Washington Business Journal reports on all the dirty laundry being aired as part of an ongoing legal battle between the current management of homegrown Matchbox Food Group and some of its original founders. There’s lawsuits, counterclaims, talk of conspiracies, and lots of finger-pointing about who is ultimately responsible for the financial pressures that have consumed the burgeoning chain perhaps best known for cranking out knockoff Pop-Tarts. [WBJ]
PoPville reports on a new sports bar that’s taken up residence in the Atlas District. The co-founders of Dirty Water (815 H Street NE) bill themselves as everyday Joes “dedicated to providing good beer, great food and the best spot to watch our favorite Boston Teams.” [PoPville]
Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn is mixing things up next week at his latest Capitol Hill eatery. New “Taco Tuesday” deals, which include miniature versions ($2 each) of the eight tacos ($3.50 apiece) the newish restaurant regularly serves plus $3 draft beers, are scheduled to kick in Tuesday, October 3.
A who’s who of in-demand chefs raised nearly $80,000 to combat child hunger via a live auction held September 26 at Range restaurant in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The No Kid Hungry fundraiser was hosted by Top Chef alum and restaurateur Bryan Voltaggio, who agreed to cook special tasting menus replicating his famed Table 21 dining experience at the homes of not one, not two, but three sets of donors that each contributed $20,000 to the cause. Fellow restaurateurs Erik Bruner-Yang, Spike Gjerde, and Minibar chef Ruben Garcia collected $2,000, $1,250, and $16,000, respectively, for similar custom dining packages.
Seemingly inexhaustible restaurateur and disaster relief coordinator José Andrés never stops cooking up ways to affect change. Here, he takes a break from feeding hurricane victims in the Caribbean to prod POTUS and Congress to get out of the way of Puerto Rico’s recovery.