Looks like there will be a lot of empty bags this Halloween.
It’s time, once again, for our semi-regular news round-up, handy for those folks who actually have to work during the week and can’t obsess over their favorite food blogs.
- After nearly 10 months of speculation following the abrupt closing of Fiamma, former Maestro chef Fabio Trabocchi has finally landed a gig: He’s the new chef at the Four Seasons in New York.
- Tom Sietsema reports that Scott Conant has cancelled his plans to open a Scarpetta in the former Olives space.
- Vandals broke into several restaurants and bars in Cleveland Park on Thursday. GOGer Julia Beizer has the news.
- Palena is also in the news for much better reasons: a potential expansion into the adjacent Magruder’s space.
More news after the jump.
- Jane Black at WaPo broke the news that Barton Seaver will be Esquire magazine’s next “chef of the year.” Controversy ensued.
- Metrocurean reports on the latest hope for D.C.’s street-food scene.
- Washingtonian has an early look at Eola, the new seasonally-driven restaurant in the old Mark and Orlando’s space near Dupont.
- The Internet Food Association delivers a crushing blow for kiddos this Halloween: less candy.
- Top Shelf reports that Fire Works Pizza is coming to Arlington.
- Missy Frederick passes along the bad news that the Black Rooster Pub will close next month after nearly 40 years in business.
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