Washingtonian reports that Maketto chef and founder Erik Bruner-Yang has revamped the menu at months-old Ten Tigers Parlour in Petworth to include more Asian snack foods, including pork buns, spring rolls, and noodle bowls. The changeover in the kitchen — Kyirisan founder Tim Ma designed Ten Tigers’ opening menu — has apparently allowed Brunery-Yang to test out new recipes for the restaurants he’s promised to the slow-going Line Hotel, Brothers and Sisters, and Spoken English. [Washingtonian]
Pitango’s trying something new in Adams Morgan
As it closes in on its 10-year anniversary, local sweets shop Pitango Gelato is introducing a new idea to Adams Morgan: Pitango Cafe. The hybrid shop, scheduled to open on the 1800 block of Columbia Road NW this summer, will combine the existing gelato and coffee operations with the bakery and cafe (think: charcuterie, custom salads, and gourmet sandwiches) the company established in Baltimore in 2015.
City Tap House’s got plans for the old STK space
PoPville reports spotting an application for a liquor license from City Tap House in Dupont Circle. This would be the second location for the beer bar; the flagship restaurant is currently located opposite CItyCenterDC. [PoPville]
Carluccio’s closes both area locations
The Washington Business Journal reports that British-based Carluccio’s has closed its two area locations. The international chain broke into the U.S. market in 2015 by opening a shop in Old Town Alexandria. [WBJ]