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Daily Digestif: Eataly in DC Rumors Pick Up Steam But Remain Unverified

By Rina Rapuano  |  April 2, 2014

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- Eater DC digs a bit deeper into the rumor that New York’s famed Italian-food emporium, Eataly, will open an outpost in Capitol Crossing. Bottom line: It’s still unclear, and nobody’s commenting.

- Eater DC also reports that the days are numbered for Shake Shack’s frozen, crinkle-cut fries. Hand-cut fries will debut at the Dupont location April 15 and at the Penn Quarter location April 16, says the report.

- Macon Bistro & Larder owner Tony Brown has started a Kickstarter campaign to get the restaurant closer to being able to open at the end of the month. The restaurant will feature Southern-inspired French bistro food at the 1,600-square-foot space in the Chevy Chase Arcade at 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW. Donors can earn gift certificates, kid cooking classes, mixology lessons or a name on a barstool depending on how much they give.

- Bryan Voltaggio's Range instituted a new weekday happy hour recently, with half-price pizzas, $1 oysters plus beer and cocktail specials offered from 4-6 PM at the bar only. Half-price pizzas, $1 oysters and half-price shellfish towers are offered weeknights from 9 PM-close.