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Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Taylor Gourmet opens in Dupont; Meatballs and Radius close

The new Taylor Gourmet in Dupont Circle is at 1200 19th St. NW, near M Street. It's yet another restaurant that will keep late hours on Fridays and Saturdays, great news if you’re at nearby bars. (Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)
Taylor Gourmet continued its reign of terror over our midsections this week as it opened up shop on 19th Street near M Street, the first location of the chainlet that’s in the heart of the office lunch-break territory.

This location is clearly gunning for K Street types, with hours from 8 a.m. to just 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, it will be Dupont’s newest late-night option for partiers from Connecticut Avenue, M Street and 19th Street clubs, staying open till 3:30 a.m. (See more of the area’s best options for a late-night bite here.)

On another note, continuing this summer’s epic string of closures (which include Casa Nonna, Current, Armand’s and Heritage India), Penn Quarter’s strange Meatballs joined the restaurant graveyard. City Paper reported the closure of Meatballs (complete with gutted-restaurant pic), just eight months after the fast-casual restaurant opened. As for why the restaurant closed, perhaps it was confusion over exactly what was being served inside. (Just take a look at the photo.)
The sign in front of the Michel Richard fast-casual restaurant Balls in Penn Quarter. The restaurant closed at the end of June. (Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post)

Okay, it was just as likely to have been the food — for kicks, check out Tom Sietsema’s review of the restaurant fronted by Michel Richard. (Let’s just say it includes the phrase “unfortunate taste in my mouth.”)

We learned this week, too, that Radius Pizza in Mount Pleasant is no longer. The restaurant confirmed the closure Wednesday.

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Saying Goodbye to Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria

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