- Mixt Greens' F Street location has closed.
I chatted with Birch & Barley’s chef Kyle Bailey recently, and during our conversation the Pennsylvania native said one of the first things he noticed about D.C. when he moved down here was how much of a pizza and burger city the District is.
Bailey’s belief certainly has validation: The area’s numerous burger joints and last week’s stream of news about several forthcoming pizzerias does indeed make our city seem a bit obsessed with pizza pies and patties.
Well, the obsession continues today. Elevation Burger’s Hyattsville location is slated to open this spring at 5501 Baltimore Ave. The Arlington-based chain is known for burgers made with organic, grass-fed beef that's freshly ground in-house. The company also has locations in Falls Church, Arlington, National Harbor, and Potomac.
The Hyattsville store will be among several new operations opening their doors in EYA’s East Village development, including Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, and Yogi Castle. (h/t Patch, WCP)
No more greens for downtown
Mixt Greens’ downtown location, at 1311 F St. NW, has closed. According to PoP, a “long running dispute with the landlord” caused the fast-casual, organic salad eatery to shut its doors. The salad shop recently replaced catering company Organic to Go. It seems like a cursed spot for organic eateries. Maybe a pizza or a burger joint would fare better there?
Fojol Bros. named one of the best in America
Congratulations, Ababa Du, Dingo, Dewpee, and Kipoto -- the Fojol Bros. of Merlindia. QSR Magazine listed the Fojol Bros. as one of the top 20 food trucks in America. A congratulation is also in order for the District’s Sweetflow Mobile, which received an honorable mention by the magazine. (Eater)
In other food and restaurant news...
• Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you’re looking for cooking and dining suggestions to help make your love day a success, check out some of the advice that food bloggers Olga Berman, Tammy Gordon, and Alejandra Owens offered during yesterday’s food chat.
• What makes restaurant websites so bad? Some designers say it’s not the Flash.
• American Tap Room’s is seeking approval for an outdoor cafe and new signage for it’s upcoming Clarendon location, says ARLnow. The modern American restaurant, located at 3101 Wilson Blvd. in the space that formerly held Sette Bello, has proposed an outdoor cafe with three fire pits and seating for about 75 people. The county board will consider the proposal at this Saturday’s meeting.
• New Georgetown nightclub George is seeking to terminate the voluntary agreement that limits its capacity and noise level. (Georgetown Dish)
• Zola Wine & Kitchen is hosting a whoopie pie eating contest this Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Attendants can enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. The first place winner will not only have the satisfaction of being able to eat the most whoopie pies, but he or she will also win a free cooking class for a two and a bottle of wine. (h/t The Feast)
• Today at noon: Local restaurant world tour: Chinese cuisine (Kojo Nnamdi Show)
• Fast food capitals (The Daily Beast)
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• Feb. 7-14 -- Meat-Free Week
• Feb. 11 -- Whoopie pie eating contest
• Feb. 11-14 -- Love Potion Cocktail Promotion
• Feb. 8 -- Wine and Chocolate Reception
• Feb. 9 -- Pints n Pups at Blue Banana Sports & Rock Bar