Daily Digestif: Bryan Voltaggio Reveals New Plans
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- Range’s new restaurant within a restaurant, Aggio, debuted as expected on Valentine’s Day. The Washington Post reports that chef-owner Bryan Voltaggio plans to open another location of the formal Italian restaurant in Baltimore mid-spring, and that his now-shuttered Frederick sandwich spot, Lunchbox, will resurface in Chevy Chase later this year. Aggio serves a la carte pastas and entrees, as well as a six-course, $95 tasting menu, according to the report.
- Bastille announced today that after eight years, the Alexandria restaurant will move to a larger space and turn its current location into a more casual concept called Bistro Royal. Chef-owners Christophe and Michelle Poteaux will reopen Bastille in The Asher at Pendleton and Fayette streets near the Braddock Metro stop, and the new spot will allow for an expanded menu, private dining plus a larger dining room and full bar. The changes are expected to roll out in early 2015.
- Eater DC reports that both Vinoteca off U Street and Nando’s Peri Peri in Penn Quarter have briefly closed for renovations. Vinoteca plans to reopen February 28, and Nando’s intends to reopen Thursday, according to the report.
- Chipotle Mexican Grill debuted its original comedy series, “Farmed and Dangerous,” on Hulu and Hulu Plus yesterday - meaning you can still catch it if you skipped town for the long weekend. The four-episode series offers “a satirical look at the lengths the agriculture industry goes to manage perceptions about its practices,” according to a press release. Subsequent releases of the free episodes will take place February 24, March 3 and March 10.