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Michael Schlow Snags Ex-Morini Chefs, Declaration Two in the Works, And More Intel

Raise a glass to Queen Elizabeth II

Matt Adler and Michael White
[R. Lopez]

Chef Shuffles

Osteria Morini vets Matt Adler and Alex Levin have reunited beneath the banner of Schlow Restaurant Group, lending their talents to restaurateur Michael Schlow’s burgeoning empire of Italian eateries. Washington City Paper scribe Laura Hayes reports that Adler, who decamped from D.C. last summer, is back to run the kitchens at Alta Strada, Casolare, and a sibling establishment scheduled to debut in Merrifield’s bustling Mosaic District later this month. [WCP]

Beer Here

Stumped about how to commemorate Her Majesty’s Sapphire Jubilee? Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown tonight invites monarchists to raise a proper pint to Queen Elizabeth II as part of its “Monday Night Beer Club.” From 6 p.m. till close there’ll be British movies on the “telly” and a number of English imports — including The Wild Beer Co. Smoke ‘N’ Barrels and Redchurch Brewery Tartelette — are expected to flow from the taps.


Presidential Restaurant Group is working on adding a second Declaration gourmet pizza restaurant to its portfolio. The location remains TBD (a spy suggested looking to SE); management floated a target opening date of late 2017/early 2018.

Food for Thought

Frank Bruni, the former New York Times restaurant critic turned opinion columnist, has placed meatloaf under a microscope for his new book, “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes.” He’ll be at Politics and Prose Sunday afternoon to discuss the dinner standby — including personalized takes on the easily customizable dish by fans ranging from chef Mario Batali to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.

Alta Strada, Mosaic

2911 District Avenue, , VA 22031 (703) 280-0000 Visit Website

Pizzeria Paradiso

3282 M Street Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 337-1245 Visit Website