Maple to Expand; Leek May Be Closed for Good:
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS— PoPville had the first word that Maple has plans to expand. Eater followed up to learn more: according to owners Eric Gronning and Lori Robertson, their plans to move into the now-closed Columbia Heights Coffee space will mean more room for the restaurant. They'll double their indoor seating capacity, add a private events space and start taking reservations once there is more...
Leek American Bistro Closed Briefly for Renovations:
Change appears to be afoot at Ballston's Leek American Bistro. Signage on the restaurant's door indicates the restaurant has been closed Tuesday-Thursday of this week for renovations. The sign says Leek will reopen Friday.
Leek opened its doors about a year ago at 801 N. Quincy Street in Ballston.
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Here's Your Lobster Roll Summer Checklist:
The lobster roll is a perfect dish for the warmer months, and it's also an affordable luxury. Though a certain food truck may get the most attention when it comes to D.C.'s lobster roll offerings, plenty of seafood restaurants and American dining destinations have their own spin on the classic New England dish. There are more than 20 worthy contenders featured on D.C. menus right now — who is...
The Early Word on Leek American Bistro in Ballston:
Leek American Bistro opened about two weeks ago at 801 N. Quincy St. in Ballston. The casual, sit-down restaurant aimed to showcase regional American fare from chef Nathan Spittal, who worked at such restaurants as Caucus Room and the former Nathan's. What do Ballston diners, who mostly have seen chain restaurants arrive in their neighborhood, think of the new place? Here's the very early word...