This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
FOOD TRUCKS—In an interview with Eater National, José Andrés revealed that he's been keeping a secret food truck right here in DC. It is named Pepe and he has even used it already.
OBAMA ENDORSED—This week was Michelle Obama's birthday week and, in celebration, the president took her and some of their friends out to dinner at BLT Steak. No, they didn't eat any of the restaurant's political-themed burgers.
GEORGETOWN—The old Mendocino Grille space is finally getting a replacement and it's coming soon. A restaurant named Unum has announced its existence, serving new American food like rosemary gnocchi and cod-and-chorizo-stuffed tater tots. They hope to open before the month is out.
GEORGETOWN—The ladies of Georgetown Cupcake baked a one-ton cupcake on the latest episode of their TLC show DC Cupcakes, landing them a spot in the Guinness World Records for world's largest cupcake.
COMPLAINTS DEPT—An tipster, employed at an area restaurant, sent Eater a story of a table of six that brought seven of their own bottles of wine. When informed that the restaurant's corkage policy was two bottles only, they left a NSFW note in gratitude.
ALEXANDRIA—Long-awaited food emporium from the folks behind Restaurant Eve opens in Alexandria this week. Eater got a look inside Society Fair, with its wine bar, butcher and baker stations, and market selling all of chef Cathal Armstrong's favorite products.
THE CRITICS—This week, some anonymous general managers accused Washingtonian critics of expecting free meals while working on their 100 Very Best Restaurants issue. The magazine's food and wine editor, Ann Limpert, had something to say about that.