Eater Young Gun Jeremiah Langhorne is leaving his post as chef de cuisine of McCrady's in Charleston to open his own restaurant in Washington, DC. The Post and Courier's un-anonymous critic Hanna Raskin reports that Langhorne — who is originally from Virginia — is planning a 45-seat restaurant in the Shaw neighborhood of DC that will hopefully open next Summer. The chef doesn't reveal too many specifics, but he does say the restaurant will have a "relaxed atmosphere" and will possibly serve family-style crab dinners on Sundays.
Back at McCrady's, chef Sean Brock will promote current sous chef Daniel Heinze to chef de cuisine beginning on October 1. It's been a busy season for Brock: he is the subject of the award-winning television series The Mind of a Chef, he recently opened Husk Nashville, and is working on launching the Stables at Husk. Raskin seems to take issue with Brock's extracurricular activities, writing that Langhorne's major success at McCrady's was "ably steering a restaurant which could have been hamstrung by its executive chef's frequent absences for promotional appearances."