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Zenebech Reopens Tonight After Being Closed for Months Due to a Fire

Plus, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards dines at Occidental



After two decades in Shaw, beloved Ethiopian restaurant Zenebech decamped to Adams Morgan in 2017 and then closed for months due to a fire in December 2017. Now the Washington Post reports that Zenebech’s reopening day is finally here. The restaurant posted on Facebook: “We are officially re-opening on Friday August, 24th at 5pm. We hope to see you for dinner!!!”

Inside the Michelin Guide

Following the launch of this year’s Michelin Guide in D.C., the Smithsonian Associates will host a discussion on On Friday, September 14 with Michael Ellis, Michelin’s international director of the Michelin Guide. The talk will take place at Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center at 11 a.m. Tickets are $50 for general admission and Rose’s Luxury’s Aaron Silverman, The Dabney’s Jeremiah Langhorne, Kinship’s Eric Ziebold, Minibar’s Jorge Hernandez, Sfoglina’s Erin Clarke, and Plume’s Ralf Schlagel will chat with NB4 anchor Eun Yang about the D.C. dining scene. The event includes tastings from each of the chefs’ restaurants.

Burger news

Israeli mini-burger chain Burgerim — the name means ”many burgers” in Hebrew according to the Los Angeles Times — has D.C. in its sights. “Pending BZA special exception approval, D.C.’s first Burgerim franchise is planned for 850 Quincy St. NW, at the corner of Rock Creek Church Road and Georgia Ave,” is what the Washington Business Journal’s Michael Neibauer reports on Twitter.

Celebs spotting

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards reportedly filmed a scene for the show at Occidental Grill & Seafood while dining outside on the patio, per a source. The reality star also posted a video on Instagram Stories of her family outside of the restaurant.


Does having to take an elevator to La Vie discourage guests? Social Restaurant Group Mike Bramson and Naeem Mohd partners discuss that and the many projects they have in the works with the Washington Business Journal.

Restaurant Design

Maydan owner Rose Previte discusses the design of her restaurant with Skift Table, describing how she wanted an open feel for a sense of togetherness and community. The “Obamas have come twice, there was nowhere I could hide them,” Previte joked to Skift Table.

Virginia wine

The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville is growing, according to WBJ. The winery just announced a a $1.7 million expansion that will help double wine production.


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