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Hello, more cupcakes: Georgetown expands into Bethesda

Over the past few weeks, Y&H has been on his own personal binge-and-purge campaign — binge as much as humanly possible at local restaurants and purge the details in the upcoming Young & Hungry Dining Guide, which should hit the streets on Thursday. I’m not complaining. I’m just explaining my lack of presence lately on the Y&H blog.

We’re almost done with the guide — I think I can hear the editors bitching right now about all my busted deadlines — so let’s catch up on some recent news:

Missy Frederick at the Washington Business Journalis reporting that the owners of Marvin are thinking about opening a similar concept in the former location of Billy Simpson’s House of Seafood and Steaks, a historic Petworth restaurant and civil rights rallying spot.

The Post‘s Tom Sietsema reports that chefs Kaz Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro and Richard Sandoval of Zengo are teaming up on a new Latin-Asian concept set for Logan Circle this fall.

The Capitol Hill Current is covering the war of dueling lawsuits that is the legacy of the now-shuttered Locanda on the Hill.

Going Out Guru Fritz Hahn broke the news about Adam Bernbach, a multiple Best of D.C. winner who’s returning to the bar to mix cocktails at Proof.

Don Rockwell over at his namesake board got wind that owner Mark Bucher has plans to open a second BGR: The Burger Joint, this onein Alexandria.

Frederick at the Biz Journal detected something in the oven at Georgetown Cupcake, which is opening a second store in Bethesda.

Finally, Sietsema passed on the bad news that chef Nicholas Stefanelli has left Mio, marking yet another kitchen departure for the troubled Thomas Circle eatery.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery