800 F St, NW
More big restaurant closing/shuffling news from yesterday. The Washington City Paper confirmed rumors that Zola and Potenza will be closing:
“Zola is set to close June 30, and Potenza on Aug. 18…Vidalia and Bistro Bis chef/owner Jeffrey Buben will take over the Potenza space on Sept. 1.”
9th and E St, NW
Chef-owner Jose Andres says he’s relocating his acclaimed, six-stool celebration of avant-garde cooking on the second-floor of 405 Eighth St. NW to the space recently vacated by Zola Wine & Kitchen at Ninth and E streets NW.
Reservations for the transplanted restaurant will be taken starting Sept. 1 for seatings in October.