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Mike Isabella Expands to Airports; Danny Meyer Rumormongering

The expansion-happy DC chef heads to Reagan National, while Meyer has an upcoming project for NYC.

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WASHINGTON, DC— Expansion-minded chef Mike Isabella plans to open another outpost of his Kapnos Taverna concept inside DC's Reagan International Airport: Eater DC reports the Top Chef alum joins three other concepts newly arriving to the airport, including chef Richard Sandoval's El Centro, plus another location of local chainlet Lebanese Taverna. The restaurants, part of an upgrade by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, will debut in summer 2015. [EDC]

NEW YORK CITY— Restaurateur Danny Meyer is at it again: Eater NY mongers a rumor that the Shake Shack/Gramercy Tavern/Marta empire builder has filed paperwork for and unknown concept that could feature "a high-end restaurant" and a bar. [ENY]

CHICAGO— Iconic hot dog spot Hot Doug's plans to permanently close October 4, and ever since owner Doug Sohn made the announcement earlier this summer, lines have been increasingly growing to out-of-control numbers. With that in mind, Eater Chicago presents its list of the 10 Types of People Waiting in Line at Hot Doug's, aka the folks willing to give up nine hours of their day for one last taste. [ECHI]

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