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Umami Burger's D.C. Plans; Stephen Starr Q&A; Beau Thai

This week's top dish from Eater DC, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

BURGER WIRE— A boost of funding for chain Umami Burger could lead to four new D.C. locations for the burger joint.

PENN QUARTERElisir is completely revamping its concept into Osteria Elisir, more of a straightforward, rustic Italian restaurant.

LOGAN CIRCLEStephen Starr dishes about his new restaurant, Le Diplomate, and his plans for D.C. in general.

FALLS CHURCHBertrand Chemel of 2941 talks about the restaurant's first year as a more casual destination.

GEORGETOWN— Take a peek inside the new Grill Room and Rye Bar at the upcoming Capella Hotel, opening in March.

MERRIFIELDCava Grill is now open at the Mosaic District, and Matchbox will follow in March.

U STREET— The new location of h&pizza headed to U Street will be called &pizza.

CHEF SHUFFLESAdam Sobel is out at Bourbon Steak and heading to California; replacing him is Urbana's John Critchley.

FALLS CHURCHCurry Mantra 2 has opened in Falls Church and the owner is already planning a third location for Vienna.

MT. PLEASANTBeau Thai's second location, bigger than its original, is now open in Mount Pleasant.

EATER MAPS— Here's a guide on the best places to find fish and chips in the D.C. area.