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More New York restaurants coming to DC.

Photo courtesy of Ronald C Saari.

Today in the Washington Post Business section, Danielle Douglas reported that P.J. Clarke’s, a New York icon is looking to take over the space formerly occupied by Todd English’s Olives at 16th and K St. NW. Washingtonian Mad Men fans are going to be the first ones to celebrate. P.J. Clarke’s has been open in New York over a hundred years old, frequented by Frank Sinatra but is best known for it’s tasty burger.

In addition, Bobby Flay, a popular Food Network star plans to open his first DC outpost of his Burger Palace based in New York and New Jersey. Are we recognizing a theme here? More burgers?! With the recent opening of Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery, I don’t think DC is hurting for burger joints. Just sayin’.

We’ve already heard the news about Shake Shack owner Danny Meyer coming to Dupont Circle. That news rocked the foodie waves for a couple of days. The DC outpost will occupy the former Fuddruckers location at 1216 18th ST. NW, a crowded area that already houses Public Bar, Fly Lounge and Nando’s. Evidently, there is no firm opening date yet, but the Union Square Hospitality Group, the Shake Shack’s parent company, is aiming for sometime in the first half of 2011.

With the recent opening of Carmine’s and Kellari Taverna last year looks like DC is going to become the New New York. What say you, DC?


One Response

  1. Excited about the new restaurants – particularly Shake Shack. But I wish Bobby Flay would bring something different to DC. How many burger places can we sustain?

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