Restaurant News Update

I missed quite a few exciting restaurant announcements while overseas. Here's a quick summary:

* Washingtonian dining editor Todd Kliman says Harvest, the Eric Ripert restaurant planned for the Ritz at 22nd and M streets, is a done deal. The rumors started last May, and Kliman's Feb. 13 chat reports that the restaurant is a go.

* The talented team of Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong and Todd Thrasher, who regularly wow patrons at Restaurant Eve, Eamonn's and PX, are rescuing The Majestic from an uncertain fate, reports Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema in his Weekly Dish. They'll take over and reopen "on one of two dates: the couple's daughter Eve's birthday (March 31) or the third anniversary of Restaurant Eve (April 19)," Sietsema writes.

* 21P in Dupont has abruptly closed, according to reports on

* Gallery Place Living reports that Rocket Bar, the latest from the owners of Buffalo Billiards, is now open. The address is 714 Seventh St. NW.

* The's GOG Blog has the goods on The Pug, a new H Street Northeast addition, along with a first impression of Rocket Bar.

* And finally M'Dawg Haute Dogs has opened in Adams Morgan. Check out early feedback on the dogs from the GOG Blog and


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