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Spotting Restaurant Critics Can Mean Big Bucks in D.C., Plus More Intel

New Chick-fil-a debuts in Reagan National Airport

How many D.C. restaurant critics have sat right here?
Photo: Fiola Mare

Reporting on hired mouths

Picking out a local restaurant critic could be worth up to $500 for employees at tony waterfront spot Fiola Mare. The proprietors of the high-end seafood restaurant remain tight-lipped about whether the aforementioned payouts are standard practice, but staff tells Washington City Paper the tip off prize is real. [WCP]

Chicken chain takes flight at DCA

It took longer than expected, but the chain dining switch from Cosi to Chick-fil-a in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s National Hall is now complete. The cult sandwich purveyor is scheduled to begin serving travelers its signature chicken and waffle fries on Friday, August 25.

Korean barbecue on the way in Rockville

Bethesda Magazine reports that local chain Honey Pig Korean BBQ plans to open a fifth store next year in Rockville, Maryland. The Annandale, Virginia-based eatery will replace Tony Lin’s Restaurant, a nearly 30-year-old Chinese establishment that closed in 2016. [Bethesda]


A tipster tells PoPville that the founder of U Street NW eatery The Greek Spot passed away in June. According to information his family shared on social media, the late Gregory Gabriel Kavadias fell ill almost two years ago. [PoP]

Fiola Mare

3100 K Street Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 350-4982 Visit Website