1. I was told at FK last night that today (Friday) would be the first day of the FK soft-shell season! (Say no more.)
2. FK is opening a Virginia branch near Bailey's Crossroads, ostensibly this coming Sunday or Monday. The proprietors of the H Street location told me (i) that the chefs on H St. are staying put (I'm a tad skeptical); (ii) that the chefs they're bringing in to the NoVa location are fabulous (what else would they say?); (iii) that the menu in NoVa will be much more extensive, esp. the seafood, because of a much larger kitchen; and (iv) that's it's increasingly diffcult to stay afloat on H Street as a result of the MCI-inspired rent-gouging and absence of parking. I suspect (alas) that it's only a matter of time -- although that could mean several years -- before the entire operation is moved to NoVa. But I have no specific information to indicate that that's so.