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Sad new from an email:

“The Berliner, the popular German comfort food restaurant and beer hall in Georgetown, announced today that it will close later this month due to extensive, multi-year renovations and construction planned by the building’s new owners. The last day of service will be Sunday, October 23, with various activities and specials planned during its final days to thank the staff and community for their support. Read More


From a press release:

“City Ridge’s joint venture partners, Roadside Development and North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH), announced that Chef Michael Mina’s MINA Group will open two new dining concepts within the heart of the highly-anticipated, 10-acre neighborhood in early 2023. Known in DC as the creator of Bourbon Steak, and across the globe for award-winning culinary experiences that span from Las Vegas to Dubai, Michael Mina will make his return to the district at City Ridge. With him, Mina brings decades of experience serving patrons at more than 40 restaurants around the world including several U.S. presidents, and numerous accolades including a Michelin star and several James Beard Foundation Awards.

“We’ve spent the last couple of years at MINA Group focused on developing new dining concepts that are fresh and interesting and then finding the right partners for them,” said Chef Michael Mina. “City Ridge is one of the most exciting new developments to come to the DC area in recent years and we are thrilled to be able to introduce a new MINA Group restaurant to the neighborhood.”

On the ground floor of 14 Ridge Square NW, City Ridge’s central hub, MINA Group will open a “fattoria-to-table” restaurant, sourcing fresh ingredients for dishes and cocktails for City Ridge’s residents, office tenants and visitors to enjoy. The concept will span 7,815 square feet and plans to open in early 2023. 14 Ridge Square will also house CAVA Group Inc.’s new headquarters, Industrious coworking and a 30,000-square-foot Equinox. Read More


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