ICYMI: Ballston Quarter announces restaurant lineup in new food hall

Food news, plus the most Googled recipes of the year.

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Ballston Quarter, taking over the space of the Ballston Mall, will open with a food hall featuring 18 restaurants. [WTOP]

Ten Spot Kitchen & Tap is closing in Leesburg. [The Burn]

The very boring list of most Googled recipes this year. [Food Republic]

Miso Men will replace Asian Kitchen in Arlington. [ARLnow]

Mario Batali is accused of sexual misconduct spanning decades of his career and is on a leave of absence from both his company and The Chew. [Eater]

New York City restaurateur Ken Friedman, best known nationally for the Spotted Pig with chef April Bloomfield, steps away from his company after numerous accusations of sexual harassment. [The New York Times]