In Washington, D.C., Salvatore Ferro (Clyde’s of Georgetown) was named executive chef at The Hamilton from Clyde’s Restaurant Group. RIS’ new executive pastry chef is Inn at Perry Cabin vet Sue Drabkin. Chef de Cuisine Eddie Moran bade farewell to Sou’Wester. Lincoln owner Alan Popovsky is continuing the presidential theme; Teddy Roosevelt will be the inspiration for Teddy & the Bully Bar. Erik Bruner-Yang of the ramen hot spot Toki Underground is collaborating with Will Sharp on a market/Asian-inspired eatery called Maketto. Sweetgreen and Paul Bakery opened new locations. Beuchert’s Saloon shuttered back in 1934, but it will rise from the ashes this fall. Pork lovers said goodbye to Restaurant 3, which was best known for its annual bacon week and pig roasts. The six-month-old Zuppa Fresca closed after apparent drama with its landlord.
In Baltimore, Michael Mina’s Wit & Wisdom will have a new executive chef as of July 5th when Trummer’s on Main vet Clayton Miller takes over.
In Philadelphia, the Good Dog team debuted The Industry with a “made-from-scratch” menu from Buddakan alumnus Pat Szoke. The vegan fast-casual Miss Rachel’s Pantry began service. Le Bec-Fin will come back to life next Tuesday under the ownership of former GM Nicolas Fanucci. Fish will reopen sometime in the middle of this month. La Stanza alumnus Marcos Decotiis will open Noir in the former Sticks & Stones space in the next few weeks.
In Boston, the Snappy Sushi team opens Yakitori Zai and Kitchen fires up this weekend. This summer, Radius vet Chad Burns will open Farmstead Table and SoulFire BBQ will open a second location. The Harvest Co-op’s Clear Conscience Café will close in August.
Photo of Clayton Miller, Wit & Wisdom.