We are always keeping an eye out for comings and goings in the culinary scene because a great new restaurant or a long-time corner bar can change the way potential buyers think about a neighborhood or block. Enjoy your monthly helping of the latest news about the DC restaurant scene.

We’re #1! Did you see that Bon Appetit said Washington was the Restaurant City of the Year? Seriously. Not just one of our restaurants (thanks Rose’s!) but the whole city. Eat your heart out NYC.

Losing a Legend. Michel Richard, 68, died Saturday. He was a legend among DC chefs–known for his restaurants Citronelle and Central Michel Richard–and should be credited with elevating the Washington dining scene to its current heights.

Restaurant Week is Here. Today through Aug. 21  enjoy a three-course lunch for $22 or dinner for $35. Pro tip: lunch is usually still available at higher-end restaurants and is a better deal (if you ask us). You know, if you can swing a 90-minute lunch.

Also, this looks delicious. (No judging.)

Image of Rose’s Luxury by Kate Mereand-Sinha on Flickr.