Demand for Edible Flowers Across D.C. Just Keeps Growing

Local producer Little Wild Things hopes to fill those needs by moving into bigger digs in Ivy City Edible flowers and microgreens are appearing in more dishes and drinks throughout the area these days, cropping up everywhere from Michelin-starred restaurants such as Barmini to food incubators like Union Kitchen.

Source: Demand for Edible Flowers Across D.C. Just Keeps Growing

‘Washington City Paper’ Names Bresca Best New Restaurant of the Year

First-time restaurateur Ryan Ratino has the best new restaurant in D.C., according to the editorial crew at Washington City Paper . WCP readers chose Navy Yard’s quick-casual Indian spot Rasa as their favorite newcomer for the annual “Best Of” issue, with Maydan and Chicken + Whiskey rounding out the publicly supported picks .

Source: ‘Washington City Paper’ Names Bresca Best New Restaurant of the Year

Mike Isabella Restaurants Allegedly Used NDAs To Silence Potential Accusers

The lawyers in the sexual harassment lawsuit against Chef Mike Isabella have come forward with new evidence. Lawyers for Chloe Caras, the former Mike Isabella Concepts (MIC) manager who accused Top Chef alum Isabella and other men at MIC of sexual harassment, have expanded their lawsuit.

Source: Mike Isabella Restaurants Allegedly Used NDAs To Silence Potential Accusers

Star Chef at Arroz and Requin Resigns From Mike Isabella’s Restaurant Group

Michael Rafidi says he is departing in April to pursue his own restaurant. Rafidi, the multi-talented chef that restaurateur Mike Isabella tapped to run new Spanish-Moorish restaurant Arroz and modern French restaurant Requin at the Wharf, is leaving Isabella’s restaurant group next month.

Source: Star Chef at Arroz and Requin Resigns From Mike Isabella’s Restaurant Group

2018 Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week - Unleash Your Inner Foodie

Northern Virginia Restaurant is March 19-26, 2018 so you have 5 days left to get some great food at a good price. You can see a list of participating restaurants here. Some of our favorite restaurants have joined in. You won’t be disappointed at Girasole in The Plains, Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, and Red’s Table in Reston.

Isabella Eatery Manager Sues Mike Isabella for Sexual Harassment 

Chloe Caras, a nearly three-year vet of Mike Isabella Concepts who most recently served as director of operations at newly opened food hall Isabella Eatery , is suing Top Chef alum Mike Isabella and several of his highest ranking personnel for sexual harassment.

Source: Isabella Eatery Manager Sues Mike Isabella for Sexual Harassment [Updated]