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Michelin-Starred Kinship Will Expand to Hawai’i Next Year

James Beard award-winner Eric Ziebold is taking his elegant American cooking across the Pacific

Inside Kinship, the Site of Eric Ziebold’s Triumphant Return Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

Honolulu bound

Chef Eric Ziebold will open a second location of Kinship, his essential contemporary American restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle, next year on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Washingtonian reports that Ziebold was approached by investors from Jatco, a Japanese corporation that produces car transmissions for Nissan, to bring his famous lobster French toast to Waikiki in Honolulu. Ziebold won a James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic while he led now-closed CityZen at the Mandarin Oriental in 2008. Both Kinship and Métier, the high-brow tasting menu venue in the same building, hold one Michelin star. According to Washingtonian, the Hawai’i branch of Kinship will also be a two-part complex, but a second component will be a more casual Kinship Cafe that appeals to tourists. [Washingtonian]

Awards watch

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s James Beard Foundation awards gala in Chicago. [Eater]

Bad news for late-night

It appears that Panino Gourmet, the popular last stop for many alcohol-fueled nights in the U Street NW corridor, is closed. Popville reports that the late-night spot attached to a Valero gas station has been fenced off, with a tipster reporting that the building at 14th and W Streets NW will be torn down. Fans of Fast Gourmet, which sold matchstick fries and Uruguayan chivito sandwiches in the space before closing and subsequently accusing Panino Gourmet of stealing its menu, may argue that Panino had it coming. [Popville]

Momentous endorsement

The Hungry Lobbyist Twitter account and Politico both reported that former President Barack Obama visited San Lorenzo, the Tuscan restaurant in Shaw from former Tosca chef Massimo Fabbri, on Saturday. [Politico]

Patty party

All About Burger, a mini-chain started by former partners in Z Burger, has added a location inside the new Quarter Market food hall in Ballston, ARLnow reports. The company already has burger joints in Glover Park, near the Waterfront Metro, in Arlington, and outside of Baltimore. [ARLnow]


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