This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
PENN QUARTER—It was just a quick monthlong renovation, but the nearly two-decades-old Jaleo has reopened in Penn Quarter with a few new additions, such as croquetas served on a shoe, beaded curtains and, oh yes, foosball dining tables. Eater takes a tour inside Jaleo 2.0.
GEORGETOWN—Spike Mendelsohn and the folks behind Good Stuff Eatery have kept everyone guessing as to the exact location of the burger restaurant's Georgetown expansion and Eater confirms that they're taking over the soon-to-be-vacated Crêpe Amour space on M Street.
14TH STREET—Following a couple months of renovations, Bar Pilar finally fully reopened on 14th Street last weekend with its second floor expansion and larger menu. Eater has a look inside the new space.
FOOD TRUCKS—News dropped earlier this week that Chick-fil-A is launching a food truck here in DC offering chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. Then, naturally, controversy ensued.
ADAMS MORGAN—In yet another edition of food trucks going brick-and-mortar, Pleasant Pops announced this week that it plans to open a storefront in Adams Morgan. They've also set up a Kickstarter to help raise the funds.
AWARDS SEASON—The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the nominees for this year's Rammy Awards this week. In the New Restaurant of the Year category, they've nominated Elisir, Fiola, Graffiato, Hill Country and Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. Eater has the full list of nominees.