This Week in Food

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On their way

Prince of Petworth has some good food news for us. If signs speak the truth, King of Kabob is taking over the old Bao Restaurant & Lounge at 1018 Vermont Ave. Also, if you love your seafood and need something more than a truck, PoP hears that Luke’s Lobster Shack is coming to Penn Quarter at 622 E St, NW. Luke’s currently has 4 locations in New York City. With seafood rolls and brisket (Hill Country) now available in PQ, I might have to move there.

The name reminds me a little too much of those books we all read in elementary school, but this is good news anyway! The Hill is Home updates us on BoxCar Grill (just a working name for now), which will be Xavier Cervera’s fifth (sixth if you count Pacifico) establishment on the Hill. The Hill is Home says BoxCar will be an upsale place with an in-house charcuterie, cheeses, and a large wine selection.

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‘Risotto Fritters at Equinox’
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Go Chefs!

Some of my favorite chefs, politicos and philanthropists got together last night for World Festival Gala, sponsored by Common Threads. Common Threads teaches low-income children how to cook nutritious meals in order to educate kids about physical well-being and “foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking.”  The other food event of the week was Taste of the Nation where over 1,000 attendees enjoyed dishes from DC’s favorite restaurants to raise money for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Head to Bethesda

If you want to get “out” of DC next week, you should go to Bethesda on Monday for Bethesda Row’s Spring Restaurant Week kick off. Participating restaurants include: American Tap Room, Café Deluxe, Jaleo, Lebanese Taverna, Mamma Lucia, Mon Ami Gabi, Parker’s American Bistro, Raku, and Redwood Restaurant and Bar. Restaurant week runs through April 17.

Revolving Door

Metrocurean tells us Sommelier Matthew Carroll of Inn at Little Washington has joined RJ Cooper’s team for the forthcoming Rogue 24 in Blagden Alley slated to open this summer.

And if Virginia is also calling your name, you can visit Wildfire to say hello to its new excutive chef Eddie Ishaq.

Happy Eating!

Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Tricia recently decided to eat her way though all of Zagat’s 2011 restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Follow her on Twitter and email her at Tricia (at)

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