In Washington, D.C., Harrar Coffee & Roastery aims to open in October, while M.E. Swing’s roastery hoping to begin brewing by Thanksgiving. The team behind Al Dente is opening another Italian venture. Fuel Pizza will open a third location next spring. Philly favorite John Shields (Town House) is reportedly eyeing the District for his next project; we’ll pass along details when we get them.
In Philadelphia, Eric Paraskevas (Slate) nabbed the executive chef position at The Bainbridge Street Barrel House. Aureole alumnus Christopher Lee is teaming up with Salt & Pepper’s owners for a new project. Cafe Estelle and the Santa Fe Burrito on 11th St. both closed.
In Boston, Steve’s Greek Cuisine reopened and The Baja Taco Truck rolled out. BoMa opens in the next couple of weeks, while Cinquecento is now looking at a mid-October debut. 51 Lincoln’s sister eatery Waban Kitchen will open in the next couple of months. Boston University is firing up an Asian fusion food truck this fall. Prana shuttered and will be replaced by Organic Table. Charley’s closed.
Photo of John Shields, Town House.