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Julii, from Cava founders, to open during final week of November in North Bethesda, Md.

Many eyes in the Montgomery County, Md. area are on the opening of Julii, a French-Mediterranean restaurant from the founders of Cava, opening at the Pike & Rose lifestyle development in North Bethesda, Md. Bethesda Magazine is reporting that Julii should open on either November 28 or 29, 2018 in line with previous reports from other news outlets… Julii, 11915 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda…

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Chiko opens West Coast location November 14 in Encinitas, California

The owners of Chiko, a popular, Washington, D.C. Chinese-Korean eatery influenced by the creations of chef Danny Lee and support of co-owners Scott Drewno and also Drew Kim, from Matchbox pedigree, will open a West Coast location in the Greater San Diego Area, Calif. The tweet today confirmed that the new restaurant will open November 14 in Encinitas, a beach-centric town 25 miles north of San Diego on the eve of a new Chiko restaurant opening in Dupont Circle.

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MetroCooking D.C. adds Jacques Pepin, Bethenny Frankel to all-star lineup

MetroCooking D.C. has added additional household names to the show’s all-star llineup Dece,ber 1-2. Chef Jacques Pépin will make his appearance at the December event. Bethenny Frankel will also join MetroCooking D.C.. She is a lifestyle maven and entrepreneur. Pépin is a French-born chef, author and TV personality. A new Holiday Gingerbread House Competition will be featured.

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Jose Andres, Tommy McFly, top chefs, restaurant entrepreneurs headline 2018 Capital Food Fight in D.C.

The Capital Food Fight is on. D.C. Central Kitchen is bringing this year’s Capital Food Fight to the District’s Anthem Arena on the Waterfront November 8, 2018. Top chefs and restaurant entrepreneurs are expected to judge the event, including José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, Tom Colicchio and Ryan Zimmerman. The event typically brings together… Anthem, 901 Wharf Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024

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Culinary star and D.C. favorite: Carla Hall

Carla Hall, who has co-hosted the ABC network show “The Chew,” now in its final season, and a headliner in D.C.’s Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show the past two years has deep D.C. roots and an impressive career. Take a look at some of her career highlights and close ties to the nation’s capital: Hosted the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2018 at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

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Rising star Sasha Felikson tapped for Julii, an upcoming French-Mediterranean concept at Pike and Rose

The French-Mediterranean concept from the founders of fast-casual CAVA and Cava Mezze should be opening by September at Pike and Rose. Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitis—the same three innovators who founded the CAVA and Cava Mezze concepts—are launching Julii. Their new project, Julii, is a sit-down restaurant and the CAVA founders have hired Sasha Felikson of Doi Moi fame as executive chef.

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Sasha Felikson is a culinary mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.

One such chef is Sasha Felikson, a finalist for the 2017 Rising Culinary Star of the Year Award at the RAMMYS. As the executive chef of Doi Moi, his energy and passion for serving great food and tapping into global inspiration is well known and unrelenting. Felikson helped open Menu MBK in Penn Quarter. Sasha Felikson is now headed to Julii, a French-Mediterranean concept created by the founders of the popular fast-casual CAVA chain.

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Chiko After Dark Series continues in July with Adam Greenberg, Brandon Langley from Coconut Club

Fine-casual Chiko, fusing Chinese and Korean dishes with upscale creativity, will be hosting its After Dark Series with an event July 20, 2018. Featured special guests are Chef Adam Greenberg and Bartender Brandon Langley of the upcoming Coconut Club in D.C … The special menu starts at 9:30 p.m. Chiko’s Eat the Menu kitchen counter tasting opens promptly up at 10:30 p.m., priced at $50.

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Is Georgetown, D.C. still a place for restaurants?

The Georgetown M Street corridor has seen significant changes over the last two decades. Once a party destination for college students, the neighborhood has matured into a real estate trophy district, attracting top retailers. It still draws tourists from around the world, but with its diversity of college students being lured from surrounding schools, including the Georgetown University main campus and George Washington University, the customer base can often skew young and diverse.But with its renaissance, is it still a place for restaurants?

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