ICYMI: Filipino restaurant Bistro 1521 opens in Ballston

Food news, plus remember restaurants go on vacation in August, too.

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Ballston welcomes Bistro 1521, a Filipino restaurant from the team behind the shuttered Bistro 7107. [Washington City Paper]

Judith Jones, the book editor who introduced the world to Julia Child and a roster of cookbook stars, has died. [Washington Post]

The case against rose. [Eater]

Open Road will open a second restaurant, similar to the Merrifield original, late next year. [Eater]

Eating beans will save the world. [The Atlantic]

PSA: It’s August, and that means restaurants also use this slow season to take vacation. Remember to check websites before driving to Marshall, for example. The Whole Ox will close from Aug. 6-14, as will Padaek (formerly Bangkok Golden), which is closed from Aug. 7-15.  [more, more]