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NAVY YARD—Shake Shack is here. Again. Nationals Park celebrated the unveiling Tuesday of its new tricked-out concessions area featuring the famous New York burger joint, three other concepts from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group and plenty of new design elements. Meyer threw out the first pitch and, naturally, there were crazy lines.
FREDERICK, CHEVY CHASE—Former Top Chef contestant and Frederick native son Bryan Voltaggio has plans in the works for two new restaurants: An Eataly-type emporium out in Frederick (just down the block from Volt) plus a steakhouse-like bistro in the Chevy Chase Pavilion.
DOWNTOWN—Another one bites the dust on Pennsylvania Avenue. Passion Food Hospitality kicked off the week with the sad announcement that they're shuttering 11-year-old Ten Penh at the end of this month. There's a chance of the Asian fusion restaurant's eventual relocation, but for now the restaurateurs are focusing on their two new concepts opening this summer.
PENN QUARTER—DC's most famous chef filed live reports from the scene of a suspicious package scare on Tuesday. José Andrés tweeted the whole ordeal from his Mexican restaurant Oyamel, proving his reporting chops and reassuring the "people of America."
GEORGETOWN—Serendipity 3 executive chef Jason Ferrell has already left the ice cream parlor's kitchen, just two weeks after opening.