The Family Ties That Bind? Casa Nonna in Dupont Circle, whose family-style Italian dining approach was profiled by Young & Hungry last fall, is now stepping back from that whole family-style thing. “The change accommodates single diners and small groups turned off by the large portions.” [Y&H; The Feast]

Congress Heights v. Georgetown: Developer Jair Lynch “says people in Congress Heights spend about $25/week on groceries while in Georgetown people spend $125/week” [@OConnellPostbiz via G’town Metropolitan]

Names That Bug Copy Editors: The brgr:shack sure loves its colons! [Express]

Healthier Burgers: Out in Falls Church, Burger 7 offers “a healthful twist by offering beef from grass-fed cattle, whole-wheat buns as an alternative to white ones and french fries crisped in olive oil.” [WaPo]

Photo of Casa Nonna chef Amy Brandwein by Darrow Montgomery