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Ballston Wahlburgers Deal Appears Dead, Plus More Intel

A new Italian restaurant is headed to Merrifield

Wahlburgers set up a Facebook page for the planned Arlington restaurant last summer. There have been no updates since.
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Developments

Washington Business Journal reports that the former Ted’s Montana Grill that was expected to become home to the first Wahlburgers in Northern Virginia is back on the market, a sign that the celebrity-run restaurant may not materialize after all. The chain eatery, a side project of performers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, previously committed to opening spots in Dupont Circle (also stalled) and Arlington, Virginia. Over two dozen new Wahlburgers are in the works throughout the midwest thanks to a recent deal with regional grocery chain Hy-Vee.

Expansions

Organic beverage chain Juice Press has opened its first D.C. shop inside Union Station. The commuter-friendly store is serving custom smoothies, soups, salads, and other grab-and-go offerings.

Switcheroos

Northern Virginia Magazine reports on a new Italian restaurant cropping up beside the Dunn Loring Metro. La Favola, from the team behind Bon Vivant Cafe and Farm Market in Del Ray, is projected to replace now-defunct Ovvio Osteria next week. [NVM]

TV party

Two local restaurants are scheduled to get some love tonight from cable programmers. Bayou Bakery and The Partisan are featured in new Cooking Channel show Baconation for their bacon-caramel popcorn and braised pork belly, respectively. The show premieres at 10 p.m. on September 7.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

1515 North Courthouse Road, , VA 22201 (703) 243-2410 Visit Website

The Partisan

709 D Street Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 524-5322 Visit Website

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