Grapeseed, the modern American restaurant and wine bar Rhodeside Grill alum Jeff Heineman opened in Bethesda, Maryland neatly two decades ago, is closing on Saturday, July 29. As first reported by Bethesda Row, Heineman broke the news about his sudden retirement via social media, citing health concerns — “I can finally schedule a couple of orthopaedic surgeries and start walking like a human again,” he wrote — as a driving factor.
The neighborhood restaurant plans to liquidate its inventory by slashing wine prices by a third this week, and by half later this month before eventually accepting the “best offer” prior to closing.
Doi Dua plans regular dinners at Shopkeepers
Still no word on who or what Maketto owner Erik Bruner-Yang has in mind for “Coronation Cafe” — the daytime food source expected to replace outgoing Conbini Cafe in the coming weeks — but Washingtonian reports that Vietnamese pop-up Doi Dua is expected to now do weekly dinners on H Street from July 20 through September. [Washingtonian]
Petworth scores a new patio
Months-old Taqueria del Barrio has now opened its 14-seat patio. The regular menu is available to those dining al fresco, but happy hour specials remain a bar-only privilege.
PoPville reports that The Reef owner Brian Harrison may be opening a new bar in Logan Circle. [PoPville]