Treat Yo [Vegan] Self
Equinox founder Todd Gray is giving his weekly vegan brunch a shot in the arm by bringing in renowned sweets maker, Vegan Treats. The Pennsylvania-based bakery specializes in plant-based goodies including cookies, cakes and even soft serve ice cream. Vegan Treats is expected to provide to-go offerings this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Equinox.
Update: Management tells Eater Equinox co-founder Ellen Gray arranged the crossover event with Vegan Treats.
Zentan executive chef Yo Matsuzaki and Sushi Taro executive chef Nobu Yamazaki are joining forces to celebrate their native Japan via the inaugural “Streets of Osaka” festival. The interactive event, scheduled to take place March 15 inside a fully transformed Zentan, is scheduled to include grill-friendly street food (think: skewers of ham, quail eggs and lotus root; seared beef), premium sushi (featuring seafood shipped in from the fabled Tsukiji Market), shochu punch, specialty cocktails and cooking classes. Tickets are $45 for general admission (6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.) or $60 for VIP access (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.).
Displaced SIlver Spring dive bar the Quarry House is raring to get back to its original environs. Washingtonian’s Anna Spiegel reports that the venerable watering hole — which was uprooted by a fire in March 2015 — plans to shut down its placeholder operation Feb. 26 in anticipation of returning to its proper home this May. [Washingtonian]
Reopening Report, Part Deux
Leesburg native cum restaurateur John-Gustin Birkitt is inching closer to home. The Washington Business Journal reports that his restaurant the French Hound, is relocating from Middleburg to Lansdowne Town Center. [WBJ]