Fired up for KBQ
An all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant with grills built into the tables will land in Columbia Heights, Washingtonian reports. Iron Age Korean Steak House will open at 3365 14th Street NW, the former site of Jenkins Capital BBQ next-door to El Tio Tex-Mex. Iron Age already has eight locations in the U.S. — including one in Rockville, one outside of Baltimore, and one in Centreville, Virginia — and one in Thailand.
People who don’t want to trek out to Annandale will soon have another option for interactive Korean grilling and banchan. Duke’s Grocery co-owner Daniel Kramer is opening a KBQ place inside the Shay apartment building in Shaw. [Washingtonian]
Persian in Dupont
Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema tweeted that the owners of Peacock Cafe, the nearly 30-year-old contemporary American spot in Georgetown, will open a Persian restaurant called Vintage78 in Dupont Circle. The new place will be at the former Scion location near Chiko’s recently opened outpost. Maziar and Shahab Farivar first revealed plans for an unnamed project at 2100 P Street NW back in September.
Coming up: khoresh. Thrilled to hear that Maziar and Shahab Farivar of @PeacockCafe in Georgetown are opening a modern Persian restaurant this spring in Dupont Circle. The 75-seat Vintage78 (2100 P St. NW) is a nod to the year the brothers came to the U.S. Lucky DC.— Tom Sietsema (@tomsietsema) April 17, 2019
The opening party today at the Quarter Market in Ballston will include a couple new openings, ARLnow reports. Baltimore-based Local Oyster and Roll’d, a sushi and dumplings spot spearheaded by Sushi Taro chef Nobu Yamazaki, will introduce limited menus. The new food hall already boasts an embarrassment of riches (Hot Lola’s Sichuan fried chicken; Turu’s by Timber PIzza Co.). [ARLnow]
A new kebab place serving a little bit — OK, a lot — of everything has replaced the Grand Trunk Indian restaurant near the Archives Metro stop. A Popville tipster shared a look at a Kabob Capital menu that includes samosas, chicken tikka, subs, wraps, pitas, burgers, wings, and — naturally — burritos and nachos. [Popville]
St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar, the Belgian tavern brimming with draft beers and mussel pots, has added a Bethesda location to go with D.C. restaurants in Cleveland Park and Dupont. Bethesda Magazine reports that o-founders Mark Moore and Paul Uppole have punted on their Tyber Bierhaus experiment and converted their restaurant at 7525 Old Georgetown Road to their already established brand. [Bethesda Magazine]