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SHAW—The beleaguered Shaw's Tavern reopened today, though it is still without a liquor license. They'll be serving breakfast, lunch and brunch, but closing up in the evenings as the liquor license could still be another 90 days out.
NAVY YARD—In some gigantic restaurant news for The Yards development, New York restaurateur Michael White announced that he's opening a location of his hot Soho restaurant Osteria Morini in the Lumber Shed. For those who haven't been to the original, the restaurant will have moderately priced Italian fare, with an emphasis on pastas and roasted and grilled meats.
PENN QUARTER—Great news for everyone trying to score a reservation at minibar today. José Andrés announced that his six-seater will be open on Sundays, beginning on March 18. Reservations are available as of tomorrow at 10 a.m.
OLD TOWN—In celebration of Valentine's Day, President Barack Obama took First Lady Michelle Obama out to Old Town Alexandria once again for dinner. They made a really excellent pick in Vermilion.
ATLANTIC CITY—This week, Michel Richard announced he's joining an impressive roster of chefs opening restaurants in the Revel resort in Atlantic City. He'll be taking a version of Central as well as two entirely new concepts with him to the casino town.
JOSE ANDRES WIRE—Spanish chef José Andrés and Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema got together this week for a chat about restaurant innovations in which the restaurateur shared some of his plans for the future, including a plan to open a culinary school to teach American chefs Spanish cooking.
ATLAS DISTRICT—On Monday evening, H Street welcomed another restaurant to its fold in the form of Boundary Road. Eater took a look inside at the "French-industrial" design, collection of pitchers and, yes, the opening menu.
PENN QUARTER—LivingSocial opened a brand new events space called 918 F Street this week in which they've got space for pop-up restaurants, a 36-person demo kitchen for cooking classes and a basement bar for tastings and mixology classes. The pop-up restaurants scheduled include Mike Isabella's Bandolero preview that's happening right this very weekend and a special dinner with the folks from Birch & Barley.