This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
FOGGY BOTTOM— Those depressed over the closing of Kinkead's, fear not. Bob Kinkead is making a comeback with a new Italian seafood restaurant, Ancora, at the Watergate.
EATER 38— The Eater 38, the list of essential DC restaurants with an emphasis on affordable, neighborhood fare, has been updated for January 2013.
BLOOMINGDALE— Bloomingdale residents are anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Red Hen, from two Proof alumns. Now, there's menu details and a potential opening timeframe.
FOGGY BOTTOM— Founding Farmers' Amy Robinson gives the dirt on getting a table at the popular restaurant in this month's edition of The Gatekeepers.
ANNAPOLIS— Casual spot Punk's Backyard Grill has shuttered at the Annapolis mall.
WHEATON, ROCKVILLE, ANNANDALE— Want some suggestions for under the radar Korean spots? Dean Gold of Dino fame has them.
DOWNTOWN— The first DC location of healthy chain Energy Kitchen has opened, and the city could see up to 10 total.
NORTHEAST— Union Market is getting a new indie wine shop called Cordial Fine Wine & Spirits.
TYSONS CORNER— California chain B.J.'s Restaurant and Brewhouse is opening up a restaurant in Tysons Corner. More may follow.
DOWNTOWN— Sandwich shop Jetties brings its fourth location to 1901 L St. NW. This one will emphasize catering.
BETHESDA— Those eagerly awaiting the return of Persimmon won't have too much longer. The restaurant, which has been closed for renovations, should reopen in late January or early February.
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