website

Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20431 202 822 8783

Urban Butcher

8226 Georgia Avenue, , MD 20910 (301) 585-5800 Visit Website

Nando's PERi-PERi

300 Tingey St SE #150, Washington, D.C. 20003 (202) 554-1920 Visit Website