In Washington, D.C., troubled newcomer Quench has replaced Richard Gunter with Sous Chef Evan Griffin. Eddie Moran has headed down the tracks from Station 4 to its sister restaurant, Ulah Bistro. Garrett Kaneshiro has been named the director of food & beverage of the Park Hyatt Washington. H &Pizza started service. Sandwichery White Apron, Burger 7, a new location of Roti, and Roc Bar will all open in the next few months. Heartburn medication shill Spike Mendelsohn plans to open steak-frites eatery Bearnaise this October. The Seasonal Pantry team aim to open neighborhood bar A&D later this year. Beau Thai is expanding with a second location. Michel Richard’s Citronelle has been closed indefinitely due to water damage; we’ll update you when we have any particulars about a reopening. The Cajun Experience has shuttered.
In Baltimore, Md., Woodberry Kitchen Proprietors Spike and Amy Gjerde opened craft java joint Artifact Coffee.
In Philadelphia, Executive Chef Steve Forte is out at The Farmer’s Cabinet. Village Kitchen & Pizzeria stoked the ovens for the first time. Rumor has it that Stephen Starr plans to open an outlet of Brooklyn’s Fette Sau next door to his German beer garden Frankford Hall. N.Y. transplant Joe coffee shop has plans to open two area locations. Philly Cupcake is expanding with a second spot. Peter Gilmore’s Gilmore and Ramen Boy have closed.
In Boston, Presto Pizzeria has shuttered.
Photo of Spike Gjerde, Artifact Coffee courtesy of Dusan Vuksanovic.