Food News You Can Use: Wine and Wagamama Edition
Dean Gold is giving it away...for Haitian relief
It's time for some housekeeping here at Y&H Central. Lots of news has passed through our inbox and computer screen. Here are the highlights:
- Following a slammed Restaurant Week, Hook and chef Jonathan Seningen parted ways; yesterday the Georgetown seafood emporium announced a replacement, former Blue Duck Tavern chef de cuisine, Mark Hellyar (via Top Shelf).
- Dino in Cleveland Park is setting aside Monday nights in February for Haitian earthquake relief. Owner Dean Gold is donating 10 percent of his Monday night sales to several charities.
- The International Wine and Food Festival takes place on Feb. 11-14, and Metrocurean is giving away a pair of tickets to Sunday's Grand Tasting.
- CakeLove has soured on Charm City (via Washington Business Journal).
- The new Hush underground supper club has an Indian accent (via Thrillist) — not to be confused with the old Hush supper club, which did not.
- The Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza Cart is heading indoors this spring.
- Chef Gerard Pangaud starts his military career (via Tom Sietsema)
- Two new cupcakes shops open in NoVa.
- J.D. Salinger and all things food (via Diner's Journal).
- Rumors are circulating that Wagamama won't be opening in Penn Quarter after all (via Don Rockwell)
- A.M. Wine Shoppe finally opens, nearly two months later than expected.