J&G Steakhouse to Be Replaced By End of the Month
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- W Washington DC hotel announced today that J&G Steakhouse, the restaurant spearheaded by superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, will close for business following its June 23 service due to it reaching the end of its five-year contract. The hotel has hired Richard Wiggins, who has worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts since 2006, to serve as executive chef. He most recently worked as director of food and beverage at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas. Wiggins will redesign the hotel’s culinary program as well as oversee all food and beverage spaces, including POV Rooftop Lounge and Terrace, the Living Room, all banquet, event and wedding spaces, in-room dining and the restaurant that will replace J&G, which will transform into a new concept this summer (515 15th St. NW; 202-661-2440).
- The 42 Bus blog reports that Tonic and Last Exit in Mount Pleasant have closed and are set to be replaced by Goodall’s Organic Bistro. The blog also states that Tonic’s Foggy Bottom location (2036 G St. NW) will remain open.
- This month’s guest chef sandwich at G by Mike Isabella is a hangtown fry sandwich by Rappahannock Oyster Bar’s Dylan Fultineer. The sandwich is topped with fried oysters, a runny egg, bacon and Mexican salsa verde with a side of vinegar cucumbers and onions (2201 14th St. NW; 202-234-5015).