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NIBBLES & SIPS/Koi and Kora Make us the Hollywood of the East

Jordan Wright
By Jordan Wright
Posted on Jul 20,2009
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,
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Photo by Shariff elSheikh/Local Kicks<br />Morou is back! He's left Old Town and is now ensconsced in Crystal City with Kora. Here a trip down memory lane with a picture of a Local Kicks-sponsored dinner benefitting the Alexandria Seaport Foundation at his Old Town digs, Farrah Olivia.
Photo by Shariff elSheikh/Local Kicks
Morou is back! He's left Old Town and is now ensconsced in Crystal City with Kora.
Here a trip down memory lane with a picture of a Local Kicks-sponsored dinner
benefitting the Alexandria Seaport Foundation at his Old Town digs, Farrah Olivia.

KOI is coming. The restaurant, whose other outposts are in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Bangkok bumps up DC’s profile as the hot city to be in. Raspberry mojitos, sake cosmos and sushi, it’s already a celeb magnet.  With Buddha Bar slated to open soon…we’ll be Hollywood East.
 

Photo by Flickr/travfotos<br />KOI is coming, with its raspberry mojitos, sake cosmos and sushi, it’s already a celeb magnet.
Photo by Flickr/travfotos
KOI is coming, with its raspberry mojitos, sake cosmos and
sushi, it’s already a celeb magnet.

Robert Wiedmaier’s BRABO is opening an outdoor patio in the pretty courtyard of his popular Old Town restaurant.   Should be fun for Sunday brunch with the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar to go along with their signature Belgian waffles.
 
Do New Yorkers know porkers?  
We’ll find out when Hill Country, NY’s highly acclaimed BBQ joint, gives the competition a “cue” throwdown next year from their new location on 7th Street.  

Founder and CEO, Mark Glosserman, a Bethesda native is excited to return to the area where his family still lives.  Think Texas-style barbeque smoked low and slow over Texas post oak. Note to Texas State Society…they’ll show Texas college football on large screens and kick it with an ongoing roster of Austin-style roots music with country, rock and blues bands.
 
Love Greek food?  Crazy for seafood?  Kellari Seafood Taverna, another NY export will be taking over the old Jimmy’s on K Street.   They’re known as one of the top Greek restaurants in NYC.  
 
Local Chef Ryan Morgan has left Art and Soul.  Will someone please tell me where this ultra-talented chef is?
 
Former Iron Chef, Mourou Ouattara, will be in his new Crystal City digs, Restaurant Kora, later this month.  He’ll be cooking, con amore, with an Italian menu.  I’ll keep you posted when I catch up with him next week before the soft opening.
 
Getting too hot and steamy for you to cook out?  

Let Chef Michael Soper handle it.  Union Street Public House hosts a Great Grill Out on July 30th. Roasted corn and summer veggies, steak, quail, lobster tails, wild halibut, scallops and in-house baked bread straight from the grill plus wine and beer pairings.  Dessert is grilled pound cake with whipped cream and berries.  Yum!  All for $49 tax and tip included.
 

Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks<br /> Union Street Public House is hosting a Great Grill Out on July 30, with roasted corn and summer veggies, steak, quail, lobster tails, wild halibut, scallops and in-house baked bread straight from the grill plus wine and beer pairings.
Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks
Union Street Public House is hosting a Great Grill Out on July
30, with roasted corn and summer veggies, steak, quail, lobster
tails, wild halibut, scallops and in-house baked bread straight
from the grill plus wine and beer pairings.

Bookbinder’s short-lived restaurant in Old Town is toast.  Burnt toast.  That’s what no advertising can do.  Only a few locals even knew they were there.  Columbia Firehouse will be the latest occupant in the S. Saint Asaph Street location.  The walnut paneled upstairs will be an elegant chophouse-style menu, downstairs an American brasserie.  Look for their opening next week.
 
Dishing it up with Jordan@whiskandquill.com.








Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks <br />See ya Bookbinder's, hello Columbia Firehouse.
Photo by John Arundel/Local Kicks
See ya Bookbinder's, hello Columbia Firehouse.




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