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Alexandria’s Vermillion gets the Obama bump on Valentine’s Day. [Politico]

All the hoopla over D.C.’s restaurant renaissance is merited. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

The rumors are true: Michel Richard is opening three restaurants in Atlantic City [WaPo]

Jackie Greenbaum‘s new Mexican spot in Columbia Heights, El Chucho’s Cocina Superior, is set to open in May. [Washingtonian]

Shaw’s Italy Pizza is now serving coffee. [Prince of Petworth]

Sweetgreen is opening on L Street NW [Washington Business Journal]

Friday is bao night at Seasonal Pantry [Twitter]

The deadline for public input on D.C.’s new food truck regs is now Mar. 1 [WaPo]

Sorry, France: D.C. chef Robert Weidmaier says the food is better in Belgium. [Reuters]

Photo courtesy of Italy Pizza supplier Gimme! Coffee