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.
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.
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.