This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
UNION STATION—UK conveyor-belt-sushi chain opened its first-ever US location right here in DC's Union Station. Eater got a look inside at the technicolor decor, Scandinavian lighting and, of course, how that conveyor belt system works exactly.
SHAW—It's been quite the dramatic week for alley-based waffle shop Back Alley Waffles. On Monday we learned that the shop had closed its doors and the owner blamed Groupon and its "bloodthirsty business practices" for the demise of the business. Groupon countered and Back Alley Waffles volleyed yet again... and then it was revealed that the business wasn't legally allowed to sell food at the time of its shutter anyway.
CAPITOL HILL—This week marked the opening of a third Hank's Oyster Bar location, this one set on the Hill with mixologist Gina Chersevani's much-anticipated bar-within-the-bar named The Eddy.
METRO CENTER—The Human Rights Campaign organized a protest of Chick-fl-A's brand new food truck this week in light of the chicken chain president's remarks admitting he was "guilty as charged" for an anti-gay stance.
SHAW—Blagden Alley restaurant Rogue 24 hits its first anniversary this summer and chef/owner RJ Cooper takes the time to reflect upon a media-frenzied first year from his controversial dining contract to his open heart surgery.
FOOD TRUCKS—For one day only this week, Mike Isabella got his very own Graffiato food truck from which he mostly just shilled for an online reservations portal and a kitchen appliance company while giving away prizes.
ARLINGTON—Beloved pizza gem Pupatella announced this week that it is expanding into the space next door with plans to switch to waiter service, add more to the lunch and dinner menu, and launch breakfast.
FREDERICK—Considering a trip out to Frederick to indulge in some of Bryan Voltaggio's cooking? Here's a look at what the early diners are saying about his reinvented American diner Family Meal.
GEORGETOWN—Here's a post-mortem on the surprise shutter of the Latham Hotel that took with it Michel Richard's beloved Citronelle — and a bit on what the chef is doing while they wait to reopen the Georgetown institution.