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Oyster Wars at The Salt Line, Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line hosts Oyster Wars in Navy Yard

Third annual event benefits oyster, river stewardship programs

The Salt Line in Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., is hosting a mollusk festival, the third annual Oyster Wars, Sunday, October 13. The restaurant is expected to gather top restaurateurs, oyster farmers and chefs from around the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions. “The chefs, restaurants, farmers, and brewers we are bringing to the table for this year’s Oyster Wars are among the most respected in our business, and their commitment to raising and using only the freshest, locally-sourced seafood is what distinguishes them among the best,” said Kyle Bailey, executive chef and partner.

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Capital Food Fight returns to DC November 2019

Jose Andres, Carla Hall, Andrew Zimmern headline Capital Food Fight 2019

Maneet Chauhan, Spike Mendelson, Ryan Zimmerman also on tap for event

The Capital Food Fight returns November 6. Chef José Andrés, founder & chair, Carla Hall, celebrity chef and author, and Spike Mendelsohn, a celebrity chef and restaurateur, will host some of the restaurant industry’s most competitive culinary warriors. What’s more, some of the most acclaimed chefs in the industry will serve as judges of the event. Andrew Zimmern, Maneet Chauhan and Ryan Zimmerman have earned national recognition, and will select the winners.

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Kevin Tien leaves Himitsu for Emilie's, new Capitol Hill restaurant

Chef Kevin Tien leaves Himitsu for Emilie’s

Soon-to-open Capitol Hill restaurant is chef’s new passion

Chef Kevin Tien is leaving Himitsu for a new passion, Emilie’s. His much-anticipated, new, Washington, D.C. restaurant is now slated for a September opening. The 100-seat Capitol Hill eatery’s menu features seasonally-inspired family-style dinners, as well as small plates that are rolled out on carts, Dim-Sum style. Diners will be drawn to the historic Capitol Hill location, now the site of brand new, luxury residences.

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Fast-casual &pizza taps Eric Bruner-Yang as executive chef, opens Wall Street restaurant

Chef Eric Bruner-Yang joins rising D.C.-based pizza chain

Coming off RAMMY Award, talented chef tapped to revamp &pizza menu

Eric Bruner-Yang has joined the &pizza chain as the fast-casual chain’s new executive chef. He’ll help &pizza revamp the menu for the first time since its inception. The Washington, D.C.-based chain has stepped into its next phase of growth with a promotion, new executive team and a restaurant opening on Wall Street. Founded in 2012, the chain is accelerating growth at a significant pace as it bolsters its executive ranks.

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DC Restaurants, including Chiko, The Source, Spoken English, ring in Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year in D.C.: Restaurants to check out

Chefs go all out to ring in the Year of the Pig

Restaurants around the Washington, D.C. region are ringing in the Chinese New Year in style. The Source by Wolfgang Puck will usher in the lunar new year with a feast on Tuesday, February 5. The upstairs at The Source will be transformed and feature a bar pouring Rhône wines, live chef action stations with different presentations of duck, and a whole pig roast from Joe Neuman, Sloppy Mama’s BBQ pitmaster. At Chiko, three different events will pay tribute to the Chinse New Year’s passage. Week-long festivities at Chiko include guest-chef-inspired meals by Chef Tim Ma of Kyirisan, Chef Javier Fernandez of Kuya Ja, and Chef Kevin Tien and Carlie Steiner from Himitsu. And at the Line DC Hotel’s Spoken English restaurant, there will be a five-course Chinese New Year tasting menu.

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Fabio Trabocchi to Unveil Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia, at JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa

New Fiola Dopolavoro to draw inspiration from Fiola DC

Restaurant in Italy will mirror Michelin-awarded concept

The island of Isola delle Rose is a splendid oasis just off Venice, Italy. And it’s about to get culinary inspiration from a very deserving city: Washington, D.C. Marriott Internatonal announced that the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will partner with Fabio Trabocchi, a premier chef and restaurateur, to rebrand its restaurant concept to Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia. Harking back to 1920’s design and architecture, the partnership with Trabocchi, the head and partner of Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants, will revitalize the space, drawing inspiration from Fiola DC, and culinary highlights from the near-unparalleled artisanship displayed at this Trabocchi flagship restaurant.

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Julii at PIke and Rose: Swizzle Chill

Julii, from Cava founders, opens at Pike and Rose, North Bethesda

Julii will open at Pike and Rose, North Bethesda

Many eyes in the Montgomery County, Md. area are on the opening of Julii, a French-Mediterranean restaurant from the founders of Cava, opening at the Pike and Rose lifestyle development in North Bethesda, Md. Bethesda Magazine is reporting that Julii should open on either November 28 or 29, 2018 in line with previous reports from other news outlets, including Store Reporter.

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Chiko Encinitas California: Swizzle Chill

Chiko opens West Coast location November 14 in Encinitas, California

The owners of Chiko, a popular, Washington, D.C. Chinese-Korean eatery influenced by the creations of chef Danny Lee and support of co-owners Scott Drewno and also Drew Kim, from Matchbox pedigree, are set to open a West Coast location in the Greater San Diego Area, Calif. The tweet today confirmed that the new Chiko restaurant will open November 14 at 4 p.m. in Encinitas, a beach-centric town 25 miles north of San Diego on the eve of a new Chiko restaurant opening in Dupont Circle. Chiko is also a Best New Restaurant of the Year RAMMYS-award winner.

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