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Daily Digestf: Cava Grill to Expand; Silo Chef Out

By Rina Rapuano  |  March 5, 2014
Credit: Cava Mezze Grill

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- Cava Grill announced that a Chinatown location of its fast-casual Greek concept is expected to open at 707 H St. NW this summer. This would be Cava Grill’s sixth location, with others in Bethesda, Tenleytown, Columbia Heights, Merrifield and Tysons Corner.

- Eater DC reports that opening chef George Vetsch has parted ways with Mount Vernon Triangle’s new restaurant, Silo. Owner Reza Akhavan tells Eater that sous chef Calvin Di Giovanni will take over for Vetsch.

- Why wait till St. Patrick’s Day for some whiskey fun? This Saturday marks the second annual DC Whiskey Walk, when eight Dupont and Logan Circle bars will offer a different 1-ounce pour of a premium Irish whiskey to ticket-holders. There will also be specials on Guinness or Smithwick’s, food pairings and the featured whiskeys, should folks want an additional pour. Check-in is from noon-3 PM at James Hoban’s, and the event ends at 10 PM. Tickets - which start at $55 per person, with a portion benefiting Becky’s Fund - can be purchased here.

- Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse in Gaithersburg, which closed last month, will reopen March 17 as BC Steak and Silver Birch Bar. The new concept will feature an upscale ski lodge theme and serve such dishes as a blue cheese bacon filet; sautéed whiskey shrimp with a housemade bourbon-mustard-cream sauce; Maryland-style crab cakes; and cedar-plank salmon marinated in soy and glazed with sweet mustard (15710 Shady Grove Road; 301-548-9200).