International franchise shuts down DC branch

After four years of operation, Kababji Grill, a Lebanese food franchise, closed the doors of its D.C. location. The restaurant was the only one of its kind in the United States. Kababji serves traditional Lebanese cuisine in a modern, casual setting. The first Kababji Grill was opened in Jounieh, a city north of Beirut, Lebanon,…

Kitty O’Shea’s: The American pub that feels like home

“Americans play baseball, and American football and basketball. I always thought they didn’t care about soccer,” said Nicaraguan college student Stefan Platteau. However, in Tenleytown on a sunny September afternoon, just before a Champion’s League match between Spanish superclub Real Madrid and Turkish side Galatasaray, this assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. The neighborhood…

Hot pot restaurant turns up the heat

The Eurasian Hot Pot restaurant that opened across from the Tenleytown Metro station in June is trying to develop its customer base now that it’s not too hot for hot pots. “The hot pot is very popular now in California,” said Son Lee, owner of Eurasian Hot Pot. The namesake of the restaurant is a…