D.C. diners may have to wait a little longer to taste Michel Richard‘s Meatballs. The much anticipated eatery had been expected to open on Wednesday. But not according to the sign posted on the door when Y&H stopped by at 11:15 am. “Not Open!” To further tease our taste buds, menus have been put up in the front windows.

UPDATE: A manager tells Eater the hugely ballyhooed meatballery will open “probably around 1 p.m.

UPDATE, 1:02 p.m. Still not open. At the scene, a staffer tells Y&H correspondent Caitlin MacNeal that the restaurant is still waiting on city inspectors to show up and give the green light. Stay tuned.

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