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Moving up the street: Logan Cox heads to Ripple

Logan Cox is leaving the long-running New Heights in Woodley Park for the fledgling Ripple in Cleveland Park.

“I’ve done as much as I can do” at New Heights, says the 31 year-old chef of his 2 ½ years at the former establishment. Cox was attracted to Ripple’s younger clientele and the idea of “eventually” opening a place similar to the trendy Ripple himself.

“His vision is in line with what we’re doing,” including making things in-house, says Roger Marmet, owner of Ripple, which recently expanded into neighboring space and more than doubled its seating.

 Teddy Diggs, the current chef of the wine-focused restaurant, is relocating with his family to Martha’s Vineyard.

Cox’s last dinner at New Heights will be April 28. His replacement is expected to be confirmed next week, he says.

Weaned on a beige buffet a la “Fargo” in Minnesota, Tom Sietsema is the food critic for The Washington Post. This is his second tour of duty at the Post. Sietsema got his first taste in the ‘80s, when he was hired by his predecessor to answer phones, write some, and test the bulk of the Food section’s recipes. That’s how he learned to clean squid, bake colonial cakes and distinguish between nutmeg and mace.

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