Posts Tagged ‘chain restaurants’

Fire Station 1 Is Not a Three-Alarm Disaster

Fire Station 1's Cuban sandwich: almost good The early public reviews of Fire Station 1 Restaurant and Brewing Co. were disturbing enough to sound at least three alarms. By the time I walked into the new eatery carved out of Silver Spring's historic fire station, my confidence in the place was flatter than a deflated […]

Angelico la Pizzeria Coming to Glover Park

It's not clear from this signage (or from the company's Web site) whether this promised pizzeria in Glover Park is part of the budding Angelico empire or not. My good liege over at Prince of Petworth wondered the same thing on Wednesday (with a much nicer photo, I must say). I made a couple of […]

The Makeover of the Union Station Food Court Has Begun

It's been more than two years since Wingmaster's Grill, the beloved chicken outlet on the lower-level food court at Union Station, was run out on a rail. At the time, a number of vendors feared they would eventually suffer a similar fate, as management company Jones Lang LaSalle looked to replace the independent food-court operators […]

Vapiano to Open in Chinatown…Finally

I'm not sure this qualifies as good news, but the Washington Business Journal is reporting that Vapiano, the fast-casual Italian chain, is finally opening next month in Chinatown after months of delays. Reports the Journal: “A year later, but we’re there.” That’s what Vapiano chairman Kent Hahne has to say about the long-in-development Vapiano restaurant […]

Woman Returns Nearly $100K Found at Cracker Barrel

This story from USA Today raises so many questions, the least of which is, "Why the hell did the woman return the $97,000 she found in a Cracker Barrel restroom in Murfreesboro, Tenn.?" I can understand the motivation not to keep so much found cash. I'd personally have visions of Charley Varrick running through my […]