Foggy Bottom will have a new spot for prosciutto pizza with mission fig, goat cheese, and arugula — and Italian doughnuts with Meyer lemon curd and vanilla mascarpone. North Italia just announced an opening date of February 27 for its restaurant adjacent to GWU at 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The modern pizza and pasta’s first opening in D.C. proper is part of restaurateur Sam Fox’s big expansion plans in the DMV area.
After shuttering Slim’s Diner earlier this month, local restaurateur Paul Ruppert is turning Petworth’s Upshur Street Books over to a new owner. DCist reports that Hannah Oliver Depp plans to remodel the book store and tear down the wall that separates it from Ruppert’s bar The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen. “We’re breaking down physically and metaphorically the walls between The Reading Room and the bookstore,” Depp told DCist.
Waffle fry news
Pizza and pasta spot Rustico in Ballston suffered water damage due to a “renegade sprinkler,” reports ARLnow. The restaurant is temporarily closed while staff makes repairs, with a goal of reopening in the beginning of February.
As seen on TV
The Today show caught up with the mother-daughter duo behind D.C. restaurant and vegan soup business Soupergirl about their plans for a “soup revolution.” Watch the clip here, where owners Sara and Marilyn Polon share how they started Soupergirl with nothing but a pot and a spoon in 2008 and grew it into a $3-million business.
Falls Church’s Clare & Don’s Beach Shack served up a complimentary meal for 150 furloughed members of the Coast Guard and their families, according to the Falls Church News-Press.