DCist reports that famed chef R.J. Cooper -- a James Beard Award winner and former head chef of Vidalia -- will open a restaurant in Blagden Alley to be called Rogue 24. Rogue 24 will exclusively offer 24-course tasting menus that will be paired with eight different beverages.
I've heard rumblings of this for a while but have been holding my tongue (keyboard) not wanting to jinx it. The space Cooper's enterprise will occupy is currently vacant and in rough shape. It is owned by Douglas Development and is immediately behind Long View Gallery. This is huge culinary news for the neighborhood and will nicely animate the historic alley.