Morning Links: Winter storms and cherry blossoms

Soundtrack: Alt-J, performing tonight at the 9:30 Club. The show is sold out. 

Founding Farmers has reopened after a small fire in the kitchen forced the restaurant to close early on Sunday. [Founding Farmers]

• Turns out, our dreams of an Icelandic restaurant opening in Washington are not about to be realized. [Washingtonian]

• The Jack's Boathouse saga continues, with the National Park Service awarding the site to a Massachusetts company, while the current owner says, "we're not going anywhere." [DCist]

• Despite our city's best efforts to will spring into effect, we're under a winter storm watch.  [Capital Weather Gang]

• And yet, the predicted peak bloom period for the 2013 cherry blossoms should be announced this morning. [National Cherry Blossom Festival]

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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